Hooray for PreK Hankus May 22-26

By | May 26, 2017

We can’t believe we only have a week left before summer. We had a great year in PreK and we are so sad to see it come to an end. Your children have grown so much over the year. Kindergarten here they come. Thank you for sharing them with us!

We finished our bug unit and started having fun with ice cream.

Literacy- We stamped out letters in playdough.  The children used the hand writing without tears sticks and created letters and numbers. They worked together in a large group and some of them in pairs.  The children wrote a journal entry on their favorite ice cream flavor and read Make Mine Ice Cream by Melvin Berger.
Math- The children practiced their one to one correspondence by counting bees. They fingerprinted spiders and added eight legs for a counting activity.   We counted ice cream scoops as we added them to our cones.
Fine Motor- The children made bumblebee headbands. They used bubblewrap to create beehives and finger printed bumblebees around the beehive. The children then added stripes,  wings, and antennas.  We decorated ice cream cones after  tracing and cutting out the ice cream scoops.   We made puffy ice cream out of a shaving cream and glue mixture.   They sprinkled glitter and spangles on top like Jimmies.
Sensory Table-The sensory table had fun colored popcorn, scoopers, spoons, and bowls. The children enjoyed filling ice cream bowls and sorting the popcorn by color.
Dramatic Play- The dramatic play area was turned into an ice cream parlor. The children had fun scooping ice cream, ordering ice cream at the counter, and making their own recipes  using the different colored ice cream scoops.

As a special treat we made homemade ice cream. The children helped scoop in the heavy cream, vanilla, and milk.  The ice cream machine worked its magic and made some delicious ice cream for everyone to taste.

Next Week’s Events-

Monday, May 29-We have no school. We will be honoring those who have served our country.

Thursday June 1- Preschool Graduation at Center school. Graduation will start at 6:30. Please come a little early to grab your seats and enjoy a year end slideshow.

Friday, June 2- It’s our End-of-the-Yeah hoorah!   Please keep an eye out for the sign-up genius that is coming out.

Monday, June 5 – It’s our PreK Fun Day and last day of school.  Last day of PEE!

There is room in our summer camps. Please see Patti if you’re interested in signing up for summer camps, Wacky Wednesdays or our summer movie night.   These camps are open to children outside of the co-op as well.

It’s going to be a fabulous week.

Mrs. Hankus and Mrs. Fraser


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