May 18-29 Finish up strong focusing on letters W, X, Y and Z
Music M’s. Linda wraps up music celebrating butterflies. They grow and change into caterpillars, and we as Pre-Ker’s do the same!
Chapel One of our last lessons is a parable which can be tricky to explain but these kids do a great job showing how Jesus is the vine and we are the branches!
May 11-15 Celebrate Mom Week!
Music- Follow along with Schollastic’s At Home lesson of sound and music.
Chapel- Keep singing along, but add Mom to the mix since we celebrated Mother’s Day! Think about Jesus’ Mom, Mary, now think.... if YOU were’s Jesus’ Mom what would you teach him??? Let me know
Library-I’ll keep the class book up one more week but add some writing to the mix. Check out this website that gives you writing starters that can help your child imagine then write or draw ideas that goes with their original thought. It’s what authors and illustrators do!
Gym-Missing the gym? Many of you go to the Y so Try a Hip Hop dance class To get moving. It’s on YMCA360, check it all kinds of classes.
Science-Tapping into Scholastic’At Home, consider the ladybugs unit. If in session we would be studying live ladybugs and watching them grow so check out these stories and videos and explore this cool bug world. Don’t forget to ask questions, what if, why did, when I see this... be a scientist, ask questions, find answers or ask more questions, it’s how you learn.
May 4 - 8
Music. Ms..Linda has 2 videos for you reminding us that God is bigger than all of this so smile. The other one focuses on traveling and how we move along so take a musical trip or two!
Chapel. Pastor Keith says hi and will send a video soon but don’t forget Jesus loves you, sing it out!
Library. Play the 5 senses guessing game as I read our class book aloud. Remember making your page and creating the clues? See if you can guess what’s behind everyone’s handprint!
Gym. Check out Upper Dublin Public Library’s M’s. Jessica, she’s doing yoga and a story. See if you can do the poses!
Science. Time to get outside and see how things grow. Can you plant a seed, pick some weeds, watch an animal eat some food? There are living and non-living things. If it eats or breathes air, it’s living. If it doesn’t change, it’s is non-living. Try and identify some items in your backyard. Write or draw a list of 5 things and send a pic to me and I’ll post it. I’ll give you you some examples....... grass, rock, worm, fence, garden decoration, flower. Are they LIVING or NON-LIVING??????
Apr 27- May 1
MUSIC. M’s.Linda is back with another min- music lesson and this one is about rain. That’s been the weather throughout April so let’s sing about it and know how much it helps everything grow.
CHAPEL. Follow along in the Spark’s Bible with the story about Jesus appearing on the road to Emmaus
LIBRARY. Check out this site to get your child reading those easy reader books, no need to download just select an e-book and they can read aloud and finger swipe the words!
GYM. Give you brain a break and move with The Learning Station.
SCIENCE. Talk about the weather cycle, it starts with rain, gets absorbed into the ground or sits then evaporates back up into the sky.. See pic below and have your child draw their own version. For extra fun, get a coffee filter and draw a rainbow on it then spray water on it and see how the filter absorbs the colors, just like condensation
MUSIC. Check out ABCMouse’s vvvvvvvvideo for letter V, I like it. The other option is to sing along in Scholastic ABC Songbook, this one focuses on playing the imaginary violin. Attached is a violin factsheet that helps you think and write out numbers, remember when Ms. Linda brought in her real one I tried to play it? It’s not easy....
CHAPEL. Jesus rose from the dead but that’s hard to understand. Check out this bible lesson showing how the apostle Thomas doubted that Jesus was really alive. Talk about doubt, it’s a real feeling and we can trust God can get us through ANY doubt, trust Him.
LIBRARY. Follow along withMrs. Devlin as you hear about Miss Smith and her Incredible Storybook
GYM Dance Party! It gets your heart pumping and it’s fun. Recognize this song??? https://youtu.be/pjvQZzkeI_o
SCIENCE. Vv is the letter this week and Volume is the concept to test. Measure out 1 cop of water in a measuring cup then pour that amount of water into a variety of containers to show the amount is the same but see how it fills the different spaces vary between short cups or bowls, tall vases, wide containers etc. Line up 3 containers and compare how 1/2 cup of water or any liquid looks in one versus another. Can you identify all the Vv words in this section? (Answer: 5)
Apr 13-17 Virtual Prek
Monday — MUSIC Letter Uu is tricky, it’s in many words but there aren’t too many words that start with Uu. How about... Up.? Watch this video that sings the silly Dr. Seuss book, Great Day For Up Read along with the story and jump UP every time you see and read the word up!
Tuesday— CHAPEL He is Alive. Jesus died but then rose on the 3rd day, Easter! Make He’s Alive buns and notice what happens to the marshmallow Inside, it’s just like Jesus, we know it’s there we just can’t see Him
Wednesday—-LIBRARY There are 3 story choices on this website, intentional story time. Here is one live link I found for One Big Pair of Underwear. Afterwards you can download this underwear template and design your own.
Thursday— GYM. Move your body while reviewing the letter sounds, which ones are tricky? Play it over again, you’re pumping your heart!!
Friday— SCIENCE. Magnet play- time to Test magnetic force some more, we’ve played with them in class often but try testing these items at home....
Apr 5-10. Virtual Prek
Monday— MUSIC Ms. Linda is back and on YouTube with another mini music video! She’s working our rhyming skills as she sings “Down By the Bay”. Do you remember some of those rhymes, listen for some new rhymes created from the kids at St. Anthony’s school in Ambler
Tuesday -- CHAPEL Pastor Keith wishes you a Happy Holy Week and hopes you think about that special meal the disciples had with Jesus on Good Friday to get ready for Easter!
Wednesday--LIBRARY Listen to Mrs. Devlin read an “egg-cellent” book, The Riddle of the Lost Egg. Activity-
Trace an oval shape on white paper then decorate it and put it up as an Easter decoration in your house!
Thursday-- GYM- review the alphabet with Usher, get moving!
Friday-- SCIENCE, Think about it alphabet game- write all 26 letters A-Z uppercase and lowercase then find 26 items inside or outside your house, How can you connect them? Can you sort them? Put them in a bucket with water, which items float? Which items are heavy and which are light? Can any move on a ramp going down? Why don’t things move without help? Just brainstorm!!!
Mar 30-Apr 3. Virtual PreK
Class webpage continues in virtual Pre-K links:
Monday- MUSIC Letter Tt brings the Tt song. See if you can tap dance like Tina (hint: tape a penny to the bottom of any shoe and tap gently on a wooden or stone floor, send me pics or videos to share!
Tuesday-. CHAPEL Lent is moving along, we look at the Palm Sunday story when Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey. Here’s a coloring sheet to do and another idea is to draw, cut and fringe a palm leaf and wave it like the crowds did for Jesus
Wednesday- LIBRARY Read a book out loud with a family member
Thursday- GYM Workout with Jim Hartman Rhyme and Freeze video
Friday- Science. TOWER CHALLENGE- build with legos, sure, but how about other materials
like marshmellows, clothes, whatever you can find in your house, compare how tall they get and why some materials worked better than others.
Mar 23-27 Virtual Pre-K
Class webpage updated to reflect virtual Pre-K links:
Monday- MUSIC. See M’s. Linda’s video
Tuesday-. CHAPEL. See Pastor Keith’s video of Four friends miracle
Wednesday- LIBRARY. Click on Scholastic at home book flip “How do you know it’s spring?”
Thursday- GYM. View Mrs. Devlin’s Ss workout moves
Friday- SCIENCE do hand-on Ss activities straw racing, sink/float, soda science, and ask
questions like “what happens if” “why did that happen?”.....
Virtual PreK- March 19th Morning Meeting-
in 6 parts, each pauses for YOUR input....(and smaller file sizes!!)
pt 1- Good morning song
pt 2- Pledge
pt 3 & 4 Calendar
pt 5- Spring book on Scholastic site and guide to follow up activities
pt 6 - goodbye
Talk to you tomorrow to find out about Kyle and talk about our backyard and rhyme a bit too! DFTBA
Virtual Pre-K March 20th Outdoor Scavenger Hunt
Using same links as above to get to google drive, view the videos in3 parts:
pt 1- Mrs. Devlin Introduces the idea
pt 2- Mrs. Devlin shows her backyard
pt 3- Mrs. Devlin wraps up and sings goodbye
Mar 16-27. SCOOL CLOSED
Governor Wolf gave a press conference at 2:00 pm on Thursday March 12th regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. During this conference he gave the instruction to close all Montgomery County schools beginning tomorrow, March 13th for the next two weeks. We are following the Governor’s instruction and our school will not be open for the next two weeks.
Thank you all for your understanding and patience during this unsettling time. We will miss seeing all of your smiling faces but look forward to our healthy, happy return On Monday 3/31! If anything should change between now and then, I will be in touch! -Kathleen Vega
Ms. Linda got us in the St. Patrick's mood early as she played the tin whistle for us and we danced to some Irish music (see pics)! Ironically our healthy unit focused on how we take care of ourselves, doing first aid when possible and helping others too. We also focused on when we are sick and identified what we can do to get better reading a silly story titled How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon and in library I Am Sick. Our centers included taking care of pretend pets with our Pet Vet kit, coloring our germs fact booklet, washing some of our toys with soap and water (who knew how much fun THAT would be, they loved washing!!) Chapel brought the story of four friends who brought a sick friend to Jesus for healing. The fun part was it was so crowded at the house that they believed in Jesus so much and wanted to help their friend so they climbed up on the roof and lowered him down to get to Jesus, wow! Letter Rr brought lots of red coloring, rescue hero play, rice table fun, rainbow fingerpainting and rubber band design boards. We got silly painting with toothbrushes for art but it reminded us to have healthy teeth and sing the toothbrush song along with the hand washing song so we get all the germs out.
Reviewing N-Q was fun nailing, Spotting O’s, puzzling, q-tip towering. Growing Up Healthy unit kicked off with talk of our 5 senses. We made a class book that reviews this, it will be circulating soon. Chapel brought us another amazing miracle, Jesus walking on water. We made some motion art to show you this! Dr. Seuss and rhyming was celebrated all week , in music with a Green Eggs and Ham music game, reading Mr. Brown can Moo Can You along with hearing One Fish Two Fish at library.
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