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.
Happy New Year!
I hope you all had a wonderful and blessed holiday. We are looking forward to getting back to learning together.
A HUGE thank you to all who came and celebrated with us at our Christmas party. The children worked hard learning their songs and they loved sharing them with you.
Also, thank you again for your generosity in helping with our adopted families, I know they appreciated everything.
This month we will be focusing on the letters O,Q,G,S.
Our Science focus will be on layers of the earth. We will be making volcanoes later in the month.
In Math, we will work on sequencing and comparing 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.
NO School Monday Jan. 16th
Scholastic book orders are due to me by January 29th
Preschool Registration Dates: 2017-2018
We have a busy month planned with lots of learning and fun with holiday projects.
Our Science focus this month is layers of the earth. We will be making volcanoes and observing them erupt.
Our letters this month will be I,U,C and O.
We continue to work on our colors and shapes as well as numbers and counting. We are comparing sets and working on categorizing items. We have begun with fruits and vegetables.
We are adopting a couple of families through AZDES that have special needs children and providing gifts for their holiday. Please sign up to help if you can. This is a great way to introduce the concept of helping those less fortunate.
With the holidays coming and many treats around, please be conscious of what you send in your child’s lunch. It is important to make sure they are getting a nutritious lunch to get them through the long day at school.
We will be having our holiday party on Friday Dec. 23 from 10:30-11:30am. Everyone is invited, and children will be dismissed at 11:30 that day.
We wish you all a joyous holiday season,
Important Dates and Reminders
Early Release Dec. 23rd 11:30am
Holiday Party Dec. 23rd 10:30am
Scholastic Book Orders are due to me by December 23rd
Please send in photos for our family board.
I can’t believe how the time is flying. We are ready for some cooler Fall weather.
This month our Science focus is going to be States of Matter. We will explore the different stages of water and make Oobleck.
We will continue to learn from our friendly alien “Z” how to be a good friend.
We will be exploring the letters F,E, H and T. Be sure and ask your child about the new songs we are learning.
We will be creating a “Thankful Tree” and talking about things we are thankful for.
Please have your child leave toys at home except on Show and Tell days. They get misplaced and mixed in with our classroom toys and it causes confusion.
We are sending home snack reminders so please check your child’s backpack. I will also try to remember to send emails.
Picture money must be in to me no later than Wednesday Nov. 19th.
Nov. 11th Veterans Day No School
Nov. 23, 24, & 25th Thanksgiving break No School
Nov 29th Scholastic book order due
Please send photos for our family board
Welcome to October,
We will begin this month by talking about Fall and what happens in Fall. We will be doing a sink or float experiment with pumpkins.
We will explore ants and spiders this month as well as apples, pumpkins and of course Halloween. Our Science focus for October is going to be Constellations stories. Letters for this month are C, O, Q and G along with our shapes and colors.
Parent teacher conferences are the week of the 17th-20th, I will be putting out the schedule for you to sign up to meet with me next week. I will be available before and after school as well as most of the day Thursday the 20th. There is no preschool on Thursday or Friday the 20th and 21st.
We will have our Fall party on Friday the 28th from 2:00-3:00pm. We will invite our Tuesday/Thursday class to join us on for the celebration.
Our class pictures will be taken on Tuesday and Wednesday the 11th and 12th.
Please remember that Show and Tell is on Thursday and Friday only. Children are bringing toys to school on other days and expecting to share them.
We are looking forward to a busy and hopefully cooler October,
Welcome to September. We have been busy getting to know each other and getting used to our school routine. The children are doing very well and becoming fast friends.
Please make sure and check your child’s backpack when they come home as we will send school info from time to time. If you are not seeing a lot of your child’s work coming home, take a look in the classroom at our Brag Board.
Our Science focus for September is going to be Newton’s 3rd Law. We will be exploring Force and Motion by making a marble roller coaster.
We are exploring Shapes this month. We have met Cindy Circle and Suzy Square. We are also beginning to practice our writing skills. If you see “scribbles” coming home, know that this is a beginning writing skill.
We will begin our ABC Music and Me curriculum this month. This is a wonderful Music program that incorporates music and literacy as well as physical movement. Our theme for September is “On The Go”
We have started assigning classroom jobs. They are posted every morning.
Please do not encourage your child to bring toys to school unless it is for show and tell on Thursday or Friday.
We are looking forward to a September filled with fun and learning,
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