Michele Zinckgraf

Early Childhood Program: Pre-Kindergarten

Michele Zinckgraf | Pre-Kindergarten

Classroom News and Updates

We had a great first week with the students.  All the children did a wonderful job and we enjoyed getting to know them.  We introduced classroom rules and routines this week and they are picking things up very quickly.  We could not be any more proud of the students this week!!!

weekly lesson plans


Our focus skill this week will be introducing the letter H/h

Our theme this week will be all about our Bakery

THIS WEEK WE WILL BE LEARNING THE SONG all the songs we have learned up until now (Participates in language play e.g. alliterations, rhyming, finger plays, songs):

We use our thematic activities to build literacy, math skills, science, social, art, and musical skills.


FOCUS SKILL: Introduce the letter H/h as the letter of the week.  Use the play dough mats to make the letter H/h (motor development:  manipulates play dough)

THEMATIC ACTIVITY:  Make baker’s hats

BOOK: If You Give a Cat a Cupcake


FOCUS SKILL:  Color and find the letter H/h(Alphabet Knowledge:  Shows progress in associating the names of letters with their shapes and sounds)

THEMATIC ACTIVITY: make a cupcake craft

BOOK:  Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes


FOCUS SKILL:  Seek and find the H/h (Alphabet Knowledge:  Shows progress in associating the names of letters with their shapes and sounds)

THEMATIC ACTIVITY:  make Gingerbread boys and girls

BOOK:  The Gingerbread Baby


FOCUS SKILL:  Trace the letter H/h(Writing:  Progresses from drawing, scribbling shapes or pictures to represent ideas, to using letter-like  symbols, to tracing or copying familiar words such as their own name)

THEMATIC ACTIVITY:  Make our own gingerbread play dough and bake holiday cookies and decorate them

BOOK:  If You Give A Mouse A Cookie


FOCUS SKILL:  play gingerbread man number matching game (Math:  explores and describes similarities, differences, and the attributes of objects and sorting and matching of variety of objects)



Bathroom Independent

Please remember that all students need to be bathroom independent.  They need to be able to verbalize that they need to use the bathroom, get their garments up and down, and wipe themselves after they have gone to the bathroom.  Staff can give the children verbal cues and reminders but we cannot assist in the use of the bathroom.  Staff will frequently ask the students throughout the day if anyone needs to use the bathroom.  We will also build this time into the classroom schedule especially in the beginning of the school year.  We will encourage the children to use the bathroom during snack, lunch, before going outside and before going down for rest time.  The children cannot wear pull ups during the school day, not even at rest time.  We ask that you continue to work with your child at home to use the bathroom without needing assistance so that they can do the same at school!!  

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