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Preschool Ms. Monica

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Language/Literacy

We are working on identifying the letters in our names both upper and lowercase. We are also learning about the parts of a story beginning, middle and end.   We have also will been reading and learning about different communities. We are learning new vocab words each week that go along with our stories about community. 

Books:
Llama Llama and the Bully Goat
A Day in the Life of A Fire Fighter
Blizzard 





Expedition 
(Science/Social Studies)
We are beginning our unit on Hibernation. We have been learning what it means to hibernate and about different animals that hibernate in NH. Each student will chose an animal and we will research where they hibernate in the winter and if they sleep all winter or wake up an snack at different times. 
 

Math
We have been talking about patterns, we have been making patterns with our bodies dancing. We are learning the days of the week and doing lots of counting. We have also been working on position words below, beside, under, over. 

We are working on counting 1-10 counting one object for each number. We are working on identifying numerals 1-10.  We are also working on sorting objects. 
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Social Emotional

We are working on peer problem solving. The students are learning how to use their words with their friends. We are also working on sharing and how to use kind words with our friends. We are also working on our school rules. 
We have 3 rules:
BE SAFE
    Use Walking Feet
    Keep our hands and Feet to ourselves
    Use Listening Ears
BE KIND
    Use Nice words
    Help each other
    Share
TAKE CARE OF OUR THINGS
    Help clean up

 We have also been working on using our words with our friends when we are upset. We worked on different ways to solve problems such as ignoring it, walking away, taking turns, playing with someone.

We have also started talking about our choices. We have a stop light that represents our choices:
Green-Safe Choices
Yellow- Warning Need to Make Better Choices
Red- Unsafe/Dangerous Choices

Physical/Health

We are learning about the importance of using tissues and washing our hands. I  would like to have family member come in and share a healthy snack once a month with the students. Something that we could make together. If you are interested please let me know so we could set up a day for you to come in and share. 

We have been spending time outside playing in the snow climbing up snow hills, making snow angels and building snowmen. 


EVENTS

2/2/18 100th day of School

2/5-2/9 Spirit Week
Monday: Dress like your favorite Super Hero/ Villain 
Tuesday: Favorite Character Day
Wednesday: Class Theme (Dress in your favorite Color)
Thursday: Monroe Mustang 
Friday: Lip Sync Battle

Winter Break: February 26th-March 2nd


Reminders


Please send your child with an extra set of clothes.

The weather is changing please make sure that your child has jackets and clothes for the weather. 

Mondays is Physical Education please send sneakers or have your child wear sneakers.

Please feel free to contact me via email mbixby@monroeschool77.com or a phone call with any questions or concerns.