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This week we read books by author Laura Numeroff.  We talked about what an author does - write the words, and what an illustrator does - draw the pictures.  We started the week with the book If You Give A Mouse A Cookie.  We talked about the sequence of events in the story and how it goes around in a circle.  The children made some pretend cookies by cutting circles and strips. We also read If You Give a Dog a Donut, If You Give a Cat a Cupcake, If You Give a Pig a Pancake, and If You Give a Moose a Muffin.  We talked about how the books had some of the same characters and how they all went around in a circle.  The children painted with puffy paint to make a yummy looking cupcake. We made a class book about what would happen if they were given a pancake.  Then on Friday we found out if you give a pre-k student a real applesauce muffin, they will want the recipe to make more. All week we had Dog’s Donut Shop open in the kitchen area.  The children could place an order for a donut and serve it to their friends. You can check out more activities that go along with these books at the website

In our reading lessons this week, we talked about words that have the same ending parts, such as dog and frog, and green and queen.  We broke the words apart, d-og and fr-og and matched then ones that sounded the same. In our math lessons, we continued to practice recognizing numbers and counting sets up to 10.  In our writing lessons, we worked on writing the letter O and drawing a circle.

Next week we will be talking about outer space.  We will talk about astronauts, planets, stars and aliens.

Important Dates and Upcoming Themes:

  • Theme for the week of 2/25 - Outer Space
  • Friday, March 1st and Monday, March 4th - NO SCHOOL
  • Theme for the week of 3-4 - Dr. Seuss