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Mrs. Payne's Class- Not a Box... It's a...
Students read Not A Box by Antoinette Portis. Students responded to the book by creating a Not A Box project with help from family at home. Students presented their project in class and explained what they created and who helped them create it.
1.B.ECd- Engaged in agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening, making eye contact, taking turns speaking).
1.D.ECa- With teacher assistance, use complete sentences in speaking with peers and adults in individual and group situations.
1.D.ECb- Speaking using age-appropriate conventions of Standard English grammar and usage.
2.A.ECa- Engage in book-sharing experiences with purpose and understanding.
Lusk/Spalla Box Activity
Architecture, construction and cause and effect became the thoughts for the day as we took a variety of boxes to the gym to create as tall of a building as we could. Preschoolers in Mrs . Lusk and Mrs. Spalla’s class used what they learned from their study of boxes to make a tower that did not fall down. They had to make guesses and anticipate if one box placed on another would fall down or balance in just the right way. Each got a chance to choose a box to balance on top of the tower. It was built so high that a ladder was used to complete it. Also the students used themselves as a form of measurement to calculate how many boxes in length matched that of the preschoolers when they lay down next to the boxes. Finally students used the boxes to create a maze to walk around as they finished their activity.
Each month we will focus on a Book of the Month. At the end of the month, the children will bring home their new book for them to read and complete activities with their family. The books will be theirs to keep to help build their at home library. At the end of the school year child will have 12 new books added to their home library. We hope you are as excited as we are about exploring new books, and teaching the children the love of reading.
Click the ACTIVITIES link (Top of Page) to find activities that support our Monthly Book Study!
Regular Bell Schedule
Our school day is 7:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m. for FULL DAY Pre-Kindergarten
The AM 1/2 day Pre-Kindergarten school day is 7:45 a.m.-10:15 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.-2:15 p.m. for PM 1/2 day classes.
Please make sure that your child arrives to school prior to 7:45 a.m. to avoid being marked tardy.
Breakfast is served to pre-kindergarten students in the FULL Day and 1/2 day AM Classes from 7:20 a.m. - 7:40 a.m.
ALL Students are provided a healty nurtritious snack daily.