Posted on November 6, 2018
Welcome to Pre-K B!
Hi! My name is Ms. Sasha and I will be your child’s teacher for this upcoming school year. I cannot wait to help your child learn and blossom. Pre-K B will also have Mrs. Janine and Mrs. Rosa who are also very excited to meet you all!
1 Double Pocket Folders
2 Bottles of Hand Soap
2 Rolls of Large Paper Towel
3 Boxes of Tissues
1 Pack of Baby Wipes
2 Containers of Lysol/Clorox Wipes
Standard size backpack (no wheels)
Labeled Change of Clothes
2 Recent Individual Photos
2 Family Photos (for our family wall)
Last week Pre-K B finished our second unit of study, The Five Senses. Children were able to explore each of the senses. We learned how we use our senses of sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch. Below you will see photos of the students work as well as other AMAZING events that happened throughout the month of October.
ART:After discussing the sense of smell and healthy eating, students were able to pick their favorite fruit. They looked at the color, talked about how they look and smell. Then they had to paint a portrait of their favorite fruit using the Jello and/or Hawaiian Punch as paint. Afterwards students discussed how it looked and smelled.
SCIENCE: We reintroduce the four different taste buds from our previous lesson from Monday. We asked the children if they think the apples will be sour, sweet, salty, or bitter. Afterwards students were asked to taste all three apples and had them draw their favorite apple and have them explain why it’s their favorite.
SCIENCE: Students learned about the sense of taste and the four main taste buds: sweet, sour, bitter, salty. After discussing the sense of taste, students were asked to take a taste test while being blindfolded. Students had to guess what they think they were tasting and express whether they liked the taste or not. Students tasted bananas (sweet), lemon (sour), broccoli (bitter), potato chips (salty). Afterwards students were able to see what they tasted and pick their favorite taste/food sample. Salty potato chips were the most favored while lemon and broccoli were the least favored.
WRITING: Teachers pre-cut the letters of the alphabet using sandpaper. Students were invited to place a piece of paper over a letter and rub a crayon on the paper over the letters. Afterwards the students discussed what happened and the teacher assisted in helping the children consider why the letter emerges on the paper.
LIBRARY: Children were asked what their favorite sound in the book was. Students then drew a picture of the animal of their choosing and recreated the sound the animal makes. Make a chart of their favorite animal sounds.
LIBRARY: After reading Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See by Bill Martin Jr. as a whole group, students were asked if they could recall an animal that the brown bear saw. Students drew pictures of the animal and the teacher wrote their dictations.
MATH: Students listened to the book Rah, Rah Radishes by April Sayre. In small groups we discussed healthy eating habits. The teachers explained that pumpkins, apples, and oranges are healthy for us. After the discussion students were asked to make a prediction (guess) to how many seeds are in each item. Then students had to find out how many seeds were in each by counting them.
Enjoying some pumpkin painting!
Wear Orange and Black day!
THE 5 SENSES SCIENCE FAIR! THANK YOU TO ALL THE PARENTS WHO WORKED WITH THEIR CHILD TO ENHANCE THEIR KNOWLEDGE OF THE 5 SENSES AND ASSISTED IN CREATING THIS EVENT!
Posted on October 11, 2018
Last week Pre-K B finished our first unit study, Welcome to Pre-K. Children were able to explore the classroom, learn about the classroom community, and about those that serve the school community. Below you will see photos of the students work.
ART: Students were able to draw a picture of their family members and discuss their drawings after they finished.
ART: After reading a book about how we all look different and we should love the way we look, students were able to use a mirror to look at themselves and draw a picture of how they look. They discussed what they saw on their drawings with the teachers.
SCIENCE: During our read aloud time we read the book On Monday When It Rained. As a group we discussed the different motions that we saw in the book. The following day during our small group time, students were able to discuss the book and the different emotions in depth. After the discussion students picked their favorite emotion from the book and the teachers took a picture of each student.
WRITING: Students discussed different meals that we like to eat and then we were able to look at some of their favorite recipes. Students then drew a photo of their favorite dish and discussed how it is made and why that is their favorite meal.
LIBRARY: After reading I Like Myself, students drew what they like most about themselves and the teachers wrote their dictations.
MATH (Building Blocks): Students were able to explore manipulative. They were able to play with bear counters. After observing what they could do with the bear counters the teacher provided each students with three bear counters. They were asked how many bear counters they had and depending on each students ability they were provided with more counters.
MATH (Building Blocks): Using six different shapes students had to find different sets of groups starting with a set of two and increasing based on students abilities.