Welcome to another weekly wrap up of what we have done in our VPK class.
This week we began our sight words with the word “is“- the next one will be “it”.
This week we focused on author and illustrator Eric Carle and read several of his books: The Mixed-Up Chameleon, 10 Little Rubber Ducks, The Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse, and 1,2,3 Zoo. Last week we read books that were illustrated by Eric Carle. We talked about the colors in the illustrations and what about the books were the same and different.
We learned about syllables. Syllables are the parts of a word. We clapped out and counted the syllables in our names and in various words that we heard in our stories. We then created a graph to see how many of each syllable there were in our class names.
After reading The Mixed-Up Chameleon, we got to draw a picture of our own unique animal. It was fun trying to think up different ways to express our own inner Eric Carle.
We also used watercolors to paint our own chameleons. With only the primary colors to use, we saw how mixing colors can create new colors!
Then, we took our color lessons over the past week and a half and combined it with our listening skills to correctly identify and learn positional words.
In Jewish Studies, we leaned about Tzedakah (charity). We read the book The Very Best Place For a Penny and talked about what a big mitzvah tzedakah is. We have the opportunity to practice this mitzvah each Friday at Shabbat.
To recap the Eric Carle week, we played a game that challenged us to remember which animal was from which book that Eric Carle illustrated.
In Gardening, we tracked the progress of our seeds…
Then we followed Ms. Amanda outside to the garden…
And planted our seeds!
We are enjoying the gross motor skills that we get to use during P.E. as well as during recess…
And even in our class!
We created our very own “B” bumble bee!
We wrapped up our week with a lesson in Community. A community is a place where people live, work, and play together. We talked about our class community, our school community, and the communities we live in.
This was the best week ever… Until next week!
Dates to Remember
Friday, September 16th- Preschool Wide Shabbat 10:00 am Ema: Lily Pop Aba: Dillon
Friday, September 23rd- Shabbat 10:00 am Ema: Emma Aba: Rafael
Monday and Tuesday, October 3rd and 4th- School Closed for Rosh Hashana
Friday, October 7th- Shabbat 10:00 am Ema: Hannah Aba: Max
Tuesday, October 11th- noon dismissal for Erev Yom Kippur
Wednesday, October 12th- School Closed for Yom Kippur
Friday, October 14th– Shabbat 10:00 am Ema: Milly Aba: Zachary
Monday and Tuesday, October 17th-18th – School Closed for Sukkot
Monday and Tuesday, October 24th-25th– School Closed for Shemini Atzeret and Simhat Torah
Monday, November 7th- No School for Parent Teacher Conferences
Monday, November 14th- No School for Teacher In-Service Day
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Have a great week!
Ms. Suzie & Ms. Melissa