Pre-K last day photos!

It has been a wonderful year in Pre-K! Here are our last day of Pre-K photos!

M/W Class:

T/TH Class:

Here is also our Pre-K growth chart! It’s crazy to see how much they have all grown this year!

Have a wonderful summer everyone!

Mrs. Lawrence

June Classroom Updates

Hello again, everyone! It’s hard for me to believe we are already in June and we are down to a few Pre-K classes left for each class! I wanted to share with you some of the fun activities we have been participating in the last few weeks in Pre-K. We were able to release our butterflies, have a new campsite in our classroom, have been completing lots of bug crafts and activities and spending as much time outside as we can!

Butterfly release:

Camping activities:

A Camping We Will Go Song

Bug Crafts/Activities:

5 Green and Speckled Frogs Song

Outdoor fun:

Reminders:

  • Last day of Pre-K classes are Monday, June 20th for the M/W class and Tuesday, June 21st for the T/TH class. As a reminder, you may pick up from the classroom on your child’s last day, I will send an email around this a few days before!

Have a great weekend and I can’t wait to see everyone next week!

Mrs. Lawrence

May Classroom Updates

Hello again, everyone! I wanted to show you all of the fun things we have been doing in Pre-K over the past few weeks. I’m sure many of you have heard all about it, but we have caterpillars in our classroom! These caterpillars have been the source of excitement, discussion and themed our learning since they came to our classroom. Below are the stories we have been reading- we even have puppets to read along with The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar story

The Amazing Life Cycle of Butterflies Story

Waiting for Wings Story

Thank you for the egg cartons that were brought in, we made our own hungry caterpillars with these. We also made a caterpillar eating a leaf where we practiced cutting, hole punching and gluing.

This week we enjoyed making butterflies out of coffee filters and out of doilies.

With this spring weather, we have been having so much fun outside! Outdoor play is so valuable and we have been taking full advantage of the weather to get outside and play most days.

Reminders:

  • No School on Monday, May 23rd and Tuesday, May 24th
  • Next week I will send out information for signing up for year end Pre-K Parent Teacher Interviews- watch for that in your email!

Have a wonderful long weekend!

Mrs. Lawrence

Pre-K Classroom Updates

Hello again, everyone! Time has been flying in Pre-K and I can’t believe we are at the end of April! I wanted to share some photos of our classroom activities over the past two weeks. Please also read the important dates at the end of this post.

Last week we read Earth Book by Todd Parr and discussed all of the ways that we can be kind and show love to our Earth. We made our own Earth and used some great fine motor skills to do this. We used eye droppers to paint the blue, which was great practice to develop our pincher grasp and hand strength for writing. We then sponge painted the green and glued on a heart. These beautiful creations are hanging from our classroom ceiling.

The Earth Book

Last week we also had an obstacle course in the gym. This is one of our favourite gym activities and it is so great for developing our gross motor skills such as hopping, jumping, balancing and improving our strength.

This week we read spider books, sang songs about spiders and made a spider craft!

Pete the Cat and the Itsy Bitsy Spider Story

The Very Busy Spider Story

The Itsy Bitsy Spider Song

There’s a Spider on the Floor Song

We also have a new dramatic play center, a Pizza Restaurant, and enjoyed time playing outside this week!

Important Upcoming Dates:

  • Wednesday, May 4th and Thursday, May 5th we will do Hats On/Wear Green for Mental Health.
  • Tuesday, May 17th and Wednesday, May 18th are Spring & Class Photos days.
  • No School on Monday, May 23rd and Tuesday, May 24th.
  • Bentley School is offering a great, FREE parenting workshop on Thursday, May 5th at 7:00 pm. Check out the info here! https://bentley.wolfcreek.ab.ca/home/news/post/free-anchored-parenting-workshop

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Lawrence

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter weekend, Pre-K families! I hope everyone has a restful, enjoyable long weekend. We had fun this week in Pre-K completing bunny and egg activities. This post is mostly just pictures of some of the highlights! Our marshmallow bunnies were such a fun craft and I was so impressed with how everyone took their time to dip and stick all of the marshmallows on. Everyone also did such a fantastic job of drawing on their bunny’s face- our drawing skills have come so far!

We always love when we can incorporate dance songs into our day!

Easter Bunny Dance & Freeze

Boom Chicka Boom Easter

We also had a surprise activity outside this week! We were playing on the playground when we noticed there were cotton balls in a trail. The Easter bunny led us to another playground where there were eggs for us to find! They weren’t decorated yet so we each took one and then brought them back into the classroom to decorate with markers and stickers.

The M/W class visited the library this week, here are some pictures of our library tour with Mrs. McDiarmid!

Reminders:

  • No School on Monday, April 18th for Easter.

See you next week!

Mrs. Lawrence