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:)

Important December Dates

Here are a few dates for December that you need to mark down!

Wednesday, December 13: Parent Fair at Cotter. This is a fun day full of winter activities. Meet at Cotter (specific time to be determined) and go around completing various winter crafts, games, and activities with your child. Santa and Elsa will be making special surprise appearances! This is in place of our December parent meeting. Car pooling encouraged…that parking lot is nuts!

Thursday, December 21: HALF DAY (PREK ONLY) Pick up at 11:30.

Friday, December 22-Sunday, January 7: Winter Break (No School)


Hands on Museum

We had a blast today at the Ann Arbor Hands on Museum! The children were so well behaved and listened without any problems throughout the whole trip. They worked together with their friends while exploring the different levels of the museum, figuring out how to work the machines and materials. They especially loved all of the water activities. But, as always, the bus was the BEST part! 😉

All Kiddos in the Zipper Club!

This is the first year we have ever had a whole class in the Zipper Club! All students are able to zip their own coats now, so Mommas let them show you:) Our PreK students are very proud and are working on their independence.