Ms. Ratani's Pre-K Newsletter!

Parent's Guide to Classroom Communication

About the Teacher

Hello everyone! As you all know, I am Ms. Ratani, the instructor of your bright kid, during their journey at this critical moment of early development for Pre-Kindergarten. Before you start browsing the site, I wanted to share some information about myself so you can know a little bit more about me. To answer probably the most common question I get, I chose to be a teacher because I of course, not only love kids, but I believe that knowledge is the most empowering thing you can offer a person in this world. It is the only thing that can not be taken away from you. The opportunity to get to enrich minds everyday is a career I couldn't pass up! In my free time, I love sitting outside with a novel or just cozying up with my cuddle bug of a dog, Daphne and my cats, Kitty and Tom to enjoy my own little world I've created through reading. I can offer your child this type of imagination by empowering them to be all that they can be through maximizing their learning potential. I look forward getting to know the rest of you more through out the year!

It's That Time of Year!

Our semi-annual field trip to the Children's Museum of Houston is approaching on Friday, April the 10th! A few reminders to the parents about our trip:

  • If you'd like to volunteer to be a chaperon, the deadline to register is the end of this week. Please make sure you do so as soon as possible.
  • Do not forget that we will NOT be having lunch in the cafeteria this day, so ensure that your child has a packed lunch or brings a sufficient amount of money.
  • The weather will be warm and sunny, so please have your child dress appropriately to avoid any health or safety hazards. We will also be spending a portion of the day outdoors, so if your child needs a hat, sunscreen or etc., make sure to send it with you child.
  • Keep in mind, we will NOT be having nap time this day, so make sure your child is well rested the night before.
  • If you have any concerns or specifications that need to be met, please contact me AS SOON AS POSSIBLE to avoid any delays.

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Open House

Thursday, April 30th, 6-8pm

Walker Station Elementary School, Sugar Land, TX, United States Room 336

Sugar Land, TX

Parents, this is a reminder about open house. As you all know from our previous open houses, I like to do engaging activities to help me help you get involved in your child's academic life. As usual, I will start with introducing some activities in your child's portfolio and give them a chance to show their work off to you. Next, we'll move to Q & A where you are able to voice opinions or questions that you may have regarding our activities or class. Third, we'll play a hands on activity about a lesson we're currently covering in class so you're able to not only get a feel of how your child behaves in the classroom, but you also get a chance to engage with other parents and students in an interactive, not so awkward manner. After the activities, we will have milk and cookies and this will be where I will provide any important information and we can discuss any specific questions you may have. Lastly, don't forget that the book fair will be open until 9 p.m. if you were interested in going after open house is complete! This will be another great way to get involved with your child's interests! If you have any questions or concerns about the event, feel free to e-mail me or get in contact with other fellow parents that might be able to help you out!
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Weekly E-mail

In case you do not receive my e-mails, or do not have an e-mail, I post a copy of the most recent weekly e-mail that contains information about class activities and what we're covering that week.


Dear Parents,


Hello all! First of all, I'd like to say that all the students did wonderful last week learning about different shapes and building their home using blocks! Everyone was creative and they had a great time with it! Thanks to the parents who have been working with students at home. Let's make sure to keep reviewing old material with our kids so their brains stay as sharp as our pencils!


This week, we are learning about different animals and correctly identifying them using descriptions. In our weekly Friday assessments to ensure students are learning the animals, students will work in groups of two or three in which one or two students are blind folded. The third student will pick a random card with a drawing of a certain animal and the name. The student will then have to describe the animal to the blindfolded children and the child has thirty seconds to guess the animal. For example, if a student pulls the card out that says dog, the child will describe the dog saying things like this animal is loyal and friendly and loves to be pet behind the ears and play fetch until the student(s) can guess that it's a dog.


Please review the animal worksheet I sent home in your child's folder and if you are able to include conversations about these animals during your time spent with your child, they'll be able to maximize their learning experience!


On Friday, we will be dressing up as our favorite animals, so please be sure to prepare your child for this! We will be crafting in class for this, but if your child needs further assistance, please ensure to make time for him/her!


Thank you for your cooperation and contact me with any questions!


Best,

Ms. Ratani

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Contact Me

If you have any questions regarding your child's progress or any concerns at all, please feel free to contact me, preferably via e-mail or using my website and if it's urgent, I will also provide my cell phone number. If you'd like to meet, e-mail me and we can set up a designated time. Usually, I'm available after school for about an hour but am very open to meeting to discuss even after. If you have a hectic schedule, we can set up a time to have a discussion over the phone. If you just want to know what's going on in class, you can view this web page and find out!


Email: adibaratani@gmail.com

Cell phone: (832) 955-3908

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Edmodo Web Page

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