week 18 Man On the Moon 1/9-12/17


WELCOME BACK!  2017 will be a great year.  The next 5 months will speed by and we will wonder where the school year went.

We have talked about real and pretend or fiction and non-fiction books. This book, Man on the Moon, is a non-fiction book.  There are facts about the 1969 trip to the moon by astronauts Mike Collins, Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong that the children will learn. Some of the vocabulary includes: space, gravity, astronaut, rocket, peaceful/calm and planet.  The famous quote, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” is difficult for a 3, 4, or 5 year old to understand, but a good reminder that if you put your mind to something, amazing things can happen.

I will be reading Good Night Moon  Click Here .  This is one of my all-time favorite books.  There are so many things to talk about with the illustrations in this book.  We will talk about how the pages have a pattern, (color, black and white, color, black and white).  We will talk about the things on the table, next to the bed, through the window and above the moon.  These are those important vocabulary words that teachers use when giving directions.  The repetition of phrases allows the children to “read” with you.

Here is a recipe for home made moon dough.  This is a messy but fun activity to make with your child. Spending time talking and reading  with your child are two of the best ways to develop strong language skills.  Click Here

Don’t forget Surprise Bags and check out LANGUAGE ACTIVITIES AT HOME for our sound and poem.

One last thing.  If you ant to feel good about your parenting decision to have your child in preschool, CLICK HERE This is a great read!


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