Galaxy Room week in review 9/10-14

Galaxy Room week in review

Notes and Reminders
● Thanks to Jesse R.’s family for the delicious snack this week!
● We are noticing a lot of students who are hungry throughout the day, as they are adjusting to their new Pre-K school schedule. We eat lunch at 11:45, and have an afternoon snack at 2:15. Please take a moment to talk with your child about their lunch time needs, and the importance of fueling their bodies and minds with healthy food.
● Please make sure to sign up for 2 weeks of snack so that we cover the entire school year. Sign-up sheet is located near the sign-in book.
● Irvington had a school wide fire drill on Wednesday. Pre-K did an awesome job! We will practice this monthly.

Monday: To kick off our Alphabet Study this week, we explored the letter A. In our small groups students practiced writing the letter A, identifying both the uppercase and lowercase A, as well as making the sign language A. We noticed all the fellow students who have a name that starts with an A or contains an A. Throughout the week, students engaged in a variety of activities to support letter recognition. This week we also started our Family unit. We read This is My Family and talked about families. We looked at who is in our family, and looked at our family photos on the family board. For our project, we used twistable colored pencils to draw pictures of our family and name all the people in our drawings.

Tuesday: Today we read My Family Community by Bobbie Kalman and Families by Shelley Rotner and Sheila Kelly. We talked about fun things we do with our families and students shared what they really like to do with their family. Some of the things we shared that we like to do with our family are playing games, eating food at restaurants, watching movies, reading books, riding bikes, and snuggling. We continued working on our family portraits during project time. Today we started our daily gym time with Teacher Mike. We will go to the gym every day for 20 minutes.

Wednesday: We continued our discussion on families by focusing on the non-human members of our families. During group time, we practiced our listening skills while we took turns sharing about the pets we have at home (or pets we wish we had). For our special project, we used crayons to create portraits of our pets or dream pets, and posted them onto a pet chart in the classroom! Today we also had a fire drill, and the students did a great job listening and following the directions.

Thursday: We talked about friends today, and read the book All Kinds of Friends by Shelley Rotner and Sheila Kelly. We discussed all the different kinds of friends we can have, and how they can be part of our family, part of our classroom and that having many friends can make us very happy. For our project today, students made a friendship necklace for one friend in the classroom. Students drew a name and made the necklace for that person. Everyone made one and everyone got one!

Friday: We had a chance to finish up some projects from the week, and we wrapped up discussions on family and friends. We also discussed classroom jobs that we will begin on Monday. We also practiced our first Lock Down Drill, and the Pre-K students did a great job staying quiet. After snack, we passed out the friendship necklaces that we made for each other. Your child will have a necklace made by a friend in the class, and that friend’s name will be on the necklace.

Have a marvelous weekend
-Galaxy Room