This week, the pre-k room has been reading nonstop as they learn about authors. We started the week by discussing what an author is and then introducing some of the authors who write their favorite books in the classroom. Monday was Audrey Wood, and we had a lot of fun reading silly books like Silly Sally and The Napping House, as well as having the opportunity to draw their own napping house at the art table. Eric Litwin, the famous Pete The Cat author and musician, had his turn Tuesday. Because Pete the cat clearly loves buttons, we focused on them in class by cutting, drawing, and stringing our own buttons. On the Math table they had to roll the dice and add the buttons to Pete’s jacket. There was another Eric on Wednesday, but it was Eric Carle, author of The Hungry Caterpillar. By reading Calm with the Hungry Caterpillar, pre-k students learned some strategies on how to calm their bodies .  Pre-k also had to recognize how much of a food the caterpillar ate and feed it to it at the math table, which had an hungry caterpillar. Thursday was Laura Numeroof, who likes to feed animals very silly food and create books like If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, and the students gave an alphabet soup to a pig at the language table by recognizing some letters and feeding it to the pig. Friday’s author is Mo Willems, best known for his novel Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus. Pre-k students will have the opportunity to create a modern art styled craft using feathers in the Art table. In the Language table they will write their own storybook.  In addition to reading many books by such wonderful authors throughout the week, Pre-book K’s area was completely changed to books by only these authors in order to expose them to a wider range of their works. We will conclude the week with a fun science experiment involving soda cans, heat, and very cold water. You can see some of our Pre-K artist’s work on display in our window. Have a wonderful weekend!

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