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June 7 Chancellor’s Conference Day-No school
June 11 Clerical Day- No School
June 12 Pre-K 100 End of Year Celebration
June 13 Father’s Day Ceramic Activity
June 14 PK 135 End of Year Celebration
June 15 Eid-al-Fitr No School
June 18 Pre-K 101 End of Year Celebration
June 2o Pre-K 102 End of Year Celebration
June 26 Last Day of School
This month’s unit of study is Transformation. Children conclude the year by investigating how things change over time. This unit, like all units provides opportunities for children to observe objects and phenomena in their environment with increasing complexity. The final Pre-K unit is an opportunity to apply knowledge and skills children learned in previous units, and help prepare for upcoming transitions.
Children will read, discuss and engage in many stories about what changes around them, how objects change, what kinds of changes occur in nature and finally how they will continue to grow and change.
PK.CLL.2 Demonstrates he/she is building background knowledge.
PK.SED.1: Recognizes himself/herself as a unique individual having his/her own abilities, characteristics, feelings and interests.
PK.CLL.6 Demonstrates a growing expressive language.
SCIENCE AND COOKING ACTIVITIES
Students will build on learning from previous units of study by investigating patterns in nature. There are opportunities to discuss and learn about metamorphosis through studying the life cycle butterflies, as well as to notice the changes in weather and seasons.
PK.CKW.5 Observes and describes characteristics of living things.
PK.CKW.3 Generates explanations and communicates conclusions regarding experiments and explorations.
The Arts, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Education
Students will be invited to dance to short audio clips, changing their movements to reflect the changes in music and the way the music makes them feel.
PK.CKW7 Expresses what he/she knows, thinks, feels and believes through dance and creative movement.
Social & Emotional: Children will engage in social relationships and develop connections and attachments to peers and classroom adults. We will discuss understanding and respecting similarities and differences in others.
SED.4 Develops positive relationships with their peers
SED.7 Adapts to change.
Physical Education: The children continue to develop their gross motor skills as they made their way through various stations as well as develop their hand and eye coordination skills with various bean bag, ring toss and hula hoop activities.
PDH.3 Demonstrates coordination and control of large muscles
PDH.4 Combines a sequence of large motor skills with and without equipment.
PDH.5 Demonstrates eye-hand coordination and dexterity needed to manipulate objects.