Welcome to May Everyone!
It is so hard to believe that our year together is almost over; it has been such a pleasure being a part of your family this year. Thank you so much for your love and support. We have a busy last few weeks.
Our science focus this month is light and mirrors
We will be reviewing our letters and continue our review of numbers and shapes.
Our Music and Me focus is Splash! We have also made some musical instruments, which may have come home. We have quite the band in our room.
Please make sure to send a water bottle to school as the weather is getting warmer and please check the extra clothes in backpacks to make sure that they are for warm weather.
All students and parents are invited to come and celebrate our friends who are going to Kindergarten and party with us on Thursday the 24th at 10:00am.That is an early release day so we are dismissed at 11:30.
Our last day of school is Tuesday May 29th.
There are some great things happening during the summer, so be sure and look at the summer catalog for ECS.
Thanks again for a Great year!
Welcome to February!
We will begin this month by talking about Groundhog Day and what it means.
We will explore animals that hibernate in the desert.
This month our Science focus will be on features of the Sun.
Our Music and Me focus will be Animals- A-Dancing. We will explore different animals and their habits through music and movement.
We will continue learning our ABC’s and the sounds they make through our Frog Street Press big books.
We are going to explore the writings of Robert Munsch this month. If you want a good laugh, read Thomas’ Snowsuit.
The children continue to excel in Mandarin. They amaze me every day with their mastery of the language. If you are interested in having your child in immersion next year in kindergarten, make note of the meeting coming up this month.
Ask your child about their goals they are working on at school. Each child has chosen three goals that he or she are working hard to master. Some are social and others are academic, we have them listed on a board in the classroom.
As always, please feel free to talk to me about any questions or concerns you may have.
Happy New Year!
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season. We are excited to be back at school!
A huge thank you to Bridget Decker and all of you that helped make our holiday party a big success!
This month our Science focus will be on thermodynamics. We will be exploring temperatures in the Solar System. We will explore color-changing Slime as one of our experiments. We can always use extra hands for our science explorations. If you are interested, please let me know.
Our Music and Me focus will be Carnival. We will explore playing different instruments and singing.
We will be doing a quilt project this month and talking about what makes us unique.
This month we will work on the letters F,E,H,T
The children will begin signing in each day by writing their name on a paper that will go home on Fridays.
We have begun a new approach to learning in our class called Personalized Learning. Our district is introducing this approach. The children have chosen goals that they are working on getting better at, for instance, Playing with friends, or walking in a line. The children are excited to pick their own goals for learning. I will keep you informed as we go along.
Thank You so much for your thoughtful holiday gifts, we appreciate the love and support you give us!
Welcome to November,
I cannot believe how the time is flying. We are ready for some cooler fall weather.
This month our Science focus is going to be Matter: Mass. We will be exploring how gravity affects us and learning that everything is made of atoms.
We will continue to learn from our friendly alien “Z” how to be a good friend.
We will continue to practice our numbers and we will make a number book.
We will be talking about families this month. I would like you to send in a baby picture of your child and tell us how you chose your child’s name. We are going to share these and make a picture book for our class. We will be exploring how families are both alike and different.
We will be creating a “Thankful Tree” and talking about things we are thankful for as Thanksgiving approaches.
Our Music and Me theme this month is “Let’s Play”.
We have assigned each child a day of the week to do “Show and Tell”. If you do not remember what day your child is assigned, please check with me.
We’re looking forward to a busy month of learning.
Welcome to October. We are having a great time in Preschool!
If you have not joined us on SeeSaw yet, please make sure you do. I am posting pictures and announcements weekly.
This month we will begin our handwriting curriculum. You will see scribbles come home; please know that this how young children begin to write.
Our Science focus this month will be constellations.
We are seeing the Mandarin teacher every Wednesday and Thursday afternoon, so do not be surprised if your child begins to teach you Mandarin soon.
We will be exploring colors and numbers this month as part of our Literacy learning. We will also begin having “Show and Share” time. I will be sending home a schedule letting you know what days your child can bring something to share with us.
Our class pictures will be taken on Tuesday, October 10 at 12:45, in our classroom.
I will be scheduling Parent –Teacher conferences the week of the 16th-19th. I will send you a sign up genius with available times and days in the next week.
Bridget Decker has kindly volunteered to be our room mom. Thank you to all of you who have offered to help with our classroom celebrations. Bridget will be contacting you about those soon. Our first one will be our fall party on Tuesday the 31.
Thank you all for your help and support please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
Mrs. Grandprey and Mrs. Wiggins
Welcome to March!
This month we will be exploring Quilts by reading two books, The Keeping Quilt and The Quilt Maker’s Gift. Both are stories about how we keep special memories alive and how we treasure friendship.
Our Science focus is on the sun and its energy. We will be doing some puffy paint art and UV bracelets to help us learn about the ways we use energy from the sun.
We will be learning about the artists Pollock and Surat. We will study their art and then we will choose one of them to represent at the Art in the Garden event in April.
Our letters for this month are P, R, B and K. We will continue to review our shapes and colors and practice writing our names.
Parent teacher conferences are coming up, so please be thinking about getting together and talking about your child’s progress this year. I will have the sign-up sheet out on the 13th. I will be available before and after school the week of the 20-23rd. If you are a parent that I never see, Please let me know if there is a time you would like to meet and I will make it work.
There is no Preschool on the 23rd and 24th due to conferences.
Please check out our Blog on the ccusd website. I am posting pictures of our adventures in learning. I will be posting the snack calendar this month so if you forget what day you signed up for you can check there.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to let me know.
We made volcanoes using clay to create our mountains and baking soda with vinegar to create our "lava"
Last week we studied the letter S and decided that we would write a story and use as many S words as we could. Here is our story and some pictures that the children drew to illustrate it.
We are going to have a busy month at Preschool. I want to thank you for your support of our learning.
We are sending home copies of the snack calendar when it is filled so that you can keep track of when you are signed up to provide our snack. In the last few weeks, we have had a few days with no snack brought in.
We are going to be celebrating friendship this month and talking about how we can be good friends. We will be making a friendship snack by mixing a little of everyone’s favorite snack and talking about how we are the same and yet different.
We will be celebrating Valentine’s Day on the 14th & 15th. We will not be doing a party but the children will decorate bags and exchange Valentine’s if they wish.
This month we will be focusing on the letters S,J, D,P and B. We will also be learning about Rhyming words. If you have a favorite silly rhyme, please share it with us.
Our Science focus will be on Thermodynamics, the study of temperature. We will be measuring the temperature each day and we will be doing some experiments during the month.
In Math, we will work on reviewing our numerals and beginning to add and subtract to sets.
As always, if you want to join us for any of our activities, please let me know, you are always welcome.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.
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