The Boy Who Cried Wolf

In Language Arts, students learned about the uppercase “E” and lowercase “e”. We also learned the beginning sound of E. For arts and crafts, students glued elephants and eggs on the Letter E.  Preschoolers enjoyed painting the Letter E in an Eggshell. We also listened to the “Letter E Story” by Moncure. Little E placed objects that start with E in his box. Language of Instruction (terms/vocabulary) words we used were egg, eggplant, elephant, elf, elk, integrity, and nocturnal. Next week, students will learn about the Letter F.

We also read several nursery rhymes and did the following fingerplays: the “Three Little Pumpkins,” “Yellow Pumpkin,” and “Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater.”

Students listened to the Virtue of the Month character education story, “The Boy Who Cried Wolf.” This story helped students understand the importance of telling the truth. The moral of the story is to “tell the truth and to develop the habit of being honest.” A person gets into more trouble when a lie is told. Try to be conscious and aware of many teaching moments at home and help your child practice the habit of showing honesty and integrity.

In Writing, the students continued to practice writing Letters A, B, C, D, and E. Students practiced writing the uppercase “E” and the lowercase “e” on white board strips with dry erase markers. Next week, students will be learning about the Letter F.

To develop fine motor skills and review what we did on “Bats” last week, students used watercolor to paint a bat. Look for your child’s colorful bat hanging on the classroom wall!

In Mathematics and Orientation in Time a Space, we worked on the Number 3 Book. Students practiced writing Numbers 1, 2, and 3. We also worked on shapes and simple patterns.

In Science, the Core Knowledge skills that students learned were the following: identifying the different parts of the body; indicating objects described through a Comparing activity; and Sorting and Explaining activities by the time of day.

At Home: Review Letters A, B, C, D, and E. Ask your child to recite the nursery rhyme “Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater,” and the song “Yellow Pumpkin.” Read the Scholastic magazine “My Big World” together with your child and talk about bats. Ask your child, “Does a bat sleep at night or during the day?” Explain to your child that bats are called “nocturnal animals” because they are awake at night.

Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater

Peter, Peter pumpkin eater
Had a wife and couldn’t keep her.
Put her in a pumpkin shell
And there he kept her very well.

Yellow Pumpkin

I’m a yellow pumpkin, fat and round
Growing in a cornfield, on the ground
I’ll be a Jack-O-Lantern, with two big eyes
Or maybe I’ll be baked in two fat pies. 

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