Welcome to the 2018 pre-kindergarten web page
Mrs. Tchaconas Pre-K 101 & Mrs. Beltecas Pre-K 102
Web Page Updated: 10/1/18
Web Page Updated: 10/1/18
October is an exciting month with many school wide events planned starting with Picture Day and then Pumpkin Patch Day full of fun pumpkin picking activities. On Halloween the students get dressed with costumes and walk around the school yard for the March of Dimes fun raiser.
Starting this month our October topic will be on the Five Senses, along with a parent engagement Choice Board. The Choice Board will reflect our monthly topic and gives all parents an opportunity to choose an assignment with their child at home. Each child will bring in their project and share it with the other students during class. This incentive can encourage you and your child with the school to home learning connection.
The children will continue their journey of exploration and learning with an exciting topic focused on how we use our five senses to explore, investigate, and understand ourselves and our world. Children naturally explore the world around them through their senses. In this unit we support cognitive and language development by encouraging children to observe things in their immediate environment and begin to describe them in detail.
This month your child will bring home "Book in a Bag," on Friday for weekend reading (please return the book on Monday morning in your child's class folder). This incentive will encourage reading together, enjoying books and developing good literacy habits.
Building Blocks math program will focus on the following skills: 1) Develop verbal counting skills, 2) Counting and producing small groups, 3) Recognizing equal groups, 4) Duplicating rhythmic patterns, 5) Shape recognition, 6) Matching shapes and 7) math activity games on computer.
The Pre-K teaching staff thanks you for your support and participation. We are looking forward to an exciting month!
The Pre-Kindergarten Staff
Please view side panel "Dates to Remember," for information.
Below are Pre-K Topics for October
The Five Senses by Aliki
Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See by Eric Carle
Rah, Rah Radishes!: A Vegetable Chant by April Pulley Sayre
Tap Tap Boom Boom by Elizabeth Gluemle
Press Here by Herve Tullet
The Land Of Many Colors by the Klamath County YMCA Family Preschool Books
Whoever You Are by Mem Fox
Shades Of People by Shelly Rotner and Sheila M. Kelly
Hello World by Manya Stojic
We All Come From Different Cultures by Melissa Higgins
All Kinds of Children by Norma Simon
We Are All Alike, We Are All Different by The Cheltenham Elementary School Kindergarteners
We All Look Different by Melissa Higgins
We All Have Different Families by Melissa Higgins
The Mixed-Up Chameleon by Eric Carle
What I Like About Me! by Allia Zobel-Nolan
It's Okay to Make Mistakes by Todd Parr
It's Okay to be Different by Todd Parr
I Like Myself by Karen Beaumont
I Like Me! by Nancy Carlson
I'm Growing by Aliki
I'm Special, I'm Me! by Ann Meek
Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus
Little Louie the Baby Bloomer by Robert Kraus
Cupcake by Charise Mericle Harper
Spoon by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
October Words for Life
Week of 10/1/18 – See
I see the bright and colorful autumn leaves walking to school.
Week of 10/8/18 – Hear
I can hear the howling wind.
Week of 10/15/18 – Taste
I like the taste of pumpkin muffins.
Week of 10/22/18 – Feel
When I am walking, I can feel the autumn leaves under my feet.
Week of 10/29/18 – Smell
I can smell the chestnuts roasting.
Educational benefits include…