Along with a new year comes new challenges, friendships, and dreams.
The PreK students accomplished a lot in January.
Word Time: We finished our chapter on Health and started the chapter Earth. Along with Squawker, the students had fun learning the pronunciation, spelling, and definition of words.
Penmanship: The students used their slates and the Wet Dry Try method to practice forming the letters and their Letters and Numbers for Me books to finish writing the Center Starting Capitals. They begin writing Words for Me in their books.
Math: We continue our chapter - Geometry. Using objects, children learn to identify position using top, middle and bottom. They also describe position using above, below, over and under. The students distinguish between left and right. We teach them to always shake hands with the right hand. They used their Mix and Make Shapes to sort shapes by sides and corners. The children completed their I Know My Numbers - #5 and #6 booklets.
Language and Literacy: We finished our chapter - Concepts About Print. Students learn to recognize letters, words, and sentences by observing their different characteristics. They learn to recognize their names and their friends' names. Children learn to recognize important signs in our world by sight. We started our chapter - Comprehension. Students make predictions about a book by looking at pictures and illustrations on the front cover. Using the Line It Up Story Cards, they learn to identify the beginning, middle, and end of a story.
PATHS: Twiggle, Henrietta, Daphne, and Duke help the students learn that sharing is caring. We discuss and demonstrate the importance of these gestures.
Chapel: The children always enjoy the visits by Father Rick on Wednesday. He reads us a bible story, we sing songs, and pray.
All the students at St. Mary's celebrated Martin Luther King's birthday with their "dreams" for the world displayed on cut-outs of their hands joined together.
God Bless everyone as we welcome 2018!!