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 
 
 
 

May 13th

Good Morning,

 
Happy Wednesday!!
 
Today’s activity will be a matching game:
 
 SCIENCE: Memory: Create a memory game from pictures of animal babies and adults. Children can match animal babies to the adult or simply match sets of animal babies. Children who are ready can also attempt to write or copy the names of the animals they find.  
 
Attached you will find a parent and baby animal match printable activity ParentandBabyAnimalMatch  or you can use this link to play Matchinganimalsgame.
 
The enrichment activity for this week will be Letter S.
 
 Thank you for all you do.
 
Stay Safe,
Ms. Josephine

May 11th

Today’s activity will be to read StellaLuna by Janell Cannon.
 
Here are a list of questions you can ask:
  Level 1: Recall 
Why did Stellaluna live with the bird family? What are some of the things Stellaluna learned to do when she lived with the bird family? What do bats do during the day? What do they do at night?
 Level 2: Skill/Concept 
Why did Stellaluna feel embarrassed when she tried to fly with the baby birds? Why did Stellaluna think she was clumsy? 
Level 3: Strategic Thinking
 How do you think Stellaluna felt about being separated from her mother? How do you think Stellaluna felt when mama bird told her she had to do the same things as the other birds? How do you think Stellaluna felt when she found her own mother again ?
  Level 4: Extended Thinking 
At the end of the story, Flitter wondered how the baby birds and Stellaluna can be so different but feel so much alike. What do you think? How is that possible? Pip wondered how the birds and Stellaluna can feel so different and be so alike. What do you think? How is that possible? How are you different/similar to someone else?  
 
 
 Stay Safe, 
 Ms. Josephine
 
 

May 7th

Happy Thursday!!

 
Just a few reminders:
  •  If you have not already done so please email me a baby picture by 11am tomorrow.
  • Please send pictures of the children with flat Ms. Josephine
 
Today’s activities; (You can choose one, or both)
1. Math 
With your child share how long they were at birth. Measure out a piece of string or ribbon of this length. Measure your child with a piece of string or ribbon of a contrasting color. Compare the two lengths and talk about how much bigger the child is now than when s/he was born. Use words such as longer and shorter throughout the activity. Supply a string that is the length of an average baby at birth for use by children whose families cannot or do not wish to supply this information.
 
2.Science
  How Much Water Can a Diaper Hold? 
Supply a diaper, water and tool for children to use to pour water onto the diaper such as a pipette or measuring spoon. Invite children to pour water onto the diaper, predict how much water the diaper can hold and keep track of how much water they can add before the diaper leaks. Graph the results or have children who are ready to attempt to create their own graph. Use the word diaper frequently throughout this activity to help children learn this vocabulary word. Additionally, guide children in considering why babies need diapers and what other things babies need  
 
 
Stay Safe,
Ms. Josephine
 
 
 
 

May 6th

Good Morning Everyone,

 
Today’s activities will be a choice of two art activities.
 
1. Baby Powder Paint: Add baby powder to paint. Encourage children to notice the smell as they use the paint. Talk with children about why people might use baby powder with babies.
 
2. Baby Portraits: Invite them to look at the pictures of them as a baby and draw or paint a picture of themselves as a baby. As children observe and consider their pictures, engage them in discussion about the details they notice in the pictures. What has changed about the way they look now compared to when they were babies? Why? Ask children whose families do not provide pictures to consider what they think they looked like when they were babies and create a portrait accordingly. What do they think their hair looked like? Their eyes? Did they have chubby cheeks? Etc. Children who are ready can add words to their portraits.
 
As an extension you may work on the Letter G or Lalilo.
 
Stay Safe,
 Ms. Jospehine