Writing-We love doing our play plans during writing time! The illustrations of our plans are becoming more detailed each day. Each day we try to draw ourselves and what we are doing. We have begun to work on adding the correct amount of lines for each word in our message. Through the use of play plans, we are working on key concepts of print such as left to right/top to bottom progression and one to one correspondence.
Language Arts- This month, we are looking forward to reading books together about our themes, Fall and Family! Some of our new favorites will be There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat by Lucille Colandro and Click, Clack, Boo! by Doreen Cronin. We love listening to a great story! We will continue to work on our comprehension skills through the use of our favorite part of the story, character empathy, and making connections story labs. We are looking forward to reading our stories and talking about some important book features such as the title, author, and illustrator. We will be learning some wonderful nursery rhymes and songs like Five Little Pumpkins and I’m a Little Scarecrow as well! We will also specifically target letters A, B, C, D, and E.
Math- This month we are beginning our Sorting Unit! We will have fun looking for different attributes to sort by. We will sort many different kinds of manipulatives and we will also have a great time going on sorting walks to create a class sorting book! We will also learn a fun new attribute game that will help us sort a group of objects in multiple ways.
Science/Social Studies- This month we have begun to talk about Fall. Falling leaves, pumpkins, and Halloween are just a few of our favorite things about this season. We have also begun to add new emotional aspects into our family scenarios. For example, we brainstorm what we can do if we are getting ready for bed and our favorite pajamas are dirty. By role playing with these new scenarios, we learn to problem solve and handle different situations appropriately in our own lives.