4 Year Old Half-Day Preschool



  • September 2017 Welcome to 4 year old preschool! We have welcomed 30 fun, energetic kids and this school year is off to a great start! We started off by doing a lot of “about me” activities and took time to do assessments. We learned all the classroom rules and how to act within our classroom. We celebrated Grandparents Day and the children loved having special guests! During the end of the month we started the alphabet – learning about letters A and B. Our favorite activities included explosion science experiments, blow paintings and nature walks. In October, we are looking forward to lots of harvest activities and Halloween fun!
  • April We can’t believe that April has come and gone already! Time flies when you’re having fun! This month we worked on W, X and Y as well as numbers 22, 23, 24 and 25. During W Week, we did a watermelon craft, a worm painting (which everyone loved!) and learned about the water cycle. X Week and Review Week hit on “xylophone phone”, along with some Easter crafts and review games. Y Week included our crafts for decoration at the Spring Program, “bug jars” and April’s Nature-themed Switch Day, led by Miss Kate. Along with all the busy work, we practiced for our Spring Program and did parent-teacher conferences. I can’t wait to see what May has in store!
  • March We’re feeling extra “lucky” in the four-year-old preschool class this month. With finishing our gold assessments and beginning conference time, it’s been a crazy, busy month. In March, we’ve covered letters S, T, U and V, as well as numbers 18-21. We kicked off the first week with “spirit week” and Dr. Seuss’s Birthday. The kids loved dressing up! Some of our other everyday activities included going on our teddy bear hunt, making shape trains, celebrating St. Patty’s day and doing under the table drawings. Wrapping up the school year is leaving us with two short months left.
  • February It seems crazy that February is here and gone! February consisted of dental hygiene month, Groundhog’s Day, Valentine’s Day and transportation activities. Our favorite things included our Valentine’s Party (which had amazing and creative Valentine’s boxes and tons of sweets!), learning about “why we love”, predicting for Groundhog’s Day and our 100th day of school! We’ve covered Pp, Qq and Rr as well as numbers 15, 16 and 17. As we head into March, we are looking forward to St. Patrick’s Day, Spring pictures and ‘science discoveries’.
  • February What a fun and exciting month it was! During review week, we brushed up on the letters we learned at the very beginning of the year, all the way to the current alphabet letters of the week. We did a fun picture match activity! We used our letter recognition and letter sound knowledge to cut out pictures from magazines and glue them to the matching letter. The children loved this activity! While Qq week proved to be a little tricky, our letter lists for “R Week” and “S Week” were impressive! It has been such a fun year so far! We are marching into Spring excited to learn and grow! Keep working on connection letters to their sounds at home! We appreciate you!
  • January Welcome back from break! January has been filled with lots of new “firsts” in the 4’s Preschool classroom. We have covered letters M, N, O and P, as well as numbers 12, 13, 14 & 15. We’ve been working on memorizing our addresses as well as gaining a lot of independence. Some of us are working hard to get ready for Kindergarten in the fall! Our favorite January projects included making “flubber snow”, counting Cheerios to add to our octopus legs (and eating some, of course!) and making Ninja Turtles out of the letter “N”. As fun-filled as January was, we can’t wait to see what February has in store for us!
  • December December has been one of the craziest, busiest months yet! From new letters to Christmas presents, to new, fun crafts- we had so much to pack in such a short time! During “I Week” we made igloos out of cotton balls, made snowflakes and made q-tip light bulbs. We also enjoyed ice cream! During “J Week” we made our Christmas wish lists, started our Christmas countdown and talking about Jesus. During “K Week” we had our Christmas party with a visit from Mrs. Claus, saw a play from Shawnee High School skit club and made kangaroos. Lastly, during “L Week”, we had a Polar Express pajama party, made reindeer food and finished our 25 days of Christmas. We had such a fun-filled month! We are excited to see what the new year brings! Happy holidays!
  • November November has been one of the best months yet! We have been discussing a lot about being thankful. We focused on letters F, G and H, as well as numbers 5, 6 and 7. Our themes this month have been the history of Thanksgiving, discussing Pilgrims and Indians, as well as what it means to be thankful. We made a gratitude tree to hang in our hallway that named our biggest blessings, and we discussed giving and its importance by raising money for Harvest for the Hungry. We have so much to be thankful for as we head towards Christmas time.
  • October October has been the first full month of Fall. We have been focusing a lot on the season of Fall during the past few weeks, including fall colors, leaves and trees and the harvest time. Pumpkin ideas and Halloween have also been popular. We’ve tackled letters C, D and E and numbers 2, 3 and 4, as well as had a week of review. During C week we learned about caterpillars, cows and cupcakes. D week consisted of ideas about the dentist, donuts with dad and dogs. During E week we discussed elephants, our senses and the Earth. October has been a fun-filled month. We are looking forward to November and discussing what we are thankful for.
  • September In September, it’s been full of new beginnings and lots of fun. The first two weeks we learned lots about each other, as well as our strengths and weaknesses. We learned new songs, sharing and the rules of “preschool.” Week 3, we introduced “A” for apples, alligators, and a start of fall. Week 4, consisted of “B” is for bumblebees and bears. October will consist of Halloween fun and candy (of course). As well as letters C-F. I can’t wait to see what the next few weeks hold!