Edna Elephant-Ee

This weeks letter was Ee for Edna Elephant! Please continue to practice letters A, B, C, D, and E as we continue to move on through the alphabet. Next week we will be introducing Ff, and reviewing the other letters we have introduced thus far.

Reminders:

Picture Day- Thursday! We have forms for you that will go home on Monday.

Parent Meeting Thursday

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Parent Meeting October 17

Time: 8:40-10:00

Topic: Fine Motor Skills

*Remember: You will attend the meeting WITH your child and take them home once the meeting ends at 10am.

Please do not try to leave early before you finish all activities. Your child really LOVES to have you in their classroom and this is special bonding time for you. Sit back and enjoy them while they are little, it goes too fast!

Callie Cat (Cc) and Dudley Duck (Dd)

This week we met 2 new Alphafriends! First we met Callie Cat for letter Cc. We then met Dudley Duck for letter Dd:) Please practice writing these letters, identifying and saying their sound.

So, your child should now be able to recognize letters- Aa, Bb, Cc, and Dd! Next week we will introduce letter Ee (Edna Elephant).

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This week our Repeated Read Aloud was Owl Babies!

REMINDER

Parent Meeting October 17

Time: 8:40-10:00

Topic: Fine Motor Skills

*Remember: You will attend the meeting WITH your child and take them home once the meeting ends at 10am.

Please do not try to leave early before you finish all activities. Your child really LOVES to have you in their classroom and this is special bonding time for you. Sit back and enjoy them while they are little, it goes too fast!

Benny Bear-Bb

We introduced our second letter- Uppercase B and Lowercase b.

Please practice writing this letter, along with recognizing it (knowing that this is letter B), and saying its sound.

The Alphafriend for letter B is BENNY BEAR!

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Our Week in PreK

We had a fabulous week full of great activities. We focused on fine motor skills and using our fingers with small items to strengthen those muscles. This will lead to being able to write and manipulate tools like pencils, crayons, markers, or scissors more easily!

Please work on your child’s fine motor skills at home. Some ideas to help are: any put-together toys like legos, using clothespins to pinch and pick up items, coloring with crayons/markers/pencils, writing letters, playing with small items of any type. (Video game controllers are not a suggestion;) )

We also focused on color recognition this week. Everyone is doing great with their colors! Brown and purple are the two colors that seem to be tripping some children up. Continue to work on colors with your child at home.

Andy Apple-Letter Aa

We have introduced our first letter today! Uppercase A and lowercase a.

Please work with this letter at home. Being able to write the letter, identify the letter, and knowing what sound the letter makes are all expectations of your PreK child. Practicing at home will make this MUCH easier for your child:)

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Stories From Class

Each week we read a story a few times so that children learn how to retell the story on their own. I have attached the links of the few that we have used thus far.

Our First Full Week:)

This week went so well! We have introduced all of our rules and expectations, and all of the kiddos are getting the hang of our daily routine. We are introducing materials daily and filling our classroom with exciting new things!

Letter Introduction

Next week we will begin introducing letters. We use a program called “Alphafriends.” We will introduce 2 letters each week, unless the week is shortened.

Please begin practicing letter recognition and sounds with your child at home. This will make the process SO much smoother for them! I will post the Alphafriends on the Blog so you have the picture to use at home.

Name Practice

We have been having the children write their name every morning after breakfast. Some children have already come very far in their name writing process. Please practice with your child at home! Focus on their first name for now.

Open House

Open House: Tonight from 6-7:30.
*Please join us before at 5pm for an ICE CREAM SOCIAL!! YUM!!