MAIL TO PRESCHOOL:
We have had a wonderful time writing letters to preschool friends. They also have a mail box outside of their classroom. We have traded words and pictures to each other. It has been a great opportunity for Pre-K friends to practice their writing and reading skills. We went in the hallway to the Preschool cubbies. Friends chose a preschool friend to write to. Together we sounded out the letters of their preschool pen pals name.
Iyron wanted to write a letter to Holden. Holden happened to be coming out to his cubby. “What’s your favorite animal?” Iyron asked hoping to draw it for him on the letter. “A narwhal,” said Holden. “Show me,” said Iyron. Holden sat down and began to draw and explain what a narwhal looked like. Holden and friends listened closely.
On another day a small group of friends were having difficulty with the letters writing on the cubby labels. Together we sounded out and wrote down each letter for them to copy onto the paper. Children did their best to write the letters using scrabble pieces to guide them when they got stuck.
In a discussion about mail, friends had many ideas about the post office and where the mail goes.
During first week of school we revisited our classroom agreements. Friends made suggestions on how our classroom works best.
*Gentle hands and feet
*Treating our materials nicely
After going over the agreements each day we invited the children to sign them.
The juice project was a big hit. We collected, sorted and counted our fruits and veggies. Children helped make a chart graphing how many of each we had. The juice was delicious and almost everyone enjoyed it! We plan on doing more cooking projects in the near future using appliances. Our group is very curious about machines and how they work.