In September we had a grand entrance with a circus theme and like the human cannonball, it was a blast! Our month continued to Teddy Bear Picnic where students rounded out their week enjoying lunch with their favorite furry bears. The end of month recognized Johnny Appleseed's birth and all of his accomplishment. Johnny Appleseed traveled the United States spreading the love of God, sharing his knowledge of apples, growing and starting apple orchards in several states and making friends with animals along the way. We could all learn a little from Johnny Appleseed who believed that every man was his brother.
Pop! on in for a great start to a fantastic year in pre-kindergarten. We are looking forward to the start of another great year at St. John's Preschool. This IS our circus and these ARE our monkeys! We can't wait for this wild ride to begin.
This week our focus will be on different types of transportation. Students will create a helicopter, trash truck and hot air balloon. They will participate is STEM activities related to wheels and movement of vehicles and building pathways. The reading lessons are progressing to new letter sounds including o, f and u. Many of the students are getting excited as they begin to independently sound out words in the lessons.
Extended Day Pre-K students have been busy learning about gingerbread. The teachers have been reading different variations of the original story, "The Gingerbread Man." Students will complete the week in celebration with a gingerbread party.
Students are also gearing up for a showing of "The Grinch". Students will be using tens frames to count and identify numbers, work on identifying elements of the story, building sentences, creating a Grinch craft and more! Students will do a comparison of the Grinch story in the book versus the storyline of the movie.