Friendship Week!

THEME OF THE WEEK

We will be learning all about letter G and the sound it makes and learning about cooperation, partnering, teamwork, and friendship!

FOCUS SKILLS FOR THE WEEK:

  • Writing the letter G and learning the sound it makes.

  • Building with puzzles, blocks, & kinetic sand with a partner to create something

  • Discussing what makes a good friend, sharing and taking turns

  • Learning more about the color orange by mixing red and yellow paint with a friend

  • Counting the number 3

  • Identifying circle shapes and squares all around us

  • Creating friendship bracelets

BIBLE VERSE FOR THE MONTH:

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid…for the Lord your God goes with you.” Deuteronomy 31:6

UPCOMING DATES/THINGS TO KNOW:

*Each student can bring a toy to share and play with on Friday. Please make sure that it is a toy that your child doesn’t mind sharing. No electronics or play weapons please.

F is for Fire Fighters!

This week we will be learning about the letter F,  Fire Safety, and what you should do in the event of a fire.  We will discuss how to call 911, and we will be visiting the fire station!

FOCUS SKILLS FOR THE WEEK:

  • writing the letter F and learning the sound it makes

  • stop drop and roll/practice crawling under the smoke/fire

  • Pretending to put out fires in dramatic play

  • Making our own fire hat

  • Using water colors on coffee filters to make flames.

  • Fire painting with forks using the colors red and orange

  • Visiting our “Fire Safety” Room

BIBLE VERSE FOR THE WEEK:

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid…for the Lord your God goes with you.” Deuteronomy 31:6

UPCOMING DATES:

Little Treasures Trunk or Treat from 5:30-6:30pm on October 31.

Letter E Week AND Apple Week

This week we will be learning all about apples, their characteristics, and life cycle. We will also discuss the letter E and the sound it makes. We will do apple tasting, make applesauce, do some apple size and color sorting, and the different kinds of apples. We will begin learning about the color orange, squares, and counting the numbers 1 and 2.

Focus Skills for This Week:

·         sorting apples by size/color

·         writing the letter E and learning the sound it makes

·         using tongs and large spoons (gross/fine motor) to “bob” for apples

·         making/tasting homemade applesauce (5 senses/sense of taste)

·         counting/ordering apples

·         basic apple color patterning

·         cutting/tearing/painting (fine motor) paper apples

·         painting with q-tips (fine motor)

·         weighing apples

·         discovering if apples float or sink

BIBLE VERSE FOR THE MONTH:

God saw everything that He had made. And it was very good. —Genesis 1:31

UP-COMING DATES/THINGS TO KNOW:

*Picture orders are due Monday (September 30)!!!

D is for Dinosaurs!

THEME OF THE WEEK: LETTER D

This week we will be working with dinosaurs.. We will be making our own dinosaur hand prints as well as sorting, patterning & counting dinosaurs. We will focus on the color red, the shape of a circle and counting number 2.

FOCUS SKILLS FOR THE WEEK:

  • cutting dinosaur parts/building our own dinos

  • drawing circles

  • sorting dino pictures by size

  • dinosaur patterning (AB and ABC patterns)

  • Reading/Writing the letter D and learning the sound it makes

  • Digging in kinetic sand for dinosaur fossils

  • Making our own dino fossils

  • weighing, magnifying dino bones

  • measuring how many preschool feet it would take to fill one dino footprint

BIBLE VERSE FOR THE MONTH

God saw everything that He had made. And it was good. —Genesis 1:31

THINGS TO KNOW/UP-COMING DATES:

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Cars and Transportation

THIS WEEK’S THEME IS CARS AND TRANSPORTATION! WE WILL BE LEARNING ABOUT THE LETTER C AND THE SOUND IT MAKES.   WE WILL BE READING “PETE THE CAT WHITE SHOES,” DRIVING CARS IN A TUNNEL, MAKING PAPER PETE THE CAT’S, HAVING FUN PLAYING WITH CARS IN SAND, STEERING WHEEL PAINTING, CAR WASH IN A TUB, AND MORE!

 

FOCUS SKILLS FOR THE WEEK:

* Balancing (gross motor skills)

* Sorting by color     

*Learning the color red and the shape of a circle                        

* The sound of letter Cc/writing letter C                             

* Cutting on the lines & in circles

* Days of the week and Months of the Year (calendar)

 

BIBLE VERSE FOR THE MONTH

God saw everything that He had made. And it was very good. Genesis 1:31

BOTTOM LINE:  "GOD MADE EVERYTHING.”

 

COMING UP:

*Remember Friday is always letter Share day! Bring something that starts with the letter C!

*Friday, October 11th is our first field trip to the fires station!

Bears & Bubbles

THIS WEEK’S THEME IS BEARS & BUBBLES! WE WILL BE LEARNING ABOUT THE LETTER B AND THE SOUND IT MAKES.   WE WILL GRAPH GUMMY BEARS THIS WEEK, GO ON A BEAR HUNT, BLOW BUBBLES, MAKE OUR OWN FORK PAINTING BROWN BEAR , AND MORE!

 

FOCUS SKILLS FOR THE WEEK:

* Blowing bubbles

* Balancing (gross motor skills)

* Sorting by color     

*Learning the color red and the shape of a circle                        

* Going on bear hunt- learning about different bears & their habitats..

* The sound of letter Bb/writing letter B                             

* Cutting on the lines & in circles

* Days of the week and Months of the Year (calendar)

 

BIBLE VERSE FOR THE MONTH

God saw everything that He had made. And it was very good. Genesis 1:31

BOTTOM LINE:  "GOD MADE EVERYTHING.”

 

COMING UP:

*Tuesday is Picture Day!  Dress in your best!

*Thursday is bring your teddy bear day.

*Remember Thursday is always letter Share day! Bring something that starts with the letter B!

I Can Week

"I CAN WEEK" THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 3RD:

This week we will be learning all about the letter A!   We will be learning about things we can do like cutting, coloring, cutting, painting, sorting and building.  Each day will be a different theme. 

FOCUS SKILLS FOR THIS WEEK:

*Writing and sounding out the letter A/identifying circles

*Identifying the number 1 and the color red

*Sorting objects by color

*practice fine and gross motor cutting skills, coloring and painting

*practice building with blocks, cups, magnets

BIBLE VERSE OF THE MONTH:

“God saw everything he made. And it was very good.” Genesis 1:31

COMING SOON:

*Tuesday, September 10th is Picture Day

*Thursday, September 12th is Bring a Teddy Bear To School Day

First Week of School!

Theme of the Week:

This week, we will be learning all about school! We will learn all about our new friends, different parts of our classroom, and the classroom rules We will play some games to get to know our new friends. We will do our first science experiment of the year, create some fun art, work on name recognition, and go on a Pete the Cat scavenger hunt.

Focus Skills of the week:

*cutting, gluing (art) (fine motor)

*matching our friends to their names

*(science) volcano

*playing with playdoh (fine motor, sensory)

*(art) watercolors on white crayon; creating a resist

*water beads with funnels (sensory)

*making a table top diorama for We Don’t Eat Our Classmates (sensory)

*playing games (Who Am I?; Hickety, Pickety, Bumblebee; Open Shut Them )

*(art) bubble wrap stamping

Upcoming dates:

*First Day of School—Tuesday, August 27

*Bring Your Bear Day—Thursday, September 12