Letter Z, Number 5…and Reminders

We have officially introduced all of the letters, both uppercase and lowercase! We finished off with Zz (Zelda Zebra) this week. The students’ letter recognition has improved greatly and we are so proud of how well they are doing with their letter sounds as well! Keep up the hard work parents:)

We worked on writing number 5 this week, and will be moving on to number 6. Keep practicing these skills at home as well, as they are easily forgotten/lost when the children go without practice.

Here are a few reminders :

-Half Day this week-February 14th

-Parent Meeting- February 21 at drop off

-No School-February 18

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Letters Xx and Yy-What a crazy week!

Although this week was somewhat crazy, the students still managed to squeeze in two of our final letters! We worked on Xx (Mr. X-Ray) and Yy (Yetta Yoyo) this week! Please encourage them to practice writing, recognizing, and identifying the sounds each of the letters make.

I have again attached the Alphafriends Youtube song to practice right below:)


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Next week we will finish introducing letters. Their next time that I will assess them will be in the early weeks of February. We will be testing their letters (both uppercase and lowercase), sounds, and name recognition.

*Please remember to practice scissor skills at home. This is a tricky skill that only gets better with practice! Encourage small snips, then cutting in straight lines, then in zig zags. From there, practice cutting out items like circles, etc.


Here are some important dates for February:

Feb. 14th: Half Day

Feb. 21st: Parent Meeting on Math

Letter Sound Song

Today I meant to have the students sing this, but we had them sitting for long enough!

So I will share it this way:) This is the song that we use (both on Youtube and with picture cards) to practice our letter sounds and letter identification.


Letters Vv and Ww; Parent Meeting

This week we introduced letters Vv (Vinny Volcano) and Ww (Willy Worm). We are so close to finishing our alphabet and focusing in mostly on letters sounds and writing the letters!

We really focused on one-to-one correspondence this week. (Pointing and touching each number to get an accurate amount). You will notice in the photos from this week that they are doing great at it, but need reminders every now and again.

We also had a visit from the scientist this week who talked about bugs. She even brought in a Hissing Cockroach that we all got to touch.

Our parent meeting was focused on literacy and the students are always so proud to show off their skills. Thank you so much for putting time into your child’s education and spending the morning with them in class. It means so much to them! And Mrs. Mustafa and I greatly appreciate your dedication:)

Below is the link to our Google Photos account, along with the link to that lock and key toy. (It is a bit pricier than I thought!)

Google Photos:


Letter Lock and Key Toy:


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Letters Tt and Uu; Number 4

This week was a great week back after our long break! We introduced two new letters-Letter Tt (Tiggy Tiger) and Letter Uu (Umbie Umbrella). We focused on letter identification, the letter sound and writing them as well. We also focused on writing number 4.

The student’s names are beginning to look very nice-writing both first and last, with a space in between. Focus on them only having the first letter of each uppercase, with the rest lowercase. I am so impressed with their improvements!

Here are some important reminders for the weeks to come:

*Parent Meeting this THURSDAY. It starts at drop off and will last until 10:00. Please plan to stay for the entire meeting. We will be focusing on literacy. (If possible, leave siblings at home so you can enjoy special time with your PreK child. They really look forward to these meetings!)

*NO SCHOOL Monday, January 21st. (All students)

*Half Day Tuesday, January 22nd. (All students)


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Have a great break!! See you on January 7th:)

This week we introduced letter Ss (Sammy Seal) and number 3. We had lots of fun activities packed into four quick days, and had a blast! Make sure to check Google Photos for new photos that were posted!


Check your child’s folder for some activities to keep them busy this break. We will see you on January 7th:)

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Cotter Address

13929 Osborne St, Dearborn, MI 48126


This is the address for Cotter school. We will be meeting there on Wednesday at 10:15! Feel free to get there a little early to get ready to check in!

Letters Qq and Rr; Number 2

This past week we introduced letters Qq (Queenie Queen) and Rr (Reggie Rooster). We are almost to the end of the alphabet! Keep up the practice at home. Students are making a lot of growth with both letter recognition and sounds! We also worked on writing number 2 this week. Next week we will work on number 3 and letter Ss.

We focused again on ordering numbers 1-5 and showing their quantities. Many students have mastered the skill and have begun focusing on numbers 6-10. The hot chocolate mug sheets you found in your child’s folder are a great way to practice that skill! Look to Google Photos for images of the activities we did to practice. *Please also practice scissor skills!*

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Monday: Dress to Impress (Dress fancy!) (If able, pay $1 for children of Yemen)

Tuesday: Sports Day/Oakman Gear (If able, pay $1 for children of Yemen)

Wednesday: Meet at Cotter at 10:15. (No backpacks necessary). You will sign in at the front table. You will move around the building to different activities with your child including a visit with Santa and Princess Elsa! Lots of winter fun to be had:)

Thursday: Half Day (Pick up at 11:30). PAJAMA DAY!

Winter Break: December 21-January 6th.

Letters O and P; Number 1

This week we introduced Letter Oo (Ozzie Octopus) and Pp (Pippa Pig). After doing an assessment on uppercase letters only, along with their letter sounds, it is very clear that you are all continuing to work with your children at home and there has been such a difference! They have showed lots of growth and are doing fantastic with letter recognition! Keep up the hard work.

This past week we really focused on writing our names both first and last. Those have gotten better as well and are displayed in the hallway.

We are getting better at putting numbers in order 1-5 and showing the amount corresponding to that number. Photos of an activity to display that are in google photos! (penguin activity). We have two activities planned this week to further strengthen that skill. Some children will begin working on numbers 6-10 as they have mastered the skill.

Link to Google Photos:




*On December 19th-meet at Cotter from 10:15-11:30 for Winter Fair. (Note to go home this week)

*Half day and Pajama Day on December 20th which will begin our winter break until January 7th.


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Picture Re-Take Day

This Wednesday will be picture re-take day. If you are interested, please send in your child’s picture package from the first round to turn back in.