Peek at Our Week May 28 - May 31, 2019
Learning Objectives: PreK 3
Religion - Special Lesson 11 - Special Seasons and Days: Birthdays. The children will grow in self-esteem. They will be grateful for the gift of life and respects others.
Social Studies - Exploring our outdoor environment: sounds and smells of nature.
Language/ Literacy - Focused Letter Study: Zz.
Math - Counting to 10. Numbers 1-5. Shape review: “How many shapes do you know?” Identifying, sorting, and classifying.
Learning Objectives: PreK 4
Religion - Special Seasons and Days - Special Lesson 11: Birthdays. The children will realize that their lives are a gift from God. They will thank God for their lives, and celebrate their lives.
Prayer Buddy End of Year Celebration: We thank our Prayer Buddies for mentoring our Preschoolers, and helping to form a special friendship in our Christian community. We are so grateful for their guidance during Mass. We will celebrate our fun year together with Popsicles at the Park.
Social Studies - Scholastic My BIG World: Backyard Insects. Insects her and insects there. We see insects everywhere! High in the sky, or in the grass below, how many insects do you know? Science Focus: observing insects • Science Skills: making observations/ using vocabulary • Vocabulary Theme Words: insect, mosquito, firefly, bee, ant, stinkbug, observe • Math: counting
Science - Buzzin’ Bees. The children will participate in a “hive” of activity this week! They will learn what nectar, honey, and pollen are, where they come from, and how bees and flowers share a mutually beneficial relationship. The children will understand the bee society, such as the role of the queen and the worker bee. They will be introduced to the way bees construct hives and how honey bees dance to communicate.
OWL - Unit 7 Week 3: Reflections. “What is a reflection?” Phonological awareness: segment phonemes. Alphabet knowledge: letter sounds, same/different ending sounds. Concepts of print. Oral language: What’s My Word?, label and categorize words, demonstrate understanding of words, retell a story. Comprehension: respond appropriately, answer questions about a book, draw conclusions, demonstrate understanding of words, compare/contrast books. Concept words: dull, glass, mirror,reflection, shiny, smooth. Amazing words: chill, glide, scatter, silently, stare, sturdy. Focused Letter Study: Zz.
Math - Geometry: comparing/moving shapes, name common shapes, create a picture graph. Numbers & Operations: counting to 20, writing our numbers, comparing numbers.
STEAM - “Gorilla Loves Vanilla”, by Chae Strathie and Nicola O’Byrne. “Can we make ice cream?” This literacy-based STEAM activity will involve the preschoolers in participating in discussions, asking questions, and making predictions. Listening to directions, they will measure, combine, and mix ingredients. Preschoolers will make observations and hypothesize results of their experiment. The children will compile a booklet to journal their activities.
World Travelers - Summer at the Beach!! Ahoy, Maties! Get ready to sail into summer! We will integrate skills such as addition, by playing, “Get on My Boat”! Pirate Pete’s Phonics: Preschoolers will count and categorize syllables, identify beginning/ending sounds, gain confidence in alphabet knowledge during fun games and activities.