In Writing, students just love being chosen for the “Lucky Duck Writing” activity. Here’s how it works: A student creates a sentence orally and then it is written on a strip of paper. Then the sentence is cut up and placed inside an envelope for the child to take home. The goal is to figure out the correct order of the cut up sentence and paste it on paper. Then the student draws a picture on top of the sentence. The chosen Lucky Duck shares his or her picture and sentence with the class the following day. Last week, students learned how to write words from the following word family: brother, mother, other.
In Theme Study, pre-k students enjoyed learning about “Pets.” They listened to the read-aloud, “Six Dinner Sid” by Inga Moore. Sid is a popular cat who belongs to more than one family and he gets six dinners! After the story, the students made a list of what a pet needs and wants by creating a Needs/Wants Chart.
In Book Writing, students made a class book with this sentence, “A pet needs_______.”
In Dramatic Play, the class loved their very own “Pet Shop.” In the pet shop, students played with different stuffed animal pets on a shelf, made paper doggy treats, and placed them in a doggie treat can. Students also listened to the read-aloud, “Pet Show” by Ezra Jack Keats and then we had our first-ever “Pet Show” last Friday! Each student brought their favorite pet to school and presented their pet in a pet show with the early preschool and preschool classes as their audience. Each pet won a “blue ribbon” for their pet!
In Math and Science, students counted actual rocks. They washed the rocks and each student painted their own “Pet Rock” using acrylic paint, glued eyes, and named it. They counted how many extra rocks they had.