Rockenbaugh Elem. Preschool 3's

May 2-6



Attention RES Parents Preschool thru 4th

RES will be a closed campus May 9th – May 13th

The campus will reopen at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 13th.

Closed campus means that parents/volunteers cannot be in the areas beyond the front office:

- no copying

- no folder stuffing

- no lunch visitors (all grade levels)

If you have any question please contact the front office.

May Madness

Rockenbaugh’s May Madness will be held on Friday, May 20 (rain day is Monday, May 23). Sack lunches will be provided from the cafeteria but must be ordered in advance by May 13. Drinks and snacks will be provided to the students during the day. Students are likely to get wet during some stations; therefore, students will be allowed to wear swimming suits. RES t-shirts and shorts will be worn over the girl’s swimsuits and boys will wear t-shirts over their swim shorts. Appropriate shoes are old tennis shoes, crocs, water shoes, or any other shoes that protect their feet. Please do not send your child in flip-flops or shoes in which they cannot run safely.

Sunscreen should be applied before coming to school since we will be outside most of the day. Please send a towel and a dry change of clothes and shoes with your child to use after May Madness is over.


Morning Session: 8:30-11:00 Lunch:

Preschool, Kindergarten, First, and Second 11:30-12:00

**Each grade level is responsible for providing items. Please provide the item by Friday, May 13.

Preschool: Flavor Ice popsicles

*Please consider helping your child's class as this is a very busy and hectic day. We want the children to have a wonderful time and we can insure their safety and enjoyment if we have a few volunteers. In order to volunteer you must have your background check done. Check with Paula in the office if you have any questions.

Thank you in advance for all of your help and support throughout the year. We hope you can come and be a part of your child’s special day.

Our week...

This week we discussed Trying New Things. We talked about the challenges and new adventures we will have as we continue to grow. In the book Giraffe's Can't Dance we read how Gerald felt when his friends laughed at the way he danced. Gerald met a wise cricket that convinced him that everyone has his own style and he shouldn't be ashamed to be himself and try new things. This is a life lesson we hope our students take to heart. In math we continued to make new and unusual patterns. In science we experimented with different objects and graphed whether the objects would sink or float. During circle time we were able to explore new musical instruments and compose new tunes.

Letter review, Number 10, Color Brown, and Octagon

Next week...

Next week we will talk about the things we can do when we practice hard and set goals. We will each set a goal and try to reach it. We will introduce simple addition and subtraction. In science we will explore magnets for the second time this year and discuss the meaning of "heavy and light" as well as "more and less." We will practice letter formation and directionality with the letters in our names. During this week of exploration, we will melt colored ice cubes and make predictions about the colors we create!

Phonological Awareness- We will start to put sounds together to make words.

M O P=mop, R U N=run, D I G=dig. We will blend sounds together to

create words.

Literacy- We Are All Alike We Are All Different, Leo the Late Bloomer, The Little Engine That Could, Read and Rise, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. After reading each of our books we will give the students the opportunity to practice retelling the story using the terminology of beginning, middle, and end.

Vocabulary this week will be: goals, bloomed, sloppy, spinning, catching, subtraction, addition

For the remainder of the year we will continue to review all letters, numbers, colors and shapes. This includes producing letter sounds and describing each shape.

Upcoming Events

May 12th- Preschool Field Trip to Bicentennial Park

*More information to come but please save the date and if at all possible we would appreciate as many parent volunteers as we can because of the water features. All parent volunteers must have completed the CISD background check prior to our field trip day.

Thank you for all you do!!!!

Thank you all for your support and help!

Michelle Freden


Traci Fair


301 Byron Nelson Parkway

Southlake, Texas 76092