HAPPY NEW YEAR
BURR…winter has arrived with an arctic blast and it is FRIGID outside! However, prior to our holiday break Preschoolers welcomed the new season by wearing cozy pajamas and staying warm inside our classroom!
This week Preschool METEOROLOGISTS were introduced to a thermometer! When asked to observe this new “COOL TOOL” and share what they noticed, scholars responses included;
It has the letter H and C.
It is an old fashion clock.
I have one of those in my mudroom and behind my house.
It has a star and numbers on it.
It has a STOP sticker.
The thermometer will be utilized throughout the month of January to track daily temperatures. RED, BLUE and YELLOW stickers symbolize the following information;
- RED sticker - DANGER… temperatures are too FRIGID to play outside
- BLUE stickers - BUNDLE UP... it is FREEZING outside... 32 degrees
- YELLOW stickers - HOTTER temperatures
Each day the STAR OF THE DAY will chart temperatures on the graph below and we will tally results at the end of the month!
As we begin to study our winter weather here in Richmond VT, meteorologists have been paying close attention to our most common form of PRECIPITATION - snow! We have learned many snowflake facts. Did you know that all snowflakes have 6 points? And that every snowflake is UNIQUE and looks different?
This week, preschoolers made their very own snowflakes by snipping coffee filters with scissors! Scholars worked their strong finger muscles to fold the coffee filter in half, and then in half again. While we were working on our project, scholars used their creative imaginations and transformed our coffee filters into many amazing things!
IT LOOKS LIKE A CIRCLE…
BUT IT IS A….
BUTTON ON JACKET
PART OF A SNOWMAN’S BODY
IT LOOKS LIKE A HALF CIRCLE…
BUT IT IS A….
THE LETTER “D”
IT LOOKS LIKE A TRIANGLE
BUT IT IS A…
SEASHELL WITH A PEARL IN IT
SLICE OF PIZZA
BOW AND ARROW
ICE CREAM CONE
Next Week’s Learning
FEATURED BOOK: One Mitten by Kristine O’Connell George
ICE CUBE MELTING DIFFUSION EXPERIMENT
Scholar’s Names, Washable Markers
and Ice Cubes
What happens when you write over your first name with an ice cube?
FUEL FOR FOREST FRIENDS
PINECONES, SUNBUTTER, and BIRDSEED
Finished edible treats will be placed outside for animals to enjoy.
As we begin the second half of the school year, we will begin to focus more on scholar’s PRE-LITERACY skills (ALPHABET KNOWLEDGE). We have completed mid-year assessments on NUMBER and LETTER recognition and will continue working on student’s ABC BOOKS on a weekly basis. This week we will be focusing on the letter M.
Please call attention to letter recognition in the home setting. For example... Magnet letters on the fridge, letter formation with play dough and cutting out letters from newspapers and magazines!
Please note Preschool classes will be canceled on January 19th for Martin Luther King Day.
We are looking for a donation of
1 jar of sun butter
2 jars of tomato sauce
2 boxes of elbow macaroni
Please let us know if you are interested in donating!THANK YOU