Our Pet Study


    Our Pet Study

    Hi Families,

    Our class is beginning a new study on pets and animals.  We will begin by transforming our Dramatic Play area into a "Veterinarian Office" by adding props, fun vet uniforms, stuffed animals, writing materials and literacy charts for students to read.  Our focus for this study will be developing our language, reading and writing skills.   In addition, we will enhance other learning centers, such as measuring how to build animal homes in blocks or getting creative in the Art area with 3-D materials.  During group time with the teacher, students will engage in materials that build literacy and math skills.  A favorite is to sort out our small pet counters by various attributes and then count, pattern and estimate how many in a set.  

    To expand our literacy skills, we will read several books, such as "If You Give A Dog A Donut" by Laura Joff Numeroff and "A Whistle for Willie" by Ezra Jack Keats.  After reading, we will sequence the events of the story to build our recall and cognitive memory as well as use art materials to build our fine motor skills that illustrate our favorite part of the story. I am excited about beginning a study that emphasizes caring and being responsible.  We recently added our fish to the classroom and the students have been so kind and gentle and helped to care for it each day. 

    I look forward to fun in the next weeks ahead studying Pets!


    Yours Truly,

    Mrs. Stephanie

    English Dual Language Teacher