5 Year Old Half-Day Preschool

 

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  • September 2017 This school year is off to a great start! We spent the first couple of weeks getting to know our classmates and teachers with “All About Me” activities. We drew self-portraits, played the name game and learned about how to be a good friend. We had a great time celebrating Grandparents Day with our grandmas and grandpas at snack time. We also began learning about our letters. During letter A week we studied apples with an apple hunt, apple tasting and even painted with apples! Next month we are looking forward to learning about creepy crawlers, autumn and we will be celebrating a couple birthdays! Thank you to all of our parents for helping to make our class such a great place to learn!
  • April Welcome Spring! It is hard to believe we only have a few more weeks of Preschool! WE have had a busy month. This month our focus was on the letters W, X and Y and numbers 20, 21, 22 and 23. We celebrated Easter with an egg hunt and party. In our lessons, we learned about the life cycle of a butterfly as we watched our caterpillars develop. We grew grass heads and gave them haircuts! We also tracked weather for the entire month of April. The most fun was learning our program songs and performing them in front of our loved ones. We also had a firefighter come to talk to us about fire safety. Next, on to May!
  • March Welcome Spring! It is hard to believe it is the end of March already. We have 2 new students in our room. Welcome Drew and Domenic! This month we celebrated St. Patty’s day by playing games and going on a leprechaun hunt. We learned about rainbows with our five senses and we also had a switch day. Our class continued learning letters and their sounds. We have been practicing our songs for the program in April. Coming up this month, we have our spring program, Easter party, and parent/teacher conferences.
  • February February is the month to celebrate love! We discussed acts of kindness and how it is important to be kind. The dental hygienist came in and we learned about the care of our teeth. For Valentine’s Day, we celebrated by exchanging cards and playing games. We learned how to mail letter by putting a stamp on the envelope and writing the address on the front. Then we put it in a mailbox so the postal carrier can deliver our mail. Thanks to all the families who helped to make our Valentine’s Day special. Now, onto March!
  • January This month we learned a lot about Winter. We discussed how the season change, how we keep warm and how animals keep warm. We learned which animals hibernate, migrate or adapt. WE did some mitten symmetry after reading “The Mitten” by Jan Brett. For an experiment, we saw how a bear’s flubber keeps them warm by holding an ice cube in one hand and a “flubber” glove in our other hand. Bear flubber can really keep a bear warm! Our letters were M, N, O and numbers were 12, 13 and 14. We enjoyed a fun Switch Day that was all about winter. We can’t wait to see what February has in store for us!
  • December This month has gone by so quickly! Our letter focus was J-L and numbers were 9-11. We sent home many gifts for our families: a handprint wreath, a reindeer and even an ornament that was displayed at the Allen County Museum Christmas Tree Festival. We practiced AB patterns, played sight word catch and had candy canes grow after planting seeds in sugar! We learned “I’m a Little Santa” for our visit with Mrs. Claus. She gave us gifts. We were lucky to have 2 moms come help with our party! Wow-what a great December!
  • November Gobble gobble! This month was an exciting one! We focused on letters F, G, H & I and letters 4, 5, 6 & 7! We learned about Native Americans and Pilgrims- how they livened and how they helped each other. We also talked turkey! We found out what a male and female turkey are called. On our switch day, we took a hayride, painted a pumpkin and played some exciting games. Thank you to all our wonderful families who joined us for our Feast! Keep practicing your addresses! We are looking forward to December!
  • October Happy Autumn! It’s hard to believe it is the end of October. Our class has learned the letters A-D, their sounds and how to write them. WE went on a couple of fall walks and learned the parts of a leaf. We grew some sprouts using a corn on the cob placed in water. We learned about some creepy crawlers and the difference between a bug and an insect. For our Halloween party, we enjoyed dressing up in costumes and parading around the other rooms for some Halloween treats. The Good Witch came to read us a story. What fun!
  • September We are off to an exciting start! The month of Sept.  We are learning to recognize the letters and their sounds in our own name. We investigated apples and did some tasting to see what color apple is our favorite. We learned about some creepy crawlers and what the difference is between an insect and a bug. We had a “beary celebration” we went on a bear hunt, graphed and counted our bears and shared our bears without friends. A big thank you to all of our Grandparents who helped us to celebrate them on their special day.