Welcome to the 2018 pre-kindergarten web page
Mrs. Tchaconas Pre-K 101 & Mrs. Beltecas Pre-K 102
Web Page Updated: 1/29/19
Web Page Updated: 1/29/19
February is a very exciting month filled with many activities and events, along with our Winter Celebration on February 28th (See side panel, "Dates to Remember," for information). Our February topic will focus on Light and we
appreciate all the hard work you have done with the Choice Board monthly projects.
The February Explore topic is on Light, and the children move from exploring various modes and aspects of transportation to inquiring and thinking critically about light, darkness and shadows. The children will start developing scientific awareness of natural and man made sources of light and exploring shadows. Enduring understandings the student should have by the end of the unit are the following: 1)There are many types of lights in our homes and our cities, 2) Light helps us see and stay warm, 3) Light helps us grow, 4) When there is little or no light it is dark, 4) Shadows appear when an object blocks light.
Building Blocks math program will focus on the following objectives this month: 1) Counting objects to 10 and beyond, 2) Numeral recognition, 3) Sorting and classifying, 4) Patterning: to recognize, duplicate, and extend repeating patterns 6) Shape identification, matching shapes, and shapes in the environment, 9) Adding and subtracting small numbers, 10) Math activity games on computer during learning centers.
We encourage you to work together with your child on the parent engagement Choice Board for this unit. The Choice Board will reflect our monthly topic and gives all parents an opportunity to choose an assignment with your 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 in developing their educational growth.
We are continuing "Book in a Bag," on Friday for weekend reading (please return the book on Monday morning in your child's class folder). This initiative will encourage reading together, enjoying books and developing good literacy habits and book handling skills.
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 February
Round Trip, by Ann Jonas
Can't You Sleep Little Bear, by Martin Waddell
All About Light, by Lisa Trumbauer
Moonbear's Shadow, by Frank Asch
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
February Words for Life
Week of 2/4/19– light
Sunlight is natural light.
Week of 2/11/19 – Reflection
I can see my reflection in the mirror.
Week of 2/18/19– Transparent
I can see through the transparent glass window.
Week of 2/25/19- Shadow
I noticed that when light is blocked a shadow appears.