Prek 4.2

May 9th -13th

Children often see school as an extension of home, where they belong, are loved, and are encouraged. Leaving this home can feel stressful of scary for children. Whether children are moving to a kindergarten classroom down the hall, or to completely new schools, may will experience strong emotions like fear, anxiety, extreme joy, excitement, sadness, or frustration. Some children may be familiar with kindergarten already because of older siblings who have gone through the transition. No matter the circumstance, children will have lots of questions about what lies ahead.



In the classroom, we will support kids by using strategies to help children’s social emotional development as they prepare to leave the comfort of Pre-K 4 and move on to kindergarten. This week we talked about what a kindergarten classroom looks and feels like. We asked students what they already know about kindergarten, and made a chart depicting what things will be similar and different. I am happy to say that students seem very enthusiastic about moving on to kindergarten, and as the last few weeks of school go by, I am sure they will all be kindergarten ready!

Literacy

We have been learning more and more about letters and sounds and now we are playing many games to help us connect them and make words. We are also learning to use books as we become readers.

Fine motor

We will need some very strong and flexible hands and fingers to go on to Kinder. Therefore, we are practicing our cutting, pasting, lacing, pinching, pulling pushing, drawing and coloring skills to gain more strength.

Blue Out Field DAy

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FUN and Dance

Stories and Books

Jack and Jill - Nursery Rhymes - Ep 17
Kindergarten Read Aloud Countdown to Kindergarten by Alison McGhee
Phonics (Rhyming Words)

Friendly Reminders

Dear parents please mark the date:



Tuesday, May 17th, the ES Counseling Department will be holding a parent workshop in the PAC on Child Protection: Sexual Abuse Prevention from 12:30-2:30 pm.



PK 4.2 has been putting together a special ceremony to show you all the wonderful things we have learned throughout the year. We are so excited to share them with you on Thursday, June 9th! Our show will take place at 9:00 a.m. We can’t wait to celebrate with you!



Please send the students wearing
(Boys) jeans and a white T-shirt

(Girls ) can wear a white dress


Please send them in the school bus so that we can get ready before the celebration takes place and have everything and everyone set up and ready in the morning before parents start showing up!


We would love to have you RSVP just so that we know the number of attendees.



End of year celebration will be outside of our school at Fun Spot Costa del Este from 5- 8 pm. on June 15th

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