“Rhymes are an extension of children’s language skills. By hearing and saying rhymes, along with repeated words and phrases, your child learns about spoken sound and about words. Rhymes also spark a child’s excitement about what comes next, which adds fun and adventure to reading.
-Helping Your Preschool Child
Pre K Newsletter
January 15, 2016
I have finished my math assessments and I have also finished my letter id and letter sound id assessments. It has been a busy week for a short week J
This week we have been working on understanding that groups of letters make up words and that words have a beginning letter and an ending letter. While doing this, we have also focused on what the letter sounds are. Also, we have been continuing to focus on the fact that the illustrator draws the illustrations in books. We will continue to focus on this concept until they understand the difference between illustrations and text and author and illustrator. It is a difficult concept for children of this age to grasp.
Here is a list of books that we have enjoyed this week:
A Little Bit of Winter
A Silly Snowy Day
Five Little Penguins Slipping on the Ice
Our science unit has been going well. We have learned that all living things need air, water, and energy; and that plants get their energy from the sun and animals get their energy from the food they eat. We have also learned that living things grow and move on their own. We have also talked a little about what is living and what is not living.
In math next week we will be doing a bit of measurement. We will be using nonstandard units of measurement such as our feet, hands and mittens.
If you find yourself at Walmart this weekend, our classroom supply of playdoh is running low. Please do not feel obligated to purchase any, but if you would like to, it would be greatly appreciated.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Pre K and Title 1 Teacher