Cub Chronicle: Parent Edition

January Newsletter

What our cubs are Learning

Content Areas

Pre-K 4


-onset and rime blends

-blending of spoken phonemes to form one syllable words (/c/ /a/ /t/ = cat)

-rhyming (words ending in the same sound).

ELA – Rr, Ee, Yy, Hh, Ii, Vv, Gg, Jj, Zz

SLA – Kk, Ii, Rr, Ww,

Word Families- et, en, ug, un,

WWW- the/el, of/un, and/me, is/a


-measuring and comparing heights and lengths.

-sorting and classifying objects into groups.

-creating and recognizing patterns and collecting data using a graphic representation.

-recognizing how much of something can be placed within a object.

Social Studies/SEL

-opinions of own abilities and limitations.

-understanding others has perspectives and feelings different than our own

-exploring geography tools and resources.


-using measuring devices to learn about objects.

-characteristics of organisms and their environment.

-weather and seasons.

Pre-K 3


· Rote counting

· Recognizing numbers 1-4

· Amounts being equal or not equal

· Problem Solving: Addition & Subtraction

· 100th day of school!

· Identifying primary and secondary colors

· Naming and recognizing shapes


· Identifying letters and sounds

· Identifying student’s first name

· Identifying the letters of student’s first name

· Rhyming

· Responding, retelling, and comprehending a story read aloud

· Predictions about text

· Number of words in a sentence


· Weather (+ using thermometers)

· Seasonal effects on plants and animals

· Winter Weather

· Hibernation

Social Studies/SEL (Social and Emotional Learning)

· “Me on the Map” skills

o Student’s relationship to immediate environment

o Maps (city, town, school, home)

· Geography Tools and Resources

· Responsibility

. Perspective of own opinions and other’s

Specials' Corner


In P.E., we will begin working on manipulative movement skills. Manipulative movements are either gross motor skills, like throwing a ball, or fine motor skills, such as picking up a small object. My virtual students need to be prepared with paper balls (or any small object) and a basket to practice throwing with. I will also be incorporating more social and emotional learning into each lesson in an effort to raise students emotional intelligence. That’s means talking about WHY we do yoga and asking them how they can use deep breathing in situations outside of class. We have made it work this semester and watched the students do amazing things! I am proud of them all and honored to be their teacher! See you all next semester! Coach loves you!


Happy New Year! This month we will continue developing our voices while reviewing steady beat, low/high, and same/different. We will demonstrate understanding of our new concept - loud and soft - through singing and playing instruments.


We will continue to learn about the elements of art, in January. We will create our drawing using the element of art called pattern. We will work on recognizing patterns in our environment and in our art. We will use patterns, such as repeated lines, shapes, and colors, to create our drawings.

Health Spot

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Student Health & Safety

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  • Lets talk about FLU SEASON; the best defense is to VACCINATE! Annual influenza vaccination is the best protection against influenza and is recommended in the United States for all people >6 months. Influenza vaccines reduced complications from illness, pediatric influenza A- associated hospitalizations, and Emergency Department visits.

    Also, if your child has turned 4, don't forget to get those vaccines. This will get them ready for KINDERGARTEN 2021-2022!

  • Please provide 3 changes of clothes for students daily. Please refer to the district's toileting policy provided by your classroom teacher for more information.
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To find more information regarding GPISD's protocols & procedures during COVID-19, please visit

Counselor's Corner

Hello Crockett Cub Family,

We are Mrs. Lopez, your School Counselor and Ms. Gaines, your Social-Emotional Learning Counselor. It is truly a pleasure to support all the children and families at Crockett EES. We actively work to provide our students weekly guidance lessons, individual counseling sessions, and various virtual parent education classes. If your child is in need of any social-emotional support, please fill out the counselor consultation form. The form can be found by clicking the following link:


Our vision is for all of our young learners at Crockett Early Education School to develop fundamental skills; academically, socially and emotionally at an early age so that they can succeed and find their unique and individual passion in life.


Our mission is to support our School District’s youngest learners in reaching their highest potential socially, emotionally and academically. We provide students and families with a counseling program that addresses skills and techniques that foster social, emotional, and academic growth to all children to prepare them for school readiness.

This month, students will learn the importance of a growth mindset and how to set goals for themselves. By doing this, they learn their abilities, limitations, and what it takes to meet their goals. Goal setting is important because it promotes accountability and encourages self-motivation. By being aware of their goals, our young learners become more aware of their actions and efforts.

Here is how parents can facilitate goal setting at home:

  1. Ask your child what they’d like to accomplish in the near future (this is a great time to visit the Experience with your child to explore next year’s school choices)
    1. Examples include hobbies, academics goals, sports, and/or public service
  1. Write it down
  2. Be specific and measurable

a. List specific steps to achieve the goal

  1. Monitor progress

a. Celebrate major rewards and progress

Family Fun Activity: Make a Vision Board

  1. Take some old magazines and ask your child to cut out pictures that represent their hopes and dreams.
  2. Paste these pictures onto a piece of poster board and decorate with colors, glitter, stickers. Etc.
  3. Ask your child what different pictures represent and how they plan to achieve their dreams.

Mark your calendars!

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Dec 21-January 1: Winter Break (no school)

4: Staff Development (no school)

9: 10th Annual GPISD Experience @ 9a-12p *REGISTER TODAY TO ATTEND!

6: PACT “Teaching Math: How early can I start? @ 9-10a (Zoom meeting ID: 540 055 0221 Passcode: cubsquad)

6: Student Report Cards Available to Parents on Skyward

11: Letter of Intent Released to Parents...Please complete and send back to teacher ASAP!

14: GPISD School Board Meeting


20: PACT “Building Your Social and Emotional Toolbox @ 9-10a (Zoom meeting ID: 540 055 0221 Passcode: cubsquad)

29: 100th Day of School (Students Dress Like They are 100 Years Old)

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  • Please remember to send a note to school with your child excusing their absence upon his or her return to school.
  • Don't forget that 3 tardies equals 1 absence. The tardy bell rings at 8:10a!
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