Hello Parents & Friends,
It has been a few weeks since our last preschool update. We have been so busy each day at StayNPlay, that I almost don’t even know where to begin.
Let’s see . . . our class Dinosaur unit ended last week. We talked about the dinosaurs having become “extinct”. The children were excited to pretend to be “paleontologists” for a few days. They loved hammering and chiseling the dinosaurs out of frozen ice, rubbing for hidden dinosaur plates, making dinosaur fossils and searching for / putting together dinosaur skeletons.
We are now in the month of October and we have started talking about Monsters and Halloween. Our goal for this month is to really highlight “emotions”. We have been discussing what it is like to feel scared, sad, happy, angry, etc.
Over the past week we have read about monsters, built monsters, sorted monsters by color, weighed monsters with scales, counted monster eyes and pretended that we were in-fact, monsters ourselves!
The letters of the alphabet that we will focus on this month are letters M, F, P, N. Our class is very good at identifying these letters along with each letter’s sound. We are just brushing up on some lowercase recognition, sorting words that begin with each letter and working very hard to practice printing these letters.
Recently, we added a “word wall” to our classroom. I am so proud of our little learners and it is very rewarding to see how proud of themselves they are to “read” books that contain these words. So far, our class has studied the words – I, can, see, a, it & is.
You can help your child by pointing out these words anytime you see them throughout the day.
Well parents, I believe that pretty much brings you up to speed. Today is Tuesday, October 8th. Thursday & Friday of this week are both “Pajama Days”. The children are encouraged to wear their favorite pair of pajamas to school for a pretend sleepover party. We will discuss our pajamas and talk about (sequence) our bedtime routine. We also plan to learn about “bats”. Next week we will have two days for “show & tell”. Please refer to the paper in your child’s daily folder for details.
Thank you for being a part of our StayNPlay family.
Mrs. Cathy & StayNPlay Preschool Team!