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 X/x

Our theme this week will be all about Easter

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 April 8

AM ACTIVITY:  start making Easter bags

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

THEMATIC ACTIVITY:  make a picture of the last supper

BOOK:  Reading the story of Easter from the children’s bible

TUESDAY April 9

AM ACTIVITY:  finish making Easter bags for those that were not here on Monday

FOCUS SKILL:  Identify and trace the letter  X/x (Alphabet Knowledge:  Shows progress in associating the names of letters with their shapes and sounds)

THEMATIC ACTIVITY:  make a cross

BOOK:  Reading the story of Easter from the children’s bible

WEDNESDAY April 10

AM ACTIVITY:  make a cross that describes why jelly beans are so colorful

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

THEMATIC ACTIVITY:  make a picture of the empty tomb of Jesus

BOOK:  Reading the story of Easter from the children’s bible

THURSDAY April 11

AM ACTIVITY:

FOCUS SKILL:  Color and make the letter X/x  (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 Easter eggs using pompoms to paint

BOOK:   Here comes Peter Cottontail 

FRIDAY April 12

We will gather to celebrate our Catholic faith 

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Our focus skill this week will be introducing the letter Y/y

Our theme this week will be all about Easter

 

MONDAY April 15

AM ACTIVITY:

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

THEMATIC ACTIVITY:  make a chick popping out of an egg

BOOK:  Very Special Friends

TUESDAY April 16

AM ACTIVITY:  play a matching game using Easter eggs

FOCUS SKILL:  Identify and trace the letter  Y/y (Alphabet Knowledge:  Shows progress in associating the names of letters with their shapes and sounds)

THEMATIC ACTIVITY:  make an Easter Bunny

BOOK:  The Littlest Bunny

WEDNESDAY April 17

AM ACTIVITY:  make a bunny headband

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

THEMATIC ACTIVITY:  dye Easter eggs with rice and food coloring

BOOK:  God Bless Our Easter

Enjoy the Easter season with family and friends.  May God bless you and your family today and everyday.

I hope the weather is wonderful this spring break and you enjoy this mini vacation with family and friends.  See everyone back at school on Monday April 29, 2019.  

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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