# Pre- K A Newsletter

## Note to Parents:

Talking with your child daily helps your child develop the language skills needed to express the language skills needed to express ideas and enhances their speaking skills.

## May 22- May 26

We continued practicing the concept of addition.

## May 15- May 19

This week we introduced the concept of addition. We learned that addition means putting two groups together to make a bigger group. The students were able to perform basic addition to 10 with teacher support and manipulates.

## May 8- May 12

This week we reviewed sorting and introduced graphing.

## May 3- May 5

This week we reviewed ordering numbers 1-20 and patterns.

## April 17- April 21

International Week - Students learned about Mexico and Pakistan.

## April 10-April 14

This we week introduced ABA patterns, for example: red, blue, red, blue, red, blue, etc.

## April 3- April 7

This week we became familiar with the number 0. We reviewed putting numbers in order and sorting.

## March 27- March 31

This week we became familiar with the number 20. We introduced and learned about money and what money is used for. We use money to buy things. We can use money to buy food, clothes, toys, gifts, to give to charity, to buy things for the house. Students created their own wallets and money to use in dramatic play area.

## March 20- March 24

This week we became familiar with the number 19 and reviewed the technique of identifying the differences between more or less. We introduced the technique of how to differentiate between full and empty.

## March 13- March 17

This week we became familiar with the number 18 and reviewed the technique of identifying the differences between more or less. We also went over putting numbers in order from 1- 18. We introduced the technique of identifying the difference between first, next, and last.

## March 6- March 10

This week we became familiar with the number 17 and introduced the technique of identifying the differences between more or less.

## February 28- March 3

This week we became familiar with the number 16 and introduced the technique of identifying the differences between light and heavy.

## February 21- February 25

This week we became familiar with the number 15 and introduced the technique of identifying the differences between long and short.

## February 14- February 18

This week we became familiar with the number 14 and putting numbers in the correct order.

## February 7- February 11

This week we became familiar with the number 13 and understanding quantity.We also introduced the technique of analyzing true images and identifying the differences.

## January 31- February 4

This week we became familiar with the number 12 and practiced counting. We also introduced sorting and learned how to sort by color and size. Sorting is a skill that a child will use in all areas of his/ her life and in school as he/ she puts away toys, organizes clothes, etc.

## January 24- January 28

This week we recalled previously learnt numbers and introduced the number 11. We practiced putting numbers in order.

## January 17 - January 21

This week we reviewed numbers 1 to 9. We learned the number 10. Children practiced number formation using their whiteboards and tracing worksheets, They were introduced to the shape "semi circle" and the color black.

## January 10- January 14

This week we reviewed previously learned numbers 1 to 9, shapes and colors. We went over number formation and ordering the numbers in the correct order. The two songs we sang this week are "9 little monkeys" and "1 little, 2 little, 3 little Indians"

## December 6 - December 10

This week we learned the number 9. We worked as a class to count from 1 to 9 and how to write "9".

## The Great Octopus Craft!

Counting and Fine-Motor Skill: We had such a great time with this octopus craft and used it for counting practice! ...of each arm, but we were focusing on the number '8' for this activity.

## Literacy: Reading can be so much fun!!

Books have the power to benefit children in a myriad of ways. Reading to children or having them read and use their imagination is one of the most important things you can do to prepare him with a foundation for academic excellence.

## May 22- May 26

This week we introduced the letter x and its sound.

HFW: has

## May 15- May 19

The week we introduced the letter and sound 'y'.

HFW: you

## May 8- May 12

The week we introduced the letters and sounds 'v' and 'w'.

HFW: vet and will

## May 3- May 5

This week we reviewed previously learnt CVC words and high frequency words.

## April 17- April 21

International Week - Students learned about Mexico and Pakistan.

## April 10- April 14

This week we introduced the new sound "z". Some vocabulary words that begin with the letter "z" are : zebra, zoo, zucchini, zipper, zig- zag, zip . We practiced blending with the words: zip, zap, zit.

HFW: am

## April 3- April 7

This week we introduced the new sound "j". Some vocabulary words that begin with the letter "j" are : jelly, jug, juice, jellyfish, joke, jeans . We practiced blending with the words: jar, jet, jets, jam, job, just, jump.

HFW: but

## March 27- March 31

This week we introduced the new sound "b". Some vocabulary words that begin with the letter "b" are : bubbles, blue, brown, boat, birthday, bear, banana, blocks, book . We practiced blending with the words: bed, bat, bus, bad, back, bit, bib, but, crab.

HFW: is

## March 20- March 24

This week we introduced the new sound "f". Some vocabulary words that begin with the letter "f" are : family, friend, fox, finger, face, flowers, fence, farm . We practiced blending with the words: fast, flag, fin, fit, fat, far, fan.

HFW: if

## March 13- March 17

This week we introduced the new sound "l". Some vocabulary words that begin with the letter "l" are : light, lamp, left, ladder, laptop, lazy, little, lollipop. We practiced blending with the words: lip, lit, let, leg, log, last, lost.

Students collected leaved and made a leaf collage.

HFW: mom

## March 6- March 10

This week we introduced the new sound "u". Some vocabulary words that begin with the letter "u" are : up, unhappy, umbrella, us, under. We practiced blending with the words: sun, cup, cut, run, duck, mud.

HFW: mum

## February 28- March 3

This week we introduced the new sound "o". Some vocabulary words that begin with the letter "o" are : on, over, olive, orange, ostrich. We practiced blending with the words: hot, pot, hop, not, lot, dot, rot, log, stop.

HFW: On

## February 21- February 25

This week we introduced the new sound "g". Some vocabulary words that begin with the letter "g" are : game, goat, grip, grandma, garden, grapes. We practiced blending with the words: gap, gas, peg, get, dig, rag, tag, drag.

HFW: go

## February 14- February 18

This week we introduced the new sound "d". We practiced blending with with the words: did, sad, end, red, mad, had, kid, hand.

We reviewed previously learnt High Frequency Words: I, the, as, at

## February 7- February 11

This week we introduced the letter "r" and its sound. We practiced blending with words such as, rat, rip, rest, ran.

High frequency word of the week: at

## January 31- February 4

This week we introduced the letter "h" and its sound. We practiced blending with words such as, hat, hit, hiss, hip.

High frequency word of the week: as

## January 24- January 28

This week we reviewed previously learnt letters and sounds. We practiced blending of previously recycled sounds.

## January 17- January 21

This week we reviewed the previously covered sounds: c, k, n, e. We went over the word "I".

High frequency word: the

## January 10 - January 14

This week we reviewed previously taught sounds' actions and songs. We recalled vocabulary related to sounds "s", "a", "t", "p", "i", and "n".

We are now beginning to learn how to blend sounds together.

We also covered the word "I" and worked on making sentences beginning with "I".

## Letter "e"

Here the children are using their fine motor skills to hold the marker and practice writing the letter "e".

## Technology is useful in student learning

Using Starfall (website), we went over letter formation and words that begin with the "e" sound. Some words that we learned are: egg, exit, enter, envelope, elephant. Then the students had fun participating in a mini activity at the end of the lesson, where they had to drag the letter "e" in the right place.

## Meditation

Mindfulness and meditation are fantastic tools that children can learn at an early age. After doing some music and movement, we took some time to meditate and relax, which the children enjoyed tremendously.