Explorers Classroom Overview
Explorer NewsletterFebruary 5 – February 9, 2018THEME: Science Week, Inventors and
Vocabulary: hypothesis; prediction/ predictVisual Perception &Reading Readiness: Weekly Reader; Continuing to associate wordswith the beginning letter sounds learned.Continuing to review sight words and using themtogether in written form to create and read simplesentences.
Auditory Perception& Listening: Poems about Solid, Liquid, and Gas and reviewingthe differences between them; Learning about BenFranklin, Thomas Edison, and Alexander GrahamBell.
Visual Motor: Continuing to practice writing letters andnumbers using correct form; Letter “C” and “Q”mazes; stamping sight words; continuing with ourcutting and gluing skills.
ExpressiveLanguage: “What is an inventor?” and “Why are thingsinvented?” Discussing items and objects that weuse daily and how life might be different withoutthem. Discussing “What are experiments and whyare they important?”
Cognitive Skills: Learning the difference between the concepts“Push vs. Pull” and reviewing the meaning of“evaporation.”
Phonics: Continuing to review the letters “Ss”, “Cc”, “Qq”,and other letters learned and their sounds.
Math andNumber Fun: Reviewing numbers 0-19 and introducing thenumber 20 and its quantitative values.Continuing to work on the concept of addition,tallying, graphing and which numbers comebefore/ after. Playing “What’s My Number?”
Science: Learning through experiments:
● Does water travel to the leaves of a plant?● Trying to grow a sweet potato plant and willa head of lettuce or celery regrow?● Learning about germs: Why is it importantto keep our hands clean?● Which objects are magnetic?● Experiments with water and various objects.
Art: Light bulb headbandSocial Skills: Continuing to work on not talking when
our teachers are talking.
Reminders: *Wednesday, 2/14 – Donuts for Dads - 8:30 to 9:30
a.m.*Monday, 2/19 – No School - Presidents’ Day