Penguins and Polar Bears

We all had quite a busy and fun week last week! In Nursery Rhymes, preschoolers learned “Five Little Snowmen” and “Hey Diddle, Diddle.” During circle time, we talked about and described the weather and named the season.

In Reading, students listened to the “Letter O” Book by Moncure. They worked on their Letter O Collage and pasted an ox and octopus on the Letter O. Students were able to do this activity independently and practiced the sound of O as they pasted an ox on the Letter O.

We also read “Pinocchio” in class which is the Virtue of the Month character education story. During the activity, each student received a Pinocchio puppet and each time the Pinocchio told a lie, the pipe cleaner nose of the puppet would grow; but each time Pinocchio told the truth, nothing would happen to the nose.

In Math, preschoolers practiced counting and writing the number 13. Mrs. Etchison first demonstrated how to write the number on the white board and then each student took turns counting the corresponding objects on the board. Students were then given time to practice writing the numbers 11, 12, and 13 on their little white boards using erasable markers.

During Core Knowledge Center Time, students matched objects with a collection of items. They also learned about creating patterns, as well as how to answer questions about a story.

In Writing, students practiced their writing strokes on a worksheet showing them the concept of one-to-one correspondence.

In Science Discovery, students learned about polar animals. They watched a video about penguins and polar bears. They also read through the Scholastic Weekly Reader to learn more about polar bears in the arctic, as well as enjoyed working on their penguin counting book.

Parent Tip: Talk to your child about polar bears and penguins. Try to look for some real-life images and videos online of a polar bear and penguin to help you in your conversation.

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