Cub Chronicle: Parent Edition

September Newsletter

What We're Learning

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Content Areas

PRE-K4

Reading Language Arts (RLA):

Recognizes letters and sounds

Oral communication skils: retelling story/ answering questions correctly

Number of words in a sentence


RLA - Nn, Aa, Pp, Mm

SLA - Oo, Aa, Ii, Uu


Math:

Sorting objects

Passing of time

1 to 1 correspondence

Subitizing objects

Rote counting

Ordinal Numbers


Science:

Five senses (smell, taste, touch, sight, sound)


Social Studies/Social Emotional Learning (SEL):

Friends and Feelings



PRE-K3


SEPTEMBER THEME: AWESOME ME


Reading Language Arts (RLA):

Phonological awareness: Breaking sentences into words

Letter Knowledge: First letter of student names.


Math:

Attributes (colors, shapes, and sizes)


STEAM:

Building and describing with attributes


Social Studies/Social Emotional Learning (SEL):

All about me. (Things the body can do)

Specials' Corner

PE with Coach Freeman

In PE, we will be working on gross motor skills such as jumping, hopping, skipping, and throwing this month. We also will have an introduction to health and nutrition. GO, SLOW, and WHOA foods. The discussion will begin with why drinking water, eating fruits, and eating vegetables (GO foods) has a good effect on the body and why eating junk food (Whoa foods) hurts the body. Bodies do not need to be perfect they just need to be healthy!


Art with Mrs. Lovelace:

This September will be full of new and exciting things in Art. We will introduce new fine motor exercises to help strengthen our hands and our fingers and continue to work on our Art room rules and procedures. We will learn how to use liquid glue as we make our 3D paper sculptures, learn the proper way to hold scissors, and work with tempera paint as we create original pieces of artwork inspired by the work of Henri Matisse. We will learn about Monsier Mattise including studying his life and legacy while exploring some of his most famous pieces.


Music with Mrs. Mauldin:

In Music we will begin working on steady beat during the month of September. We will learn how we hear music and beats in everyday things like a clock, basketball, dripping faucet, etc. The kids will begin playing instruments and learning how to keep a steady beat with rhythm sticks. I’m very excited to have your kiddos in music this year!


Library with Mrs. Churchill & Mrs. Cunningham:

In the library this month, we will be learning all about library manners. This involves the correct way to treat the library AND the library books. We will also be discovering the parts of a book, which include the front cover, back cover, spine and title page. During this time, we will be distinguishing between the author and illustrator of a book as well. There’s lots to learn in the library!!

Health Spot

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  • Students who are missing immunizations may attend the Dallas Carevan program located at 1st United Methodist Church 121 N. Center Grand Prairie, TX 75050 Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 5pm-7pm.
  • Please provide a change of clothes and working contact information for students daily. Please ensure your information on Skyward is up to date.
  • If your student has a medical condition requires medicine, or has an allergy please notify the clinic staff.
  • If your student is not up to date on their immunizations, all parents will receive a notification of delinquency and the student cannot return until he/she meets state Prek requirements.
  • Prek has no sense of personal space and often share germs. Please follow the need to stay home guidelines and promote hand hygiene.
  • Ensure your student is well rested.
  • If student needs to take medicine during the day, please stop by the clinic to drop off medication, DO NOT send medicine in students backpack.
  • All medication whether it is over the counter or prescribed must be signed in with the nursing staff.
  • All medication and lotions require a medication administration permission slip.

Counselor's Corner

In September the school counselors will be working on recognizing our feelings. Just like adult’s children experience many emotions. They get frustrated, excited, nervous, sad, jealous, frightened, worried, angry and embarrassed. However young kids usually don’t have the vocabulary to talk about how they are feeling. Instead they communicate their feelings in other ways. Kids can express their feelings through facial expressions, through their body, their behavior and play. From the moment kids are born, they start learning the emotional skills they need to identify, express and manage their feelings. They learn how to do this through their social interactions and relationships with important people in their lives such as parents, grandparents and care givers. Being a parent means you’ve got a really important role to play in helping kids understand their feelings and behaviors.


  • Behind every behavior is a feeling - Try to understand the meaning and feeling behind your child’s behavior. You can help your child find other ways to express that feeling once you know what is driving the behavior.
  • Name the feeling - Help your child name their feelings by giving them a label. Naming feelings is the first step in helping kids learn to identify them. It allows your child to develop an emotional vocabulary so they can talk about their feelings.
  • Identify feelings in others – Provide lots of opportunities to identify feelings in others. You might ask your child to reflect on what someone else may be feeling. Cartoons or picture books are a great way discuss feelings and helps kids learn how to recognize other people’s feelings through facial expressions.
  • Be a role model - Kids learn about feelings and how to express them appropriately by watching others. Show your child how you’re feeling about different situations and how you deal with those feelings.

Mark your calendars!

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September:

  • 2: No School
  • 12: GPISD Board Meeting @ 5:30p Administrative Building
  • 19: Volunteer Orientation in Library @ 9-10a or 1-2p
  • 20: All-Pro Dads' Meeting in Library @ 8:30-9:30

Attendance

  • Please remember to send a note to school with your child excusing their absence upon his or her return to school.
  • Don't forget that 3 tardies equals 1 absence. The tardy bell rings at 8:10a!
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Reminders

  • If your child is dismissed in the back of the building, please remember to enter campus from 14th st.
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