Pre-K 4.4 Newsletter
...Make every day a day to learn...
We hope you all had a wonderful and restful Spring break! Our children had a great time learning about our natural environment. Plants, trees, seeds, animals and more, these were the center of attention for quite some time and we managed to bring it to a terrific closure at the zoo. However, our next unit; Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, will blend in magically with all we have already learned. The objective of this new unit is to help students understand how important it is to be more aware of the world around them, point out problems and brainstorm solutions or positive actions.
In this unit, students will observe, gather data, explore and propose solutions to everyday problems. We will also require some help from you at home by helping to collect different objects we can investigate here at school. As we study trash and garbage and how we can reduce, reuse and recycle, we will learn concepts related to math, literacy, science, arts etc. Our aim is to guide our students towards developing important questions after they have explored, observed and investigated a variety of concepts and materials.
At home, you can support our unit by talking about the trash your family generates, have them take some trash to the recycling center, or take them to see where the trash is disposed of. If you recycle at home, then they can take on the responsibility of sorting the trash with you.
Teaching Strategies objectives of the week:
- Demonstrates knowledge of the alphabet
- Uses number concepts and operations
- Compares and Measures
- Demonstrates knowledge of print and its uses
- Demonstrates emergent writing skills
Gallery of the Week
- Some items you may wish to collaborate with:
You can start sending the recycled material you have at home such as: plastic bottles, boxes, clean containers, trash bags, recycling bins, newspaper, paper towel rolls, cereal boxes, magazines etc.
If you have not done so already please remember to send your child’s blanket and pillow for rest time.
- If you have not signed up already for Parent-Teacher Conferences, please do so as soon as possible. Parent Conferences will be taking place in April 6th and 7th, (the 6th will be half day for students, and the 7th no school for the kids) It is NOT student led conference so children stay at home.