MRS. GATES’S CLASS NEWS “If you can dream it, you can do it.” – W alt Disney SOME GOOD BOOKS: THEME: Student Favorites Week of: May 19-27 SOME OF OUR ACTIVITIES: *Strictly No Elephants by Lisa Mantchev *Join Hands! By Pat Mora *One World, One Day by Barbara Kerley *Whoever You Are by Mem Fox *Last Day, Hooray! by Nancy Poydar *How to Grow a Friend by Sara Gillingham *12 Ways to Get to 11 by Eve Merriam *When a Line Bends…A Shape Begins by Rhonda Gowler Greene *Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems *There’s a Mouse About the House! by Richard Fowler *A Good Day by Kevin Henkes *Are You Ready for Summer? by Sheils Anderson *Summer by Nuria Roca *Press Here by Herve Tullet *Painting: easel paint, finger paint, spin art, marble paint, magnetic painting, paint with spray bottles, creation station w/ collage items *String Necklaces *Play with Play dough, Flubber & Floam *Science Center *Parachute Play *Build w/ manipluatives *Light Table, Light Brite *Computers *Shaving cream *Letter review *Begin Sound Sort *Rhyming Center *Games: Connect 4, Connect 4 Launcher, Twister, Perfection *Chalkboards, Dry Erase boards *Create ramps (test & modify) IMPORTANT DATES: *May *May *May *May 19 – Pajama Day (Our pretend Snow Day) 20 – Super Games (PM ONLY) 26 – No School (Memorial Day) 27 – Last Day for Preschool LETTER OF THE WEEK: *May 16-26: Review POEM: Ice Cream SENSORY TABLE: Water, Shaving Cream SONGS: *Going on a Bear Hunt *ABC Disco *Mat Man *Follow Directions w/ Exercises ASK YOUR CHILD: *What were some of your favorite activities at school? *What were some of your favorite songs? ?