Themes of the Week (in addition to Montessori Work time)
8/24: Grace and Curtesy / Ground Rules
-Learning Control of Movement-Rolling A Rug, Carrying A Tray, and Carrying A Chair.
-Learning Grace And Curtesy- How to Introduce Yourself, How To Say Please And Thank You, How -To Interrupt Another.
-Learning classroom rules.
-Discussing what it means to be kind to others and what are “kind words”.
-Making a “Kind Words Chain” in pre-school lesson.
8/31: Grace And Curtesy/Ground Rules
-Reading the book, “ The Bear That Was Chicken” and discussing with the children how they felt -before coming to school and how they feel now about school.
-Lessons on saying “Excuse Me”, “I’m Sorry”, and “ Thank You”.
-Singing songs and playing game to review what we’ve learned about classrroom rules and manners.
-Having the children write our classroom rules and display them in the classroom.
-Read the book “ There’s A BirdOn Your Head”. Discuss how to speak to someone when we’re frustrated.
9/7: All About Me
-“ Who’s Baby Picture Is This?” guessing game. (Be sure to send in a baby picture of your child with them this week.)
-Disccussing what makes each of us special: hair color, eye color, likes and dislikes, our birthdays, our names, our emotions, etc.
-Graphing our differences such as hair and eye color.
-Practicing saying our full names.
-Learning our birth dates.
9/14: All About Apples
-Read the story “Little Bear’s Star”- Story about an apple.
-Sorting apples by size and color.
-Learnging the fractions of one whole and one half using an apple.
-Taste testing different color apples and making a graph, as a class, of our favorites.
-Learning the Apple Life Cycle.
9/21 All About Community Helpers
-All About Firefighters and Police Officers
-All About Doctors and Nurses
-All About Construction Workers
-All About Transportation Workers
-What Is A Community Helper?
Letters of the Week: Try to find objects that begin with each letter wherever you go with your child.
9/21: Review Of All Four Letters
Sight Words of the Week: Try to find each word in books as you read to your child.
9/21: Review All Four Sight Words
Things to do at Home this Month to reinforce our themes:
-While reading a book have your child point to all of the letter of the week she/he can find. Have them do this with the sight words as well. Play I-Spy using things that only start with the letter of the week.
-Discuss with your child what they learned about Community Helpers. How can your family help our community.
-While reading to your child, point out the sight words they are learning this month.
-Find a fun apple recepie to try as a family. Let yor child practicing measuring the ingrediants, assemble the ingridiants, etc. Discuss with your child the other things that can be made with apples.