Sunday, May 20, 2018

Week of May 21, 2018

Babies!


Enduring understandings that the student should have by the end of the unit:
·               Human babies need special food and care.
·               Animal babies need special food and care.
·               There are similarities and differences in the ways
       babies are cared for.
·                All babies grow.

Lessons and activities for each learning center 

Blocks- Students are invited to use blocks to create a nursery or place to care for a baby. 

Pretend Play-Pretend Play will be turned into a baby nursery.  Students will pretend to care for babies by feeding, cleaning, and changing the baby dolls provided.

Art-Students are invited to create their own baby portraits with a variety of art materials.

ScienceStudents will be able to play a matching game, matching the adult animal to its offspring.

MathCutouts of babies of various lengths will be added to the math center.  Students will be able to measure each baby and tell which is longest and shortest.

LibraryStudents are invited to read books about our theme, babies.

Writing/TechnologyWeekly learning games on iPads are provided.  

Sensory-Sand and water, or play-doh.


Some of the books we will read this week are: 

 Over in the Meadow by Ezra Jack Keats.  

Forest babies by brad Springer 


                            Reminders

Friday, May 25th and Monday May 28th School will be closed in honor of Memorial Day.


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 5:00pm or Email At Cathlicschools.upk@archny.org 


Thank you

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Week of May 14, 2018

Babies!


Enduring understandings that the student should have by the end of the unit:
·               Human babies need special food and care.
·               Animal babies need special food and care.
·               There are similarities and differences in the ways
       babies are cared for.
·               All babies grow.

Lessons and activities for each learning center 

Blocks- Students are invited to use blocks to create a nursery or place to care for a baby. 

Pretend Play-Pretend Play will be turned into a baby nursery.  Students will pretend to care for babies by feeding, cleaning, and changing the baby dolls provided.

Art-Students are invited to create their own baby portraits with a variety of art materials.

ScienceStudents will be able to play a matching game, matching the adult animal to its offspring.

MathCutouts of babies of various lengths will be added to the math center.  Students will be able to measure each baby and tell which is longest and shortest.

LibraryStudents are invited to read books about our theme, babies.

Writing/TechnologyWeekly learning games on iPads are provided.  

Sensory-Sand and water, or play-doh.


Some of the books we will read this week are: 

 StellaLuna By Janell Cannon

Animals babies  by Harry McNaught


                         Reminders

Friday, May 25th and Monday May 28thSchool will be closed in honor of Memorial Day.



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 5:00pm or Email At Cathlicschools.upk@archny.org 


Thank you

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Week of May 6, 2018

Babies!


Enduring understandings that the student should have by the end of the unit:
·               Human babies need special food and care.
·               Animal babies need special food and care.
·               There are similarities and differences in the ways
      babies are cared for.
·             All babies grow.

Lessons and activities for each learning center 

Blocks- Students are invited to use blocks to create a nursery or place to care for a baby. 

Pretend Play-Pretend Play will be turned into a baby nursery.  Students will pretend to care for babies by feeding, cleaning, and changing the baby dolls provided.

Art-Students are invited to create their own baby portraits with a variety of art materials.

ScienceStudents will be able to play a matching game, matching the adult animal to its offspring.

MathCutouts of babies of various lengths will be added to the math center.  Students will be able to measure each baby and tell which is longest and shortest.

LibraryStudents are invited to read books about our theme, babies.

Writing/TechnologyWeekly learning games on iPads are provided.  

Sensory-Sand and water, or play-doh.


Some of the books we will read this week are: 

·                Everywhere Babies by Susan Meyers
·               Peter’s Chair by Ezra Jack Keats

                     Reminders

Friday, May 11th at 9:00amis our Mother's Day show (Muffins with Mom).

Friday, May 25th and Monday May 28thSchool will be closed in honor of Memorial Day.


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 5:00pm
or Email At Cathlicschools.upk@archny.org 


Thank you

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Week of April 30, 2018


Plants!

Enduring understandings that the student should have by the end of the unit:

·Plants are living things; every part of a plant has an important function.
·Plants grow from seeds and need water, nutrients and light to live.
· Plants are all around us.
·There are many different types of plants. 
·Plants are important for many reasons. 

Lessons and activities for each learning center 

Blocks- Students will be invited to build a park using blocks and materials added to the block center.

Pretend Play- The teacher will turn Dramatic Play into a flower shop by adding pretend flowers, containers, pictures of flower arrangements, cash register, notepad, writing utensils etc. Children can pretend to make, buy, and sell floral arrangements. Vocabulary words such as bouquet, floral arrangement, florist, and flower will be highlighted.

Art- The teacher will supply pipe cleaners as well as tissue paper circles. Children can pierce the middle of the tissue paper circles with the pipe cleaner, adding as many as they would like, then fold the circles up to create a flower. After creating these flowers children can use them in the Dramatic Play flower shop.

Science- The teacher will provide individual pictures of the plant life cycle. Students will be asked to sequence the pictures. The teacher will provide pictures / diagrams for children to refer to as they play and talk with them about each stage in the life cycle. 

Math- The teacher will cut out several paper watermelons, add a number to each one, and ask children to put the appropriate number of seeds on each watermelon. Students are encouraged to write the corresponding number.

Library- Students are invited to read books about our theme, plants.

Writing- Students will write letters on a sheet of construction paper.  They can glue seeds onto the letter.  Teacher will talk with students about words that start with the letter.

Sensory- Sand and water, or play-doh.

Some of the books we will read this week are: 

Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt by Kate Messner
The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle


                  Reminders

Thursday, May 3rdis Picture day, money may be given to Mrs. Resto in the picture envelope that was given out. 
   
Friday, May 11th at 9:00am is our Mother's Day show (Muffins with Mom).
  

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 5:00pm
or Email At Cathlicschools.upk@archny.org 
  
Thank you

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