Unit 2: Friends (1)
Unit 2: Friends

We start this unit with The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza.  Her friends Duck, Dog, and Cat do not want to help her to make a pizza but they surely help to eat it!  The children will be busy making pizzas at the art easel, washing dishes in the water table and writing. 
little red hen

We also read A Letter to Amy, our third Ezra Jack Keats book. The children are getting familiar with Peter and all of his adventures.  In this story, Peter and Amy, his best friend, have a misunderstanding.

letter page

We also use a curriculum for Social-Emotional learning called Second Step. This curriculum is something that we spend some time on during morning meetings, but social learning happens all throughout our Pre-K day.  We act out simple skits with the puppets and we discuss ways to stay focused, ask for what we need and want, following directions, using “self talk” to stay focused, etc.  This program is used throughout grade levels at Presumpscot.  Here are a few of the picture cards and the puppets.  The puppets in our class our named “Fatima” and “Jacob”.

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Below are some other books we will be reading throughout our unit of study on friends.
Hooray a PinataDandelion

Music with Mr. Fenlason
We will be having our first special with Mr. Fenlason on Wednesdays. Mr. Fenlason works hard to instill a love and appreciation of music with the children. Children sing songs and dance. They really look forward to this special time each week! 

Mr. Fenlason