Welcome to the 2018 pre-kindergarten web page
Mrs. Tchaconas Pre-K 101 & Mrs. Beltecas Pre-K 102
Web Page Updated: 4/12/18
Web Page Updated: 4/12/18
Welcome back from Spring Break. We have many exciting activities planned for our students. April is poetry month and the students will enjoy many classic children's poetry, and will also participate in creating a classroom garden. The students will become more aware of recycling, reusing and cleaning our environment by observing Earth Day.
April Explore unit of study is on Plants, which will focus on the following objectives: What are plants? Plants are living things; every part of a plant has an important function. 2) Plants grow from seeds and need water, nutrients and light to live. 3) Plants are all around us. 4) There are many different types of plants. 5) Plants are important for many reasons. 5) The children will explore thinking maps to guide them with the concept of seed to plant life cycle.
A list of monthly books that correspond to our curriculum is posted under "April Books" below.
April Building Blocks Math will focus on the following learning objectives: 1) Shape recognition and composition. 2) Accurately count and produce objects to 10 and beyond. 3) Comparing and ordering numbers. 4) Solving problems using strategies. 5) To add and subtract small numbers. 6) To quickly recognize the sum of two groups. 7) Math center: using math content vocabulary while working with math game activities and using technology (weekly skill building games).
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 April:
Unit 8: Plants
Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt by Kate Messner: Explore the hidden world of a garden.
The Curious Garden by Peter Brown: A little boy named Liam discovers a struggling garden and decides to take care of it.
An Orange in January by Dianna Hutts Aston: A celebratory picture of how oranges find their way to the grocery store.
The Vegetables We Eat by Gail Gibbons: Vegetables come in many shapes, colors and forms.
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
April Words for Life
Week of 4/2/18 – Garden
I will plant assorted seeds in the garden.
Week of 4/9/18 – Seed
I need to plant the seed in the soil for it to grow into a plant.
Week of 4/16/18 – Sprout
If you water your planted seed each day it will sprout up from the soil.
Week of 4/23/18 – Sunlight
Plants need plenty of sunlight and water.
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