In Nursery Rhymes, students learned to recite the rhymes “Two Red Apples” and “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes.”
In Language, the class focused on learning about the name and sound of the Letter A and students listened to “My A Book” by Jane Belk Moncure.
In Visual Arts, students painted pictures of an apple, astronaut, and an alligator holding an apple using watercolor paint. They also got to paint their self-portraits and reviewed the parts of their body as they sang, “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes.”
In Writing, preschoolers worked on an Alphabet Art activity for the Letter A. First they colored a picture of an apple, anteater, alligator, and ant. Then they pasted the pictures that start with the Letter A in the matching box that describes the picture. Students also practiced writing the Letter A with a pencil and a crayon.
In Math, preschoolers played counting games from 1 through 5 and worked on putting the correct number of apples on the trees that matched the number.
In Science, we talked about the Scholastic “My Big World With Clifford” weekly reader magazine, “We Like Apples and Bananas.” Together with the Pre-K class, students watched a video on “How Apples Grow.” Then students had an apple experiment and tasted 5 different kinds of apples: pink lady, red delicious, golden delicious, braeburn, and granny smith, with the teachers noting their favorite apples. Share and discuss these fun apple facts with your child.
In Autonomy and Social Skills and Work Habits, the class continued to identify classroom rules and follow directions. Students are working on lining up to the bathroom, cleaning up toys, and completing one task at a time. Everyone is starting to build friendships and playing nicely together.
In Virtue of the Month, we are learning the virtue of Respect this month. Preschoolers listened to the story song book, “Dear God It’s Me: A Song About God’s Love” by Sue Buchanan. The beautiful melody in this book is a reminder of God’s never-ending care. To learn more about the virtue of respect, they listened to the read alouds “Let’s Be Polite” by P.K. Hallinan and “Mind Your Manner, Biscuit” by Alyssa Satin Capucilli.