Kids of Character

In Reading last week, preschoolers enjoyed listening to several read-alouds including “The Three Little Pigs” by Paul Galdone; “Five Little Pumpkins” illustrated by Dan Yaccarino; “The Story of Pumpkin” by Frank Fiorello; “Green Eggs and Ham” by Dr. Seuss; “Apples and Pumpkins” by Anne Rockwell; and “Elmo Big Lift and Look Book” by Anna Ross.

In Nursery Rhymes, students learned to recite “Yellow Pumpkin” and “Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater” which help improve memory skills, as well as counting skills through repetition.

In Language, preschoolers learned the uppercase and lowercase E. They made creative language arts projects to help build their phonemic awareness and letter recognition. After listening to the read-aloud “The E Book” by Jane Belk Moncure, students made a Letter E Collage and pasted elephants and eggs on the uppercase and lowercase E. They also practiced the “Art of Engraving” using a piece of tin foil and cardboard while engraving designs with a paper clip.

In Visual Arts and Language, students fashioned an “Elf Craft” out of recycled toilet paper rolls, buttons, yarn, googly eyes, pom-poms, stickers and pipe cleaners. It was really cool!

In Writing, preschoolers practiced writing both letters D and E. To practice writing the lowercase e, students worked on an “Elmer the Elephant” writing page that helps them form the lowercase e and decorating it to look like a baby elephant.

In Math, students continued to work and reviewed their shapes: circle, square, triangle, rectangle, and square. They also worked on patterns.

In Virtue of the Month, preschoolers listened to a Kids of Character story entitled “I Can Listen” by Maria Nelson. Kids of Character stories show kids in their best behavior and help reinforce the lessons students are taught at home. “I Can Listen” teaches young readers the importance of listening skills, and that when you listen, you also learn.

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