November 12- 16

Hello Families!

We have a short week coming up this week.  Students do not have school on Thursday November 15th, 2018.

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 2 more letters 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.

Uu- Umbie Umbrella

Cc- Callie Cat

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

Reminders-

There are several important reminders for this week.

  • No School on Thursday November 15, 2018

  • Parent/ Teacher conferences will take place on Thursday November 15th, all day.  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.

  • 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.

November 5- 9

Hello Families!

Each week just keeps passing by faster and faster!  Letter learning has been very successful and 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.

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 2 more letters 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

Ii- Iggy Iguana

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 6, 2018

  • 1/2 day preschool on Thursday November 8, 2018.  Children will be dismissed at 11:00.  Please be on time to pick your child up.

  • Parent/ Teacher conferences will take place on Thursday November 8th 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 29- November 2

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 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 (redblueyellowgreenpurpleorangebrownblackpink, 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 22- 26

Hello Families!

Thank you for a wonderful parent meeting!  I know the kids had a great time reading you books and sharing in a craft with you.  I hope everyone was able to take away some ideas from our meeting that can be used at home.

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 becoming more and more independent.  We are able to solve problems simply, get materials we need during work time, and 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 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.

Week of October 15- 19

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 18 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 since there are activities for you both to participate in.

  • We have a come to an agreement on the back door (Door 4) for arrival and pick-up.  The door will be unlocked from 7:49- 7:59 am.  If you arrive AFTER 7:59, you will need to walk to the front of the school and be buzzed in through the office.  For pick- up, the doors will be unlocked from 2:35- 2:45 pm.  If you come AFTER 2:45, will you have to walk around to the front of the school and be buzzed in by the office.  Thank you for your patience as we have worked on a resolution for this issue.

  • 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 8- 12

Dear Parents,

Welcome to our class blog!  It’s finally up and running!  I will send the links through Remind which will take you to the current post.  You will also have access to our calendars, class information, GSRP Handbook and links for your child to use.  If you would like to subscribe to my blog (and receive email updates), please send me a message on Remind and I will sign you up!

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

While waiting for our blog to get set up for this year, we began learning our colors.  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.

This week we are learning…

Colors

purple

orange

brown

black

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!