Important Info for March! (Please plan ahead!)

Thursday, March 15: No school for PreK (Conferences in afternoon if scheduled)

Thursday, March 15 from 9-10: Kindergarten Round Up *Mandatory for you to attend to get registered for Kindergarten! (You may drop your child off in our classroom to work during the meeting as they do not have school that day)

Thursday, March 22: Half Day for PreK 11:30 Pick Up (Conferences in afternoon if scheduled)

 

Spring Break- March 30 to April 8

Reminders:)

*No late start for PreK tomorrow!

*Parent Meeting Thursday at drop off. Students come home with you after. It is marked as an absence if you do not attend!

Number Value

We are focusing in on number value from numbers 1-5. Continue to practice counting with your child, but also work on representing the number and thinking of different ways to make the number. Asking questions like, “How many more cubes would I need to have 5” or “If we had 2 more, how many would there be?” would help in these conversations.

Yesterday we worked on ordering numbers 1-5 and representing them with cubes.

Letters Mm and Nn

This week we introduced Mm and Nn. These letters were a little tricky to write, but with some practice using whiteboards and markers, paper and crayons, the magna doodle, wood pieces, the Promethean board and pencil and paper we got the hang of it!

Introducing Mimi Mouse and Nyle Noodle! Don’t forget to not only practice recognizing what the letter is and how to write it, but what sound it makes. We are half way there:)

Recycling Assembly

 

This week we attended an assembly focused on recycling with the Young 5 and Kindergarten classrooms. We learned the difference between what is garbage and what is recycling. The children got the chance to then do a hands on activity that allowed them to test their learning of what is classified as garbage and what is recycling. You may have found hand outs in your child’s folder. Please use these as as a way of talking to your child about recycling and helping to keep our Earth clean!

Letter Recognition Assessment

All students have been tested in letter recognition, both uppercase and lowercase. If it was not in their folder yesterday, it is today!
Please check your child’s folder for their results.

They are showing MAJOR growth in recognizing letters, we are very proud of them! Keep up the good work and practice at home.

 

4 Years Old by Dec 1, 2017** Please share!

Attention: Families with Preschool age children who are 4 years of age by December 1, 2017.  There is an immediate possibility of free full day preschool beginning in January 2018 in the Dearborn Public Schools (next month). The family must be eligible based on risk factors and not currently enrolled in a GSRP program.  If interested, families may pick up an application at the Cotter Early Childhood Center, 13020 Osborn or call Nadia Berry at 313-827-6150.
Please respond immediately as slots are limited.
Families must live in the city of Dearborn.

Winter Fair at Cotter

Our designated time at Cotter for the Winter Fair in December 13th is 10-11:15! Please plan accordingly 🙂

Letters Kk and Ll

This week we introduced letters Kk and Ll. We met Keely Kangaroo and Larry Lion! Letter K was tricky for some of us to write, so make sure to practice this one at home. Letter L proved to be less difficult.

This upcoming week we will be working on letters M and N!

Please continue to practice letter recognition, counting and number recognition, and writing names with your child. Some of the children are showing huge amounts of growth and are really prepping for Kindergarten:)