May 2013, vol. 32
This week we asked all sorts of questions about dinosaurs as we studied the letter Q. We received a special visit from Mr. Q, who was just full of questions in general. His best friend and constant companion, Miss U, also paid us a visit. Whenever you see Mr. Q, you will always see Miss U following right after him J The children each designed a four-patch square from construction and wallpaper scraps and we combined them to make a paper quilt. Notice your child’s design on display in our hallway the next time you walk to our room. J We also had fun making dinoculars (paper towel tube binoculars with dinosaur decorations) and using them to locate dinosaur eggs right here on our school grounds!
Thank you to Ian Kinney and Liana Strakosh for sharing your items from the ME Bags this week – great job!
Here is a brief description of what your child has been working on so far in Pre-K this past week:
English Language Arts – We enjoyed the following picture books this week: My Q Sound Box by Jane Belk Monroe; Questions, Questions by Allison Schmerler; Dinosaur Dance by Joe Noonan; The Dinosaur In My Backyard by B.G. Hennessey and The Dinosaur by Anna Milbourne and Mandy Field.
Math – We counted quarters as well as our calendar days. We also counted dinosaur eggs as each child was entitled to two for their bag.
Science – We asked questions and consulted Christian-based resources to try to explain how dinosaurs became extinct. We used this word and explained what it means as well as the word fossil, which is how scientists know that dinosaurs actually existed. Did you know that the word dinosaur means “terrible lizard?” Your son/daughter will hopefully remember this translation J
Bible Times – We reviewed how God created the world (Genesis 1). Having completed a study of the planets and viewing photographs of the Earth from outer space, the students were able to make comparisons to what the Earth looked like before God said “Let there be light.” The Earth is the only friendly-looking planet, with its blues and greens. We also considered events that could have led to the dinosaurs’ extinction, such as: The Great Flood, a rapid freeze and/or a volcano or meteorite occurrence.
- Memorial Day Holiday (no classes) – Monday, 5/27.
- Moving Up Ceremony/Last Day of pre-K – Friday, 6/14 (see parent letter sent home today).