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Jump Start Pre-K

Jan.29- Feb. 2, 2018



Looking Back

This week the children stepped back in time to explore the “pioneer” way of life. We had a look at how pioneers lived and survived on the frontier, (what they ate, how they dressed, how they traveled, games that the children played, and etc.). We studied maps to see where the pioneers began their journey and where they might have settled. Tuesday, we played, “covered wagon corral” during circle time. On Wednesday, we played, “covered wagon counting” and participated in the “past/present” activity. On Thursday, they especially enjoyed eating cornbread muffins and molasses to get a “taste” of a meal that was often had in a pioneer home. Of course, our favorite day was Friday, field trip day to the Doak House Museum. Books we read:

Covered Wagon, Bumpy Trails

A Little Prairie House

Long Ago Children

On Our Way

Winter in the Big Woods

Going to Town

If You Were a Pioneer on the Prairie



During Literacy Group this week, the children focused on the books, Sadie and the Snowman, The First Day of Winter and When Winter Comes. The children recalled details to sequence of events in the stories, retold familiar parts of the stories, made predictions, identified letter-sounds and seasons, participated in prewriting activities, and participated in rhyming activities.

The children also enjoyed eating red licorice, drinking hot cocoa and playing our “number snowman” activity.


A Look Ahead

Next week our unit will be Valentines.



Reminder: Label all coats, jackets, gloves, and toboggans.

Feb. 13th, pre-k students will be singing at the School Board Meeting at 7:00 pm….. arrive at 6:45 in the Heritage Room.



*** Pre-K Registration for 2018-2019 is Feb. 22st, 8:15 a.m.-11:00 a.m.



After reading a book with your child, ask your child to illustrate the story for you.

Mrs. Joi