Indian Creek PK News
January 18-January 22
NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY JANUARY 18th
No school on January 18th-Martin Luther King Jr. Day- this is a Federal Holiday. Here is a short video you can watch with your child about Martin Luther King Jr.
BrightBytes Survey is Coming
Our school has partnered with BrightBytes - an educational technology company - to learn about our use of technology for learning.
On Tuesday, January 19th the survey will open for parents to participate and provide feedback to our school. The district is looking for 100% participation to gather accurate data.
We invite you to answer a few questions about your technology use. It should take less than 5 minutes to complete on any device with Internet access.
The link will be sent to you via email and skyward on Tuesday, January 19th.
What we are learning
This week we will be working with letter R.
We will be working with rhyming words. Your child will need to be able to make a rhyme. If we say "sit" your child will need to give us another rhyming word such as lit, fit, hit, and mit. We will start segmenting words into syllables and working with compound words. If we put them together we will also be taking words apart. Here is an example: the compound word is cupcake- if we take it apart you have cup and cake- this is also a two syllable word. We have already been exposing your children to syllables by clapping out their names. They should already know if their name is 1, 2,3 or 4 claps.
We will also be doing a lot of name writing- this is a task for our 3 year old and our 4 year old students. Each student should know how to write their name by the end of pre-k. This is using both upper case and lower case letters correctly.
We will also be reviewing counting one to ten objects in a set. We will focus on all numerals 1 to 10, sorting objects based on attributes (color, size, texture and shape). We will be reviewing all the shapes we have learned to this date.
We will be doing some science related investigations with seasons and the weather.
Skills Testing and Report Card
Should you have questions about your child's progress, please contact your child's teacher to set up a conference. We are available to discuss your child's progress sometimes before school starts, during our planning time, and sometimes after school. It is important to make an appoint for a meeting.
Report cards will be coming out on Friday January 22. You will get it in the white envelope. Please sign the envelope and return the envelope. If your child's profile card is on card stock paper please return it on Monday January 26th.
Hot and Cold!
Food and Peanuts Allergies
Bad Weather-Snow and Ice
As we move into winter, it is important to know the school districts winter weather procedures. In the event of winter weather, the administration will consider the safety of our 53,000+ students and more than 6,000 employees in our 127-square mile district when making decisions about school closures.
LISD administrators will determine school cancellations or delays based on the safety of all students and staff district-wide.
If school is cancelled or delayed due to a weather-related event, parents and staff members will be notified via multiple platforms, including LISD’s parent callout system (Skylert), websites – including all campus websites – Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. For the most instantaneous notification, visit our website and/or follow us on Twitter.
Please know that LISD is working diligently to keep you informed as quickly as possible, but know that some forms of notification may be slightly delayed due to the demands of mass messaging.
As always, LISD will keep parents, students and community members informed with the most up-to-date information through these communication platforms. LISD thanks you in advance for your patience in the event of a winter weather situation.
Teacher Contact Information
AM/PM Half Day Pre-Kindergarten
For Text Messaging please e-mail teacher for instructions
Twitter Handle @Rfreedenberg
Mrs. Heather Castillo
Whole Day Pre-Kindergarten
Ms. Jordan Hurley