Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all Pre-K families!  I hope everyone enjoyed the Christmas break and got to spend lots of time with friends and families.  It was so great to hear all about your Christmas festivities and adventures this week- all of the Pre-K students were so excited to share.

Pre-K students were also excited about the new dramatic play centre in our classroom.  We now have a library where students can check out books and look at them in the loft.  Students can also be the librarian, the book shelver and the story time reader.  This centre promotes great collaboration and turn taking skills as well as a love of literacy.  We are looking forward to checking out our school library next week.

In Pre-K this month we will be doing lots of activities to do with snow and snowmen- I am so glad we have lots of snow outside to also discover and play in.  We were happy to get outside Monday and Tuesday of this week before it got too cold!  This week, we read stories by Caralyn Buehner; Snowmen at Night and Snowmen All Year.  These stories allow us to explore our imagination and promote great classroom discussions about what we would do with a magic snowman of our own.

Snowmen at Night

Snowmen All Year

We used the illustrations from Snowmen at Night to inspire our art project this week.  We coloured coffee filters with markers and then sprayed them to illustrate the colours in the sky.  We then glued on small, medium and big circles for our snowmen.  These beautiful creations are hanging from the ceiling in our classroom.

Below is the poem we are currently learning and using our fingers to practice counting. See if your child can remember how it goes and the actions!

Winter Songs for Preschoolers

Reminders:

  • Scholastic book orders due Thursday, January 16th.  You can place your order here: Scholastic
  • Pre-K and Kindergarten registration for next year is now open!  Please follow the link sent to you by email.  Please let me know if you have any questions!
  • We have more great Family Oriented Programming sessions planned between January and March.  Check out all of the sessions here: FOP.  These sessions are free to attend and you can attend in any community.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Mrs. Lawrence

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