Last week in Reading, preschoolers listened to “My U Book” by Jane Belk Moncure. They also listened to the classic Aesop fable “The Country Mouse and The City Mouse” about the country mouse who was embarrassed by his simple life. But then he visits the city mouse and realizes his life may not be so bad after all!
In Nursery Rhymes, students recited “Hickory Dickory Dock” and “Hey Diddle, Diddle”.
In Language, preschoolers reviewed the Letter T early in the week, and then started on the Letter U in the middle of the week. They made a Letter U Collage by pasting unicorns and umbrellas on the Letter U. In Literacy centers, they made udon noodles out of play dough; pretended and counted unicorns; counted and wrote umbrellas; and decorated paper umbrellas.
In Math, preschoolers worked on simple addition and putting groups together. In Writing, they practiced counting and writing the number 17.
In Movement and Coordination during JumpBunch, we played Hockey! Students learned how to hold their hockey sticks (with one hand up and the other down) and swing their arms with it. They got to move around the floor sweeping their sticks back and forth while imagining they were on skates, learned how to “dribble and drive” with foam pucks which they got to shoot into a net to score. We had a great time improving our gross motor skills and eye/hand coordination! Ask your child to show you how to properly hold a Hockey stick!
In Virtue of the Month, to help preschoolers learn how to make the right choice, they listened to the read-aloud “It’s OK to Make Mistakes” by Todd Parr. This beautiful character education story reminded the children to embrace differences, to be thankful, to love one another, and to be themselves. Through kid-friendly illustrations, preschoolers learned that making mistakes and mess-ups are part of growing up!