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Pre-K-3 May 11 2017

May 9-11

Weekly Newsletter

I CAN'T believe it is almost summer. We only have two more days of school! Time has flown by. I want to thank each of you for sharing your children with me. It has been an honor and a pleasure watching them grow this year. I feel so lucky to have been their first teacher as they start their journey through school. I will miss each of them next year.

Miss Angie

 

Snack Schedule:

Tuesday, May 16: Stella   Happy “Summer” Birthday

Thursday, May 18: Last Day of School: Snacks will be provided here

 

 

Upcoming Events:

May 18th: Last Day of PreK3 classes

 IMPORTANT: Please come to our classroom at dismissal to pick up your child. We will have many things coming home that day: rest bags, book bags, and end of the year binders. We are going to need help carrying everything to the car. If your child is going to aftercare, pick up as usual. We will help them get all their items into the gym at the end of the day.

 

Weekly Focus:

This week we have been busy wrapping up the end of the year. We made Mother's Day gifts (Happy Mother's Day to you!) and have been working on end of the year assessments. 

We spent the week doing centers to review all our letters and numbers and also got out some of our favorite centers to do again.

  

Pre-K-3 May 04 2017

May 2-4

Weekly Newsletter

 

Snack Schedule:

Tuesday, May 9: Penny   Happy "Summer" Birthday

Thursday, May 11: Mariah

Tuesday, May 16: Stella   Happy "Summer" Birthday

 

Upcoming Events:

May 18th: Last Day of PreK classes

 

This Week’s Focus:

Theme: Caterpillars and Butterflies

 

Literacy:

Letter C

Story Retelling: After Reading the Very Hungry Caterpillar  the children will use a felt board and felt pieces to retell the story.

 

Math:

Number 6

Size Sorting: We sorted poms into three groups: large, medium, and small. We also strengthened our fine motor skills because while sorting we used tweezers to pick up and move the poms.

Color Match: The children sorted colored beads onto their matching butterfly shaped paper. After sorting the colors the children placed the beads onto strings.

Butterfly Matching: The children worked in a small group to match up identical pairs of butterflies.

 

Art:

Very Hungry Caterpillar: The children strengthened their fine motor skills by cutting out a circle for the caterpillars head and making squares from construction paper strips. Then we glue the head and squares onto an oval shaped body to create the Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Symmetry Painting:

We discussed our butterflies are symmetrical and look the same on both sides. To learn more about symmetry we painted one half of a butterfly and then folded the paper in half to spread paint on the other side. When we opened our pictures we had a beautiful butterfly that looked the same on both sides!

 

Fine Motor:

Leaf Hole Punch and Stringing: We strengthened our fine motor skills by using a hole punch to put holes in leaves. After adding the holes, the children were encouraged to use string to lace the leaves.

 

Make your Own Caterpillar: The children were given red play doh, green play doh, google eyes, and chenille stems to create their own Very Hungry Caterpillar.

 

Science:

Butterfly Life Cycle: We learned about the butterfly life cycle: egg, caterpillar, cocoon or chrysalis, then butterfly. The children acted out the life cycle by curling up in a ball to be an egg, crawling around like a caterpillar, being still inside a chrysalis, and then flying like a butterfly.

 

Spanish:

Ms. Audra reviewed the alphabet and color words this week.

 

Pre-K-3 April 27 2017

April 25-27

Snack Schedule:

Tuesday,  May 2: Maddey

Thursday, May 4: Hattie Mae HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Tuesday, May 9: Penny

Thursday, May 11: Mariah

Tuesday, May 16: Stella

 

Upcoming Events:

May 18th: Last Day of PreK classes

 

This Week’s Focus:

Theme: Insects

 

Literacy:

Letter I

Matching Capital Letters: The children were given a chart with all the capital letters on it. Using plastic letters the children matched each letter to the correct spot on the chart.

Journal: Draw an Insect

 

Math:

Number 6

Giant Shape Match: We used our large building blocks to match shapes to the correct outline. After matching all the shapes the children were able to use the blocks to build.

Making Insects with Pattern Blocks:  The children used pattern blocks to create insect designs. Designs were provided so the children could match the pattern blocks to the correct spot on the design.

 

Art:

Build A Bug Art: The children were provided with shapes in many different colors. They then were able to create their own bugs using the shapes provided.

 

Science:

Making Insect fossils in play dough

Sorting Animals: Insects and Not An Insect

 

Stem:

Making an insect home out of blocks: The children were challenged to create a home that a small plastic insect to could live insde.

 

Spanish:

Ms. Audra read the story ­The Umbrella. During the story the children identified the Spanish words they heard.

Pre-K-3 April 13 2017

April 11-13

Weekly Newsletter

 

Happy Easter and have a wonderful Spring Break!!!!!!

 

Snack Schedule:

April 18-20: SPRING BREAK

April 25: Harrison Happy Birthday

April 27: Landon 

 

Upcoming Events:

April 17th-21: Spring Break NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, April 25: Dress in Cardinal red day. Ice cream treats will also be offered for $1.00 at lunch.

May 18th: Last Day of PreK3 classes
 

 

This Week's Focus:

Theme-

Easter

 

Literacy-

Sorting Letters: We sorted letters into three categories: letters with straight lines, letters with curvy lines, and letters that have both

Books: Little Egg, Little Egg What Do You See? Class Book

Journal: Draw and decorate an Easter egg.

 

Math-

One to One Correspondence to 10: The children added the correct number of poms to eggs numbered 1-9.

Matching: The children put plastic Easter eggs together to have the colors match those on the cards they were given.

 

Art:

Easter Egg Roll Painting

 

STEM:

Egg Stacking Challenge:

The children tried to see how many broken Easter eggs they could stack on top of each other.

 

Science: 

Oviparous Animals

 

Spanish:

Hello, How are you? Song

Dr. Seuss Book: One Fish, Two Fish

 

Pre-K-3 April 06 2017

April 4-6

Weekly Newsletter

 

Snack Schedule:

Tuesday, April 11: Grady

Thursday, April 13: Fiona (MORNING SNACK ONLY)

April 17-21: SPRING BREAK

Tuesday, April 25: Harrison HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Thursday, April 27: Landon

 

 

Upcoming Events:

Thursday, April 13th: Holy Thursday: Noon Dismissal: (NO LUNCH)

            *PreK3 and PreK4 will dismiss at 11:30.

April 17th-21: Spring Break NO SCHOOL

May 18th: Last Day of PreK3 classes
 

 

This Week's Focus:

Theme-

Rainbows

 

Literacy-

Letter R

Language: We played a game called The Rainbow Climb. To win the game you had to move up the colors of the rainbow by naming items that are each color: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. Those that were ready were also given another challenge by asking to name something that was that color but either big or small.

Books: Making Predictions

A Rainbow of My Own        

 

Math-

Sorting by Color:

1.    Sorting colored caps onto the same colored rainbow shape.

2.    Stinging beads onto the same color chenille fuzzy stems.

3.    Placing beads into the same colored containers.

Completing Patterns: We used colored popsicle sticks to create and extend patterns.

 

Art:

Color Mixing: We explored colors by mixing paint: red and blue to make purple, blue and yellow to make green, and red and yellow to make orange. This was a favorite!

 

Sensory Bin:

The children explored rice in our sensory area. Our large tub was filled with rice, rainbow colored dragon tear beads and colorful buttons.

 

STEM:

Walking Rainbow: We started with 6 mason jars. We filled three of the jars with water. We added red food coloring to the first jar, blue to the second jar, and yellow to the third. We formed a circle with the jars by placing the empty jars in between the jars full of colored water. Then we put a rolled up paper towel going from each jar of colored water into each empty jar. We watched as the day went on. As the paper towels became saturated with water they pulled water from each colored jar of water into the empty jars. As the colors mixed together they formed new colors!

 

Spanish:

Review: Colors

Ms. Audra also taught the children animals and the names of family members.

Pre-K-3 March 30 2017

March 28-20

Weekly Newsletter

 

Snack Schedule:

Tuesday, April 4: Maddey

Thursday, April 6: Morgan

Tuesday, April 11: Grady

Thursday, April 13: Fiona

 

Upcoming Events:

Friday, March 31st: Grandparent's Day: Church starts at 7:45, Children should come to church with his/her grandparent/or special person. Children MUST have an adult with them. Church will be followed by refreshments in the gym and the Spring Fling Performance. See Tablet for additional info.

 

Thursday, April 13th: Holy Thursday: Noon Dismissal: (NO LUNCH)

 

April 17th-21: Spring Break NO SCHOOL

 

May 18th: Last Day of PreK3 classes
 

 

This Week's Focus:

Theme-

Cloud

 

Literacy-

Letter C

Recognizing Letters in our Name: The children sorted letters into two categories: Letters in my Name and Letters Not in My Name.

Books: Making Predictions

Clouds

It Looked Like Spilt Milk

        

Math-

One to One Correspondence to 10: The children added the correct number of clouds onto blue paper labeled 0-10. 

 

Art:

It Looked Like Spilt Milk Painting: We painted with white paint and shaving cream to make cloud like shapes on blue paper.

 

Sensory Bin:

The children explored water in our sensory area. A large tub was filled with water, dragon tear beads and small plastic animals were added. Then cups with holes in the bottom were available so the children could make it "rain" into the tub.

 

STEM:

Block Challenge:

The children worked together in groups of two to fit wooden blocks into a taped off square area on the floor. They had to work together, problem solve, and use trial and error during this activity.

 

Science: 

We learned about how rain falls from the clouds. We filled a clear container halfway full of water, then we added shaving cream on top, finally we added drops of food coloring on the top waiting for it to fall through the shaving cream into the water.

 

Spanish:

Review: Hello, Good-bye, Good Morning and Good Afternoon

Ms. Audra also taught the children body parts while singing head, shoulders, knees, and toes in Spanish!

 

Pre-K-3 March 23 2017

March 21-23

Weekly Newsletter

 

Snack Schedule:

Tuesday, March 28: Katelynn

Thursday, March 30: Magdalene

Tuesday, April 4: Maddey

Thursday April 6: Morgan

 

Upcoming Events:

Friday, March 31st: Grandparent's Day: This is a Friday but I will come in to school so that PreK3 can bring in their grandparents, if they would like, and show them our classroom and school. Church starts at 7:45, Children should come to church with his/her grandparent/or special person. Children MUST have an adult with them. Church will be followed by refreshments in the gym and the Spring Fling Performance. See Tablet for additional info.

Thursday, April 13th: Holy Thursday: Noon Dismissal: (NO LUNCH)

April 17th-21: Spring Break NO SCHOOL

May 18th: Last Day of PreK3 classes
 

 

This Week's Focus:

Theme-

Rain

 

Literacy-

Letter U

Writing/Tracing Our Names: The children practiced tracing their names with dry erase marker. Those that were ready wrote thier names on a dry erase board.

Journal: What do you like to do in the rain?

        

Math-

Sorting: By Color: The children sorted buttons onto different colored umbrellas. 

One to One Correspondence to 10: The children added the correct number of raindrops under clouds labeled 0-10. 

 

Art:

Process Art: Rain drop splatters. We took light blue and dark blue paint and splattered them onto a piece of white construction paper. After that we used straw to blow the paint around on the paper.

Umbrella Art: The children created paper umbrellas. They were able to decorate and add details to their umbrella using a variety of materials.

 

Sensory Bin:

The children explored water in our sensory area. A large tub was filled with water, dragon tear beads and small plastic animals were added. Then cups with holes in the bottom were available so the children could make it "rain" into the tub.

 

Science: 

We learned about how rain falls from the clouds. We dipped cotton balls into water until they got to full (heavy) and watched them "rain".

 

Spanish:

Ms. Audra reviewed the colors and numbers. She also taught the children how to say hello and goodbye.

Pre-K-3 March 16 2017

March 14-16

Weekly Newsletter

 

Snack Schedule:

Tuesday, March 21: Adele

Thursday, March 23: Sawyer

Tuesday, March 28: Katelynn

Thursday, March 30: Magdalene

 

Upcoming Events:

Friday, March 31st: Grandparent's Day: This is a Friday but I will come in to school so that PreK3 can bring in their grandparents, if they would like, and show them our classroom and school. Church starts at 7:45, Followed by refreshments in the gym and the Spring Fling Performance

Thursday, April 13th: Holy Thursday: Noon Dismissal: (NO LUNCH)

April 17th-21: Spring Break NO SCHOOL

May 18th: Last Day of PreK3 classes
 

 

This Week's Focus:

Theme-

Dental Health

Land of Smiles Presentation Thursday

 

Literacy-

Letter W

Letters in My Name/Not in My Name: We sorted letters into two categories: Letters in my name and letters not in my name. After sorting the letters, the children used the letters on the in my name side to spell out his/her name.

Capital Letters A-Z: The children completed a foam mat puzzle with letters A-Z. After putting matching the puzzle shape and letters together, they worked on organizing the letters in ABC order.

        

Math-

Sorting: By Color: The children sorted a variety of items into color jars. 

One to One Correspondence to 10: The children clipped clothes pins on cards labeled 1-10. 

Shape Tracing: We traced circles, rectangles, squares, and traingles. After tracing them we colored in the shapes.

 

Fine Motor:

Playdough Cutting: We worked on rolling play dough into "snakes" and then practiced cutting by snipping the playdough into small pieces.

 

Art:

We painted yellow teeth white and then cut out the tooth shape.

 

Spanish:

Ms. Audra reviwed the ABC's in Spanish with the class.

They also practiced their colors.

 

 

Pre-K-3 March 09 2017

March 7-9

Weekly Newsletter

 

Snack Schedule:

Tuesday, March 14th: Mariah

Thursday, March 16th: Stella

Tuesday, March 21: Adele

Thursday, March 23: Sawyer

 

Upcoming Events:

March 16th: Land of Smiles: A group will be coming in to give a presentation about Dental Health to PreK-K in the gym

Friday, March 31st: Grandparent's Day: This is a Friday but I will come in to school so that PreK3 can bring in their grandparents, if they would like, and show them our classroom and school. 

Thursday, April 13th: Holy Thursday: Noon Dismissal: (NO LUNCH)

April 17th-21: Spring Break NO SCHOOL

May 18th: Last Day of PreK3 classes
 

 

This Week's Focus:

Theme-

Five Senses

Tuesday: We explored our sense of sight.

        * Eye Color Graph: We used the smart board to graph everyone's eye color.

        * Blind Fold Drawing: We used markers to create picture while blindfolded

        * Observation Memory Game: Ten items were placed on a tray. The children looked at the items for 1 minute, then the tray was covered with a box. We tried to remember all of the things on the tray

Thursday: Review of the Senses

       * Senses Sorting: We cut out our five senses body parts and put them under the right labels: sight, hearing, touch, smell, and taste

       * 5 Senses Collage: each child made a drawing of something they can see, hear, touch, taste, or smell. Then we placed those drawings under the right catergory.

       * Mr. Potato Head: The children put together Mr. Potato head dolls to make sure each one had all 5 of his senses.

 

Literacy-

Letter E: E is for Eyes: We added google eyes to the letter E.

         

Books-

See It

My Five Senses

 

Math-

Sorting: By Color: The children sorted a variety of items into color jars. 

 

Sensory Table:

Eye Spy Sensory Game: ABCs, shapes, crayons, 123s, and other items were added to the sensory table. Using a Find It! sheet as a guide the children tried to find all the items pictures on their sheet.

 

Science:

Celery Sticks: We started with four cups of water. Next we added three drops of food coloring to each cup: red, blue, yellow, and green. We watched the celery throughout the day on Tuesday and checked back in on Thursday to see what happened to our celery. We made predictions as we went.

 

Spanish:

Ms. Audra taught the class the ABC's in Spanish

We have also been practicing counting to ten and learning our colors.

Pre-K-3 March 02 2017

Feb. 28-March 2

Weekly Newsletter

 

Snack Schedule:

Tuesday, March 7th: Jordan     Happy Birthday

Thursday, March 9th: Penny

Tuesday, March 14th: Mariah

Thursday, March 16th: Stella

 

Upcoming Events:

March 5th: Parish Breakfast

March 16th: Land of Smiles: A group will be coming in to give a presentation about Dental Health to PreK-K in the gym

 

This Week's Focus:

Theme-

Five Senses

Tuesday: We explored our sense of smell.

        * Scented Fizzy Paintings: We used Kool Aid to paint a picture on white construction paper. Then we sprinkled baking soda on top to watch the "paint" bubble and fizz.

        * Smell Guessing Jars: We tried to guess what items were based only on their smell.

Thursday: We explored our sense of taste.

       * Taste Test and Graph: We tasted four foods: pretzels (salty), chocolate chips (sweet), lemons (sour), and baker's chocolate baking bark (bitter). The children were very surprised by the taste of the baking bark. They were expecting sweet chocolate and DID NOT like the bitter taste. After we did our taste test we used the smart board to create a graph of which item was our favorite.

       * Lego Teeth Flossing: We used pipe cleaners to clean play doh out from in between the spaces in lego blocks.

 

Literacy-

Writing/Spelling your Name: The children traced their names with liquid glue. Then we sprinkled jello on top of our names smelling the different flavors of jello!

Journal: What do you like to eat?

         

Books-

Smell It

Taste It

 

Math-

Sorting: Things that Smell vs. Things that Don't

Lego Duplo Numbers

 

Art-

Scented Fizzy Painting

 

 

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