PRE-K WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
October 19-22 2015
Greetings to all!! This week flew by as a quick flash of light. Monday was Columbus Day. We had no school on Monday for observance of this Holiday. Tuesday your children were kept very busy. They made jack-o-lanterns using different shape cut-outs. They pasted and created!! They also stamp printed shapes on a pumpkin shape to create jack-o-lanterns. They also were introduced to Mat Man. This will be an on-going activity. It teaches them that all letters are made up of curves and straight lines. They use actual sticks to create an image of "Mat-Man." They are asked to think about the lines and curves as they make the man. Afterwards, they are asked to re-create "Mat-Man" on their own drawing it on a piece of paper. They read Pumpkin Countdown during Circle Time. I was absent on Monday. Ms. Lisa stepped in for me and loved every minute spending such quality time with your children!!
On Wednesday, the children worked on their black crayon collage. They cut out 3 black things and pasted them to their black crayon and stamped the word "black" on it. They also created a design using payon crayons and a black wash. They also played Candy Land bingo. They read, My Crayons Talk. Ms. Lisa filled in for me today, as well.
On Thursday, we met at 9:30 am. We travelled to the Farmers Daughter where the children ran amongst the pumpkins, had an exciting ride in a wagon pulled by a tractor and picked their own pumpkins to take home. A juice snack was provided by the farm. They learned a little about pumpkins and then enjoyed their lunches .
It was another great week of learning through play. I am certain they had many exciting things to share with you about their experiences.
What's new for the week of October 26th~~~~~A SNEAK PEAK
The color of the week in Pre-K is WHITE! This week we will continue our look at shapes (diamond and pentagon). On Monday children will be tracing, cutting and pasting a Dog for their alphabet books. Please remember to send show and tell in (D) on your child's assigned day. This Wednesday October 21 is WHITE DAY, so remember to wear white to school. We will be celebrating the color white and kneading, shaping dough into the first letter of their names and baking white bread-dough for our snack. YUM!!! The classes will be taking a nature walk outside to look for the different shapes of fall. Shaving cream painting, letter stamping, and Q-tip painting will be happening at the paint table.
Books this week will include Patty’s Pumpkin Patch; Color farm; Mouse Paint; and Pick a Circle Gather Squares a Fall Harvest of Shapes.
We have had an amazing couple of weeks of learning through play projects and activities. The children are forming friendships and are interacting and playing with each other. We are using 1,2,3 Magic as a way to improve behaviors and to reinforce our 5 classroom rules. Thank you so much for you support, understanding and cooperation. We are blessed with an amazing class this year!!!
Ms. Kristin and Ms. Marilyn
IMPORTANT DETAILS TO REMEMBER~~
PARENT POT LUCK DINNER You are cordially invited to join us for a pot luck dinner on Thursday, October 22 at 7pm in fellowship hall at the church. Sign-ups for dishes and number attending have been posted on class clip boards. We hope to see you all there for a great night of socializing with teachers and parents.
Jackets and Outwear: As the weather gets colder we would like to remind you to please label children’s coats with their names. Many children have similar coats and do not always recognize their coats especially if they are new. To speed up the process of getting outside and to prevent loss we would really appreciate you labeling their clothing. Thank you!
Halloween is coming, Halloween is coming the big black bats will
Be after yoooou, ooohhhh, ooooh, BOO!
Looking ahead our Halloween Party’s will be as follows: If you have any questions please speak with your child’s classroom teacher. If you would like to volunteer to decorate your trunk please let your child’s classroom teacher know, the more the merrier!
Afternoon Classes Only: There will be a Halloween Luncheon On Thursday, October 29 in Fellowship Hall from 12:30-2:30 (please note shortened hours that day). Sign-ups for lunch contributions will be posted next week. Children are welcome to wear their costumes to school. Parent volunteers are needed to decorate their cars for trunk or treating which will take place at the end of the party.
MAY FAIR: “Under The Sea”!
It is never too early to start thinking about our biggest and most spectacular fund raiser of the year! Looking ahead there will be informational meetings about May Fair on October 20 and 21 at 9:30 am at school. Please attend one of the meetings and learn what May Fair is all about, discover how you can help us make it a huge success for our school, and an awesome day for the children!! We hope to see you there!
Paper Good of the Month: During the month of October we would appreciate a box or package of FIVE ounce paper cups for serving drinks at snack thank you.
I WE WISH TO THANK ALL THOSE PARENTS/GRANDPARENTS WHO WERE ABLE TO COME ON OUR CLASS TRIP TO THE FARMERS DAUGHTER.
ALSO, our class does have a closed/private Facebook page. If you wish to be invited to join please let me know. Many of you have already. It is a great way for the class to stay connected.