PRE-K NEWS 3

JUAN DIEGO ACADEMY APRIL 5, 2016

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Dear Parents,

“Welcome back!” After a week off, we hope your families had a great time together. It seems like we still have several students with illnesses and we hope they will feel better soon.

Well, we are enjoying warmer weather and we are happy for the arrival of spring. We are planning on having some projects and activities this month that we will share with you eventually. In the meantime, we are asking you to purchase (at the Dollar Store) a Hawaiian skirt for the girls. If you do not see them at the store, please ask the clerks to help you find them.

We are also asking for baby food jars. If you know of someone that has a baby and use Gerber baby food in glass jars to feed their bay, we would love to get some donated for our other project. It would be awesome to receive some this week!


WHAT WE ARE LEARNING THIS WEEK:


Phonics: We are learning about the letter “H” that in Spanish does not have any sound. We are viewing some videos about the letter and we are practicing writing the letter.


Social Studies: This week we are learning about “Safety.” We are learning about safety at home, safety when we walk on the street and knowing the meaning of the colors on a traffic light. We are also describing emergency situations such as earthquakes, floods, tsunami etc. What number do we call for an emergency? 911


Math: We are learning about tracing the numbers from 1 to 10 and recognizing the numbers from 1 to 20.


Letter Recognition: This week we are practicing recognizing the letters in our names. This is an important skill for them to remember and be able to spell their name aloud. Be sure and practice this at home daily.


Religion: We are learning our last prayer for this school year. The Lord’s Prayer or “The Our Father” is a very important prayer for them to learn. It reflects all that our Catholic faith is based on. In Spanish it is called “Padre Nuestro.” We are teaching it in Spanish. You can look for it on YouTube by typing in “El Padre Nuestro para ninos.” This will help your son/daughter listen to it and so they can memorize it easily. There’s another version that can feel more familiar to them because we constantly listen to it in our classroom. It is called “El padre nuestro- Distroller”.


We are so glad to have our little ones back. We missed them the whole week. We are very proud of them. They are doing great because we notice that most of them can speak Spanish more and very clearly. We are very happy and we tell them constantly.

Thank you very much for all your help and support and best regards. We hope you have a wonderful end of the week.


Miss Sonia & Miss Marseille.