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Welcome to Room 29! Our website is a collection of photos of all the fun that we have. Through arts and crafts, songs, and play, we are continuing to develop our listening and spoken language skills. We're a strong, silly group and would love to have you follow along as we continue to grow!

Pre-K

Theme: Feelings. Project: Masks.

Theme: Feelings. Project: Masks.

Go Noodle-Zumba!

Go Noodle-Zumba!

Go Noodle-Zumba!

Go Noodle-Zumba!

Math: Counting numbers and sorting shapes

Math: Counting numbers and sorting shapes

Theme: All About Me. Projects: Face Collages!

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Theme: All About Me. Project: Compare Height

Theme: All About Me. Project: Compare Height

Daily Program

A typical day in Room 29 consists of:

 

-Classroom time: manipulatives, dramatic play, creative art projects, snack/cooking

-Group time: stories, music, movement, videos

-Outdoor time

-Individual iPad use

-Math, science, and literacy

-Mainstream opportunities with Kindergarten through play, music class, dance class, gardening class

-Speech sessions

-Thematic units based on preschool standards 

Welcome Back!

Welcome to the 2016/2017 school year at Melrose Ave. Elem! Here in Pre-K we are very excited to get back into the swing of things. All returning and new students have had great attendance, great attitudes toward being in school, and great participation during group activities. This week, our theme was 'Wheels on the Bus' in honor of all pre-k students bravely and happily arriving to and from school every day on the bus. We learn through arts and crafts, song, role play, shapes, colors, cutting, gluing. We look forward to showing you more of our work as the weeks and months pass us by in this new school year! IMG_1258.JPG

Fun Fridays

Fun Fridays

A favorite time of the week is when we head to the D/HH Kinder and 1st grade classroom to sing songs with them. If we're lucky, the 2nd/3rd grade D/HH class joins as well, and if we're really lucky, our Principal joins in with his guitar!

This is a very special chance for all of these students to get to know one another. It's also a glimpse into other settings and language possibilities for our preschoolers. The songs that the K/1 class sing are different from our own, yet we're catching on quickly! The main focus of these songs are letter names and letter sounds, which are crucial for reading development. Not to mention, we get to snap our fingers, sing along, and be amongst friends. 

Name Puzzles-Sort and Solve!

Name Puzzles-Sort and Solve!

Tracing Letters

Tracing Letters

We are spending more time with our iPads in the classroom. A current favorite app (although it's tricky!) is to trace letters with our fingers. The app directs the child on the proper order, to develop those fine motor, pre-writing, and literacy skills. 

Library Time

We really enjoy heading to the school library on a regular basis, and checking out books. Each student has the chance to listen to a story and then roam the library on their own, in order to select the book of their choice. We take time to look through them and then head back to class, where we keep the books safe while we revisit them again and again until it's time to exchange them for something new.

We really enjoy heading to the school library on a regular basis, and checking out books. Each student has the chance to listen to a story and then roam the library on their own, in order to select the book of their choice. We take time to look through them and then head back to class, where we keep the books safe while we revisit them again and again until it's time to exchange them for something new. 

Leaf Art

Leaf Art

Nature Scavenger Hunt

Nature Scavenger Hunt
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Little Artists

When we draw, write, or color, we are using our fine motor skills. Having children manipulate various artistic tools such as thin and thick crayons, colored pencils, and markers allows their fingers to become familiar with the lifelong skill of writing. This also develops their literacy, and hand-eye coordination. When students can focus on a task such as drawing, they are learning how to attend to a duty as well as letting their creative juices flow. It's fun to see what they can come up with, and the pride they take when they are finished-especially when they know they can take their work home to mommy! 

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Snack Time

Most days, we enjoy a light snack after we run around at recess. The students practice their table manners-asking for certain items (or saying

Most days, we enjoy a light snack after we run around at recess. The students practice their table manners-asking for certain items (or saying "No, thank you") and cleaning up after themselves. We often turn snack into a math lesson, by counting out food items-soon we'll try adding! 

Working those muscles!

Working those muscles!

Using all our strength!

Using all our strength!

We LOVE P.E.!

We LOVE P.E.!

Daily Schedule

 

8:06-8:30       Breakfast in the Classroom 

                        Device Checks, Ling 6 Sound Test

 

8:30-9:00      Morning Station/Center

 

9:00-9:30       Opening Circle

 

9:30-9:50       Small Group Activities

 

9:50-10:10     Recess

 

10:15-10:30   Snack

 

10:30-11:00   Whole Group Lesson/Project

 

11:00-11:30   Dramatic Play

 

11:30-11:50   Lunch

 

11:50-12:20   Outdoor Play

 

12:20-12:30  Pack up for dismissal/Walk to bus

 

+Library

+Music

+Dance

+Garden Rangers

+Speech 

+Auditory Verbal Therapy

+P.E. 

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