This week we will continue our seventh Unit of Study:Water. Throughout this unit we will be exploring where we can find water; what happens to water when it changes temperature; that water is all around us; and, that all living things need water to survive. We will try to make rain in a jar and see how many drops of water can fit on a penny.
*** Family Engagement project: If you have not already done so, please send in a picture of where we can find water and one of how we can use water. Please put the pictures in a baggie. We will be charting them.
Some new vocabulary words are: boil, conclude, condensation, evaporate, form, freeze, gas, ice, liquid, melt, meteorologist, observe, prediction, predict, solid, state.
Some Pre-K standards addressed in this unit: PK.ATL.5: Demonstrates persistence. PK.PDH.1: Uses senses to assist and guide learning. PK.PHD. 8: Demonstrates awareness and understanding of healthy habits. PK.CLL.5: (Approaches to Communication) Demonstrates a growing receptive vocabulary. PK.CLL.7: With prompting and support, students will engage in a picture walk to make connections between self, illustrations, and the story. PK.CLL.1:(Reading Standard for Informational Text) With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about details in a text. PK.CLL.1:(Language Standard) Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.. PK.CKW.6: Mathematics (Counting and Cardinality): Identify “first” and “last” related to order and positions. PK.CKW.4:(Science) Observe and describes characteristics of earth and space. PK.CKW.6: Acquires knowledge about the physical properties of the world..PK.CKW.3: (Social Studies)Demonstrates knowledge of the relationships between people, places and regions. PK.CKW.5: (The Arts) Participates in a variety of dramatic play activities to represent fantasy and real life experiences. PK.CKW.1: (Technology) Describes types of materials and how they are used.
Please practice at home writing your name; Capital letter for the first letter and lower case for the rest; counting and writing numbers 0-10; holding a pencil and crayon correctly; and, scissor skills.
Pre-K Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, March 22. This is a half day of school with an 11:30 dismissal. After school will be available. Conference times were handed out last Thursday.
The children enjoyed the circus last week. they also had fun learning about light with “John” from the “Mad Science Team”.
Next Wednesday, March 28, is a half day of school for everyone. Easter vacation will be from March 29 – April 8. Classes will resume on Monday, April 9.
Have a great week!
Mrs. Marion Wunsch Mrs. Flor Rojas