Indian Creek Pre-K News

May 9-May 13

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY and THANK YOU

We hope that your received your Mother's Day gifts made by your child. They worked very hard on them. You are their first teachers and your have done most of the hard work. We honor you.


Thank you for showing us how much you have appreciated us as teachers and teacher assistants. We have received many tokens of that love and thanks this last week. It has been our pleasure to work and see your child grow. They touch our hearts everyday.

Reminders

STARR TESTING THIS WEEK FOR OLDER STUDENTS

We will have a closed campus this week because our older students are taking the STARR test as required by the State of Texas. In order to help our older students-please tell your children it is very important for them to be quiet in our hallways and in our bathrooms. We will remind them too.


No Library on Monday due to STARR TESTING. We have one more check out on May 16th and then all materials are to be turned on May 23rd. You will be charged for lost materials. Those fees will go to Mrs. Russell in the library.


No School on May 30 for Memorial Day- please enjoy the day with your family.


End of the Year Parties will be June 1st. More information will be coming about this event soon.


Last Day of School is a 1/2 day please make plans accordingly for drop off and pick up

Whole Day Times 7:50 am-12:30pm

AM Class 7:50 am-9:50 am

PM Class 10:30am-12:30pm


June 2nd PTA Hawaiian Falls Night- the park will be closed to others. It is a great time to play with your families in the park. In addition you can buy season's passes for the park at that time through our PTA.

WHAT WE ARE LEARNING

Language: Children will be able to identify all the letters of the alphabet. We should be able to name all the vowel letters-a,e,i,o,u. Please continue to review all the letters at home. We will be playing the game Make It, Break It. In this game, we will say a word like "fox" then we will break it apart. We will say the first sound and leave the rest of the word in tact- /f/-ox. We are verbally teaching blending of words and we will review rhyming and segmenting words. We will also start on taking away the first sound of a word. Example- say the word fox now say it with out the /f/ sound. The answer would be ox. We should also be able to make say simple rhyming words like boat/ goat, shell/ bell and know what a rhyme is. This becomes a skill as we head toward reading. We will also be working with short constant, vowel , constant words like BUS, CAR, VAN, and FIX.


Show and tell this will be Ocean Animals. If you should have an ocean animal to share with the class they can bring it on Friday.


Math: Your child will be able to rote count to 30 (4 year olds) and rote count to 10 (3 year olds). We will be starting measurement and measure each child's height. We will be working with words-tall,taller, tallest, short, shorter, shortest. We are also continuing to review all our shapes and colors.


Social Studies: Your child will be learning about different modes of jobs found by the seas and oceans. We need to know how important our oceans are how they effect people.


Science:Your children will be learning about different ocean animals . We will talk about the different classes of animals- fish, animals with shell, sharks and ocean mammals such as whales and dolphins.

Individual Testing for Pre-K students

This week we will continue meeting with your children for Individual Testing. We will be going over the skills on the PK 3 profile card and PK 4 profile card. Students will need to do their best. We want them to show what they know. What should they know? They should know upper case and lower case letters, letter sounds, how to write their name, count for us to either 10 (three year olds) or 30 (four year olds), and know how to make number sets to the number 10. In addition, students need to know colors and shapes. We will be expanding our language testing for all our students. We will be testing for rhyming and being able to blend the rime and onset of words, the beginning sounds of words-same or different, and clapping syllables in a word. Please make sure that your children are in school so we can test them. We will be breaking up the tasks over a few days. Your children are ready for this testing. We have been teaching all these skills throughout the year.

FIELD DAY IS COMING - JUST A REMINDER

Indian Creek Elementary PK Field Day

Friday, May 20th, 2016


Indian Creek Elementary has scheduled Field Day for Friday, May 20th. Our PK students will be participating along side the other students in our school. We have filled the day with many outdoor activities that PK students are sure to enjoy. Some events include a little water to help cool them off!!

The schedule for this year’s Field Day is as follows:

8:30-10:30 PK whole day/PPCD AM and PK AM

1:00-2:00 PK PM and PPCD PM

Note the following items to help your child prepare for Field Day:

1. Tennis/running shoes are required. Do not wear slip-on shoes of any type (no sandals or flip-flops). Every event is active, so the correct shoes are very important. Students should wear comfortable clothing and YELLOW tie- dye shirts from Fun Run so they can participate in all field day events.

2. Items you may wish to send for the comfort and protection of your child include: sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses. It is best to apply sunscreen in the morning before they leave home to be sure they are covered properly. TEACHERS CANNOT APPLY SUNSCREEN.

3. There are several water stations for the students to cool off while having a blast! Students might want to bring a towel to dry off if necessary and re-useable water bottle with their name written on it.

4. All PK sections will have breakfast at 8 am. The lunch schedule on this day will be a little different. You may send a lunch, or your child may purchase a lunch from the cafeteria.

The cafeteria lunch consists of: hot dog or hamburger, sun butter and jelly sandwich, whole apples, bananas, cucumbers, baby carrots and 1% milk or assorted juice. The cost for ENROLLED Indian Creek students is $2.35. Parents may purchase a cafeteria lunch on field day for $3.25. Parents, if you plan on purchasing a lunch from the cafeteria please complete order form below and return 3rd.

We are looking forward to a fun-filled, Field Day!

Teacher Contact Information


Mrs. Rosalind Freedenberg

AM/PM Half Day Pre-Kindergarten

Office 469-713-5180

E-mail Freedenbergr@LISD.net

For Text Messaging please e-mail teacher for instructions

Twitter Handle @Rfreedenberg


Mrs. Heather Castillo

Whole Day Pre-Kindergarten

Office 469-713-5180

E-mail: CastilloH@LISD.net


Ms. Jordan Hurley

PPCD Teacher

Office 469-713-5180

E-mail: HurleyJ@LISD.net


Indian Creek Elementary
2050 Arbor Creek, Carrollton, TX 75010
phone number 469-713-5180