Our last unit of study is transformation. Our students conclude the year by investigating how things change over time. This is an opportunity for students to apply knowledge and skills they learned in previous units, but also to prepare and think about the transition that will bring for the children as they step up into Kindergarten.
To learn this concept, children will begin the unit by considering the questions:
- What changes around me?
- How can objects change?
- What kinds of change happen in nature?
- How will I continue to grow and change?
As we think about the questions above, our students will be observing live caterpillars metamorphosis into butterflies!
We will also be say goodbye to our chicks! They will be returning to their farm!
It has been a pleasure having your children in our class this year. We have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know each and every one of them and being a part of their exciting Pre-K journey of discovery and growth. We are sad to see them go, but at the same time we are very excited for them as they move on to Kindergarten.
Have a wonderful summer! Thank you for all of your support throughout the year. It has been a wonderful school year!
Art with Ms. Clark
In Art we are finishing up the “Babies” unit with texture collages and cardboard constructions of baby animals. In our final unit, “Transformation,” we will be making self-portraits, working with recycled materials, and weaving.
Music with Ms. Sarah
We have had so much fun with our circle and partner songs this month. Sometimes we even went to the gym so we would have more space to do songs like "In and Out the Windows," "Charlie over the Ocean" and "Grizzly Bear."
This month, we are going to remember all the fun songs we have done throughout the school year. It's been forever since we've done "I Had a Chicken," but how appropriate since we have chicks!
Don't forget to periodically check on our soundcloud page to see if your child has a new track up! They're all free to download and play.
Some of the books that will enhance our learning about transformation include:
Little Tree by Loren Long
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
What Do You Do With an Idea? By Kobi Yamada