PreK Wise Owls

WEEK OF 4/16-4/20

It was such a special week celebrating The Week of the Young Child! The Wise Owls had a blast participating in many fun activities and events throughout the week!

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On Monday, we celebrated Musical Monday by creating tambourines! The students decorated and laced these tambourines to work their fine motor skills.

On Tuesday, the students learned about healthy eating by making fruit tacos. They also learned that the Letter of the Week was the letter V! They created their letter V page for their alphabet books.

On Work Together Wednesday, we met with our Faith Partners to create Kindness Stones! These Kindness Stones help us to remember to be kind and help one another. The Wise Owls also used the letters in the words "SPRING" to think of other words that start with those letters. This helped us work on our beginning sounds. The students also used counting booklets to practice writing numbers and count eggs.

Thursday was all about art! The students painted a Spring scene and created flowers out of various shapes! Special thanks to Oliver's mom for being our special guest reader for the day!

Friday was family Friday! Thanks so much to all our wonderful families for decorating their Wise Owl's flower petal and attending our family picnic! We had a blast! The students also read an article and watched a video all about kites. We then made our own and played with them outside!

WEEK OF 4/9-4/12

After being apart from each other due to Spring Break, we had a blast coming back together for a short week! This week, our theme was focused on Spring! We also learned our Letter of the Week, the letter "U"

On Monday, the students decorated flowers that we used to measure each other! We then hung these flowers up in the hallway and we discussed the tallest and shortest students in the classroom. We also practiced identifying the amount of syllables in words using Spring words.

On Tuesday, the Wise Owls learned that the Letter of the Week was the letter "U". They completed their letter "U" page for their alphabet book. The students also used forks to create tulips with paint!

On Wednesday, the students used their own pictures to identify their different emotions. They also completed their April writing page.

On Thursday, the Wise Owls used tissue paper to decorate flowers. They also practiced their addition skills by adding different groups of Spring items together to make a bigger amount!

WEEK OF 3/26-3/29

With spring break just around the corner, the students had a fun last week together before we took a week apart! This week, the students continued to focus on the Easter holiday and spent time talking about Holy Week and the importance of it.

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On Monday, the students engaged in a video and article focused on ducklings! They then did an activity identifying animals with webbed feet. They also created their own bunny in a fun craft.

On Tuesday, the students worked their fine motor skills by lacing a peep cut-out! They also painted their own Easter eggs for an Easter basket decoration.

On Wednesday, the students had a blast with their Faith Partners as they engaged in an Easter Egg Hunt! Special thanks to our lovely room parents for organizing such a fun event!

On Thursday, the students participated in SJB's Spiritual Olympics! What a wonderful way to spend our last day together before spring break!

WEEK OF 3/19-3/23

This week started a very special time at SJB as we began celebrating Easter. The Wise Owls got down to business with religion and focused on what makes this holiday so special. We also worked on our letter of the week: the letter "T"!

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On Monday, the students decorated an Easter egg using pom-poms and paint! This helped strengthen the students fine motor skills. They also worked on identifying beginning sounds using Easter words! A special thanks to Luca's grandparents for being our special guest reader on this day!

On Tuesday, the students learned that the letter of the week was the letter T! They created their letter T page for their alphabet book and also worked on counting and identifying higher numbers using chicks!

On Wednesday, the Wise Owls visited the Chapel where we learned about the Stations of the Cross. The students asked great questions and learned about the moment when Jesus died for our sins. The students also practiced their rhyming by using Easter words!

On Thursday, the students used their 5 senses to describe Peeps! They also made their own mini book describing the events of Jesus during Holy Week.

On Friday, after reading about Holy Week in the Bible, the students the practiced retelling a story by sequencing the events in order. The students also create their own Cross scene. A special thanks to Noelle's mom for being our special guest reader on this day!

WEEK OF 3/12-3/16

We are so lucky to have had such a fun week with each other. This week, we focused on celebrating St. Patrick's day and learning our letter of the week, the letter S!

On Monday, the students wrote about what they would want to find at the end of a rainbow. After reading about the 12 Disciples in the Bible, the students created their own mini book that features each of the 12 Disciples.

On Tuesday, we learned that the letter of the week was the letter S! The Wise Owls created their letter S page for their alphabet books. They also painted puffy shamrocks using shaving cream and glue.

On Wednesday, the students had a blast at the field trip to the Children's Museum. Thank you so much to our amazing chaperones for making this happen!

On Thursday, the Wise Owls were visited by a leprechaun who left clues for us all around the school! After reading these clues, we eventually found treasure in our classroom from this special visitor! The students also discussed what they are lucky to have in their lives. They then wrote these down on gold coins and glued them into pots at the end of a rainbow. They also painted rainbows coming out of pots use watercolors!

On Friday, the students practiced identifying the amount of syllables in different St. Patrick's themed words. A special thanks to Kayli's mom for being our special guest reader today!

WEEK OF 3/5-3/9

Yet another fun week in the Wise Owl classroom! This week, our theme was Construction! We also learned our letter of the week, the letter "R"!

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On Monday, the students focused on both upper and lowercase letters by engaging in a construction letter search. They also worked on sequencing objects from smallest to biggest using construction pictures. Throughout the week, the students also focused on building different construction words using letter magnets!

On Tuesday, the students learned that the letter of the week was the letter R! They completed their letter R page for their alphabet books and also worked on identifying numbers by participating in "Digging for Numbers". The Wise Owls had a blast at the March Mad Minutes Kick-off party! We were able to show off our "Cat in the Hat" hats we made!

On Wednesday, the students completed their March writing page. They also worked on their cutting skills by completing a construction cutting page!

On Thursday, the students practiced tracing and writing different numbers. They also worked on their graphing skills by graphing different construction tools!

On Friday, the students created their own bulldozer! After reading "The Three Little Pigs", the students recreated the houses of the three little pigs. A huge thank you to Thomas' mom for being our special guest reader!

WEEK OF 2/26-3/2

It was Dr. Seuss week and it sure was a BLAST! With theme days, lots of books, and Dr. Seuss themed activities, the Wise Owls sure were busy while being fully engaged in fun!

On Monday, it was Crazy Sock Day and we read "Fox in Socks"! We also read "10 Apples Up On Top". After reading this, the students engaged in an activity where they glued apples on top of their own pictures. After they glued the amount of apples they wanted, they then wrote how many apples were up on top! The Wise Owls did another counting activity where they recognized a number and animal from the book, then placed that number of apples on their heads.

Tuesday was wear green day for "Green Eggs and Ham". We read that story as well as "Dr. Seuss' ABC's". After reading, the students worked on writing the letters of the alphabet with shaving cream! They also learned that the letter of the week was the letter "Q". The students then created their letter Q page for their alphabet book!

On Wednesday, it was wacky hair Wednesday! This meant we read "Wacky Wednesday". We also reread "Green Eggs and Ham" and made our own green eggs by using marbles to paint! They rolled the marbles around in boxes to create green streaks on their eggs. They then wrote about where they would not eat these green eggs. The Wise Owls also wrote and drew about what foods they would rather eat instead of green eggs and ham and somewhere silly that they would eat them.

On Thursday, it was hat day! That meant we read "The Cat in the Hat". We also read "The Lorax", which the class voted was their favorite at the end of the week! We used Pom-Pom balls to create our own Truffula Trees from the story. We also made more Truffula Trees by using torn paper.

Friday was wear red day for "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish". We read this story and then used our own fish cut outs to practice our rhyming, something Dr. Seuss is very famous for! The students matched pictures of words that rhymed. We also made our own Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat hats! We ended Dr. Seuss week by watching "The Cat in the Hat"

WEEK OF 2/20-2/23

Another short week, but another week of fun in the Wise Owl Classroom! The students learned about transportation this week and worked on learning our Letter of the Week: the letter "P"!

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On Tuesday, the students decorated the balloons of their hot air balloon craft! They also practiced their one-to-one correspondence by counting different groups of transportation vehicles. They then wrote the appropriate number to match each group.

On Wednesday, the students learned that the Letter of the Week was the letter P! They completed their letter P page and also worked on their beginning sounds by identifying the first letter of different transportation words.

On Thursday, the students designed their own rocket! We also discussed how we can spread kindness by "filling each others buckets" We discussed how when we are kind to others, the bucket in their heart gets filled with love. But when we are not kind, our buckets get emptied. We discussed how we feel when someone fills our bucket and shared examples of how we can fill people's buckets.

On Friday, the students made garbage trucks by using tissue paper for the garbage! The students also sorted different pictures of transportation depending on if they are used on land, air, or water! A special thanks to Ciera's mom for coming in and reading to our class!

WEEK OF 2/12-2/15

What a loving week we had together! There was so much for the Wise Owls to celebrate this short week, including Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, Valentine's Day, and Ash Wednesday! The Wise Owls enjoyed learning about these different special days!

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On Monday, the students decorated masks in order to celebrate Mardi Gras! We wore these masks during a dance party Fat Tuesday. The students also decorated bags that they put their classmates Valentines in.

On Tuesday, there was a whole lot of love as we celebrated Valentine's Day! The students had a blast passing out their Valentines to their friends. The Wise Owls participated in a fun science experiment where they tested if candy hearts floated or sunk. They also worked their fine motor skills and used hole-punchers to decorate a heart cut-out.

On Wednesday, the Wise Owls attended Mass at the morning and received ashes in honor of Ash Wednesday. We then started our Lent Countdown, where we count down the 40 days of Lent. We also started working on a prayer chain. Each day of Lent, a different student adds a link to our chain. This displays what or who we pray for throughout Lent. In small groups, the students traced their prayer hands and decorated an Ash Wednesday page. This page displays each student's picture of them with their ashes from after Mass.

On our last day of the short week, the students used candy hearts to work on graphing. They graphed which color hearts they had on their plate. They also worked on Valentine's math. PreK4's worked on addition with hearts and PreK3's worked on counting hearts and identifying the corresponding numbers.

WEEK OF 2/5-2/8

Due to snow, it was an unexpected short week in the Wise Owl classroom! This week, we focused on learning about community helpers as well as our Letter of the Week, the letter "O"

On Monday, the students worked on their own community helper booklet that discussed various community helpers, such as a doctor, firefighter, police officer and teacher. They also worked on uppercase and lowercase letter matching by completing a firefighter letter worksheet.

On Tuesday, the students learned that the Letter of the Week was the letter "O". They then completed their letter "O" page for their alphabet book. The students also made chef hats.

On Wednesday, the students made tool belts. They also wrote and drew about what they wanted to be when they grew up.

On Thursday, the Wise Owls worked on their February writing. They also practiced counting different sets of community helper objects and identifying the proper number of each group with Bingo dotters.

WEEK OF 1/29-2/2

What an amazing week the Wise Owls had celebrating Catholic Schools week! We love SJB and the wonderful community it provides! Here are some of the many fun activities that took place during this eventful week!

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On Monday, the students decorated their own Cross in honor of Catholic School's week! When then discussed who each of the Wise Owl's pray for and wrote them on their Cross! We also decorated hearts to display on the PreK board in the hallway! These acted as balloons the held in their pictures.

On Tuesday, the students participated in a mission activity with their 4th Grade Faith Partners. The Wise Owls crated blessing bags that were to be passed out by SJB to people in need in our community. This mission activity helped teach the Wise Owls to help others. The students also learned that the letter of the week was the Letter N. They then created their Letter N page for their alphabet book. The students also worked their number skills by counting different amounts of penguins in different groups. After counting how many penguins were in the group, they then wrote that number next to the group.

On Wednesday, the students worked their measuring skills by measuring each other with mittens! We observed that Danny and Will were the tallest in the class with 10 mittens! The students also discussed and wrote about who their friend was in the Wise Owl class and why they are their friend.

On Thursday, the Wise Owls celebrated the 100th day of school! The Wise Owls are all 100 days smarter and we could not be more proud of their hard work these past 100 days! We celebrated with cookies at snack that wrote out the number 100. Each student also made a festive hate and created a 100 second trail mix bag. They then wrote about what they would buy with $100.

On Friday, the Wise Owls attended Mass where they received a Throat Blessing. The students loved being able to eat a special lunch ordered by the school! Thanks SJB for the delicious pizza! The Wise Owls also continued this special week by watching a video about penguins! We then finished out the fun week by attending the Pep Assembly where we watched Will represent the Wise Owl Classroom in the Relay Race! HE EVEN WON! Great Job Will! After the Relay Race, the class watch Miss Allison shoot some hoops in the Teacher vs. 8th Grade Basketball Game! What a fun time we had!

WEEK OF 1/22-1/26

We had such an exciting week in the classroom as we prepared for our science fair! This week we learned all about our 5 senses: tasting, touching, smelling, hearing and seeing! Each day was dedicated to exploring a different sense.

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The first sense we learned about on Monday was hearing! We explored our hearing sense by playing a guessing game. Students shook a plastic egg and guessed what was inside by listening to the sound it made. The students recorded their guesses and what the sound actually was in a booklet. The students also sorted pictures depending on if they were loud or quiet noises.

On Tuesday, we learned about our seeing sense. The students made and decorated their own pair of binoculars to see out of. We then went on a nature walk with our binoculars and looked for things God created. The students also played an iSpy game where they looked around the classroom, recorded what they say and drew a picture of it.

Wednesday was all about our tasting sense! The Wise Owls participated in a taste test and described what they tasted when they ate certain things. The students also made a collage of foods that they liked the taste of.

On Thursday, we focused on smelling. The students engaged in playing with scented playdough and guessed what flavors the playdough was. They also used their own pictures of themselves to label the parts of their faces that they use with their senses.

Last but not least, we explored our touching senses on Friday. The students LOVED making their own slime and describing what it felt like. They also explored many materials in the classroom, glued them to hand-prints, and described what they felt like.

We are so excited to display all about what we learned regarding our 5 senses at the science fair!

WEEK OF 1/16-1/19

It was a short, yet exciting and busy week in the Wise Owl classroom! The students began learning all about the first theme of 2018: Winter! We also focused on recognizing and writing the letter of the week: the letter M!

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On Tuesday, the students practiced their January writing. Each month, the students write their name, draw a picture of themselves and trace their hand-print. This allows us to see how they their writing and fine motor skills have grown throughout the school year! They also tested their knowledge of winter by comparing what objects are meant to be in the summer and what are meant for winter.

On Wednesday, the students learned that the letter of the week was "M". They practiced writing and recognizing the letter "M" by completing their letter "M" page for their alphabet book. They also labeled parts of a snow man by using their cutting and pasting skills.

On Thursday, the students observed what a tree looks like in the winter compared to trees in other seasons! They decorated these bare trees by using white paint and q-tips to add snow to them. The Wise Owls also practiced their writing by writing about what they think a snowman does at night time! It was fun hearing all their creative ideas!

On Friday, the students watched a video and read an article about freezing, something that occurs often during the winter! They also completed an activity on the back of the article that focused on measuring icicles! The measuring fun continued as they measured different mittens using unifix cubes and recording their measurements.

A special thanks to Kayli's mom who was our special guest reader on Friday! We would also like to thank Ms. Miecia, our school's custodian who recently retired, for stopping by the classroom to say good-bye. She brought us the sweetest gift basket full of treats for the students. We will miss you Ms. Miecia! Thank you for all you did for our school!

WEEK OF 1/8-1/12

Happy 2018! The new year brings us new faces in the classroom and more engaging activities in order to learn and grow. This week, we focused on learning/reviewing the rules and routines in our classroom. In our classroom, our four main rules include:

  • Play safely
  • Keep our classroom clean
  • Listen to teachers
  • Be kind to others

The students continued to learn that the rules help keep us safe. During the week, we explored the classroom and all the toys and materials that can be found within it. Throughout the week, the students learned how to properly use these toys and materials so that we can be experts with them throughout the rest of the year.

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Special thanks to Jack S.'s mom for coming in to be our special guest reader on Thursday! We look forward to getting to know more about our 3 new friends in the next couple weeks, as well as making more memories with each other the rest of the year!

WEEK OF 12/18-12/22

Can you believe it is our last week before Christmas break? This first half of the school year flew by and we enjoyed every day we have spent with our Wise Owl friends! With a new year fast approaching, we have many news changes, such as new friends and new teachers. We know God will help us adjust to these new changes when we return. This week, we finished the final touches on our Jesse Tree and had some final days of Christmas fun!

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We hope you all love your gifts from your Wise Owl (if you have not opened them before reading this, we will not ruin the surprise for you)! We finished making them on Monday! The students also did a fun science experiment that discussed melting by making hot chocolate!

Tuesday was all about pattern work! The students used alternating white and red paper clippings to make candy canes and then made different types of patterns using a Christmas lights sheet.

On Wednesday, we worked on identifying the beginning sounds of words by using Christmas words! We also practiced measuring by measuring a Gingerbread Man with different objects such as Cheerios, pom-poms, unifix cubes, and buttons!

Thursday was a bittersweet day in the classroom as we said goodbye to our good friend, Henry. Although we are sad to no longer have him in the Wise Owl classroom, we know he will do great at his new school! We will miss you, Henry! On Thursday, we also focused on the spirit of Christmas. In order to give back and help others, the students put together Blessing bags with items that would help those in need. Inside the bag is also a card from each Wise Owl that they decorated. These bags are kept in each Wise Owl's car and can be given out when they see someone in need.

We had a fun last day before break by watching a movie and discussing what we are most looking forward to over break. We also said goodbye to Miss Cristina as she leaves for her maternity leave. Although we are sad she will not be in the classroom, we know she will be back soon.

On behalf of Miss Allison and Miss Cristina, we hope each and every Wise Owl and their family have a very blessed and wonderful Christmas as well as a very Happy New Year. We cannot wait to see everyone back in school in 2018!

WEEK OF 12/11-12/15

These final days leading up to Christmas break are flying by! It was an extremely busy week in the Wise Owl classroom this week! We continued to read stories from the Bible and decorating our Jesse Tree with more ornaments!

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On Monday, the students worked on their December writing! They also played a fun Christmas game that focused on their gross motor skills.

We had a blast on Tuesday going to our first field trip to see Rapunzel!

On Wednesday, we had a special visitor come to our classroom: Santa!!! We were all able to tell Santa what we wanted for Christmas, listen to him read a story and even get a picture with him! We also wrote about what we wanted for Christmas. The students also watched a video and read an article that informed them of different ways people celebrate Christmas!

Since the letter of the week was the letter "L", the students completed their letter "L" page for their alphabet books on Thursday! We also read a story that discussed the birth of Jesus and then did a craft that involved baby Jesus and the manger. We are so proud of the Wise Owl classroom and their performance at the Christmas concert on Thursday night! We hope everyone enjoyed the show!

On Friday, we had Shreya's grandma and grandpa come in and be special readers for the day! The students also played with holiday playdough!

WEEK OF 12/4-12/8

Can you believe it is already December? With the final stretch until Christmas break, we will be focusing all on Christmas. We started this week by introducing the students to our Jesse Tree. The Jesse Tree tells the stories in the Bible leading up to the birth of Jesus. Each day, we cover a different story and a particular student makes an ornament that represents that particular story. This week, Miss Cristina created "The Creation Story" ornament, Augie created the "Adam and Eve" ornament, Danny created the "Noah's Ark" ornament, Eito created the "Abraham" ornament, Franklin created the "Sarah" ornament, Greta made the "Jacob" ornament, Henry made the "Joseph" ornament, Izzy made the "Moses" ornament, and Jack M. made the "Ruth" ornament.

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On Monday, students created different Christmas pictures on mats using pattern blocks! They also practiced their one-to-one correspondence by counting different Christmas objects to find the total amount!

On Tuesday, the students learned the letter of the week was "K". They made their letter "K" page and made name Christmas trees! Our PreK4 friends were also able to visit the Kindergarten classroom to see for themselves all the fun they will be having next year!

On Wednesday, we were able to practice singing with Mr.Scott in the Church for our upcoming Christmas concert! We also received a visit from St. Nicholas who was kind enough to leave us treats in our shoes during nap time! We read all about the kind things he did then practiced our story retelling by completing a sequencing event using the story of St. Nicholas. We also had fun decorating Christmas trees using fork painting!

On Thursday, the students practiced writing different letters and drawing different shapes using shaving cream! They also finished decorating the Christmas trees they made the precious day by wrapping them with yarn!

On Friday, the students decorated gingerbread men! They also drew their favorite part of Christmas!

WEEK OF 11/27-12/1

We were filled with joy to see all of our Wise Owls after such a long Thanksgiving break! We hope everyone had an amazing holiday filled with lots of family time and delicious food! Here are some fun activities that happened this week with our weather theme!

On Monday, the students worked on sorting different pictures under the correct matching weather! They also completed an experiment where they predicted whether or not an object would move when wind would blow at it!

We were extremely comfy and cozy in our pajamas on Tuesday! Check out some of us in our fun jammies!

On Tuesday, we learned that our letter of the week is J! We created our letter J page and also practiced using positional words!

On Wednesday, the students watched a video and read an article about bears hibernating! They also played a fun game of weather bingo!

We had a blast on Thursday with our 4th grade Faith Partners doing a special Advent project! The students also completed an activity where they sorted what clothes they would wear with warm weather and what clothes they would wear during cold weather. After reading the story, "It Looked Like Spilled Milk", the students designed their own cloud to look like something!

Friday was an exciting day for the Wise Owls because we had a surprise visitor come to our class! Meet our "Elf on the Shelf": Star-Star!

On Friday, the students discussed and drew what their favorite type of weather was! They also made their own rain clouds!

WEEK OF 11/20-11/21

It was a short, yet fun week in the Wise Owl Classroom! We continued to celebrate Thanksgiving that is on Thursday!

On Monday, we practiced our cutting by doing a Thanksgiving cutting sheet! We also completed our November writing page!

After reading the story "The Giving Tree", we discussed in small groups how we can be good friends and made our own Giving Tree page. We also had a blast making pumpkin pie mousse!

We hope all Wise Owl families have a wonderful Thanksgiving! We can't wait to see our friends after the long weekend!

WEEK OF 11/13-11/17

We were all very THANKFUL for yet another week of school with each other! This week's theme was all about Thanksgiving and the importance of this holiday!

On Monday, the students practiced retelling parts of a story after reading the story "Bear Says Thanks". In small groups, stuents recalled different parts of the story and drew a picture of which part stood out to them the most! The students also had fun playing with pumpkin scented playdough!

On Tuesday, we read the story of Noah's Ark. We then participated i a craft by demonstrating how God always keeps his promises. After learning that the letter of the week is "I", the students each made their letter "I" page for their alphabet book!

On Wednesday, we celebrated Miss Cristina by throwing her a surprise baby shower! Thank you to everyone for making this day so special for her and her future baby girl! Special thanks to Teddy for baking pink cupcakes and popcorn for everyone to eat! The students also played a fun game of guessing which flavor baby food they were eating! They also decorated their own baby outfit! It was an extra special day because we were able to visit the music classroom and have a music class with Mr. Scott! It was a fun day for sure!

On Thursday, the students wrote and drew about what they were most thankful for. They also watched a My Big World activity and read an article about Thanksgiving Dinner!

On Friday, we used pipe cleaners in the shape of turkey feet to make turkey tracks with paint! We also painted using feathers!

WEEK OF 11/6-11/10

After making a list of different things we wanted to learn about this year, we decided as a class that this week, our theme would be Owls! Here are some of the fun activities we did this week!

On Monday, the students painted and created their own owls! We used these owls to decorate the hallway outside of our classroom!

On Tuesday, the students learned about what owls eat while doing a fun matching activity! After learning our letter of the week is "H", they also completed their letter H page for their alphabet book!

On Wednesday, the students learned that "nocturnal" animals, such as owls, are awake at night and sleep during the day. In small groups, they observed other animals that are nocturnal. The students also did some letter recognition practice by matching Owls with letters on them to a letter tree. Some students even practiced matching upper and lowercase letters together!

On Thursday, the students learned and labeled the different parts of an owl! They also were able to use the Promethean Board for the first time this school year to identify and circle which owl in a set was different from the others. The students enjoyed using this new piece of technology!

On Friday, the students learned that there are different kinds of owls! The snowy weather made us want to create our own snowy owls. They also completed a measurement activity with owls! After working in small groups, the students were able to watch a Wild Kratts video that discussed snowy owls!

WEEK OF 10/30-11/2

Here are more fun activities the students participated in this week (10/30-11/2) for more of our Halloween Theme:

On Monday, after reading "Bats at the Library", the students used a diagram to label the different parts of a bat. They also completed a story dictation where they drew a picture and told a Halloween story based on that picture.

On Tuesday, we had the best time dressing up in our costumes and going to our Halloween Fest!

On Wednesday, the students worked on their October writing and fine motor skills. They also took turns going with a teacher to visit and explore the Chapel in the main building. While there, they discussed the differences between the Chapel and the Church as well as the importance of prayer.

It was great to see all the parents on Thursday at parent/teacher conferences! We hope you all have a fun, long weekend!

WEEK OF 10/23-10/27

Here are some of the fun activities the students participated in this week (10/23-10/27) for our Halloween Theme:

On Monday, the students played a Halloween Roll and Color Game. They rolled a dice and colored the number that they landed on. They also made Puffy Ghosts using shaving cream! These will be used as decorations for our Halloween Fest on Tuesday in the gym!

On Tuesday, the students made spider webs by using a marble to roll white paint around. They also worked on their letter of the week page, which was the letter "G"

On Wednesday, the students wrote and drew pictures about what they were going to be for Halloween. Also, after reading the story "There's a Nightmare in my Closet", the students created their own monster in a closet.

On Thursday, the students made their own slime! They also worked on creating their own Halloween counting book.

On Friday, the students worked on listening to and identifying the beginning sounds of different Halloween words, such as "witch", "mummy", and "ghost". After singing the song "5 Little Pumpkins", students made their own pictures of 5 little pumpkins.

WEEK OF 10/16-10/20

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Here are some of the fun activities the students participated in this week (10/16-10/20) for our Pumpkin Theme:

On Monday, the students worked on a sequencing activity involving the growth of pumpkins. The students put the pumpkins in order from smallest to largest. They also read an articles and watched a video about pumpkins!


On Tuesday, the students completed their Letter "F" page for their alphabet book. They decorated their page full of fingerprints to identify the letter "F". They also were able to measure real pumpkins with using a scale, measuring tape, and unifix cubes.

On Wednesday, the students were able to be hands-on with their pumpkins and explore the inside of them. Students made observations about what it felt like and what they noticed about the pumpkins. The students also worked on their fine motor skills by lacing pumpkin paper plates!

On Thursday, the students practiced their number recognition by participating in a pumpkin number matching activity. They matched the amount of dots within the pumpkin to the written number. After reading the book "Spookley: The Square Pumpkin" , the students made their own Spookley during an art activity!

On Friday, the students practiced rhyming by matching a picture to the number it rhymed with. They also learned the different parts of the pumpkin during a fun color and match activity.

We hope everyone has a fun, yet relaxing weekend! We look forward to seeing our Wise Owls back in school on Monday!

WEEK OF 10/2-10/6

Here are some of the fun activities the students participated in this week (10/2-10/6) for our Fire Safety Theme:

On Monday, the students each made their own fire truck using a variety of shapes! These fire trucks are on display in the hallway for everyone in the school to view! We also practiced our cutting skills by cutting out different pictures related to fire safety!

On Tuesday, the students learned the letter of the week: D. The Wise Owls created their letter "D" page to contribute to their alphabet book. They also went on a scavenger hunt throughout the classroom and school to identify different fire safety equipment such as a fire extinguisher or a fire alarm.

To prepare for our visit from the Chicago Fire Department on Thursday, the Wise Owls each made a "Thank You" page to the firefighters to say thanks for all their hard work for the community. We then put all the pages together to make a book to give to the Fire Department. The students also read an article about Fire Safety from "My Big World". They then completed a follow-up activity where they identified what objects are safe to touch and what are not.

On Thursday, we had a special visit from a Chicago Fire Fighter! He taught us all about fire safety and what to do if there is ever a fire! We also played a letter recognition game. The students each picked one card at a time, identified the letter in the fire and then dotted the letter on their page. The students also sorted objects that were either safe or not safe to touch or play with.

On Friday, the students learned that they should call 911 if there is ever a fire or any other emergency. They participated in a craft where they glued and dotted the numbers "911" and then colored a flame to identify that they should call that number in case of an emergency. They then participated in a "Roll and Color" activity where they rolled a dice and then colored the flame with the number that they landed on.

To wrap-up another exciting week, the Wise Owl classroom decorated the PreK board in the hallway for everyone in the school to view! We hope you enjoyed hearing all about our Fire Safety Theme as well as viewing the pictures. Have a fantastic LONG weekend!

WEEK OF 9/25-9/29

Here is just a snapshot of all the great things we did this week (9/25-9/29) for our Shape Theme. We are still playing around with this new format for the blog and trouble shooting somethings. As the weeks progress we hope to continue to improve upon it and possibly add more features.

On Monday we used our fine motor and language skills to dot shapes and make them in shaving cream.


On Tuesday we played a roll and graph game and worked on our letter C page for our alphabet book.

On Wednesday we practiced cutting shapes and worked on shape puzzles.

Thursday we played with play dough to create shapes and created pictures by tracing different shapes.

On Friday we used geoboards to create shapes and made a shape "pizza".

Those are just a few of the activities we did this week. Remember to check out the blog every Friday for new posts. Have a wonderful weekend!