Monday, March 2, 2020
March PreK Newsletter
Welcome back everyone! Hope you all enjoyed the winter break! Spring is on the way! We have a fun month planned. It is one of my favorites!
During this unit "How Does Your Garden Grow?" we will explore the types of conditions plants and seeds need in order to grow. We'll conduct planting seed experiments, learn about how weather can affect plants and the many different farms and why farmers have a very important job. In addition, we will begin to work with money-identification, value and practice counting sets of money. Other topics that will be covered are listed below:
Letters: W, V, U and Q Character Education: Patience
Numbers & Order Word Family: -ug
Shape Review Weather & Measurement
Sight Words Money
Dates to remember:
3/13- Re-enrollment forms due!
3/17 - St. Patrick's Day! Don't forget to wear green! If we are lucky, a leprechaun may visit!
3/19 - Class group pictures will be taken!
3/20 - First day of Spring! Our class "animals" will wake from their winters' nap!
4/7- Early Years Spring Musical Program! More information to follow!
Thanks for all you do!
Thursday, January 30, 2020
February PreK Newsletter
Locksmiths, teachers, and EMT's are just a few of the important community helpers the children will explore during this month's unit Let's Go to Work. In addition, we will learn a little bit about what it means to be a good citizen! Everyone in our class can recite the Pledge of Allegiance! Proud of them!
We will continue to build upon our knowledge of sight words, letter recognition and beginning sounds. We will also blend phonemes to create yet another word family - the -et family.
For math skills, we will continue to explore telling time to the hour and will begin working on counting by fives to 100.
Some of the additional topics are listed below:
Letters: L, E, K, G Shape: Cone
Numbers: Measuring Character Education: Kindness
2/14 - We will exchange valentines and have our Class party. Kannon's Mom is hosting our party.
2/24-3/1 - Winter Break. Classes resume on Monday, March 2nd!
Thanks for all you do !!
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
January PreK Newsletter
Happy New Year and welcome back to all of you! I hope everyone enjoyed being with your families and friends over the holidays.
This month our unit "Eating Healthy, Growing Strong" will focus on the importance of a healthy diet, exercise, getting enough rest and practicing good hygiene. The children will learn more about the types of foods they should eat for their bodies to grow strong and healthy. Other topics are listed below:
Lettters: H, I, J Character Education: Table Manners
Time to the Hour Blending Phonemes
Shape: Cylinder Numbers Identification
Remember NO SCHOOL on Monday, January 20th in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.
Tuesday 28th - Book Buddies Day!
Enjoy January and let it snow!
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
December PreK Newsletter
A big thanks to all of you for helping to make our Thanksgiving Feast so nice! The children were adorable and seemed to enjoy their meal. They did a great job performing the songs!
Also, thanks for the Kleenex you have donated to our class! We can always use them and baby wipes and Chlorox wipes! Thanks so much!
This month we will have fun discussing holiday traditions and what it means to the children As in previous units we will continue to build upon our knowledge of letter recognition and beginning sounds. We will also begin to blend phonemes to create simple word families ( cat, rat, hat, etc.).
Math skills will continue to focus on expanding knowledge of numbers. We will practice making sets and exploring number combinations. Other math concepts include the introduction of our second three-dimensional shape-the cube. We will explore telling time to the hour on both digital and analog clocks.
Letters: D, R, C Character Education: "Being Dependable"
Real vs. Make Believe
DATES TO REMEMBER;
12/17 - Book Buddies Day with Fifth Graders. Also, we will watch The Polar Express and have popcorn and hot chocolate with the Kindergarten Class.
12/19 - Class Christmas Party Lunch (Chick Fil A) hosted by James's Mom!
12/20 - Last day of school for the Christmas Holiday. This is a half day with Early Years dismissing at 11:45. No After-School Care, only Year Round Care for Year Round Students. Classes resume on Monday, January 13th.
Have a wonderful Christmas with your family and friends!
Friday, November 1, 2019
November PreK Newsletter
Hope all of you had a safe and fun Halloween! Thanks to Emily’s Mom for providing lunch for us. What a treat! Also, thanks to those who helped with Trunk or Treat. The kids had a fun day!
Can you believe November is here! We have enjoyed some beautiful autumn days. This month we will be exploring the different types of transportation that move people and materials from place to place. Buses, airplanes, helicopters and even the space shuttle are just a few to mention. Other topics to be covered are listed below:
Letters: B, O, F Character Education: Taking turns
Numbers: Sets 0-10 Car Safety
Ordinal position Maps and Globes
Shape: Sphere Thanksgiving and traditions
We will continue to build upon our knowledge of letter recognition, beginning sounds, and vowels-both long and short. Math skills will focus on expanding knowledge of numbers, making sets, number combinations and number sequencing.
10/31-11/08 - Scholastic Book Fair in the Library from 8am -10pm Mon.-Friday.
11/19-Book Buddies. PreK brings a book from home.
11/26-11:00 in the Performing Arts Center-The Early Year’s Thanksgiving Feast! This is a very special occasion as we give thanks and celebrate with our friends. The children are dressed as turkeys, pilgrims, and Native Americans, and together they will sing songs and then eat a delicious meal! PreK is responsible for the pies and whipped cream. Please send with your child on the day of the feast 1 pie and 1 whipped cream and a piece of fruit to decorate the tables.
Baked pies list:
Caroline’s Mom is going to cook a turkey. Thanks so much to everyone for helping out!
11/27-12/1-Thanksgiving break. Classes resume on Monday, 12/2.
Thanks to all of you for your help and support this year! You make our school a special place. The children are great and I feel very fortunate to work at WCDS! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends!
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
October PreK Newsletter
Autumn has arrived and PreK has lots of fun things planned for this month! We will be discussing the change of seasons and things that make this time of year special.
Our unit this month, "My Home and My Neighbors" will focus on families, homes, friends, and neighborhoods. This is the perfect opportunity for the children to appreciate how our differences make us unique and special. Lots of Social Studies! Also, we will continue to build upon our knowledge of letter recognition and beginning sounds. Math skills for the unit will focus on expanding our knowledge of numbers, making sets and exploring number combinations. Other math concepts include an introduction to ordinal position and learning about ovals, pentagons, and octagons. Other topics and dates to remember are listed below.
Letters: S,A,N Character Education: Friendship
Needs vs. Wants Numbers: Sets 0-10
Ordinal position: 1st-10th Fall and Halloween
Thurday, 10/3- Monday, 10/7 - Fall Family Weekend! Class resume on Tuesday, 10/8.
Tuesday, 10/15 - Early Years Field Trip to Hubb's Farm, $10.00 per person. Your child must be accompanied by you or an adult. Thanks for your understanding.
10/27 - Emily's birthday!
Tuesday, 10/31 - Halloween Spook Parade. Please dress your child in Halloween Costume and bring your camera. Parents are invited to line the hallways for this Halloween tradition. Afterwards, we will have Trunk or Treat! Thanks to Shannon Weeks for helping!
Thursday, 10/31 - Friday, November 8th - Scholastic Book Fair in Library,
Enjoy your Fall Break!