Crockett Early Education School

November Parent Newsletter

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Content Areas

PreK 4

ELA:

Letters and letter sounds
Rhyming words

Compound words

Sentence Segmentation (separating a sentence into individual words)

Sorting (letters, words, and pictures)

Listening skills (able to follow two and three step directions)

Retelling and Re-enacting a story

Math:

Shapes (circle, triangle, rectangle, oval, rhombus, diamond, square)

One-to-One Correspondence/Identify Numbers (1-5)

Recognizing Last Count

Subitizing (1-5)

Ordinal Numbers (First, second, third)

Patterns (recognizing and creating patterns

Location words (above, over, between, under, below, next to, close to, far from, near, beside, in, out, left, right, behind, in front of, on top of)

Social Emotional Learning (SEL):
Social interactions

Inviting to play and joining others in play

Recognizing others’ feelings

Emotional feelings and behaviors

Social Studies:

Voting

Group decisions

Social Interaction

Characteristics of families

Cultural similarities and differences

Science:

Positions and motion of objects

Source of energy (light, heat, electricity)

Pre-K 3

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ELA:
Letter Focus - R, r, U, u, B, b, T, t, S, s, L, l, J, j and N, n

Phonological Awareness is rhyming.

Colors and shapes- i.e.flower, heart, etc.

Literacy Theme Focus- reading all about keeping ourselves safe


Math:
Classifying and Sorting by attributes

Patterns (AB, AAB, and ABC)


Science:

Sink and Float

Simple Machines


Social Studies and SEL (Social and Emotional):

Being nice, sharing hands

Ways to Help at Home.....

Academic Development:
•Incorporate patterns into the home and sharing what patterns they see on everyday items such as shirts, pants, shopping malls etc.


Physical Development:

• Provide forks and spoons during mealtime and allow three-year-olds to choose types and amounts of foods to eat
• Give three-year-olds a few choices for clothing and provide enough time for them to dress themselves
• Find opportunities to demonstrate good health behaviors and teach about personal hygiene (“Please cover your mouth with your elbow when you cough.”)
• Talk to three-year-olds about using safe behaviors and identify who and where they can go to if they need assistance


Emotional Development:

• Connect with three-year-olds on a daily basis, such as at naptime or bathtime
• Respond with affection and care when approached by upset or hurt three-year-olds
• Encourage independence and participation in new situations (“Go ahead, you can do it!”)

Specials Corner

Note from your Specials Team:

Hello from your Specials Team! Thanks to the Red Pod classes for their hard work on their performance at our very first Specials Night. Their awesome classes paved the way for some great performances this year at Crockett. More info will be coming home soon about our next scheduled performances that will be taking place in December. Please make sure to check your kids folders for that information. Below are some of the special things your child will be learning in specials during the month of November.

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Art

Starting in November we will begin working with PAINT in Art class. Don’t worry parents, it’s washable paint! ;) We will learn how to use primary colors to make secondary colors. Keep your ears open to hear all the amazing things your kids will be learning about all their colors.

-Mrs. Lovelace

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P.E.

The month of November is going to be all about basketball!!!! Go Cubs! The students will learn the history of basketball, learn, acquire and or enhance their basketball skills. Students will play mini games and learn the terminology of basketball. We will also learn the names of major muscles of the body and what, how and why it is important to exercise.


-Coach Tran

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Music

In Music, the month of November will be all about instruments. We will begin working with rhythm sticks, or lummi sticks, and learning to keep a steady beat with those. We will also have instrument stations and will get to experience all kinds of different percussion instruments. They will also begin learning about instrument families. Looking forward to some great sounds coming out of the music classroom.


-Mrs. Mauldin

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Important Dates in November-


  • 11/1: Crockett Fitness Club (8:10-9:00 am)
  • 11/2: Miles for Smiles PJ Day for students that donate
  • 11/3: THE EXPERIENCE Event at Dubiski (9:00-12:00p)
  • 11/5: Choice Application Opens
  • 11/5: Campus Tours
  • 11/5-11/8: College and Career Week
  • 11/5: "Dress for Success" (Students wear professional attire)
  • 11/6: "Tied up in Higher Education" (Students may wear ties and scarves)
  • 11/6: Tuesday Greeters: Help greet our students and families with the All Pro Dads Club (7:30-7:55 am)
  • 11/6: Parent Computer Class 8:30-9:30 am
  • 11/8: "We Can Reach Our Goals and Make a Difference" (Donate pantry item assigned to your color pod!)
  • 11/8: Miles for Smiles Hat Day for students who donate
  • 11/8: Crockett Fitness Club 8:10-9:00 am
  • 11/9: No School
  • 11/12-Veteran's Day Celebration: Wear Red, White and Blue to honor our veterans
  • 11/13: Campus Thanksgiving Lunch, Please RSVP, Cash only
  • 11/14: PACT (Parent and Child Time Together) “Teaching Mathematics: How Early Can I Start?” (8:30-9:30 am)
  • 11/14: Lockdown Practice Drill
  • 11/15: Crockett Fitness Club (8:10-9:00 am)
  • 11/15- Picture Retake Day
  • 11/19-23: Fall Break-NO SCHOOL!
  • 11/28: PACT “How to Raise a Winning Reader” (8:30-9:30 am)
  • 11/28: Teddy Bear Mobile Fundraiser on Campus @ 9:30
  • 11/30: PreK 3 November Birthday Celebration (1:45-2:15p)

Health Spot

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Reminders from your nurse

  • Please continue to send change of clothes daily.

    · Per district policy, the nurses cannot administer medication without an appropriate medication administration plan completed by the physician.

    · All students with food allergies must submit a special diet request form to receive food accommodations during meal times.

    · Vision and hearing screenings will be performed on December 5th and December 6th.

    · Please ensure all contact information is completed and up to date in the front office.

    · As the temperatures decrease and fall sets in, please make all appropriate accommodations to support your student’s health, that includes the following: a restful sleep, warm clothing, adherence of sick protocol, daily nutritious meals, vitamins, and all age appropriate vaccination.

    ·Lastly, we would like to thank you for being awesome and entrusting us to care for your students.

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Counselor's Corner

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College and Career Week 2018

Parents and Guardians,

During the course of the school year we will work towards promoting college and career readiness. Next week we will be celebrating Gen-TX week. Gen-TX week invites students, parents and educators to support higher education for Texas students. Below are the activities that we have scheduled to celebrate next week. Parents attached you will also find a “Career Interest Inventory” designed to have parents identify traits that their children display and what career categories fit those traits (this is yours to keep). This information can be used to help foster your student’s interest’s, it may also be used at the GPISD’s experience as they look at their school opportunities for next school year. The GPISD Experience will take place Next Saturday November 3rd at Dubiski Career High School. What a wonderful way to get students thinking about going to college and/or preparing for their careers!

Monday, November 5

“Dress for Success”

Student’s can dress in professional attire.


Tuesday, November 6

“Crazy about our future ”

Students can wear mismatching clothes, socks etc.


Wednesday, November 7

“Tied up in Higher Education ”

Students may wear ties or scarves.


Thursday, November 8

“We can reach our goals and make a difference”

We will be collecting pantry items to help families in need this holiday season. If you can please help by donating 1 of the following:

Donate Dry Pasta: Purple Hall (Riggs, Beranza, Dormier, Briggs)

Donate Canned Meat: Red Hall (Perry, Och, Gonzalez, Velasquez)

Orange Hall (Mendoza, Brennan, Heard, Trujillo, Perez)

Donate a Canned Veggie or Fruit: Green Hall (A. Lopez, Diaz, E. Lopez, Altamero, Moreno, Miller)

Blue Hall (Schmigel, Gooden, Mercado, Williams, Keendy)

Donate a bag of dry rice or beans: Yellow Hall (Fortenberry, Ashely Wilson, Murray, Fernandez/ Smith, Lake, Amber Wilson, Vermillion)



Thank you for your support in making this a successful College & Career week!

Yadira Reyes

School Counselor

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This month we will be celebrating Gen Tex Week. Gen Tex week puts a special spotlight on higher education. My lessons will focus on career exploration, students will have the opportunity to rotate in stations and explore different careers.

This month we will also be hosting Dubiski Career High School students. Each pathway will highlight careers in their specific area. Students will have the opportunity to practice future careers.

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Attendance

Our attendance average for the month of October was 92%.


Our Campus Goal is to have 98% of our students present every day. Please help us by ensuring your child is here each day, on time and remains at school for the duration of the school day.

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Crockett Celebrations

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Congratulations to our October Staff Member of the Month, Ms. Susie Gonzalez! She has a positive attitude and never complains about the challenges she faces everyday. She always tries to find a solution to better serve and meet the needs of our students. Your dedication is evident each and every day!

Thank you!

A huge thank you to our wonderful parent volunteers that have been more than willing to help around the school. Between our All-Pro Dads greeting in the morning and some very special ladies who have taken a lot of time to brighten up our building, October was full of teamwork to ensure our students are getting everything they need! We couldn't do it without you!

Reminders

If you're ever wondering what's on the menu for your child for breakfast and lunch, you can go to the following website at any time to find out:

https://gpisd.nutrislice.com/menu/crockett-early-education/lunch/2018-10-17


Please don't forget to send your student back to school with a note after they've been absent so that we can keep our system updated.