Indian Creek Pre-K News

News for February 15-19

Important Dates

February 14-HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!

February 15- No school for students/teachers work day

February 17-Fun Run T-Shirts Needed at School

February 18- Technology Night 5:30-6:30

February 26-School Fun Run

Classroom News

Please also remember to make arrangements for your child on February 15th-there is no school for the students.


You are invited to our Technology Night / Digital Show Case February 18th 5:30-6:30. We will be playing with a lot of neat games and apps for learning. There will be presentations on how to get into school provided websites and programs for student to use and learn from.



School Fun Run-PTA FUND RAISER

PTA's Spring Fun Run fundraiser means there is no selling or delivering products. Our program begins on Tuesday, Feb. 16th. Family and friends anywhere in the world can support our school by giving pledges toward the number of laps your students will run on the day of the Fun Run: Friday, Feb. 26. Our Fun Run will be powered by the Boosterthon Fun Run, an organization that’ll organize Fun Runs for over 1,600 schools this year.



Our Fun Run also comes with a world-class character theme. This year’s theme is BIG WORLD RECESS, a global fitness theme all about building character through sports. Even our PK students can do sports. Students will travel our big world learning how to play with character from REAL kid-athletes in other countries.


Through this year’s Fun Run, our school goal is to raise $25,000 for the Music Program and PTA. We need YOUR help!


WE WILL NEED A WHITE COTTON T-SHIRT FOR YOUR CHILD BY

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 16th.

We are going to get it tye-dyed for our PK team. Please place your child's shirt in a ziploc/reclosable bag with their name on the bag.

What We Are Learning This Week

This week we are in Unit 7 with a focus on Whole Part Whole-meaning putting parts together to make something new and taking things apart to help me learn. In this unit we also explore "what happens when..."


Our Main Goals this week:

Language: Children will be able to identify the letter Aa and things that begin with the letter. Our children will be working on letter matching, syllables in common words, letter identification with letter sounds, and rhyming with common words.


Math: Your child will be able to count up to 30 and create sets 0-10. We will be comparing quantities and comparing numbers. We will be using connecting blocks similar to lego to make rods. Then we will discuss MORE or LESS. Your child will be working with a mat or divided plate to create simple addition and subtraction stories up to 5.


Social Studies: Your child will be working on how can I say that in a better way.

Continue the Learning at Home

Help Your Child Improve Auditory Skills by Teaching How to Clap Syllables
Knowing how to count syllables will help your child read word words and break words up. A syllable is "a letter, or combination of letters, uttered together, or at a single effort or impulse of the voice." Sometimes teachers refer to syllables as word chunks. Every syllable must contain a vowel.


How to Teach What a Syllable Is


It is important for students to recognize syllables in words. When they are able to say one syllable at a time, spelling becomes much easier. Fortunately, recognizing syllables is an easy concept to teach.


Here is sample dialogue for demonstrating to your student what a syllable is:


“All words have syllables. A word might have one, two, or even more syllables.”

“Reading has two syllables: read (clap)—ing (clap).” To demonstrate, clap as you say each syllable.

“Blue has one syllable: blue (clap).”

“Pumpkin has two syllables: pump (clap)—kin (clap).”

“Now you try. Clap your hands for each syllable in the word pig.”


Have your student practice with these words:


seven


mice


hotdog


window


truck


paper


yellow


toys


elephant


Here is a video that shows how it is done


Remember it is all about hearing the words.

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