Monthly Newsletter

Welcome to an exciting school year

I am so excited to start a new school year with your amazing child! I have so many learning activities planned for this year! Each month I will post on my blog a newsletter with important information. I will also post a lesson plan on a weekly basis.

What’s happening

First week, We will talk about being a good friend with others. We will learn about being kind, caring and sharing.

Second week We will learn how special and important each person is. Each child will make a little book that tells all about him/her.

Third week We will talk about how much we love our families and how special they are. Don’t forget to bring a family photo.

Fourth week We will learn about “Apples”. We will discuss how apples grow and the different kind of apples. We will even have a tasting experience with apples.

Children will learn                                                                                        

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Classroom routines & rules.

Get to know each other & what makes each of us special.

Participate in calendar & weather routine.                                                      

Identify & Discuss emotions in all about me.

Explore the human body parts.

Count & Graph letters in our name

Mid-September We will begin a Letter of The Week.

Our First letter is “A”.

The children will start working on counting and sorting.

Cold and Flu Season  

Parents, we are going into cold and flu season. If your child is ill at all, please keep them home. This keeps teachers and other students healthy. Thank you!

Reminder To Parents                                                                              

Fill out sign in /out sheet weekly.

Dress for the Weather each day.                                                                     

Label Child ‘s name in all their items.

Parent Volunteer to sign-up for snacks.

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Birthdays

No birthdays this month.

Feedback

Please feel free to come to me or email me if you have any questions or concerns. This let us know what we can do differently and what we can continue doing to help each child have a wonderful learning experience.

October Newsletter

We are starting our second month of preschool and the children really have our routine and schedule down! They are amazing! This month we will be talk about the Fall We will be exploring how leaves change and how the weather gets colder in the Fall.

We are hoping to spend time outside taking nature walks and do some leaf collecting. We will learn about different kinds of leaves, why they change color, why the veins are used for. We will be also learning that trees go to sleep after they lose all their leaves.

Children will be also learning about pumpkins for carving and pumpkins for baking, we will cut them open, investigate the inside and the outside, and explore the many parts.

If you would like to donate pumpkins to the classroom, please email me!

October is a fun month filled with lots of fall activities and celebrations, The most popular is Halloween!

Alongside all the Fall fun. We will be having our Halloween party on Friday October 29th .

The children may dress up if they want. Please let me know if you don’t like your child to participate.

I will be reading a book daily that related to the theme and introducing a letter each week.

Children will be writing their names, practice counting, sorting, patterns, shapes. Also, we will be doing the calendar and so many art activities.

Cold and Flu Season

Parents, we are going into cold and flu season. If your child is ill at all, please keep them home. This keeps teachers and other students healthy.

Since is getting cold please stay in your car until a minute before 8:00 AM then I will let you in.

Reminder To Parents

Fill out sign in/out sheet weekly.

Dress for the Weather each day.

Parent Volunteer to sign-up for snacks.

Birthday

Layla

Happy Halloween!

Zeinab Raychouni,

This month we will be working on many exciting things. We are focusing on family, friends, thankful, and Thanksgiving. We are going to explore the fall weather, what Thanksgiving is, who makes up our family and making friends. We will continue to with colors, letters, numbers, and new words.

  We will be having a Thanksgiving Feast on Tuesday, November 23, 2021. The kids love bringing something to share with the class. We will talk about what we are thankful for, and we make placemats to use at our feast! I created sign-up sheet to make it easier to get ready for the feast. It is a great way to build class community and celebrate this holiday.

  Upcoming events:

November 2nd Professional Development Day

No School

November 3rd Retake Picture

November 24, 25 and 26 Thanksgiving Holiday

No School

I hope everyone has a great month.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Zeinab Raychouni

                     December Newsletter

  December is the month to learn about holidays! Children will be introduced to themes surrounding Christmas, Kwanza, and other seasonal celebrations. More specifically preschoolers will discuss the varying traditions of each holiday, along with creation decorations, singing fun songs, and participating in read aloud to gain more information about the celebrations and promote discussion among students.

  The month of December will be filled with crafts. I will also be introducing the letters “I, J, K” and working on numbers, shapes, and a lot of playing and review.

A few Reminders:

  Cold Weather is here! Please dress your child warmly as we go outside daily, weather permitting.

Fill out sign in/out sheet weekly

Parent volunteer to sign up for snacks

Important Dates:

December 17th: Pajama Day &Christmas Celebration       

                            

Winter Break start the end of Friday December 17th

School Resume on Monday January 4th  

Birthday:

December 15th: Jude 

December 30th: Stacia

  I appreciate all the ways so many of you shown your support throughout the year.

  I wish you all a holiday season filled with peace, joy, and happiness.

January Newsletter

Happy New Year! We hope you enjoyed your holidays! We are happy to be back in school and look forward to all the exciting activities that we have coming up this month.
The preschoolers will start with fun experiments such as snow and ice experiments.

This month we will take our students on lots of shape and number adventures. We invite you on “I Spy” tours at home, your child will realize how we are surrounded by numbers and shapes in our everyday life (house, stove ,phone, clock, etc..) Let your child push buttons on the phone and recognize numbers. Identify letters on posters, bulletin boards ( C for Chuck E Cheese etc..) I will also be introducing the letters ( L,M,N,O).

A few Reminders:

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Cold Weather is here! Please dress your child warmly as we go outside daily, weather permitting.

Fill out sign in/out sheet weekly

Parent volunteer to sign up for snacks

Important dates:

January 17: No School 

If you would like to discuss your child’s progress please feel free to contact me. I will be happy to discuss any questions, concerns or suggestions that you have.

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February is a short month, but one packed full of learning, as we press forward with our educational goals full of fun, engaging activities’ have a full month of activities planned for your child which may include “Emotions and Feelings” ,“The five senses”,” Valentine’s” and Heart.
 
In addition to these units I will be introducing the letters” P, Q, R and “S”. We are also continuing focusing on the letter sounds, recognition, and identification especially the letters in their first and last name. We are reviewing numbers from 1-30 by counting in sequence and also quantifying numbers 1-10.  

We are having our students work on developing their independent self-care skills by putting on their own coats, hats, scarfs and mittens. Please continue to help your child practice zipping and snapping on their own as well.

Books:

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Thank you for supporting our Scholastic Program. February book orders are due on Monday, February 28th. It’s very important spending time every night reading books to your child and noticing all the environmental print that surrounds them.

I would like to welcome Mrs. Rola Farhat the Preschool Assistant Teacher, Mrs. Farhat will be working with me throughout the year.
 
Birthday:

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Noah: 2/10
Alejandro: 2/20

Important dates:
February 14: Valentine’s party
There will be no school on Friday February 18, Monday February 21 and Tuesday February 22.

Looking Forward:

No school on March 3 and March 4: Parent-Teacher Conferences

I am scheduling Parent-Teacher Conferences on March 3 and March 4. Please have child care planned for your Preschooler.

 Your children are a precious gift to us and we love the opportunity to teach them and care for them every day!

Welcome to March!

   This is the season when children are so excited to be outside and there is so much to do and see with the changing season. It always amazes me to see how much these children have grown physically, emotionally and mentally.  This month we will focus on our shapes and colors that we see in our everyday life. You can support this by pointing out or asking about the shapes and colors of everyday objects. We will also be doing a unit on Dr. Seuss in honor of his birthday and Community Helpers. We will also be learning about police officers , safety, Fire fighter and Dental hygiene.

In addition to these units I will be introducing the letters  T, U and V. We are also continuing focusing on the letter sounds, recognition, identification especially the letters in their first and last name. 

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Books:

Thank you for supporting our Scholastic Program. March book orders are due on Wednesday April 6. It’s very important spending time every night reading books to your child and noticing all the environmental print that surrounds them.

Important Dates:

Thursday March 3 and Friday March 4: Parent-Teacher Conference

Monday March 28- Apr 3: Spring break 

Monday April 4: Children will return to school from break

Birthday:

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March 20, 2022 Lily

Please work on letters, numbers ,colors, shapes, cutting, patterns and having your child write their name at home.

As always, please feel free to talk to me about any questions or concerns you may have.

Mrs. Zeinab Raychouni

We seem to finally be enjoying some warmer weather. “April Showers bring May Flowers!” We have spent so much time indoors and will be excited to spend time outside enjoying the weather and the many things we can observe in the spring! Our children strengthen growing muscles when they are climbing, running, playing ball and jumping. This month we will also be taking time to discuss all the changes around us.   

  Preschoolers and young children absolutely adore diving into nature. The spring season is perfect for getting those little hands into the dirt, planting some seeds, and learning more about the beauty of weather, sunshine, and rain.  Children  love learning about the magic of weather changes and growing seeds too! 

        In the month of April children will be learning about Gardening, Weather, Planets and Dinosaurs.  Also I will be introducing the letters “ W, X,Y and Z” With a focus on science fun, process art, and lots of active and hands-on play.

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Books:

Thank you for supporting our Scholastic Program. March book orders are due on Wednesday April 6. It’s very important spending time every night reading books to your child and noticing all the environmental print that surrounds them.

Important Dates:

April 4 : First day after spring break

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April 15: No School

Birthday:

April 4: Fay

April 13: Mohammed 

April 24: Celia 

 We will continue to involve your child in deep, rich learning experiences that will carry them into summer and beyond. 

Mrs. Zeinab Raychouni

May will go by  faster and we have a lot to cover before we say “Hello” to Summer .We have finished learning the entire alphabet and we will continue to practice writing our names. 

This month We are going to review our letters, numbers, colors and shapes while we learn about “Butterfly Numbers, and Sport with a focus on science fun, process art, and lots of active and hands-on play.

We’re so excited that your child is ready for kindergarten prep class! 

  There is still time to register for next school year and for the Summer . We have spots available. Please call the main office if you are interested. 

Keep in mind the change of season, and add the appropriate clothing to your child’s bag.

Important dates:

May 2 and 3 : No School

May 6: Field trip to  Yoyo’s Fun Center

May 27 and May 30: No School

May 31: Field Trip to Dearborn Library 

Birthday:

May 29: Aiden

Scholastic Book:

Thank you for supporting our Scholastic Program. March book orders are due on Wednesday April 6. It’s very important spending time every night reading books to your child and noticing all the environmental print that surrounds them.

Please work on letters, numbers ,colors, shapes, cutting, patterns and having your child write their name at home.

As always, please feel free to talk to me about any questions or concerns you may have.

Mrs. Zeinab Raychouni

  It is hard to believe that the end of the school year is almost here. It seems like only yesterday that we were setting off on our preschool adventure together! It has been a pleasure to be part of your children’s tremendous growth this year.

 For all of our dear students moving on to new learning experiences, we will enjoy our last weeks of fun and learning together.

 For those who will be returning to us in the fall, we look forward to another great year together. We appreciate the opportunity to continue being part of your children’s learning journey.

Summer Learning! 

Some parents have asked for activities and skills to work on with their child over the summer months. 

The following links serve as great resources to help make summer learning fun! 

www.prekinders.com/summer-packet 

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www.simplelivingmama.com

Birthday:

Jun 11, 2022 Elias 

The last day of preschool class will be on Jun 9, 2022

Preschool Graduation Party will be on Jun 9, 2022

We will celebrate last day of school at the park on  Jun 10, 2022 

I wish you all a summer of quieter days filled with relaxation and celebrations with family and friends! Thank you for the opportunity to work with you and your children to ensure a rich educational experience as they make their journey through the Lindbergh Elementary Schools. 

 Wishing everyone a great summer!

Zeinab Raychouni