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Sue Dodd PreK May 11-15

This is our last full week of school.  This week we have been reviewing many things we have learned this year.  Colors,

shapes, letter and sound recognition, number recognition, words we learned and several other things.   During center time we got in groups and created buildings built out of building blocks.  We also did graphs and counted linking cubes to see what color had the most links. We had fun going on the hill and taking our last class picture.   It has been a busy week…

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Added by Sue Ellen Dodd on May 15, 2015 at 3:23pm — No Comments

Sue Dodd PreK April 27-May 1, 2015

This week our theme was "Wonderful Water".  We have had a lot of fun doing little activities with water.  One of their favorites was doing our bubble activity.  Our magic letter this week was the letter Jj along with reviewing all of our letters we've already learned.  We went outside and read a book this week "Cordoroy Goes to the beach", then took lots of fun pictures.  The kids really enjoyed this book and of course had fun going…

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Added by Sue Ellen Dodd on May 1, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Sue Dodd PreK April 20-24, 2015

We have had a great week learning all about "The Garden".  We learned our theme song "Plant some seeds as well as sang lots of other songs.  We watched videos on the planting process and how the roots grow from seeds.

We planted radishes, carrots, and onions, in our root viewer and are anxiously waiting for our seeds to sprout roots and grow.   We made several graphs this week about plants, tools and bugs we need and see in the…

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Added by Sue Ellen Dodd on April 24, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Sue Dodd PreK April 13-17, 2015

This week our theme was Space/NIght/Day.   Our theme song was Mr. Sun.  For our vocabulary words we added night, sleep, dark, day, stars, moon, sun, and planets.   For our phonological awareness we did onset rhyme blending.  For letter/sound recognition we learned the letter Yy, and reviewed the number 1-10.   For our shared writing we named things we do during the day and night.  We read several books like: How the Sky Got its Stars, The Solar System and What Makes Day and Night.

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Added by Sue Ellen Dodd on April 17, 2015 at 3:31pm — No Comments

Sue Dodd PreK April 7-10, 2015

This week our theme was "Weather".  For our theme song we sang "What's the Weather?"  We watched videos of the different kinds of clouds, rain and thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, hail storms, sandstorm and snow.  For vocabulary we wrote words about the weather and for phonologiical awareness we did onset rhyme blend letter together.  For our shared writing we learned descriptive sentences: Ants have red heads.  They really enjoyed this.  We also watched and…

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Added by Sue Ellen Dodd on April 10, 2015 at 3:42pm — No Comments

Sue Dodd PreK March 30 - April 2, 2015

This has been a fun 4 day week.  This week we studies "Backyard Creatures".  We talked all about ants, bees, grasshoppers, katydids, frogs, ladybugs and other insects.  Our magic letter this week was the letter /Ii/ and we continued to work on thyming words as well as silly/nonsense rhyming words.  We made caterpillars and dyed Easter eggs in art, watched one of our chicks hatch and on Thursday we had the priviledge to watch Howe's "Mane Attraction"  perform.  It was absolutely fantastic. …

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Added by Sue Ellen Dodd on April 2, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Sue Dodd PreK March 23-27, 2015

Wow!  This has been a fun week learning all about the "OCEAN".  We have learned about so many different kinds of ocean life.  Two of the favorites of the class this week was, the Norwhal whales and the seaweed dragon.  I have been very impressed with how much information my kiddos have had about these ocean animals.  They have also named some I had never heard of.  Thankful for Octanauts and what they are teaching kids.  Our favorite book was "Under the Sea" telling all about the…

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Added by Sue Ellen Dodd on March 27, 2015 at 10:17am — No Comments

Sue Dodd PreK March 2 - 6, 2015

We have had an exciting week this week starting with Dr. Seuss's birthday.  Monday, "The Cat in the Hat" came in and

read "Green Eggs and Ham", and we also got to eat green eggs and ham.  Some of the kids said "We don't like that", but when they tasted it, they loved it.  We had fun taking pictures with the "Cat in the Hat" and his helpers.  We have read lots of Dr. Seuss' books this week and well as, watched several movies of his.  We also celebrated Isabella and Sheyla's birthday on…

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Added by Sue Ellen Dodd on March 6, 2015 at 3:49pm — No Comments

Sue Dodd PreK Feb. 23-27, 2015

This week has been a short week because of the snow.   Our unit for the week was on Zoo Animals. We studied the letter /Kk/ this week, it's recognition and sound and reviewed our numbers 1-10. We played our Big Dice Game, "What's my Number".  They love this. We discussed lions, tigers, reptiles, birds, and fish, elephants, zebras, giraffes and more.  The students made a book titled, Zoo Colors. We reviewed our color words and worked on learning our color sight words.  On Friday we had "Show…

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Added by Sue Ellen Dodd on February 27, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Sue Dodd PreK Feb. 17-20, 2015

Wow!!!! What an exciting and fun week we had had.  It's hard to know where to start.  Another great week on the farm.

This has been a short week due to having Monday off, so we've had to cover a lot of farm animals this week.  We learned all about the cow, the pig, the duck and of course our precious little chicks.  We have had a fun time watching Mrs. T take care of the baby owlets.  They are really growing.  We have all had such a wonderful time.  The students have been so excited. …

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Added by Sue Ellen Dodd on February 20, 2015 at 3:17pm — No Comments

Sue Dodd PreK Feb. 9 - 13, 2015

This has been a busy, fun week for my munchkins.  Our theme this week was "Growing Up".  Our magic letter this week was E/e and we sang our songs about the letter E and the color white.  On Wednesday, we celebrated our 100th day celebration of 100 days of school.  On Friday we celebrated Valentines Day and had lots of goodies.  We are working hard on rhyming words and we are on our 3rd reader "The Picnic".  Our most exciting thing this week besides our parties was getting to watch Mrs. T,…

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Added by Sue Ellen Dodd on February 13, 2015 at 4:09pm — No Comments

Sue Dodd PreK Jan. 26 - 30, 2015

This week in our theme was Pets. We sang B-I-N-G-O as our theme's song. What made list of good/bad pets for our Shared Writing for the week. We discussed our own pets, made sentences about our pets, and counted the words in the sentences.  Our letter/sound of the week was Tt. We read a Clifford magazine and a Let's Find Out magazine this week.  We watched a short video about Polar Bears also, and discussed where they live, what they eat, and then did a graphing activity about arctic…

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Added by Sue Ellen Dodd on January 30, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Sue Dodd PreK Jan. 19 - 23, 2015

This week have learned all about our "Forest Animals Unit".  We have learned about bears, birds, deer, squirrels,  chipmunks, rabbits, raccoons, frogs and mice.  We have learned what they look like, where they live, what foods they eat and how they take care of their babies.

We had a lot of fun at craft time making rabbits, raccoon puppets, frog plates and our mittens.  We read the "The Mitten" and then made them with all our animals inside.

We reviewed all our letters,…

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Added by Sue Ellen Dodd on January 23, 2015 at 3:29pm — No Comments

Sue Dodd PreK Jan. 12 -17-15

This week in our class was "Working Together".  Our theme song was also "Working Together".  The boys and girls really enjoyed this song.  We discussed ways we can work together to make our homes, schools and jobs a better place.  For vocabulary we made a list of words about working together.  We also worked on rhyming this week and made up silly rhymes.  Our magic letter of the week was the letter /Bb/ and we learned our special song…

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Added by Sue Ellen Dodd on January 16, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Sue Dodd PreK Jan. 5-9-15

The theme this week in our classroom was "JOBS". Our theme's song was also titled "Jobs". We made a list of many jobs that people do:  firefighter, doctor, nurse, teacher, police officer, mail carrier, cook/waitress, prison guard, coal miner and dentist and we discussed what tools they use for their jobs.  We drew pictures of what we would like to be when we grow up. Our letter/sound of the week was Vv.  We read and sang about Victor Vulture and practiced writing Vv in the sky, on our palms,…

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Added by Sue Ellen Dodd on January 9, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Sue Dodd PreK December 8 - 12, 2014

This week our theme was "WINTER".  We discussed a lot about what clothes we should wear in the winter and did a graph on Winter clothing vs. Summer clothing.  Our vocabulary words were: winter, snow, cold, hat, scarf, boots and gloves.

We read lots of books all about winter time: "One Winter's Day, Clifford's First Snowy Day, Sam the Snowman, The Mitten and A Silly Snowy Day".  We finished out Dear Santa letters and sent them in.

Our special letter this week was /Cc/ and our…

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Added by Sue Ellen Dodd on December 8, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Sue Dodd PreK November 17 - 20, 2014

In Pre-K  this week our theme was "Thanksgiving".  We reviewed this week the letters and numbers that we have already learned.  We introduced the song "Tommy Turkey", which the children loved.  We learned about the first Thanksgiving, about the pilgrims and Indians, the foods they ate and what they wore.  For our Journals we did "How to cook a turkey" and our turkey hand prints.  We learned the song "Dinners Ready and then made our books…

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Added by Sue Ellen Dodd on November 20, 2014 at 7:26pm — No Comments

Sue Dodd PreK 11/10 - 11/14/14

This week in class, our theme was "Making Things".  We talked about and made list of classroom tools, building tools, kitchen tools and medical tools.  Our theme song this week was "Johnny's hammer.  We introduced and learned the letter /Nn/ and the #7 song.  For our nursery rhyme this week we introduced and learned Pat-a-cake.  We read Alphabet Under Construction as well as some Thanksgiving Season.  We began working on our Dinner's Ready book to present to our parents before…

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Added by Sue Ellen Dodd on November 14, 2014 at 3:27pm — No Comments

Sue Dodd PreK 11/3 - 11/7/14

This week our theme was "Neighborhood".  We learned about place in our community like Post office, library, school, stores, etc.  This week we reviewed the A/R/L/M and D.  In Math this week  our number we learned was #6 and also did several math sheets.  We also learned all about the color orange.   We read books, sang songs and had lots of fun in our centers.  Friday was a busy day for us.  We went to the front of the school and everyone wore red except seniors and the drone took pictures. …

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Added by Sue Ellen Dodd on November 7, 2014 at 4:06pm — No Comments

Sue Dodd PreK 10/20 - 10/31/14

The last two weeks have been full of fun, learning and exploring new things.  Last Monday PreK headed for the Wild things Farm to the Pumpkin Patch.  The children enjoyed every minute there.  On Tuesday, the Howe Fire Department

came and talked with the students about Fire Safety.  They showed and explained what the fire trucks do, demonstrated the water hose and blew the sirens.  The children were very intrigued and loved it.

This week we learned more about Fire Prevention,…

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Added by Sue Ellen Dodd on October 31, 2014 at 2:17pm — No Comments

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