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Ms. Kasey

Pre-K Highlights | November 27, 2017

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Weekly Theme: Books and Author Studies
Weekly Letter: Pp
Weekly Number: 2

Welcome back Pre-K Families! We hope you enjoyed your mini break and had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

This week in Pre-K we will be learning about different authors and some books they have written. We will also be learning about the letter P and the number two. On Monday our author study will be on Laura Numeroff. She is well known for her book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. We will be reading two of her other books one which includes If You Give a Pig a Pancake. During this story the students will not only connect the story to Laura Numeroff, but they will also recognize words that start with P. We will be creating our own pig craft as well as tasting some delicious pancakes.

Tuesday our author study will focus on Jan Brett. Her style of writing differs from other children’s book authors because of her realistic style. The students will be able to discuss differences in her writing as well as the illustrations inside of her stories. On Wednesday we will learn about Tomie Depaola and his style of writing. We will be reading one of his most popular books The Legand of the Indian Paintbrush. After reading, students will have a chance to create paintings using a feather as the Indians did in the story. Thursday we’ll focus on the very unique Mo Willems. His stories have always been some of the children’s favorite to read. Students will enjoy listening to his stories as well as reenacting some of their favorite parts.

Lastly, on Friday we will study Eric Carle. We have discussed Eric Carle in the beginning of the school year when we created a “Hungry Caterpillar” for the letter C. The students are familiar with his stories as well as his style, it we will be discussing more about his biography and another famous book titled The Tiny Seed. After reading and recalling this story, students will be planting their own indoor plant and taking responsibility to care for their plants each school day.

This week during practice time, we will continue to practice handwriting the letter P and the number two as well as beginning in our Consonant Workbooks. A few students have already started in these workbooks and will continue this week. A new way we will be practicing handwriting this week is by writing the letter P inside of shaving cream bags.

Weekly Literature:
If You Give a Pig a Pancake by, Laura Numeroff
If You Take a Mouse to the Movies by, Laura Numeroff
The Hat by, Jan Brett
The Mitten by, Jan Brett
The Legand of the Indian Paintbrush by, Tomie Depaola
The Popcorn Book by, Tomie Depaola
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive The Bus by, Mo Willems
Knuffle Bunny by, Mo Willems
The Tiny Seed by, Eric Carle
Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? by, Eric Carle

Reminders:
• Please continue to sign in and out your child each day.
• Homework is due Friday December 1st
• Tuesday November 28th – Picture Make Up Day
• Wednesday November 29th- Mrs. G’s Birthday! Happy Birthday Mrs.G!

***Saturday December 2nd TCLA Holiday Party starting at 12 Noon***


Ms. Kasey and Mrs. G

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