June 10th

Good Morning Everyone,

 As we slowly come to an end I ask that all current  assignments are completed by Friday June 12th. There is an updated list of books about going to Kindergarten  on EPIC! as well.

 We will have zoom practices tomorrow and Monday to finalize last minute details. Our Step-up will take place on Thursday June 18th at 12p.m.

Thank you for everything.

 

 Stay Safe,

Ms. Josephine

June 8th

Today’s activity will be to read What Do You Do with an idea? by Kobi Yamada.
 Here are a list of questions  for comprehension:
  Level 1: Recall 
At the beginning of the book the boy walked away from the idea. Why did he do that? What did the idea do? How did the boy take care of the idea? Why did the boy decide to take care of the idea? What happened to the idea when the boy began to take care of it?
 Level 2: Skill/Concept 
What is an idea? Where do ideas come from? 
Level 3: Strategic Thinking 
What does the idea in this book look like? Why do you think the illustrator made the idea look this way? Is that what all ideas look like? Think about a good idea you have had. Tell a partner about this idea. What can you do if someone else does not like your idea?  
  Level 4: Extended Thinking 
How do you know if an idea is good? How can ideas change the world? What if you don’t like someone else’s idea?  
 
 
Stay Safe,
Ms. Josephine

June 4th

Good Morning Everyone,

 
I hope everyone is well.
 
Today’s activity will be to review the attached I am growing document, you can print it or create your own. It talks about growing up, when they were a baby and the things they can currently do. Have fun with it !!
 
Stay Safe,
Ms. Josephine

June 1st

Good Morning!!

 
 We are coming close to the end of a very eventful school year!!!
 
Our new unit is called Transformation. It focuses on the changes happening at the end of prek, growing up and starting kindergarten. We will read books about how we have grown, draw pictures and at the very end have our pre-k step-up. 
 
 
Here is the book I would like you to read today, It’s Hard to be Five! by Jamie Lee Curtis. Have some fun with this story and create a drawing of how hard it is to be four/five. Talk about the changes that will happen in Kindergarten, making new friends, having homework and learning to read and write more.
 
Stay Safe,
Ms. Josephine
 
 

May 28th

Happy Thursday!!
 
 Today’s activity will be to choose from a worksheet of the life cycle of a butterfly, color , cut and paste ( See  link below) or to create the life cycle using pasta ( See picture below).
 
 
 
 
 
***REMINDERS***
Pre-k Step-up will be held on Thursday, June 18th at 12pm.
Here is what I will need  ASAP:
1. a recent picture of your child
2. a 10-15 sec video recording of what your child’s favorite pre-k memory is. ( Please note that I am assuming you are giving your consent if pictures and videos are sent to me, as I will send a copy to everyone in the class when step-up is over)
3. Please practice this song at home with your child Grand Old Flag
 
 Thank you for all you do.
 
Stay Safe,
Ms. Josephine

May 27th

Good Morning,

Happy Wednesday!!

 
Today’s activity will be to read When I Was Little: A Four Year old’s Memoir of her Youth By Jamie Lee Curtis.
Here are a few questions to ask  for comprehension:
  Level 1: Recall 
What are some of the things the girl in the book did When the girl was little she cried a lot. What does she do now?
 Level 2: Skill/Concept
 What is a memoir? The girl in this book shares many things about her from when she was little. What are some things you did when you were little?
 Level 3: Strategic Thinking 
The little girl in this book says she is more helpful now than when she was a baby. Can babies be helpful? Why or why not? What are some things babies need help with?  
  Level 4: Extended Thinking 
What are some ways you are different now than when you were little? What are some ways you are the same now as when you were little?  
 
Stay Safe, 
Ms. Josephine
 

May 20th

Good Morning Everyone!

 
Today’s activity will be to read The Very Hungry Caterpillar  By Eric Carle.
 
Here is a link of activities and projects you can use for an extension activity. Get as creative as you like !!
 
 
 
Stay Safe,
Ms. Josephine

May 18th

Good Morning, 

 I hope everyone had a good weekend.
 
Today’s activity will be to read Over in the Meadow by Ezra Jack Keats. Here are some questions you can ask for comprehension. They can draw a picture to go along with their response.
 
  Level 1: Recall 
What are some of the animal babies that lived in the meadow? What are some of the animal homes, or habitats, in the meadow? How many little turtles did the mother turtle have?
 Level 2: Skill/Concept
 What is a meadow? What do you notice about the numbers in this book? If there were another page in this book, how many animal babies would there be on this page? Why?
 Level 3: Strategic Thinking 
Why did the mother animals tell the little animals what to do? There are two kinds of birds in this book: bluebirds and crows. What is the same about them? What is different? The bees live in a beehive. Who do you think made the beehive?  
  Level 4: Extended Thinking 
In this book, the mother animals told the little animals what to do. What are some of the things the adults who take care of you tell you to do? Why? If you were in the meadow, what would you do? Why?  
 
Stay Safe,
Ms. Josephine
 

May 14th

Good Morning,

 
Happy Thursday !
 
Our Focus question this week was What can we learn about animal babies?
 
Here are a list of books I have added to EPIC! for reading :
National Geographic Kids; Look and learn :Baby Animals
National Geographic Kids; Look and Learn; Bugs
So Many Babies
Puppies
Kittens
Frogs ( Various books listed)
Butterflies (Various books listed)
Life Cycles ( Various animals)
 
This is a jigsaw puzzle of baby animals , JigsawPuzzle
 
Attached you will find a two-piece puzzle, adults and baby animals.
 
Stay Safe,
Ms. Josephine