# GSES Pre-K

## Spring Porch Decorations

A BIG thank you to the parents that helped decorate our porch for spring. It is absolutely precious. The boys and girls were so excited to see how it had transformed when we walked up this morning.

## Literacy

Fiction and Nonfiction-Insects

As we continue our pond unit, we will will move above the pond. We will learn about insects through nonfiction literature. Don't be surprised if your child comes home talking about the attributes of insects. We will encourage our explorers to find interesting insects around your backyard.

This week we will continue our exploration of the specific features of books to help our children learn the differences between fiction and nonfiction books. Nonfiction books in particular have different features not often found in fiction books, including picture captions, tables of contents, glossaries, indexes and headings. Both types typically include pictures, but a nonfiction book is more likely to use photographs instead of illustrations.

## Math

Your child is learning about partners of numbers. We call the number pairs that make up a number “partners” because they go together to make that number.

For example, 6 has partners:

6 = 1 + 5

6 = 2 + 4

6 = 3 + 3

## Handwriting Without Tears

Letter X:

Begin in the writing corner.

Big line slides down to the other corner.

Big line slides down to the other corner.

Pre-K to Kindergarten Upper Case X Wet Dry Try (HWT) Learn to write 学写英文字母 எழுத கற்று

## Spanish

In EC Spanish the children in PK are learning the parts of their face and body in Spanish. They love singing Las Partes de mi Cara (the parts of my face). Ask them to sing it with you. Everyone’s favorite part of the song is the Boom, Boom! We also enjoy dancing to the video Baila, Baila (dance, dance). The fun and catchy song in Spanish helps the children identify and say the parts of the body vocabulary in Spanish, specifically: cabeza/head, manos/hands, rodillas/knees, caderas/hips and pies/feet. Find the dance and song to this favorite at http://bailabailaonline.com/

The children in EC Spanish are having fun learning through movement!

## Grandparents'/ Grandfriends' Day

Thank you for the families who have turned in the early release permission slips. If your child plans to go and have a special afternoon with their grandparent, please make sure to get this form in at your earliest convenience. A copy of the link can be found on the link below.

## The Week of the Young Child™

The Week of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers and families. This week we will celebrate our youngest learners through different themes each day. Please follow the link below for the daily themes and ideas for families to continue the celebration at home.

## Important Dates

April 20: No Signature Services (lunches)

April 21: Grandparents'/ Grandfriends' Day

No Signature Services

April 22-25: School Holiday

## Birthday Shout-Outs!

April 14th: John Housson