Indian Creek Pre-K News

News for March 21-25

Calendar Events At School

Good Friday- We will not have school on Friday March 25th. This is a bad weather day that was not used and is also Good Friday. School will resume Monday March 28th at normal times.


Early Release Please mark your calendar for Friday April 1st as an early release day. Our AM is scheduled 7:50-9:50 AM. Our PM is scheduled 10:30 AM-12:30PM. Whole day is 7:50- 12:30. Remember to be prompt on picking your child up on that day. We do have meetings that day with parents.


Parent/Teacher Conferences for the Spring- Mrs. Freedenberg will be having conferences the week of March 28-April 1, 2016. Mrs. Castillo and Ms. Hurley will be having conferences the Week of March 21 and March 28. Please use our on-line sign up sheet on Volunteer Spot to get a time slot. We will be discussing your child's growth since our Fall conferences. If these times do not work for you, please send us an email and we will arrange something that will suit your schedule and ours.


Mrs. Castillo and Ms. Hurley Conference Sheet- http://vols.pt/oC23J8

Mrs. Freedenberg Conference Sheet - http://vols.pt/LQpjuH

2nd Annual PK Egg Hunt

Please send 10 plastic eggs by Tuesday March 22. We will have our egg hunt Thursday March 24. Please fill them with small items-stickers, erasers, small party favors, small plastic toys. PLEASE NO CANDY or FOOD/NUT ITEMS.


Mrs. Freedenberg's class: It would be helpful if you would number the eggs 1-10. We will be using an egg cartons to make sure we only pick up 10 eggs. Each PK class will have their own time to do their egg hunt. Please write your child's name on their basket.


Mrs. Castillo's and Ms. Hurley's Class: We ask that your child bring a small basket to school by Wednesday March 23, 2016 for the egg hunt. Please write your child's name on the basket.

Classroom News

Welcome back from Spring Break. Hopefully it was restful and rewarding spending time with your child. It is hard to believe Spring is here. We will be in the final push to make sure your children are ready for next year. We have this week of this unit and three more units to complete before the year is over. We must be having a lot of fun because this year is flying by!


What We Are Learning This Week

We are continuing Unit 8 -Traditional Tales and Whole/Part/Whole. This unit is about knowing different ways of communicating one's thinking and how it is important for making good decisions, knowing similarities in all things and people, seeing how things can be taken apart and/or put together again and how using tools can help us learn. Best of all we are going to read a lot of fairy tales and nursery rhymes.


Our Main Goals this week:

Language: Children will be able to identify the letter W and things that begin with the letter. Our children will be working on classic Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes. We will be sequencing the story of the Three Little Pigs, and the alphabet. We will be continuing our work on beginning sounds of words.


Math: Your child will be able to measure using non-standard units ( paper clips, coins, crayons, hand spans, and unifix cubes), We will also be exploring measuring weight. We will be using bucket scales to weigh different items. It is hands on math exploration.


Social Studies: Your child will be working on recognizing difference between people and cultures.


Science: Your child will learn to use measuring tools to measure the length of different objects and weight.


Social Skills: We will review feelings and work on strong feelings that are uncomfortable. Your child will learn about feeling frustrated. Children can feel frustrated when they are trying to do something that is really hard. We are learning the steps to deal with frustration and how to calm down.

Office Reminders

Spring Photos and Class Photos/ Fund Raiser Pledges

SPRING PHOTOS

Hopefully you received the envelope or envelopes with your child's individual Spring photos and class photo. Please remember to pay for the individual photos or return the envelope. Here is the link to LIfeTouch Photos.

https://my.lifetouch.com/mylifetouch/getStarted/home


FUN RUN PLEDGES

We have collected 89% of our pledges and would love to get the last 11% in by Wednesday, March 23rd.

Please send in your pledges!

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