LAST WEEK’S LEARNING
SHARED BOOK READING:
TALKING ABOUT BOOKS
INTERACTING WITH BOOKS
Did you know….
Research shows that reading to young children has a moderate impact on oral language and print awareness.
- National Early Literacy Panel, 2007
What is PRINT AWARENESS?
Print awareness is:
- Recognizing that there is a front and a back to every book
- Knowing how to hold a book correctly
- Turning pages one at a time from LEFT to RIGHT
- Identifying that there are words and pictures on a page
- Being aware that you READ from LEFT to RIGHT
- Recognizing that you begin at the top of the page and work your way to the bottom
THIS WEEK preschool scholars become AUTHORS and ILLUSTRATORS as we created our first book! The TITLE of our book is APPLES! We learned the following APPLE FACTS and then practiced the above PRINT AWARENESS skills by reading our books to classmates;
- APPLES are SPHERES
- APPLES can be RED, GREEN, or YELLOW
- APPLES have STARS hiding inside of them
- Yellow APPLES have a ROUND, flower BLOSSOM shaped STAR
- RED and GREEN APPLES have pointed STARS!
YOUNG READERS PRACTICE PRINT AWARENESS SKILLS WHILE WRITING and ILLUSTRATING a book TITLED, APPLES
We also put our taste buds to work and sampled RED, YELLOW and GREEN APPLES.
Scholars reported their favorite apple and graphed their choices. Yellow delicious APPLES received the most votes!
After reading, TEN APPLES UP ON TOP, Scholars practiced their balancing skills
as they walked the length of the RES primary wing hallway with APPLE bean bags on their heads! Flat APPLE bean bags (DISKS) are easier to balance than round shaped APPLE bean bags (SPHERES)!
NEXT WEEK’S LEARNING
Highlights will include:
TEN LITTLE APPLES
TEN LITTLE APPLES HIDING IN A TREE,
FIVE FOR YOU AND FIVE FOR ME.
THERE IS ONE LITTLE WORM THAT YOU CAN’T SEE,
WHERE OH WHERE COULD THAT WORM BE?
A LITTLE SUGAR AND SPICE MAKES EVERYTHING NICE
5.Strong Fingers for Peeling and Cutting Apples
RECORD PLAYER CIRCLE PICTURES
AN OLDIE, BUT GOODIE!
Creating Circles on a Paper Plate with Markers as the Record Player Spins
Do you know what a Record Player is?
RED ARE the APPLES by Marc Harshman and Cheryl Ryan
What can you find in an autumn garden?...
A HARVEST of bright colors and lots to explore!
Return Parent Teacher Conference Forms ASAP. We look forward to meeting with you to discuss your child’s progress!
Send two books (one fiction and one non-fiction) to school for the month of October! Please be sure to label your child’s books with his/her name. (Mrs. Self’s Class)
Jack Frost is looming… please send your child to school with a warm coat for outside play each day.
Thank you for all of the generous donations! We appreciate your support in aiding us in providing active learning experiences in our preschool programs!