Sunday, October 15, 2017

Week of October 16th, 2017

My Five Senses


Goals for student understanding by the end of the unit: 

·     There are five senses
·     They are smell, taste, touch, sight and hearing. We use our senses to understand our bodies,
·     Learn what they need and keep us safe.
·     We use our senses to learn about the people, places, objects and environment around us.
·     We experience and interact with the world differently when our senses, such as vision or hearing, are impaired.


Lessons and activities for the week: 

Blocks- Children are encouraged to use blocks that are covered with green and/or brown paper to make them look like tree parts.    
Students will be able to explore how the green blocks feel and look compared to the other blocks in the block area.

Pretend Play- The Dramatic Play center will be transformed into an apple orchard. Students will be able to explore apples with their senses.    

Art- Play-doh will be added to the art center as children discuss how the play-doh feels, looks, and smells.

Science- A "Feely Box" will be added to the science center.  Students are invited to put their hands in the holes of the box and identify the object using only their sense of touch. 

Math- Students will be able to sort objects by color, size, shape, and texture.

Library- Students are invited to look at our classroom books and discuss what they see with their peers.

Writing- Students will be able to write letters in shaving cream and discuss how it feels.

Sensory- Sand and water, or play-doh.

Some of the books we will read this week are:


Tap Tap Boom Boom by Elizabeth Bluemle 
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams
 Polar Bear, Polar Bear What Do You Hear? by Bill Martin Jr.
Reminders:

·   Please bring in a picture of your family for us to hang in our classroom!
·   Please return the parent questionnaire as soon as possible.
·   Tuesday, October 31st Children are invited to wear their Halloween costume to school on.



Link to Weekly lesson Plan







If you have any questions Mr. Woods or I cannot answer feel free to contact the Archdiocese at (888) 227-8175 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm or

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Week of October 9th, 2017

My Five Senses


Goals for student understanding by the end of the unit: 

·     There are five senses
·     They are smell, taste, touch, sight and hearing. We use our senses to understand our bodies,
·     Learn what they need and keep us safe.
·     We use our senses to learn about the people, places, objects and environment around us.
·     We experience and interact with the world differently when our senses, such as vision or hearing, are impaired.


Lessons and activities for the week: 

Blocks- Children are encouraged to use blocks that are covered with green and/or brown paper to make them look like tree parts.    
Students will be able to explore how the green blocks feel and look compared to the other blocks in the block area.

Pretend Play- The Dramatic Play center will be transformed into an apple orchard. Students will be able to explore apples with their senses.    

Art- Play-doh will be added to the art center as children discuss how the play-doh feels, looks, and smells.

Science- A "Feely Box" will be added to the science center.  Students are invited to put their hands in the holes of the box and identify the object using only their sense of touch. 

Math-Students will be able to sort objects by color, size, shape, and texture.

Library- Students are invited to look at our classroom books and discuss what they see with their peers.

Writing- Students will be able to write letters in shaving cream and discuss how it feels.

Sensory- Sand and water, or play-doh.

Some of the books we will read this week are:


Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See by Eric Carle
Our Five Senses by Aliki

Reminders:

·   Please bring in a picture of your family for us to hang in our classroom!
·   Thursday, October 12th, at 9:00 a.m. We will have our Hispanic Heritage performance in the gym.


Link to Weekly lesson Plan







If you have any questions Mr. Woods or I cannot answer feel free to contact the Archdiocese at (888) 227-8175 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm or


Sunday, October 1, 2017

     Week of October 2nd, 2017

Welcome to pre-k 5


Goals for student understanding by the end of the unit: 

• My classroom and program are safe places where I learn, play and have fun. 
• I am an important member of my classroom community; my thoughts, needs, ideas and abilities matter. 
• The teachers and other adults at my program keep me safe, care about me and support my learning. 
• In my classroom I use materials carefully and make choices about where I work and play. 
• Classroom rules and routines help me learn and stay safe.

Lessons and activities for the week: 

Blocks- Children are encouraged to use blocks to build buildings they are familiar with such as those they live in or visit often. 

Pretend Play- Children are invited to explore the dramatic play area and use the props and clothing provided.

Art- Children are invited to create art in the art area to decorate the dramatic play area, or home. Students can hang their art in the dramatic play area.

Science- Mirrors will be added to the science center for children to explore and discuss what they see. 

Math- A picture of each child will be cut apart, thus creating a puzzle. Students are invited to assemble their own puzzles and their peers’ puzzles as well.

Library- Students are able to read books from the classroom library to the puppets that are provided.
Writing/Technology-  Weekly learning games on iPads are provided.  

Sensory- Sand and water, or play-doh.


Some of the books we will read this week are:

·     I Like Myself by Karen Beaumont
·     How Do Dinosaurs Go to School?
      by Jane Yolen,


Reminders:

·   Please bring in a picture of your family for us to hang in our classroom!
·    Monday, October 9th, School will be closed for Columbus Day.
·   Thursday, October 12th, at 9:00 a.m. We will have our Hispanic Heritage performance in the gym.



Link to Weekly lesson Plan







If you have any questions Mr. Woods or I cannot answer feel free to contact the Archdiocese at (888) 227-8175 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm or

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