Mrs. Ray's Pre-K Weekly Newsletter

Week 33: May 2 - 6

Announcements

T-Shirt Orders:

Order forms for end of year Cooper shirts were due Monday...but they will accept late orders through TOMORROW, Wednesday, May 4.


Mother's Day Spa:

Please make plans to have a mother (or mother-like figure) attend our Mother's Day Spa THIS Friday, May 6 from 1:00-2:00. This is a VERY one-to-one hands on experience with your child and it is SUPER important that each child have someone in attendance so that they get to participate. It is going to be such a FUN afternoon, and surely a GREAT bonding time that neither of you will ever forget! :-) Details were sent home Monday....please send back your RSVP as soon as possible so that I will know who is coming...and if I need to find a substitute "mother figure" if you are unable to attend.


Popcorn Orders:

Popcorn orders for individual bags of popcorn are due Friday, May 6th. These are the perfect size for snacks....and so so delicious!!! Popcorn will be delivered on Friday, May 13th.


Ice Cream:

Pre-K Ice Cream sales are on Fridays. Order forms will still come home on Monday and ice cream choices are $1 each, but orders are now due on Thursdays.


Olympic Day:

This is an all day event of fun games and activities on Friday, May 20. If you would like to help with any of the events please visit www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0C4CA5AB2EA1F49-olympic1


We will have lunch in our classroom on this day from 11:00-11:45. I will be sending out a sign up soon to sign up for party food for this day. If you have any ideas or suggestions let me know :-)


Other Dates to put on your May Calendars:

Wednesday, May 25 - PreK Breakfast and Awards Ceremony @ 9:00 am & EARLY RELEASE at 12:00 (you will be able to sign your child out after ceremony if you choose)

Thursday, May 26 - Last Day of Pre-K!!!! EARLY RELEASE at 12:00

This Week's Theme: Ocean Life

ELA

  • Letter: O for Octopus and Ocean (long and short vowel sounds)
  • Fine Motor Skills - sliding beads on pipe cleaners to count
  • Rhyming Words
  • Building/Writing Names (some have moved on to Last Names)
Math
  • AABB Pattern review
  • Recognizing/Counting/Writing the number 11
  • Color Purple - sing, name, find!
  • Oval shape

Science / Social Studies

  • Sink or Float
  • Ocean Life
ABC Song: The Letter O, "Only O" by StoryBots
Rhyme Time (From Hooked on Phonics)

JUST BECAUSE THEY LOVE THIS SONG!!!

"Metamorphosis (Tadpole Into a Frog)" song about frog life cycle for elementary science lessons

Summer Letter Practice

Some of you have asked a good way to practice letters and sounds through the summer to keep the kids ready for Kindergarten. They LOVE Dream English songs and videos!! Below I have added a link to their website that gives you access to not only the songs we have been singing in class...but an individual letter song for each letter in the alphabet, along with printables and activities for each letter. It is a good resource to use that is FREE!!!

All About Us

Our classroom is a Pre-K mix of 3 and young 4 year olds that are always doing fun, artsy, creative learning! We love to dance, sing, create, and learn.