Blue Room News

Week of:

April 12-16

Welcome to week 34! We are entering our Plant Unit! We will be focusing all learning activities based on Plants. We will continue re-evaluating the children's academic progress this week. I will be sending out a sign-up for Parent/Teacher conferences this coming week. 

Please see the below link for this week's article on the importance of reading and how we can better help the children learn. 

https://www.readingrockets.org/article/reading-tips-parents-preschoolers

Below are some action items needed for the classroom:

  • Please remember to return the green emergency contact card if you have not yet done so. 
  • Bring back all distance learning materials

To stay connected as a classroom, I have created a private Facebook group. Please see my email for more information.

Religion

Lesson: On The Road At Easter
Law: We can do nothing to save ourselves from our sins; if Jesus had stayed dead, then we would have no hope.
Gospel: Jesus fulfilled God’s promise to save His people from sin and death; because Jesus is alive, we too, will live eternally.
Sanctification: Through the power of the Holy Spirit, in awe and joy, we can share the good news that Jesus is alive

Dramatic Play:

At Home Imagination Play/Growing Center

Literacy/Letter Recognition:

-Introducing Zoophonics animals/letters
-Plant Themed Books
-Fine Motor Journal (Letters)
-Morning Meeting/Visual Schedule (Focus on beginning letters of words we use daily)
-Zoophonics Stamps
-Name finding magnets
-Story Retelling 
-Story Reenactment 
-Letter Beans

Writing:

-Vocab words in the writing center
-White board drawing
-Writing with Chalk
-Writing in the sand
-Writing with water on chalk boards
-Name tracing

Science

Flower and seed observations
4 things a plant needs to live
Parts of a plant activity 

Sensory:

-Naure Cutting tubs (Grass, weeds, plants, scissors)
 

Math:

-Flower Shape Game
-Flower Counting 
 

Fine Motor

-Fine Motor Journals
-Name Fine Motor Activity 
-Building with rainbow pebbles
-Scoop and Transfer (Beans and Shovels)
-Beans with letters and name building 
 

Gross Motor: 

Number Counting with exercise
-Movement Cards
 

Art:

--Individual art bins are provided for each child and are available for use during center time.
-Art Easel
-Painting Flowers (Still Art)
-Painting Easel 
 

Story Time: Growing Vegetable Soup (Lois Ehlert), Flower Garden (Eve Bunting) All Kinds of Plants (Linda Ross), Jasper’s Beanstalk (Nick Butterworth/ Mick Inkpen), Plant Parts (Amy Jo) Plants Grow (Kathleen Hayes), The Tiny Seed (Eric Carle)

Important Dates:
 
Auction is this Saturday!
 
If you have any questions or concerns please let me know!

God's Blessings,
Mrs. Kurtz