The “Post Office” was a very exciting learning station that Pre-K students loved last week! Out of cereal boxes, Mrs. Kuchler created and painted a “mailbox” for each student. There were boxes for the students to write “to” and “from” on, as well as stamps, stickers, envelopes, pens, including a mail person’s hat. The entire classroom was abuzz with all students busily writing letters to their friends and being thrilled to place their letters inside envelopes to mail in their friends’ mailboxes. They also tried to find different ways to stack their mailboxes on top of each other to build “something,” but they were excited more than anything to go home with letters filled with messages from friends.
Below is a list of the wonderful read-aloud books students heard this week:
- Spot’s Valentine by Eric Hill
- The Mysterious Valentine by Nancy Carlson
- The Jolly Postman by Janet and Allan Ahlberg
- My Love for You All Year Round by Susan L. Roth
- I Love You, Mouse by John Graham and Tomie dePaola
- The Missing Tarts by B.G. Hennessy
- Will You Be My Valentine? By Steven Kroll
- How Spider Saved Valentine’s Day by Robert Kraus
In addition to reading stories, last week was filled with wonderful valentines activities! Pre-K students made their valentines bags, painted hearts using bubble wrap, and cut them after they dried up. They also learned about the concepts of “greater than” and “less than” in Math. Students played the Number Bingo, and counted money using 10 cents. They also practiced writing the Number 10.
Students enjoyed a fun Math activity last week. Each student had a heart-shaped sorting sheet and a box of heart-shaped candies. Each student had to sort the candies by color, one heart at a time, and then graphed how many hearts were green, pink, yellow and orange. Then they shaded each bar in their graphs according to the color of the candy that each represented.