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New Prague, MN 56071

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This Week in Preschool

 April 16 - 20

Our current theme is “Earth and Sky”

Letter of the week: Xx

Our book: Think Green! by Christine Taylor-Butler

Vocabulary words: Earth, recycle, separate, bin, plastic, bottle

Sensory: Real worms in dirt

Snacks: goldfish and fruit; worms in dirt; pretzels and ranch

Outdoor/Movement Time: Outdoor play in the snow; balls, hoops and games in the gym

 


April 9 - 13

Our current theme is  “Jungle to Desert”

Letter of the week: Y (week 2)

Our book: Two Cool Coyotes by Jillian Lund

Vocabulary words: desert, coyote, cactus, howl

Sensory table: Fishing for magnetic letters

Snacks: graham crackers and fruit, snack mix, crackers and cheese

Outdoor/Movement Time: gym activities and games, outdoor play, playground

 


 

April 2 - 6

Our current theme is  “Jungle to Desert”

Letter of the week: Yy

Our book: Chameleon’s Colors by Chisato Tashiro

Sensory table: colored rice with insects, scoops, measuring cups, spoons

Vocabulary words: chase, complain, pattern, collect, mistake, splash

Snacks: Crackers and fruit, pretzels and ranch, string cheese and crackers

Outdoor/Movement Time: Indoor gym activities; outdoor play

 


 

March 19 - 25

Our current theme is  “Jungle to Desert”

Letter of the week: Kk

Our book: Rumble in the Jungle by Giles Andreae and David Wojtowycz

Sensory table: water with snakes and insects

Vocabulary words: rumble, quiver, tremble, slippery, ravenous, ferocious

Snacks: jungle animal crackers and yogurt; fruit kabobs; crackers and fruit

Outdoor/Movement Time: Outdoor play, yoga for kids, indoor gym activities

 


 

March 12 - 16

Our current theme is “Farm”

Letter of the Week: Ww

Our book: Chicks and Salsa by Aaron Reynolds

Sensory Table: Sand, scoops, buckets, farm vehicles

Vocabulary Words: hen house, salsa, aromas, sombrero, fiesta, solution

Snacks: string cheese and Wheat Thins; chips and salsa; fruit and goldfish crackers

Outdoor/Movement Time: Outdoor play in the snow; Talking walk around our school

 


 

March 5 - 9

* No school Friday *

Our current theme is  “Farm”

Letter of the Week: Vv

Our book: Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin

Sensory Table: Sand with small animals and farm vehicles

Vocabulary Words: typewriter, strike, electric, furious, impatient, exchange

Snacks: Vanilla pudding and graham crackers; veggies and dip

Outdoor/Movement Time: Outdoor snow play

 


 

February 26 - March 2

Monday is “Crazy Sock Day”

Wednesday is “Wacky Wednesday”

Our current theme is “Farm”

Letter of the Week: Qq

Our book: Otis by Loren Long

Sensory Table: Small farm animals in straw

Vocabulary Words: pond, startle, field, row, crowd, soil

Snacks: Bread with butter that make in class; cheese quesadillas, applesauce and pretzels

Outdoor/Movement Time: Outside snow play; gym activities

 


 

February 20 - 23

Our current theme is  “Farm”

Letter of the Week: Jj

Our book: The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza by Philomen Sturges

Sensory Table: Styrofoam blocks, bamboo skewers and small farm animals

Vocabulary Words: ingredient, stir, dough, supermarket, delicious, sip

Snacks: pizza roll-ups with tortillas, pizza sauce, pepperoni and cheese; string cheese and crackers

Outdoor/Movement Time: Gym activities; Outside snow play

 


 

February 12 - 16

Hat Day Monday

Valentine exchange Wednesday

Our current theme is  “Love”

Letter of the Week: Rr

Our book: I Love You Stinky Face by Lisa McCourt

Sensory Table: Beach sand and hearts

Vocabulary Words: green, alligator, seaweed, tangle, ant

Snacks: yogurt and graham crackers; Valentine treat: angel food cake with whipped cream and strawberries; fruit and crackers

Outdoor/Movement Time: Gym activities; snow play

 


 

February 5 - 9

Our current theme is  “Love”

Letter of the Week: Pp

Our book: Valentine’s Day by Anne Rockwell

Sensory Table: Beach sand and hearts

Vocabulary Words: shove, message, fancy, envelope, stamps, package

Snacks: celery with peanut butter; popcorn with butter; peaches and crackers

Outdoor/Movement Time: Movement songs, dancing and games in the gym; yoga for kids

 


 

January 29 - February 2

Our current theme is  “Sleep/Bedtime”

Bring a favorite book to school on Wednesday!

Letter of the Week: Mm

Our book: Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney

Lego table in our classroom

Vocabulary Words: alone, hums, fret, holler, pouts, sink

Snacks: pancakes with syrup; cereal with milk; fruit and pretzels

Outdoor/Movement Time: Gym activities; outdoor snow play

 


January 22 - 26

Our current theme is  “Sleep/Bedtime”

Letter of the Week: N

Our book: Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson

Sensory table: Water with minnows

Vocabulary Words: spark, snores, hare, nibble, den, stomps

Snacks: Nachos - chips with cheese; vanilla pudding and Nilla wafers; bread with honey

Outdoor/Movement Time: Outdoor play in the snow

 


 

January 8 - 12

Our current theme is  “Our Community”

Letter of the Week: Uu

Our book: The Two-Promise Walk by Ofelia Dumas Lachtman

Sensory table: Ice blocks with salt

Vocabulary Words: bridge, entrance, traffic, fountain, gift, statue

Snacks: Wheat Thins and string cheese; tortilla roll-ups; applesauce and crackers

Outdoor/Movement Time: Outdoor snow play; gym activities


 

January 2 - 5

Our current theme is  “Our Community”

Letter of the Week: U

Our book: A Day in the Life of a Firefighter by Heather Adamson

Sensory table: Water, boats and items that sink or float

Vocabulary Words: firefighter, alarm, emergency, equipment, report, train

Snacks: Fruit and crackers; pretzels sticks and dip

Outdoor/Movement Time: Gym: games, skill relays and movement songs

 


 

December 18 - 20

Pajama Day on Monday

Holiday Spirit/Red and Green Day on Wednesday

Our current theme is  “Winter Holidays”

Numbers 1 - 10

Our story: The Gingerbread Man

Sensory table: Fake snow, tiny items to find with tweezers

Snacks: make candy canes with bananas and strawberries; holiday cookies and milk

Outdoor/Movement Time:

Outdoor: playground

Indoor: gym time and movement songs


 

December 11 - 15

Our current theme is  “Winter Holidays”

Letter of the Week: Dd

Our book: The Mitten by Jan Brett

Sensory table: Fake snow, tiny items to find with tweezers

Vocabulary Words: wool, Baba, burrow, knit, acorn, drowsy

Snacks: make dominoes with graham crackers, peanut butter and white chips;

tortilla chips and cheese dip; fruit and crackers

Outdoor/Movement Time:

Outdoor: make tracks and use shovels and buckets in the snow

Indoor: gym time and movement songs

 


 

December 4 - 8

Our current theme is  “Winter Holidays”

Letter of the Week: Hh

Our book: If You Take A Mouse to the Movies by Laura Numeroff

Sensory table: Fake snow

Vocabulary Words: neighbor, yard, fort, snowball, carols, radio

Snacks: animal crackers and bananas, popcorn with butter, carrots and ranch

Outdoor/Movement Time:

Outdoor movement if possible

OR indoor gym activities

 


 

November 27 - December 1

Our current theme is “Winter Holidays”

Letter of the Week: Ss

Our book:  Dream Snow by Eric Carle

Sensory table: Pom poms and tongs with foam letters and containers

Vocabulary Words: gently, dream, evening, stalls, cozy, sparkled

Snacks: Bread with honey; hot chocolate and marshmallows; fruit and crackers

Outdoor/Movement Time: Outdoor games; gym activities; playground

 


 

November 20 - 22

Our current theme is “Thanksgiving”

Letter of the Week: Review

Our book:  Thanks for Thanksgiving by Julie Markes, illustrated by Doris Barrette

Sensory table: Oatmeal with small people and pets to sort

Snacks: Spread butter on sandwich thins;

turkeys made with graham crackers, peanut butter and candy corn

Outdoor/Movement Time: Playground, gym activities 

 


 

November 13 - 17

Our current theme is “Letters”

Letter of the Week: Ee

Our book:  Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr & John Archambault

Sensory table: Water and magnetic letters

Vocabulary Words: coconut, skinned knee, stubbed toe, tangled, knotted, stooped

Snacks: Apple cinnamon rice cakes and whipped cream; pomegranates and crackers;

pineapple and graham crackers

Outdoor/Movement Time: Outdoor games - Red Light, Green Light and Duck, Duck, Goose; Gym activities

 


 

November 6 - 8

No School on Friday

Our current theme is “Family/Family Fun”

Letter of the Week: Gg

Our book:  Tumble Bumble by Felicia Bond

Sensory table: Packing peanuts and small items to find

Vocabulary Words: jig, grin, zig-zag, strolled, tippy-toe, stretch

Snacks: Mandarin oranges & crackers, pudding and vanilla wafers

Outdoor/Movement Time: Outdoor running & moving, playground

 


 

October 30 - November 3

Halloween Party on Monday

Pajama Day on Wednesday

 

Our current theme is  “Family/We All Help”

Letter of the Week: Ff

Our book:  Kevin and His Dad by Irene Smalls

Sensory table: Orange rice and black bats

Vocabulary Words: clean, tidy, chore, Inside, outside, work

Snacks: Halloween party snack; string cheese and crackers; goldfish

Outdoor/Movement Time: Obstacle course; balls and hoops outside; playground

 


October 23 - 27

Our current theme is  “Halloween”

Letter of the Week: Ee

Our book:  It’s Pumpkin Time by Zoe Hall

Sensory table: Orange rice and black bow-tie noodles

Vocabulary Words: pumpkin, jack-o-lantern, soil, vines, tiny, fall

Snacks: Scrambled eggs in tortilla, Fruit and pretzels, applesauce and vanilla wafers

Outdoor/Movement Time: Balls, hoops and cones outside; playground; nature walk

 


 

October 16 - 18

Our current theme is  “Fall Fun”

Letter of the Week: L, T, I, C, O Review

Our book:  Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown

Sensory table: Water, funnels, buckets, measuring cups

Snacks: Crackers and peaches; applesauce and graham crackers

Outdoor/Movement Time: Yoga, balance, Sink or Swim; playground or nature walk

 


October 9 - 13

Our current theme is  “Caring and Sharing”

Letter of the Week: Oo

Our book:  Oonga, Boonga by Frieda Wishinsky

Sensory table: Beach sand; Washing babies

Vocabulary Words: baby, care, child, whisper, hug, tear

Snacks: Pretzels and dip; Mandarin oranges and crackers; vanilla wafers and milk

Outdoor/Movement Time: Red Light, Green Light and Sink or Swim games; balancing and skill relays; playground

 


October 2 - 6

Our current theme is “Friends Working and Playing Together”

Letter of the Week: Cc

Our book: Matthew and Tilly by Rebecca C. Jones

Vocabulary Words: happy, sad, mad, accident, afraid, apologize

Science table: Pine cones, leaves, rocks, wood, tree bark and magnifying glasses

Snacks: String cheese and crackers; vanilla wafers and fruit; applesauce and crackers

Outdoor/Movement Time: Parachute games and songs; playground; skill relays

 


 

September 25 - 29

Our current theme is  “Friends to the Rescue”

Letter of the Week: T

Our book: Oscar is Cold by Ricardo Alcantara

Vocabulary Words: help, shiver, company, icy

Sensory table: Field corn cobs

Snacks: Tortillas and peanut butter, apple turnovers, crackers and fruit

Outdoor/Movement Time: Yoga for kids; Red Light, Green Light; jumping and balancing

 


 

September 18 – 22

Our current theme is “New Friends”

Bring a favorite stuffed animal to school on Wednesday!

Letter of the Week: Ii

Our book: Corduroy by Don Freeman

Vocabulary Words: friend, fun, game, laugh, play, together

Sensory table: Sand, shovels, buckets

Science table: Monarch chrysalis - our last butterfly is ready to emerge

Outdoor/Movement Time: Balancing, hopping and jumping; hula hoops and balls; movement mats

 


 

September 11 – 15

Our current theme is “You and Me”

Letter of the Week: L

Our book: If You Take a Mouse to School by Laura Joffe Numeroff

Vocabulary Words: classroom, favorite, same, different

Sensory table: Colored rice, bowls and scoops

Science table: Real monarch caterpillars

Snacks: Pretzel sticks and dip; cereal with milk; applesauce and crackers

Outdoor/Movement Time: Outdoor relays; tossing, kicking balls; sink or swim

 


 

September 5 – 8

Our current theme is “Welcome”

Our book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Vocabulary Words: boy, girl

Sensory table: Colored rice, bowls, scoops

Science table: Real monarch caterpillars

Snacks: Graham crackers and milk; goldfish or cheese crackers and milk

Outdoor/Movement Time: Go for a walk; explore outside around our school