May 23rd- 27th

Prek 4.2

Dear parents,

This week we have been paying close attention to one very important skill we will need to cultivate in Pre-kinder and for the rest of our years to come. We are learning about all the things we can do to make and keep friends. We know that as we go to another grade level we will be part of a whole new family classroom with many new friends, teachers and activities. It will require a great deal of good choices and positive disposition to adapt to all these new changes that are awaiting around the corner. Our children will be learning how important it is to have fun with friends and get along in a room full of children. So we will be reviewing skills of communication, such as communicating our needs and wants effectively, talking turns, sharing, placing ourselves in other people’s shoes and being respectful to others. As we learn to accept and understand our similarities and differences we become more tolerant and more amazed by the beauty of diversity.


Part of learning, is reflecting on the things we have learned, the things that have changed over time . Our children have had a chance to discuss what they were like when they first came to Pre-kinder and identify the things they could not do, and the things they have now mastered. They have also had a chance to discuss the kind of games and activities they like to engage in now and how they were different or alike before.


We have been reinforcing letter sounds and using writing to express our ideas. Learning and reviewing new and old songs and nursery rhymes have also been part of this week’s activities. We have also been counting objects and comparing their quantities, to see if they have more or less, and then we have been able to represent that information into tally marks and/or graphs.


There has also been a lot of rehearsing going on as we prepare for our end of the year ceremony. We are working hard to make our show something you will truly enjoy!

This Week's Activities

Build , Pretend and Create

Our student's have been using puppets to dramatize stories and nursery rhymes that they make up or know. They have also had a chance to use scraps of materials to create little people of their choosing. Therefore, creating puppets and objects in the art area as they practiced coloring,pasting and cutting skills. The children also had an opportunity to build and create in the block and discovery area. They also rehearsed using effective communication skills as they played pretend and worked in groups

Literacy

We have been making books about what we like about kindergarten and what things we think will be hard and easy for us. We have practiced reading simple one and two word books that reinforce AP, AD and AN word families. There were several games that helped us review letter sounds and names as well as using them to build simple cvc words. During our arrival and choice time our kids are practicing spontaneous writing of words they know and can sound out. Memory game with familiar AP AN and AD words were really fun to play.

Counting, Sorting, Graphing

We used manipulatives in toys and games to sort, count and graph as a way to practice some math skills. We have been solving number story problems during our morning circle time. Attendance and calendar routines are very helpful as it allows them to relate numbers to real life experiences.
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Friendly Reminders

Dear parents,

PK 4.2 has been putting together a special ceremony to show you all the wonderful things we have learned throughout the year. We are so excited to share them with you on Thursday, June 9th! Our show will take place at 9:00 a.m. We can’t wait to celebrate with you!



Please send the students wearing
(Boys) jeans and a white T-shirt

(Girls ) can wear a white dress


Please send them in the school bus so that we can get ready before the celebration takes place and have everything and everyone set up and ready in the morning before parents start showing up!


We would love to have you RSVP just so that we know the number of attendees.


Last Day of school is June 15th


End of year celebration will be outside of our school at Fun Spot Costa del Este from 5- 8 pm. on June 15th




Sport day is coming soon! More information will come

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Show dress attire samples

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