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Pre K3
Instructor: Ms. Grabosky   
You are now entering the world of the 3 and 4 year old. If our chairs are too small for you, remember they fit us just fine. If you must walk around our games and toys, remember that it is through this kind of manipulation that we learn. If we are noisy, it is because we are learning to live with each other. If we seem to be talking too much, remember that is the way we learn our language. If we come up and talk to you, don't be surprised as we are open, friendly, and curious and we want to know you as our friend. Enjoy our world, and when you leave, we hope you carry with you some of our enthusiasm for living and learning.
From, Miss. Grabosky's Preschoolers
Announcements
Happy Summer!
I'm glad I was your teacher
I've come to love you so
I cant believe the end is here
I hate to see you go!
Remember all the fun we had
in all the things we did
But most of all remember
You're a very special kid!

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Summer Safety
Today students enjoyed an assembly from the local police officers, health department, and the coast guard about summer safety tips. We also had the opportunity to look at Officer Megan and Officer Allen's police cars. We talked about things that are the same and different between them. Students especially enjoyed hearing their sirens. Please review different ways to stay safe this summer with your child.

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Memorial Day
Enjoy your memorial day weekend, we are still collecting donations for our troops. :)
Field Day
Field Day will be held on Thursday, June 1st at 9:30. Parents are welcome to attend. Your child will change into their PTA provided Field Day T-shirt at school on Thursday morning. smiley

Field Trip
To celebrate the end of our school year we will be going on a field trip to the Ship Bottom Playground (16th Street). Thank you for your prompt return of permission slips. However, due to the inclement weather on Thursday, our field trip will be rescheduled for June 2, 2017.

Students will take the bus to/from our field trip. This will be many students first time riding, so they will be very excited. Parents are invited and encouraged to join us on the trip. We will be leaving school at 9:00 and returning at 11:00. Please let me know if you are interested in joining us to ensure we have enough room to accommodate everyone.

Please pack your child a snack (one easy item with a mini water bottle) in a brown paper bag with their name on the outside. This will allow for us to have quick and easy clean up. We will have additional juice boxes and mini water bottles in the cooler to keep students hydrated. Also, be sure to dress your child for the warm weather before coming to school, including sunscreen and bug spray.

Thank you!
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Week of May 15th
Theme: Ocean Animals

Shared Reading: I'm The Biggest Thing In The Ocean, Mister Seahorse, My Octopus Arms, Ten Little Fish, Teddy Bear Counting

Fine Motor/ Crafts: Ocean painting, ocean sensory bottles, octopus counting craft, jellyfish plate, water color coffee filter silhouettes

Math: Introduction to Counting, Identifying, & Writing 1-10; Patterns (recognizing, repeating, extending, & creating); Ordering smallest to largest

Upcoming Events: 5/26 Field Trip
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Week of May 8th
On Friday, students had the opportunity to go out into the garden to get the carrots. While we were pulling out the carrots we sang... "____ pulled the carrot, ____ pulled the carrot. He pulled and pulled and pulled some more. ____ pulled a carrot." Each student had a turn and received claps for their hard work. Once we were finished pulling students helped me count, we had a total of 22 carrots. Students then had the opportunity to look through magnifying glasses and compare their carrot to their peers. We are excited for our taste test on Monday.

Theme: Family/ Mother's Day

Colors of the month: Brown, White, & Gray

Shared Reading: I Love Mom With A Very Hungry Caterpillar, What Mommies/Daddies Do Best, The Family Book, Are You My Mother, Does A Kangaroo Have A Mother Too, Is Your Mama A Llama, Guess How Much I Love You

Fine Motor/ Crafts: Handprint flowers, mother's day gifts, family tree handprint/ drawings

Math: Introduction to Counting, Identifying, & Writing 1-10; Patterns (recognizing, repeating, extending, & creating); Collecting Data

Letter of the Week: Uppercase and lowercase letter matching; Identifying letters in my name

Upcoming Events: 5/19 Hawaiian Day
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Week of May 1st
Theme: On The Farm

Colors of the month: Brown, White, & Gray

Shared Reading: Moo, Cock-a-Doodle-Doo Creak Pop Pop Moo, Down By The Barn, Farmer's Life for Me, Pete The Cat Old MacDonald Had A Farm

Fine Motor/ Crafts: ABC Barn, popsicle stick barn painting, muddy pig, milking the cow, cow plate craft, our favorite animals data collection

Math: Introduction to Counting, Identifying, & Writing 1-10; Patterns (recognizing, repeating, extending, & creating); Collecting Data

Letter of the Week: J is for jellyfish

Upcoming Events: 5/19 Hawaiian Day
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Week of April 24th
We read aloud the story Tale of Kale and participated in the school wide fender blender activity this week. As a class, we pledged to try new things. We will keep trying new vegetables, fruits, and healthy foods- over and over again. It might take tens, or even thousands of times of trying something new before we like it. But when we do finally enjoy it, we will smile, knowing that we are healthier for eating more of the food food. And, the more we try new things, the more variety we'll end up eating, and that will make us an even more fun class to eat with, and cook with, too.

Theme: Garden/ Flowers

Colors of the month: Brown, White, & Gray

Shared Reading: Pop Up Garden, Peek Inside The Garden, Counting In The Garden, Planting A Rainbow, Plant The Tiny Seed, From Seed to Plant, The Tiny Seed

Fine Motor/ Crafts: Lima bean planting experiment, tissue paper flowers, scholastic magazines, bottle print painting with buttons, still life painting

Math: Shape- Diamond; Introduction to Counting, Identifying 1-10; Patterns (recognizing, repeating, extending, & creating); Collecting Data

Letter of the Week: T is for tie, top, and tiger

Upcoming Events: 5/19 Hawaiian Day
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Week of April 17th
We welcomed a new member to our classroom this month. Coconut is our new class pet, a Beta fish. The name for our fish has been selected from a bag containing each student's choice. We continue to learn the rules for our pet while observing and helping to feed the fish.

Theme: Insects/ Earth Day

Colors of the month: Brown, White, & Gray

Shared Reading: The Very Hungry Caterpillar, In The Tall Tall Grass, This Is Our World

Fine Motor/ Crafts: Caterpillar plate, Counting caterpillars 1-10, Cutting grass, Clay Earth

Math: Shape- Diamond; Introduction to Counting, Identifying 1-10; Patterns (recognizing, repeating, extending, & creating); Collecting Data

Letter of the Week: I is for insect

Upcoming Events: 4/24 Nicholas's Birthday
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Week of April 3rd
Theme: Spring/Easter... Bunnies, Chicks, Eggs

Colors of the month: Brown, White, & Gray

Shared Reading: Hooray For Hoppy, There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Chick, Scholastic Magazines

Fine Motor/ Crafts: Marble bunny painting, bunny puppet theater, sensory chick plate, pom pom patterns, egg circle painting, shaving cream eggs

Math: Shape- Diamond; Introduction to Counting, Identifying 1-10; Patterns (recognizing, repeating, extending, & creating); Collecting Data

Letter of the Week: A is for apple

Upcoming Events: 4/10-4/14 Spring Break, Happy Easter :)
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Week of March 27th
Theme: Rainbows... Reviewing All Our Colors

Shared Reading: Mouse Paint, Mix It Up, Rainbow Stew, I Can Paint A Rainbow, What Makes A Rainbow, Bunny's Rainbow Day

Fine Motor/ Crafts: Rainbow handprint collaboration, rolling pin painting, rainbow in a bag, fruit loop sorting and crafts, rainbow name hunt, rainbow toast

Math: Shape- Star; Introduction to Counting, Identifying 1-10; Patterns (recognizing, repeating, extending, & creating); Collecting Data

Letter of the Week: S is for snake and seal
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Week of March 20th
Theme: Spring/ Weather

Color of the month: Purple

Shared Reading: Old Bear, Bear Wants More, The Wind Blew, It Looked Like Spilt Milk, Little Cloud, Maisy's Wonderful Weather Book, Snow Rabbit Spring Rabbit, Spring

Fine Motor/ Crafts: Nature walk checklist, weather chart, wind socks, spilt milk paintings, cotton ball cloud experiment, sponge painting clouds

Math: Shape- Star; Introduction to Counting, Identifying 1-10; Patterns (recognizing, repeating, extending, & creating); Collecting Data

Letter of the Week: G is for grapes
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Week of March 13th
Theme: St. Patrick's Day... Leprechauns, Shamrocks, Etc.

Color of the month: Purple

Shared Reading: Good Luck Bear, There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Clover, Ten Lucky Leprechauns, The Night Before St. Patrick's Day, How To Catch A Leprechaun

Fine Motor/ Crafts: Mosaic shamrocks, q-tip clovers, rainbow pot of gold, puffy paint leprechaun beard, sorting/graphing lucky charms

Math: Shape- Star; Introduction to Counting, Identifying 1-10; Patterns (recognizing, repeating, extending, & creating); Collecting Data

Letter of the Week: Q is for queen

Upcoming Events: 3/21 Miss. Cassie Visit... 3/29 Officer Megan Visit
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Week of March 6th
Theme: Transportation

Color of the month: Purple

Shared Reading: Hide and Seek Things That Go, Down By The Station, The Little Engine That Could, Cars A Read Aloud Book, Harold And The Purple Crayon Things That Go

Fine Motor/ Crafts: Painting stop light, Paper plate cars, painting with toy cars, shape building transportation, purple crayon artwork, name license plates car wash sensory experience

Math: Shape- Star; Introduction to Counting, Identifying 1-10; Patterns (recognizing, repeating, extending, & creating); Collecting Data

Letter of the Week: O is for octopus

Upcoming Events: 3/17 Hat Day
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Week of February 27th
Friday students participated in a school wide Read Across America Reading Rodeo to celebrate Dr. Seuss. We were reading buddies with 1st and 4th for all activities. Morning events included line dancing, snacks, rodeo round up, guest reader Miss Cassie, and reading rodeo challenges. It was a fun filled day; thanks to everyone and the committee for their preparation and planning.

Theme: Dr. Seuss/ Read Across America

Color of the month: Pink

Shared Reading: Mr Brown Can Moo, Can You, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, The Foot Book, The Cat In The Hat, Green Eggs And Ham

Fine Motor/ Crafts: Fish Sorting/Graphing, Tissue Paper Fish, Foot Painting, Hat Patterns/ Name Puzzles, Cooking Silly Dr. Suess Snacks

Math: Shape- Heart; Introduction to Counting (1-10); Patterns (recognizing, repeating, extending, & creating); Collecting Data

Letter of the Week: C is for cat

Upcoming Events: 3/4 Lo's Birthday, 3/7 Finn's Birthday
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Week of February 20th
Theme: Fairy Tales

Color of the month: Pink

Shared Reading: Goldilocks And The Three Bears, The Three Little Pigs, The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Fine Motor/ Crafts: Sorting bears by color/size, Painting bear, Creating a bear mask, House craft with various media, Make a troll, Porridge playdough

Math: Shape- Heart; Introduction to Counting (1-10); Sorting by color, shape, and size; Patterns (recognizing, repeating, extending, & creating)

Letter of the Week: Practicing the letters in my name!

Upcoming Events: 2/28 Dean's Birthday
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Week of February 13th
Theme: Valentine's Day/ Dental Health Month

Color of the month: Pink

Shared Reading: Llama Llama I love you, ABC Dentist, Dentist, A Visit To The Dentist, Behold No Cavities, Curious George & The Dentist

Fine Motor/ Crafts: Fingerpainting, Making Valentine gifts, Heart Handprint crafts, Toothbrush painting, Learning to floss with legos and playdoh

Math: Shape- Heart; Introduction to Counting (1-10); Sorting by color, shape, and size; Patterns (recognizing, repeating, extending, & creating AB)

Letter of the Week: Z is for zebra and zipper

Upcoming Events: 2/20 No School, 2/28 Dean's Birthday
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Week of February 6th
Imagine a world where people look out for each other. Where we all pay it forward. Where success is measured in selfless acts. Where kindness is the philosophy of life. Itís easy to think of kindness as an innate talent, something you either possessÖor donít. But thatís not the case. Kindness is a skill- and like any skill it can be developed with practice and repetition.
In honor of the month of love and friendship and National Random Act of Kindness Day (February 17th), our classroom will be taking part in a Kindness Challenge. Everyday we will perform an act of kindness towards others. Every morning we will read the challenge of the day and try to complete it before the end of the day. I ask that you encourage your child to partake in these acts daily and maybe join in on the fun as well

Theme: Heart/ Valentine's Day

Color of the month: Pink

Shared Reading: 10 Valentine Friends, The Day It Rained Hearts, There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Rose, Mouse's First Valentine, Panda's Valentine' Day, Love Splat

Fine Motor/ Crafts: Pom Pom Heart Painting, Heart Patterns, Fingerprint Love Bugs, Sensory Heart Bottles, Candy Heart Sorting

Math: Shape- Heart; Introduction to Counting (1-10); Sorting by color, shape, and size; Patterns (recognizing, repeating, extending, & creating)

Letter of the Week: Y is for yolk, yellow, and yarn

Upcoming Events: 2/14 Valentine's Party, 2/17 Mustache Day
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Week of January 30th
Theme: Winter Animals

Color of the month: Blue

Shared Reading: Polar Bear Polar Bear, Little Penguin Gets the Hiccups, Ten Grouchy Groundhogs

Fine Motor/ Crafts: Painting silhouette, Sensory polar bear, Puffy paint polar bear, Penguin water bottles, Shadow Art, Scissors practice

Math: Shape- Heart; Introduction to Counting (1-10); Sorting by color, shape, and size

Letter of the Week: X is for xylophone

Upcoming Events: 2/8 Visit from Officer Meghan, 2/14 Valentine's Party, 2/17 Mustache Day
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Week of January 23rd
Theme: Hibernation

Color of the month: Blue

Shared Reading: Hibernation Station, Sleep Big Bear Sleep, Bear Snores On, Don't Wake Up Bear, Time to Sleep

Fine Motor/ Crafts: Bear puppet, Bear in the cave, Counting 10 teddy grahams, Sorting gummy bears, Painting bear plate

Math: Shape- Rectangle; Introduction to Counting (1-10); Sorting by color, shape, and size

Letter of the Week: W is for watermelon

Upcoming Events: 2/8 Visit from Officer Meghan, 2/14 Valentine's Party, 2/17 Mustache Day
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Week of January 16th
Theme: Diversity/ Friendship, Introduction to MLK

Color of the month: Blue

Shared Reading: It's Okay To Be Different, Bears New Friend, The Peace Book, A Splendid Friend Indeed

Fine Motor/ Crafts: Classroom friendship tree, Friendship quilt, Peace bracelets, Tissue paper dove, Painting peace signs

Math: Shape- Rectangle; Introduction to Counting (1-9); Sorting by color, shape, and size; Patterns

Letter of the Week: V is for vase

Upcoming Events: 1/23 Bring your bear to school to hibernate for the week
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Week of January 9th
Theme: Snowmen

Color of the month: Green- mixing yellow and blue

Shared Reading: Olaf's 1-2-3, Snowman Shuffle, Snowmen at Night, Snowmen at Work, Snowmen All Year, Snow Family

Fine Motor/ Crafts: Name Recognition Tasks- snowmen, Melting Snowmen, Puffy Paint Snowman, Snow Globes, Snowman Mosaic, Snowman Beanbags, Building A Snowman, Ice Painting

Math: Shape- Rectangle; Introduction to Counting (1-6); Sorting by color, shape, and size

Letter of the Week: U is for unicorn

Upcoming Events: 1/20 Superhero Day
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Week of January 2nd
Theme: Snow/ Dressing for Winter

Color of the month: Blue

Shared Reading: Hello Snow, When It Starts to Snow, Exploring Winter, Froggy Gets Dressed, The Snowy Day, The Mitten, The Hat

Fine Motor/ Crafts: Name Recognition Tasks- Snowflakes, Winter Tree Finger painting, Dress The Bear, The Mitten Retelling, Plate Hat Craft, Winter Sensory Bottle

Math: Shape- Rectangle; Introduction to Counting (1-8); Sorting by color, shape, and size

Letter of the Week: L is for lion

Upcoming Events: 1/6 Charlotte G Birthday
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Week of December 19th
Theme: Christmas/ Holiday

Color of the month: Green

Shared Reading: The Night Before Christmas, Olaf's Night Before Christmas, Bear Stays Up for Christmas, Polar Express, Llama Llama Jingle Bells, Llama Llama Holiday Drama, Pete the Cat Saves Christmas, Ten on the Sled, 12 days of Christmas, Oh What A Christmas, The Animals' Santa

Fine Motor/ Crafts: Name Recognition Tasks, Christmas 5 senses book, Family Presents, Bow Tie Pasta Wreath, Name Tree, Name Train, Jingle Bell Necklace

Math: Shape- Oval; Introduction to Counting (Number 8); Sorting by color, shape, and size

Letter of the Week: K is for kite and kangaroo

Upcoming Events: 12/26-12/30 No School... Happy Holidays :)
Week of December 12th
Theme: Reindeer, Trees

Color of the month: Green

Shared Reading: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, The Great Reindeer Rebellion, Who'll Pull Santa's Sleigh Tonight, The Reindeer Dance

Fine Motor/ Crafts: Name Recognition Tasks, Handprint Reindeer, Tree Sensory Bottle, Reindeer Snack, Painting Dot Lights, Reindeer Ornament, Reindeer Toilet Paper Tube, Jingle Bell Sticks, Scissor Skills-cutting triangles and punching holes

Math: Shape- Oval; Introduction to Counting (Number 7); Sorting by color, shape, and size

Letter of the Week: H is for horse

Upcoming Events: Friday, December 23 Christmas Party
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Week of December 5th
We decorated gingerbread houses at the end of our week as part of our gingerbread theme. Parents prepared graham crackers glued together on the plates and the kids did the rest. Because of the glue on the graham crackers, these houses were not edible, but students did their fair share of nibbling during the decorating process.

Theme: Gingerbread, Cookies, & Candy

Color of the month: Green- mixing yellow and blue

Shared Reading: Gingerbread Man, Gingerbread Baby. Gingerbread Friends, The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School, Gingerbread Pirates

Fine Motor/ Crafts: Name Recognition Tasks, Gingerbread Plate Painting, Puffy Paint Decorating, Gingerbread Man Sequins, Gingerbread Man Scavenger Hunt, Button Counting, Candy Cane Pattern Beads

Math: Shape- Oval; Introduction to Counting (1-6); Sorting by color, shape, and size

Letter of the Week: M is for monster and monkey

Upcoming Events: 12/23 Holiday Party
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Week of November 28th
Students received a visit from Officer Meghan this Wednesday. She discussed things that are safe to eat and those that are not.

Theme: Fall, Acorns, & Squirrels

Color of the month: Yellow

Shared Reading: The Busy Little Squirrel, One More Acorn, The Last Song, Ish, Scholastic Magazines

Fine Motor/ Crafts: Gray Squirrel Water Color Painting, Name Lacing Acorns, Tissue Paper Acorns, Sensory Bottle Shakers, Cheerio Counting

Math: Shape- Triangle; Introduction to Counting (Number 6); Sorting by color, shape, and size

Letter of the Week: N is for nut and nest
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Week of November 14th/ 21st
As a part of our theme of Thanksgiving, we have been focusing on being thankful as well as cooperation and working together. Wednesday, students had the opportunity to retell a story by making Stone Soup for friends and family. Like the story, all the students brought something to contribute to our soup.

​Stone Soup, soup from a stone. Mix it all together, serve it up hot. If we all bring a little, we'll all have a lot. :)

Theme: Family & Thanksgiving

Color of the month: Yellow

Shared Reading: Bear Says Thanks, The Thankful Book, There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Turkey, Thanks for Thanksgiving, Happy Thanksgiving, 5 Little Turkeys, Scholastic Magazines, A Feast for 10, Stone Soup

Fine Motor/ Crafts: Name Recognition Tasks, Handprint Turkey, I am Thankful For..., Tissue Paper Turkey Legs, Lego Paint Stamping Corn, Thanksgiving Bracelets & Headbands, Sensory Bottles

Math: Shape- Triangle; Introduction to Counting (1-5); Sorting by color, shape, and size

Letter of the Week: R is for rat and ring

Upcoming Events: 11/24-11/25 No School, Happy Thanksgiving
Surf City Librarian

On Thursday, we welcomed and listened to our guest librarian Cassie from the Surf City branch of the Ocean County Library. She brought books from to share and extend our theme of family/thankfulness. Students also enjoyed singing songs and dancing with her. She will continue to visit our classroom once a month for special extension activities. :)

Week of October 31st
This week students began their week by celebrating Halloween. Students attended a Halloween Safety Presentation by the LBI police officers, we even got to see our friend Officer Meghan. Morning preschool students enjoyed getting into their costumes and trick or treating around the school to different classrooms. We ended our day with a celebration in the room including a craft, a story, a game, and yummy treats.
Happy Halloween & Trick or Treating :)

Theme: Halloween & Bats

Color of the month: Orange/ Yellow

Shared Reading: Various Halloween Stories, Bats, Bats at the Beach, Baby Bats Lullaby, Stellaluna

Fine Motor/ Crafts: Name Recognition Tasks, Bat Tweezer Sensory Bin, Painting Bat Silhouettes, Handprint Bats, Tissue Paper Bats

Math: Shape- Square; Introduction to Counting (review 1-4); Sorting by color, shape, and size

Letter of the Week: B is for butterfly and bat

Upcoming Events: 11/7-11/11 No School
Garlic Planting
Today students planted the last of our garlic bulbs in the EJ Garden. :)
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Week of October 24th
This week students were introduced to their new name building boxes. Learning our names is the springboard for literacy in preschool. Children's names are the most important words to them, and learning them leads to all other types of learning. The first stage of learning names occurs when children start to recognize them. Young children begin to recognize the shape of their initial letter and often identify that as "MY NAME". We provide many opportunities for this throughout the day such as having students find their cubbies, chairs, nametags, etc. The next step, after children are able to recognize their names is to begin to spell them orally. Our new name building boxes include various ways for students to build their names such as magnetic letters, name puzzles, lego block letters, clothespin matching letters, etc. As children become comfortable with recognizing and spelling their names, the next step is to work on writing with them. Often these steps overlap and work in conjunction with each other. :)

Theme: Pumpkins Continued & Monsters

Color of the month: Orange

Shared Reading: Big Pumpkin, There Was An Old Lady Who Wasn't Afraid of Anything, 5 Little Monsters, Go Away Big Green Monster, Nighty Night Little Green Monster

Fine Motor/ Crafts: Name Recognition Tasks, Scarecrow building/story retelling, Green Monsters, Shape Monsters, Rock Monsters, Monster Slime, Candy Corn Painting, Cotton Ball Ghosts

Math: Shape- Square; Introduction to Counting (4); Sorting Big/ Little

Letter of the Week: P is for pig

Upcoming Events: 10/31 Halloween Activities- details to follow
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Week of October 17th
On Friday morning students participated in a Pumpkin Exploration. Students used all 5 senses to observe their pumpkins. We began with an experiment by making predictions to see if the pumpkin would sink or float. Next, we observed the outside of the pumpkins before cutting them open to touch the pulp and seeds. Students then cleaned up and got ready for a pumpkin bread and pumpkin seed taste test. We ended our pumpkin explorations by painting mini pumpkins to decorate the room for fall.

Theme: Pumpkins

Color of the month: Orange

Shared Reading: Apples & Pumpkins, 5 Little Pumpkins, Pumpkin Pumpkin, It's Pumpkin Time, The Runaway Pumpkin

Fine Motor/ Crafts: Bubble Wrap Stamping Pumpkins, Tissue Paper Bottle Pumpkins, 5 Little Pumpkins Retelling Sensory Bottle, Wheel Pasta Pumpkins, Pumpkin Explorations

Math: Shape- Square; Introduction to Counting (Review 1-3); Sorting Big/ Little

Letter of the Week: D is for duck

Upcoming Events: 10/31 Halloween Activities- details to follow
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Week of October 10th

On Tuesday students participated in a Fire Safety Program presented by our local fire companies. Students got to see the firemen in their uniforms and view the trucks up close. We even practiced our schools fire drill and learned to safely stop, drop, and roll. Additionally we learned about fire safety procedures such as calling 9-1-1.

Theme: Community Helpers- Fire, Police, Etc.

Color of the month: Orange

Shared Reading: Firefighter Frank, 5 Little Firefighters, Stop Drop & Roll, A Day in the life of a Firefighter, At the Firehouse, Firetrucks on the Move, If I Were A Firefighter, Protecting Your Home, Scholastic Magazine

Fine Motor/ Crafts: Mat Man, Handprint Firefighters, Stop Drop & Roll Shirt, Fire Science Extension, Police Badge, Thank yous to our community helpers

Math: Shape- Square; Introduction to Counting (Review 1-3)

Letter of the Week: E is for elk, elephant, egg, eagle, Earth, ear

Upcoming Events: 10/14 Sports Day, 10/14 Mystery Reader
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Welcome Officer Meghan

Today we had a special visit from a new friend, Officer Meghan. She is a community police officer for the Long Beach Township Police Department. She will be visiting our class twice a month to get to know the students and teach them various things about safety and police. Next week our theme will be community helpers, so this was a great introduction. Officer Meghan showed us her uniform and taught us some new words such as radio, badge, handcuffs, and patrol. She read us a story and we learned that police can go on patrol by car, boat, horse, motorcycle, or foot. Police officers are always there if we need help.
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Week of October 3rd


This week students were introduced to a new friend, MAT MAN. Mat man is made up of lines and curves, the same shapes we used to write our letters. In addition, mat man teaches important readiness skills such as body awareness, counting, building, socializing, and sharing.


Theme: Author Study- Eric Carle

Color of the month: Orange

Shared Reading: From Head to Toe, Brown Bear Brown Bear, Panda Bear Panda Bear, 10 Little Rubber Ducks, Have You Seen My Cat, Slowly Slowly Said the Sloth

Fine Motor/ Crafts: Mat Man, Brown Bear, Brown Bear Retelling/Extensions, Tissue Paper Duck, Sponge Painting Cat Plate

Math: Introduction to Counting (Number 3)

Letter of the Week: F is for frog, fence, flower, fish, fan, fire, french fries

Upcoming Events: 10/11 Fire Prevention Program
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Week of September 26th


This week we read the story Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf. In the story we noticed the changes that leaves go through in the different seasons. The author also hung up treats for the birds. As an extension activity, we created bird treats. We used various cookie cutters to cut shapes out of slices of bread. We then poked holes in the top with a pencil. We brushed an egg white onto the bread and pressed the birdseed on top. We let it dry overnight and tied a piece of ribbon through the hole. You may want to let it dry overnight before hanging it on a tree branch at home this weekend. Please continue the learning at home by going on nature walks and pointing out the signs of fall with your child.

Theme: Autumn/ Leaves

Color of the month: Red

Shared Reading: Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf, We're Going On A Leaf Hunt, A Tree for All Seasons, Leaves, There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Leaf

Fine Motor/Crafts: Leaf Hunt/Sorting, Leaf Rubbings, Seasons Project, Fall Sensory Bin

Math: Introduction to Counting (Number 2)

Upcoming Events: 10/5 Visit from Officer Meghan, 10/7 Morning Fly - Kite Assembly
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Week of September 19th

This week we studied apples through music, literacy, math, and learning centers. Today we had a small apple day celebration during snack. Students taste tested red, yellow, and green apples. Additionally we tried apple juice. I encourage you to extend this learning opportunity at home with other apple snacks such as applesauce, apple cider, donuts, pie, etc.

Theme: Apples

Color of the month: Red

Shared Reading: Apples, Apples, Apples, From Apple Trees to Cider Please, I Am an Apple, Ten Red Apples, Way Up High In An Apple Tree

Fine Motor/Crafts: Tissue paper apples, sponge painting apple trees, counting apple seeds, apple extensions

Math: Introduction to Counting (Number 1)

Upcoming Events: 9/27 Picture Day !

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Week of September 12th
Happy Birthday Chloe !

Theme: Nursery Rhymes

Shared Reading: Five Little Monkeys, The Wheels on the Bus, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Shape: Introduction to Circle

Upcoming Events: 9/24 Bridge Walk!
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Week of September 7th
We created our class rules this week. smiley

Take care of yourself
Take care of your friends
Take care of the classroom

Theme: Back to School

Shared Reading: The Night Before Preschool, The Kissing Hand, Howard B Wigglebottom Learns to Listen

Upcoming Events: Back to School Night is scheduled for September 15th!
Schedule
Arrival
Fine Motor Skills
Morning Meeting/Circle Time
Math Explorations
Snack

Shared Reading & Writing Experiences
Interest Areas/Centers (Small Group Instruction)
Music & Movement
Outdoor/Gross Motor Skills
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