Mrs. Suri’s Pre-k 113 & Ms. Vizcaino’s Pre-K 115’s
(January & February 2010)
Welcome back! We hope everyone had a great vacation and a great start to the New Year. We are very excited in Pre-K to launch our “Alphabet” unit of study for the month of January and February. As well as introduce our ongoing “Student of the Week” curriculum. Through hands-on exploration, movement, singing, reading, and writing, the students will begin to identify and label the letters in the Alphabet. In addition they will be working on letter sound correspondence.
This month we will be launching our unit of study by reading “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom” by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault. We will be singing alphabet songs and incorporating movements with sounds to help the students make connections with letters. Throughout the unit we will continue to have shared readings that are based on letter recognition and matching pictures with the letters the objects begins with. As we begin to practice partner shares, students will practice reading books to each other by describing what is happening in the pictures and identifying the main letter on the page.
During these months the students will begin to practice writing the letters in the alphabet by creating their own alphabet books. In correlation to learning how to write and identify the letters in their own names, the students will be learning how to spell their peers names through our “Student of the Week” activities. Being that young children use drawings as a form of writing, they will be encouraged to draw using more details in their pictures.
For the months of January and February, we will be working on one to one correspondence and identify the numbers. We will be using different manipulatives, like counting bears, geo-shapes, and interlocking cubes to match numeric numbers with the correct quantities. We also begin to focus on number operations, which includes adding and taking away through number stories.
· Practice writing your child’s name with them and naming each letter as they write it.
· To help build their math skill, help and encourage your child to count up to 10 items at home. For example, it can be 10 stair steps, crayons, cheerios, drawing pictures of 10 objects, etc.
· After reading to your child, ask them to tell to tell you their favorite part of the story.
Here Are Different Ways We Are Learning About the Alphabet…