We’re hoping everyone had a spectacular Sunday, no matter how you spent it! It was a beautiful day to be with family and/or friends and celebrate so many things this time of year brings! The weather didn’t keep us from having fun with eggs on Friday, we just had to go to Plan B! You also probably noticed that we did a really fun egg coloring activity that Ms. Michelle coordinated (Did the colorful hands give it away?), but when she was walking out the door, she realized the eggs never went home! It’s never too late for eggs, so we left them in the refrigerator and will send them home today!
We are beginning our “pond life” unit with a playful, counting book called One Duck Stuck by Phyllis Root. This story uses sound play and rhyming to introduce numerous animals volunteering to help the duck get out of the muck! As each group of animals, increasing in numbers by one, attempts to help her get “unstuck,” they have “no luck.” Until, at the end, they all work together to get her out of her sticky situation. Once again, this story has all the right elements for working on our literacy readiness skills. It uses sequential introduction of characters, rhyming and word play to help us practice our phonemic awareness and sequencing skills, and . And, of course, it’s a really fun read!
Next, a story by Robert Kalan, Jump, Frog, Jump! , introduces several new animals in this scaffolding story (think, “The House That Jack Built”.) The main character in this book narrowly escapes his demise on each page, by jumping just out of harm’s way! “This is the turtle that slid into the pond and ate the snake that dropped from a branch and swallowed the fish that swam after the frog — JUMP, FROG, JUMP!” This cumulative story ends when some children finally catch the frog…and let him go again!
We will introduce and practice the letters “Kk” and “Ff,” and we will continue practicing the color purple and the oval shape. We will extend our discussion of eggs, with each new animal we meet in our stories that hatch from eggs.
Dates to Remember
- Monday, May 6, 2019, 8:00 am – Dads ‘n Donuts – Dads, come share some special time with your child to make a gift for Mom!
- Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 8:00 am – Moms ‘n Muffins – Moms, come share some special time with your child to make a gift for Dad!
- Friday, May 17, 2019, 1:00 pm – Pre-Kindergartener Graduation – all family members welcome and refreshments to follow!
- Baby Wipes
- Anti-bacterial surface wipes (Lysol, Clorox, Store brand wipes)