Pre-K Classroom

May Newsletter

April showers bring May flowers

The month of May will be full of celebrations and the study of botany. We will begin the month with a Cinco de Mayo celebration where the children will learn how to make guacamole and salsa and make their own maracas. We will kick off our botany study by focusing on flowers. We will learn about the parts of the flower, flower growth, and each child will grow their own bean sprout.

As the month comes to a close, we will celebrate transitions. Many of our children are moving up to different classroom here at Little Oaks as well as some who will be saying goodbye and moving onward to kindergarten. We will be practicing songs for our annual Stepping Up celebration. This is a school event where parents and family members are encouraged to participate and celebrate all of the children and their accomplichments. The celebration will take place on Friday, May 27th from 3:00-4:00 PM; we hope to see you all there.

Important Reminder

Ms. Anna will be on vacation the first few weeks of May, so you will be seeing Ms. Justine in the Pre-K classroom while Anna is out.

Important Dates

Gymnastics: Every Monday - Pre-k Classroom Only

Scholastic Book Orders Due: Friday, May 13th. Online code - NKVR9

Cinco de Mayo celebration: Thursday, May 5th

Librarian visit: Thursday, May 12th

Pajama Day/Pizza Lunch: Friday, May 20th (Don’t bring lunches, please send $2 to participate in pizza and fruit lunch)
Stepping up day: Friday, May 27th

School Closure: Monday, May 30th

Tuesdays: “Nature Walks” - We will be alternating our walks in the morning or afternoon depending on the weather. Please notify us of any late/early drop offs so that we can plan accordingly.
Fridays: Pajama Day!

Our week at a glance:

Mondays - gymnastics 9:30 - 10:00 (sign up today!)

Tuesdays - neighborhood walks 9:30 - 10:00 (close toed shoes please)

Wednesdays - story time 8:30 - 9:00 (with arrival of new books from the library)

Thursdays - cooking 9:30 - 10:30 (recipes are from around the world)

Fun Fridays - pajama party all day! / cooking 9:30 - 10:30

Our day at a glance:

7:30 early morning extended care

8:00 outside play

8:30 story time/ group lesson

9:00 snack

9:15 Montessori work period - children choose works off the shelf that appeal to them and/or get a lesson on new ones

10:45 music and movement

11:00 lunch/outside play

12:00 rest

12:30 quiet Montessori work period - children who do not asleep get up and choose works

2:00 wake up/ have snack

2:30 outside play

3:30 story time/library time

4:00 - 5:30 extended care play toy time!