Friday, September 26, 2008

Friday, September 19, 2008

B Week

We loved making beautiful butterflies

Here is one of the bugs in a jar that we observed during the week

Blowing Blue Bubbles (we are saving these at school for a color book)

Ask your child to do the actions for this Bee poem:

Here is the beehive, but where are the bees?
Hiding inside where nobody sees.
Watch them come creeping now out of the hive.
1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - BUZZZZZZZ

Thursday, September 11, 2008

M week

M is for...

Marble Maze
Marching to Music
Musical Chairs

These are just a few of the ways we explored the letter "M" this week. The first handwriting page came home this week. Don't be too concerned if the pages are not complete. Some of the children are really working to strengthen those small muscles - and little hands get tired quickly. If some of the letters aren't finished, you should encourage your preschooler to do the rest as "homework". You'll see great improvement as the year progresses.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

First Week

We are off to an amazing start. Both preschool classes are fabulous. The children are so cooperative and have incredible attention spans for so early in the year. This week we have learned about the preschool rules (BE CLEAN, BE NICE, BE SAFE) and getting used to the daily routine. They are all very eager helpers and learned the story of the Little Red Hen very well. Hopefully they used their puppets to tell you the story. We've started working on writing our names. (It would be great to use the name practice pages at home as a model of correct letter formation.) We've done some basic assessments, made a class book to read at school with pictures of all our preschool friends, and learned about good manners. Here's a great poem (I learned from Ms. Karma in the Tooele School District) about manners. We will be reciting it in class.

We say 'Thank-you'; we say 'Please'.
We don't interrupt or tease.
We don't argue; we don't fuss.
We listen when folks talk to us.
We share our toys, and take our turns.
Good manners aren't too hard to learn.
It's really easy when you find
Politeness just means being kind.

Please remember to send a baby picture of your child next week (it will be returned the same day).

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

First Day

These are our new preschool friends!