Explorers Classroom Overview

Pre-K 5

Ms. Fatima & Ms. Michelle
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Robin Eastwood
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Ms. Michelle

Michelle Alvarado

Explorer​ ​NewsletterSeptember 18- September 22, 2017(We will be combining two themes this week)THEME:​ ​Home​ ​and​ ​Family​ ​&​ ​Fall/AutumnVocabulary: Cooperation;​ ​HibernationVisual​ ​Perception​ ​&Reading​ ​Readiness: Weekly Reader; “Fall Words—Write theRoom”; finding the letters “Nn”, “Hh” and “Aa”in a field; Autumn sequencing–which happensfirst, second, third, and last; word searches andmazes.

Auditory​ ​Perception&​ ​Listening: Stories:​ ​“There’s No Place Like Home”;

“Families Are Different”; “The Berenstain BearsAre A Family”. Autumn​ ​Songs​ ​for​ ​Children:“Orange, Yellow, Red and Brown Song” and the“Way Up High in the Apple Tree Song”Visual​ ​Motor: Leaf rubbings; cutting; painting; gluing;Do-A-Dot stamping; tracing our hands andfinger dotting with paint.

ExpressiveLanguage: Discussing family and the importance andcontribution of each family member.Discussing the changes taking place outdoorsduring the season of Fall: weather, leaveschange color, animal behavior. Discussing the

meaning of “hibernation” and which animalsget ready for this and why.

Cognitive​ ​Skills: Discussing and understanding how families aredifferent. Understanding the basic changes thattake place during autumn. Reviewing andidentifying with Fall colors-red, yellow, orangeand brown; Reviewing the concept of wholeand half.

Phonics: Reviewing the letter “Nn” and introducing the

letters “Hh” and Aa”. Learning aboutconsonants and that ‘Aa’ is a vowel; it has ashort and long sound. “Basket of Apples LetterMatch”.

Math​ ​andNumber​ ​Fun: Reviewing our numbers 0-5 and its one-to-onecorrespondence; learning and practicingdifferent ways in which numbers can berepresented. Working on number words; 5and 10 frames; number lines; dot-to-dot andtallying. Graphing and Tallying: Which ColorApple Was Our Favorite? “Stick House Math.”Science: Looking at Fall leaves, acorns and apple seedswith a magnifying glass. Tasting red, green andyellow apples.

Art: “’Hh’ is for hand.”; Autumn TreeSocial​ ​Skills: Reinforcing the concept that being a part of afamily means doing chores and helping one

another. Learning to share and take turnswhen playing with others. Learning aboutcooperation.

Reminders: **If​ ​you​ ​have​ ​not​ ​done​ ​so​ ​already,​ ​pleasesend​ ​in​ ​$6.50​ ​to​ ​cover​ ​the​ ​cost​ ​of​ ​yourchild’s​ ​subscription​ ​for​ ​Weekly​ ​Reader.**Please​ ​send​ ​your​ ​child’sfolder/homework​ ​and​ ​a​ ​labeled​ ​waterbottle,​ ​daily.**Dismissal​ ​begins​ ​at​ ​2:15​ ​p.m.​ ​fromour​ ​classroom.​ Students​ ​must​ ​bepicked​ ​up​ ​by​ ​2:30​ ​to​ ​avoid​ ​a​ ​latecharge.

-Please contact me through my e-mail with any

questions or concerns:kbccexplorer@gmail.com

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