Newsletter for May 15-19, 2017
5/26 – No School – Staff Dev Day
5/29 – No School - Memorial Day
6/2 – Prek Picnic (money due now!!)
6/2 – Last day of Lunch Bunch
6/7 – End of Year Prek Program and last day of Prek!
PK Picnic – Parents are invited to come and hang out in the Safe Zone while we have a blast! Students will be heading inside at 11:00 to eat their lunch and will be dismissed at 11:30 on Ridge Terrace! If you have not sent in your $10.00 to help cover costs, please do so ASAP!
End of Year PK Program - We will be signing some songs and saying goodbye to PK on Wednesday, June 7th in the morning (time not yet determined). We will be done by or before our regular dismissal time of 11:00. Everyone received a line to memorize for the EOY program. PLEASE make sure that you are practicing this with your child!! We will begin practicing next week. The days are going by so quickly!
Summer - Many of you have asked about things the kids can do over the summer. Please know that if your child does nothing for 8 weeks, he/she will have forgotten a lot of what we accomplished this year! Don’t let that happen. We worked really hard this year to get where we are right now.
Things you can do every day:
- Practice writing first and last name.
- Practice writing all upper case and lower case letters.
- Practice writing numbers 1-10.
- Practice letter sounds and thinking of words that begin with those sounds.
- Practice counting out loud. Kids should be able to count past twenty.
Here’s what we did this week:
We started to explore the ocean and all the interesting animals and plants that call this place home! We watched several videos about the very ugly but interesting Anglar fish. The kids were fascinated! We have gotten some really cool books sent in to share with the class. Send any in that you may have at home. We will read them and send them back.
Letter of the Week: We talked about the letter Ee this week. We learned that the Ee is at the beginning of the alphabet; the upper and lower case are not the same; and it is a vowel – so it makes more than one sound. We focused on the short Ee sound, like in egg or envelope. We had a list of 20 some short e words! I was pretty impressed. This is a hard sound to distinguish from the short Ii sound. Just keep practicing it at home! The upper case is four lines and the lower case is just one line! We slide out and then go up and around. Please practice at home!!
In math, we talked about the number 11 this week. Every week we play a game where the kids must find groups of things in the room for whatever number we are working on. The kids worked in teams and did a great job of finding groups of 11. They found many that Mrs. Derec and I did not see!
In religion we read a story about how we pray every day. We talked about all the things we need to be thankful for and how praying is our way of talking to God and a way to say thank you for all that we have.
Here’s what we will do next week:
We will continue to talk about oceans and the animals that live in them! It’s a fun theme. There are many interesting animals that live in our oceans.
In math, we will continue with the teens. Please work on these at home. We count and look at these numbers every day on our calendar but they continue to stump many of the kids. You can start practicing this number at home.
Letter of the Week: We will work on the letter Gg. This letter makes more than one sound and we will only talk about the hard G sound, like in goat or gate. We will NOT talk about the soft Gg sound. Please do not send any giraffes or gems!! We will make a list of hard Gg words so make sure you talk about this on the way to school so your child can participate in the discussion.