Pre-K 4 Week of June 20, 2022
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What is transformation and how do things change?
Focus Question for The Week:
How will I continue to change and grow?
Foundational Text for The Week:
Focused Learning Activity for The Week
Transform This! *Challenge
Asks questions, makes observations, and gathers information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.
Begin building a tower in the Blocks/Construction Area. Invite children to make the tower taller. Ask them to think about how they can make the tower taller and then work together on this task. Encourage them to see how tall they can make the tower. Additionally, encourage children to think of other ways to change the tower, such as making it smaller, wider or narrower.
Kindergarten: Invite children to create a kindergarten classroom in the dramatic play area. They can discuss what they think kindergarten will be like, create a classroom accordingly, then take on roles, and pretend it is the beginning of their kindergarten year. If children are unfamiliar with kindergarten, consider providing books, or using other resources such as an online search engine, or pictures from kindergarten classes as inspiration for this activity.
Limited Numbers Provide assorted open-ended materials the children can use to create art. Suggest a category by which the children can sort the objects as well as a number and invite them to take the correct number of items and use them to make any type of art they would like. For example, you might suggest they find and use four red items or three round items. Repeat according to the children’s interests. In each round, they can build on their original work, or create something new
Supply pictures of various insects or animals that experience metamorphosis such as butterflies and toads and invite children to sequence the pictures. Talk with them about the changes they notice in the pictures. Use the words metamorphosis, pupa, grow, change, and life cycle frequently throughout the activity.
Floor Puzzles: Invite children to assemble puzzles, including large floor puzzles (if available) and discuss how putting the pieces together transforms the pieces from many small designs or pictures into a larger picture.
Students are invited to read fiction and non-fiction books about our theme, Transformation.
Encourage children to write a story about something or someone who experiences a change. Ask how the character felt before, during and after the change.
Water Beads: Re-introduce waterbeads to the sensory table and ask children to observe and discuss how the water beads transformed after adding water.
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If you have any questions or concerns, you can email me at MrTaraza@olqmnyc.org or email Mrs. Zogka at MrsZogka@olqmnyc.org.
If there are any questions regarding the Pre-K for All program that cannot be answered by the office or classroom teacher, please feel free to contact the Help Line at 888-227-8175