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 Q/q

Our theme this week will be all about Dinosaurs!!!!

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.

MONDAY FEBRUARY 18

AM ACTIVITY:

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

THEMATIC ACTIVITY:

BOOK:

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 19

AM ACTIVITY:

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

THEMATIC ACTIVITY:  make and learn about the T-Rex

BOOK:

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 20

AM ACTIVITY:  make a volcano

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

THEMATIC ACTIVITY:  make and learn about the Pterodactyl

BOOK:

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 21

AM ACTIVITY:  make our own dinosaur fossils

FOCUS SKILL:  make the letter Q/q with Do A Dot dabbers and trace the letter Q (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 and learn about the triceratop

BOOK:   

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 22

AM ACTIVITY:

FOCUS SKILL:  make and learn about the stegosaurs

THEMATIC ACTIVITY:

BOOK:

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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