GSES Pre-K News
A Peek Into Our Week
Field Trip- Wednesday, April 6th from 11-1
NORTHAVEN PARK- PICNIC
As part of our pond life unit, we are planning a visit to the creek at Northaven Park, just up the road. We will use our GSES bus to transport students to the park. Students will need to bring a sack lunch from home (no Signature Services lunches), and may wear jeans with TENNIS SHOES. There are some thorns near the stream, so we want all of our little legs to be protected. We will have a picnic, enjoy a scavenger hunt, and explore along the creek.
Save the Date: April 21st is Grandparents' Day for Lower School
On this special day, grandparents or a special friend may join your child for the morning for a special chapel service and a visit to the cottage. The children will love showing off their work, taking their guests to their favorite centers and participating in other exciting activities with their guest(s). More information will be coming out soon.
Attached is the permission slip if your child plans to leave with their grandparent(s) for a special afternoon.
The students are very excited to begin writer’s workshop! Each student has a journal where they will record their thoughts and ideas using drawings and beginning sound spelling. We will begin with simple lessons such as where journals belong in the classroom, parts of a journal, page orientation such as left to right progression, top and bottom of the page, and how to record the date. In the writing process, we will be using picture books to support the students’ thinking. Once these concepts are established, students will begin to view themselves as writers. Don’t be surprised if your child begins to start making books, writing notes and asking you, “What does this say?” The best answer is always, “What did you write?” It takes the pressure off you to decode their message. Have fun and celebrate your budding author!
This month in music class, we are welcoming spring with songs about flowers, critters and plants. The children will explore instruments, sing alone and with others, play musical games, act out musical stories, and dance. “Little Rabbit Foo Foo” has become a favorite, so here is a link to the video recording. http://safeshare.tv/v/1cOT4T2jDho I hope you will take a moment to watch and sing along with your child. Enjoy!
Field Trip: The Children's Aquarium at Fair Park
A visit to the Dallas Aquarium will be our culminating activity following our study of pond life. It has been scheduled for Monday, April 11. All Pre-K students should arrive at the normal school time and be in full uniform. The girls must wear their uniform dress on our field trip. We will board the bus at 9:00 and return to GSES approximately at 12:00 PM. At the aquarium, students will participate in an interactive program about life in a tidal pool including live animals, as well as, exploring the aquatic life from all over the world.
The Children's Aquarium at Fair Park
Monday, April 11th, 9am-12pm
1462 1st Avenue
April 11: Field Trip to Dallas Children's Aquarium at Fair Park (9-12) Disposable Sack lunch and SMALL water bottle
April 21: Grandparents' Day
April 22-25: School Holiday