Week of November 11- 15

Hello Families!

We have a short week coming up this week.  Students do not have school on Thursday November 14th, 2019.

What We Are Learning…

Names-

We are learning to recognize the letters in our name and the order the letters go in.  Please practice on recognizing the letters in your child’s name and the order in which they go (Rajaa- R-a-j-a-a).

Letters- 

We will be learning 1 letter this week!

The students love every minute of singing the letter songs, finding letters in their names and around the room.  This week we will learn 2 more letters.  Students will learn to identify the letters, the sound, recognize the letter in print and write the letter on their own.  Please make sure you are checking the blog for updates so you can help work with your child at home.

Ii- Iggy Iguana

Please review letters- Ll- Larry Lion, Ff- Fifi Fish, Ee- Edna Elephant, Hh- Hattie Horse, Tt- Tiggy Tiger

Reminders-

There are several important reminders for this week.

  • No School on Thursday November 14, 2019

  • Parent/ Teacher conferences will take place on Thursday November 14th, all day.  I will be sending home reminders for conferences on Monday.  Please make sure you are on time for your conference as we are completely booked all day.

  • We are working on our self- help skills and the focus right now is getting ready for outside time.  Please help your child learn how to put on their coat, hat and gloves and practicing zipping it independently.

  • As you can tell the weather is changing over from cooler days to cold days.  Please make sure your child has a heavy coat, hat, mittens/ gloves and a scarf if you choose.

Week of November 4- 8

Hello Families!

Each week just keeps passing by faster and faster!  Please help your child continue to practice the letters we are learning.  The children love the songs and activities we do, but need extra support remembering the letters, letter sounds and finding the letters.  Please review the calendar closely as they are no school days and half days this week and in the upcoming weeks.

What We Are Learning…

Names-

We are learning to recognize the letters in our name and the order the letters go in.  Please continue to practice recognizing the letters in your child’s name and the order in which they go (Rajaa- R-a-j-a-a).

Letters- 

We will be learning 1 letter this week!  Students will learn to identify the letters, the sound, recognize the letter in print and write the letter on their own.  Please make sure you are checking the blog for updates so you can help work with your child at home.

Tt- Tiggy Tiger

Please review letters- Ll- Larry Lion, Ff- Fifi Fish, Ee- Edna Elephant, Hh- Hattie Horse

Reminders-

There are several important reminders for this week.

  • No School on Tuesday November 5, 2019.  Go Vote.

  • 1/2 day preschool on Thursday November 7, 2019.  Children will be dismissed at 10:50.  Please be on time to pick your child up.

  • Parent/ Teacher conferences will take place on Thursday November 7th in the afternoon after students are dismissed.  I will be sending home reminders for conferences on Wednesday.

  • We are working on our self- help skills and the focus right now is getting ready for outside time.  Please help your child learn how to put on their coat, hat and gloves and practicing zipping it independently.

Week of October 28- November 1

Hello Families!

We are off to another busy and fun week here in preschool.  We are continuing to work on our names, letters and reviewing our colors.  We are also working on being a good friend and following the rules of the classroom.  This week we will begin to introduce classroom jobs.  We will have a variety of jobs in the classroom and every child will have a job which they will hold for the entire week.  This will help children develop independence and a sense of ownership.

What We Are Learning…

Names-

We are learning to recognize the letters in our name and the order the letters go in.  Please practice on recognizing the letters in your child’s name and the order in which they go (Rajaa- R-a-j-a-a).

Letters- 

We made it through our first week of letters.  Each week that we do letters, we will focus on 2 new letters.  Students will learn to identify the letters, the sound, recognize the letter in print and write the letter on their own.  Please practice these letters at home with your child.

Ee- Edna Elephant

Hh- Hattie Horse

Please review previously learned letters with your child by identifying the letters in print (on books, clothing, signs and other things found around the house), the letter sounds and how to write uppercase (capital) and lowercase letters.

Ll- Larry Lion, Ff- Fifi Fish

Colors-

Please review colors learned by finding them in your home (on clothing, boxes, in books) or while out at the store or even playing outside (redblueyellowgreenpurpleorangebrownblack, pink, white, gray)

Reminders-

  • Please make sure you empty your child’s folder (and backpack) for important notes and the work they do.  Please keep those papers at home.

  • Make sure your child dresses for the weather.  We are getting into our cold mornings and cool afternoons.  Please make sure your child has a heavy coat, hat and gloves.  We will continue to go outside as the weather permits.

  • One more thing, please have your child practice putting their coat on and zipping it up by themselves.  We are working on building this independence at school so they can get ready for outside time on their own with minimal help.  Thank you again for all your help and support!

Week of October 21- 25

Hello Families!

Thank you for a wonderful parent meeting!  I know the children enjoyed showing you our books.  I hope everyone was able to take away some ideas from our meeting that can be used at home along with utilizing the resources from our Dearborn Libraries.

Well things around here just keep getting more and more busy!  We have finished our colors and will start our letter journey this week.  We will learn 2 letters a week.  We will be sending a note home about the order in which we will be learning our letters!  I hope you are as excited about this letter journey as we are!

We are continuing to grow each day and starting to become more independent.  We are working on solving our problems simply, getting materials we need during work time, and learning how to take care of ourselves (sneezing or coughing in our sleeve, getting a Kleenex, washing our hands and preparing for arrival and dismissal on our own).

What We Are Learning…

Names-

We are learning to recognize the letters in our name and the order the letters go in.  Please practice on recognizing the letters in your child’s name and the order in which they go (Rajaa- R-a-j-a-a).

Letters- 

This week begins our letter journey.  Each week, we will focus on 2 new letters.  Students will learn to identify the letters, the sound, recognize the letter in print and write the letter on their own.  Please practice these letters at home with your child.

Ll- Larry Lion

Ff- Fifi Fish

Colors-

Please review colors learned by finding them in your home (on clothing, boxes, in books) or while out at the store or even playing outside (redblueyellowgreenpurpleorangebrownblackpink, white, gray)

Reminders-

  • Please make sure you continue to check  and empty your child’s folder (and backpack) for important notes and the work they do.

  • Make sure your child dresses for the weather.  We are getting into cold mornings and cool afternoons.  Please make sure your child has a heavy coat, hat and gloves.  We will continue to go outside as the weather permits.

Week of October 14- 18

Hello Dear Families!

I hope you are prepared for another busy week here in preschool!  We have many fun activities happening this week along with quite a bit of learning!  We are continuing to become independent in the classroom by serving ourselves snacks, cleaning up after ourselves (during work time, outside time, after rest time) and becoming an active member in the classroom by following rules and procedures and helping our friends.

What We Are Learning…

Colors-

White

Pink

Gray

Please review colors learned by finding them in your home (on clothing, boxes, in books) or while out at the store or even playing outside (red, blue, yellow, green, purple, orange, brown, black)

Names-

We are learning to recognize our names, the letters in our name and the order in which the letters go.  Please practice on recognizing the letters in your child’s name and the order in which they go (Rajaa- R-a-j-a-a).

Reminders-

  • Please dress your child for the weather as we go out to recess two times a day (morning and afternoon).

  • Thursday October 17 at 8:00 am, we will have our Mandatory October Parent Meeting.  This meeting will be about literacy.  Please make sure you bring your child to school with you.

  • Please remember to leave your child’s locker open when you drop them off in the morning.  We access our lockers throughout the day so it is important that your child can get into his or her locker.

Week of October 7- 11

Dear Parents,

We are beginning to adjust to school and the daily routine.  We have been extremely busy learning the ropes of the classroom and what is expected during out time at school.

We have been following our daily routine and are beginning to understand what comes next.  We wash our hands and can choose to eat breakfast when we come in.  After breakfast we go to the carpet for large group and greeting time and during this time we count, sing songs and dance.  When we finish large group we participate in small group where we work on a variety of activities- learning the areas of the classroom, practicing certain skills (cutting, drawing, sorting, patterning and counting).  Then we head into work time which is where we can choose what we would like to engage in and which areas of the classroom we would like to play in.  We have the house area, block area, cutting table, art area, play-doh area and carpet/ work area.  We have lots of things we can do in the carpet/ work area- build with legos, large magnet-tiles, unifix cubes, puzzles, jungle animals and loop and learn.  Then we work on writing after work time.  Once we finish all the learning, we get to go outside and play.  Then we eat lunch and have rest time.  After rest time we can choose to have snack and play on the carpet until it’s time to go outside again.  Then we get to go home!  We are very busy every day!

This week we are learning…

Colors-

purple

orange

brown

black

We are continuing to work on learning colors.  We continue to review red and blue, yellow, green; finding red, blue, yellow and green objects in the classroom and sharing them with our peers and teachers.

Thank you for your continued help in sending the baggies in each day with the different colored objects.  The students have so much fun sharing their special item with the other students in class.

Names-

Please begin to work on your child’s name.  Have the students practice recognizing their name and beginning to talk about the letters that make up their name.  We will begin exploring our names in the next few days.  Thank you!

Reminders-

  • Picture Day- Monday October 7th.  Please bring your envelope in and give to the teacher if you plan on purchasing photos.  Exact change must be provided.

  • Please continue to dress for the weather.  The cooler weather is upon us so please make sure that your child has a jacket to wear outside.

Week of September 30- October 4

Dear Parents,

Welcome to our class blog! It’s finally up and running! I will send the links through Remind which will bring you directly to our current class post. You will also have access to our calendars, class information, GSRP Handbook and links for websites that you and your child can use. I will also be subscribing parents to our iBlog so you have direct access. If you get an email from me for our iBlog, please accept the invite.

On our class blog you will find pictures, weekly updates on what we are learning, reminders, no school days and many other things.

What We are Learning…

Colors-

We are going to begin our color journey. Each day your child will learn a new color. Please review the color at home with your child finding things in your home and outside that correspond to the color we’ve learned. We will also practice finding objects in our classroom of the colors we have learned. The colors we are learning this week are…

Red

Blue

Yellow

Green

Please make sure you look for the baggie in your child’s folder each day to send in an object of that color for your child to share with their peers. The students have so much fun sharing their object with their classmates.

Names-

Please begin to work on your child’s name, Have your child practice recognizing their name and beginning to talk about the letters that make up their name. We will begin exploring our names in the next week. Thank you!

Reminders-

  • Please make sure your child brings their folder to school each day.
  • Make sure your child is dressed for the weather. We go outside every day and their weather has a mind of its own right now. We want your children to be comfortable if we are outside.
  • Blankets- bring to school and place in lockers on Monday. Blankets go home on Thursdays to be washed.
  • Please make sure you are signing your child IN and OUT each day along with writing the time down.