Seeds, Flowers, and Spring

In Language Arts last week, pre-kindergartners practiced letter Z formation by writing the letter on their ABC notebooks.

In Reading, students listened to several read-aloud stories including “Flower Garden” by Eve Bunting and Kathryn Hewitt; “The Tiny Seed” by Eric Carle, and “Ben’s Box” by Michael Foreman.

In Writing, students practiced writing on their “Flower Booklet”.  And then in Visual Arts, they created colorful flower prints with red, blue, and purple paint using the bottom of a plastic water bottle for their Earth Day project and Science activity.

In Social Skills and Autonomy, students worked on cooperative learning with their teacher, taking turns in a small group to label the parts of a plant on one big poster board.

In Science, “Seeds, Flowers, and Spring” was the topic last week. Students listened to the read-aloud “Gus Grows A Plant” by Frank Remkiewicz. In this story, Gus learns how to patiently watch his plant grow. This character education story teaches the virtues of responsibility, observation, and patience. After listening to the story, we discussed what a seed needs to grow into a plant.

In Math, pre-k students worked on Saxon Math activities by drawing a line to match the rows of nickels to corresponding price tags. They also practiced writing the numbers 1 – 20 by filling in the blanks of missing numbers. They also learned how to count by 5’s.

In Dramatic Play, students just loved their “Pizza Parlor” home center!

Parent Tip: Talk to your child about the parts of a plant at home. Ask your child, “What does a plant need to grow?”

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