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Pre-K 4’s Specials Schedule

Monday: Technology 9:00-9:30

Tuesday: Library 10:15-10:45

Wednesday: Music 10:15-10:45

(Children must wear sneakers to school on gym days) 

Thursday: Art 10:45-11:15 

Friday: Gym 9:35-10:05

Our Daily Schedule-Miss Kristen

Babies Unit: Week Four

Posted on May 26, 2020

The focus question for this week is, “How do babies change?“. The foundational text is, When I Was Little: A Four Year-Olds Memoir of her Youth by Jamie Lee Curtis. Please read or listen to this story with your child and ask them these questions: 

Level 1: Recall

What are some of the things the girl in the book did when she was little?

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?

Talk to your child about these vocabulary words: adult, babble, big, change, child, coo, crawl, grow, height, roll, size, small, talk, tiny, toddler, walk, weight. Define these words with your child and have them write each word and draw a picture. Additionally, you can find pictures online and print them out. 
***Reminder: We will have our next Zoom meeting on Thursday, May, 28th at 11:30 a.m. 

Warm regards, 

Miss Kristen

Babies Unit Activities

Posted on May 21, 2020

Dear Parents, 

Please check your email for a link to our baby animal book as well as optional activities to complete with your child. Next week will be the last week of our “Babies Unit”. We will talk about how human and baby animals change. 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Miss Kristen 

Babies Unit: Toys and Games/Math Manipulatives

Posted on May 20, 2020

Have your child read or listen to the story Over in the Meadow by Ezra Jack Keats. Provide them with small animal manipulatives and invite your child to use them to retell this story.

Animal Baby Play

Provide small toy animals for your child to play with. Encourage him/her to use them as animal babies. Add blank books and writing utensils for your child to write a story about their play.

Egg Hatch Match

Supply paper or felt egg cutouts. Cut each egg into two parts to resemble a cracked egg. Write a numeral on one part of the egg and draw the corresponding number of dots on the other part. Scramble the parts and invite your child to reassemble the eggs by matching the numerals and dots.

Animal Models

Invite your child to use Legos or other small connectors to create models of the animal baby they are researching. Provide books or pictures of the animals for your child to reference as they work. Encourage your child to consider the specific features of different animals as they work. For example, they might create long ears for a bunny or a long neck for a giraffe calf.

***I will be emailing you optional baby animal counting and matching activities to complete with your child. See you all tomorrow on Zoom at 11:30 a.m. 🙂

Warm regards,

Miss Kristen 

Babies Unit: Outdoor/Gross Motor Activities

Posted on May 19, 2020

Here are some Outdoor/Gross Motor Activities related to our “Babies” unit:

Move Like Your Animal

Invite your child to move like the animal baby they are researching.

Find the Animal Baby

Place cards with pictures of animal babies on them on the ground. Suggest an animal and a way for your child to move as they find the animal. For example, “crawl to the calf” or “run to the lamb.”

Animal Baby Play

Invite children to pretend they are the animal baby that they are researching. They can determine where they would live, what they would eat, and do the things their animal baby would do.

Watch these baby animals move here and move like different animals here

***Miss Altieri will be hosting a Music Class Zoom Session for the children tomorrow, May 20th, at 1:00 p.m. She will be practicing our two Step-Up songs with the children and sing a new baby animal song as well. I will email you the Zoom meeting information tomorrow morning.

Please email me your child’s baby animal page if you have not done so already. 

Warm regards, 

Miss Kristen 

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