Friday, December 2, 2016

Mrs. Brady and Ms. Susie Pre-K RCC

November 14th - December 2nd
The last few weeks have been filled with wonderful memories!  We were able to enjoy the warmer weather and walk to the park a few more times before the weather started to get colder.  We talked about our families and what it means to be thankful.  We also enjoyed our Thanksgiving break!  We are rested and ready to learn new letters and snap words!
During the last few weeks we introduced the letters T and C.  We have talked about the sounds that the letters make and what words begin with T and C.  We enjoyed filling up a whole page of chart paper with words.  We introduced the snap words to, this, the, can, come and call.  We continue to look for these words in our books during quiet reading time.  We also encouraged the children to look for these words when they are reading at home.
We have read many books including, A Plump and Perky Turkey, Thanksgiving is Here, The Night before Thanksgiving, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, If You Give a Cat a Cupcake and many more!  We also made a class book about how to cook a turkey.  Be sure to check it out during Parent Teacher conferences.
We have also been working on number recognition, number order and introducing ten frames for the numbers one through ten.  We will continue to work on these skills and add more numbers throughout the year.  We enjoy learning these skills by playing math games.  We have enjoyed counting sunflower seeds and playing a roll a scarecrow game.  We also enjoyed playing a counting cookies game.
We have been making observations on sweet potatoes in our science center.  We are trying to grow  new sweet potatoes.  We have learned that we need sunlight and water to help things grow.  We also enjoyed naming our sweet potatoes.
Our dramatic play area has been a pumpkin patch and this week has turned into a kitchen.  The children have enjoyed making cookies and cupcakes.   The children learned how to take turns and share while in our dramatic play area. 
We introduced trucks and trains in our block area.  We also enjoyed washing dishes in our sensory table and playing with cloud dough.  We also have enjoyed making cookies with chocolate play dough. 
We continue to express ourselves with our art projects including coffee filter turkeys and we made a drawing of our families just like the mouse did in the story, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.
Once again we would like to thank our mystery readers for volunteering to read to our class!  The children enjoy guessing who will be reading that day.  We have heard many wonderful stories!

We are looking forward to meeting with you during our conferences on Thursday, December 8th.  Some other important dates are pajama day on Wednesday, December 21st and
Family Snow Day on Thursday, December 22nd.

Ms. Theresa and Ms. Susie