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Ms. Kasey

Pre-K Highlights | October 09, 2017

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Weekly Theme: The season of Autumn
Weekly Letter: Ii

We hope you heard a lot about our wonderful trip to Sandy Hook Beach on Friday. The students, teachers, and chaperones had a great time observing ocean life, finding seashells, and learning more about the sea.

This upcoming week we will be focusing on the season of Fall, and the letter i. We are going to have a great week observing different leaves and the trees they fell from, as well as strengthening our fine motor skills when we learn to write the letter i.

When your child returns back to school on Tuesday October 10th, we will briefly talk about why they did not attend school on Monday. We will learn some facts about Christopher Columbus and why he is so important to our country’s history. Also on Tuesday, we will take a nature walk to collect different kinds of leaves for multiple projects throughout the week. Some of these projects include leaf rubbing, leaf collages, and making “leaf people.”

Wednesday we will make a list of words that start with the letter i for our word wall. We will also be creating a caramel apple craft as well as tasting a real caramel apple. We will practice handwriting both uppercase and lowercase i’s.

Thursday and Friday will be filled with a variety of activities that will include observing leaves with magnifying glasses, sorting leaves into size and color piles, stamping with a half of a real apple, singing fall songs, and playing an ABC leaf matching game.

Songs for the week:
Five Little Pumpkins, Leaves are Falling, I’m a Little Scarecrow, Five Little Scarecrows, The Autumn Song, and Apples Apples.

Literature for the week:
The Leaf That Wouldn’t Leave by, Trish Trinco
Leaf Man by, Lois Ehlert
Secrets of the Apple Tree by, Carron Brown and Alyssa Nassner
The Biggest Leaf Pile by, Steve Metzger
Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert
Scarecrow by, Cynthia Rylant
The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall
When the Leaf Blew In by, Steve Metzger
The Fall Festival by, Mercer Mayer
Fall Changes by, Ellen B. Senisi

Reminders:
• School in closed for students on Monday October 9th in observance of Columbus Day. Students will return back to school on Tuesday.
• Homework is due on Friday October 13th. If your child does not come to school on Friday then his/her homework is due on their last day of the week (Wednesday/Thursday) There is a bin next to the folder bin for all homework books.
• Picture day for our class is Tuesday October 17th. Please complete and send back photo forms.


Ms. Kasey and Mrs. G

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