Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Dr. Seuss Week - Feb. 26-March 2


PTA Family Superhero Dance


Cox Care Mobile notice

Beginning March 1, 2018, the Cox Care Mobile will be billing for Sports Physicals:

·         Sports Physical
o   Student who qualifies for free or reduced  lunches – no charge
o   Student who does not qualify for free or reduced lunches - $25.00 charge
Those that do not qualify for free or reduce lunches, will receive a sports physical flyer regarding payment.
o   There are several payment options listed on the flyer; payment must be received 3-5 days prior to their scheduled appointment or student will be rescheduled for a later date.
o Student without health insurance will receive the sports physical at no charge.

Thank you,

Friday, February 16, 2018

Ms. Karen's Feb. 12-16 Newsletter

Ms. Karen’s Feb. 12-16 Newsletter

REMINDER:  There will be no school on Monday, February 19th due to the President’s Day holiday.

A HUGE “thank you” to our homeroom moms, Ashlie and Savannah, for the awesome parties this year!  The kids had so much fun with the snacks, game and crafts!  And, a big “thank you” to all the parents and grandparents who donated money, items and/or attended the parties to help make the parties a success!

This week, we read books such as “Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink”, “Arthur’s Valentine”, “Slugs in Love” and “Love, Splat”.  We had so much fun discussing all things valentine!  One of the books had lots of rhyming words in the valentine poems the character wrote to his friends.  Another book talked about signing a valentine “XOXO” so we could talk about the meaning.  Several of the books allowed us to discuss caring for others and using kind words.  

For small group time, I tried to get our letter assessments finished but am not quite done in the PM class with all the weather issues.  I didn’t want them to miss out on other activities I had planned so I’m still slowly getting those done! I believe I took pictures and put on SeeSaw of the valentine counting game we played in small groups with the heart, dice and pom-poms in order to practice counting and one-to-one correspondence.

For Art, we did some cutting practice, decorated heart critters, and colored valentine pictures.  One of the things they are expected to do at Kindergarten screening is cutting and most of the kids have the correct grasp on their scissors but if you see your child holding them incorrectly at home, please correct them so it doesn’t become a habit.

Reminders:

I’m already thinking ahead to the month of March - If there are any parents would like to come into our class to give a “Job Talk” explaining or showing us items you use in your job, please send me an email.  I will try to get in contact with those parents to set up a time!  You can get as creative as you want with props, something the kids can take home to remember what you do at your job, etc.  The kids always enjoy having parents come in and, especially, having parents talk about their jobs!

Just a reminder to make sure your child has extra clothing in their backpack: pants, shirt, socks and underwear.  

If anyone would like to donate items to our classroom, here is a list of things we would currently love to have:
Snack items Small items for birthday bags Envelopes
Yarn (any color!)       Bottles of glue
Dates to Remember:
Monday, Feb. 19th - No School due to President’s Day
Monday, March 12-Friday, March 16 - No School due to Spring Break
Friday, March 3rd - No school due to first Friday of the month

Future dates to put on your calendar:  
Kindergarten Screening -- April 26th - 4-8 p.m. & April 27th - times throughout the day
PreK graduation -- May 8th at 6:00 p.m. in the CPAC at the high school

Last day of PreK - May 8th

Friday, February 9, 2018

Match Made in Heaven event is cancelled

Due to the impending weather approaching, we are cancelling the Match Made in Heaven event that was scheduled for tomorrow morning.  Keep watching the blog for future events!

Ms. Karen's Feb. 5-9th Newsletter

Ms. Karen’s Jan. 29-Feb. 2 Newsletter

This week, we read books such as “Just Going to the Dentist”, “Going to the Dentist” (Informational text), and “Bill and Pete”.  We discussed the proper technique to brush teeth and then they were able to practice on the teeth model with big toothbrush - we even used shaving cream as “toothpaste”!  We talked about our own experiences with going to the dentist, having loose teeth, and brushing our teeth.  We also learned a little about crocodiles during the week thanks to the book “Bill and Pete”.  After reading the book, the kids’ curious about crocodiles led to us learning what they eat and we even watched a ten-second video of how the Egyptian Plover and Nile Crocodile have a symbiotic relationship!  The Plover CLEANS THE CROCODILES TEETH with their beak!

For small group time, I began doing a letter recognition pre-assessment to see what letters each child can identify - uppercase and lowercase.  We also did a science experiment to show them how your teeth become dirty with food and how it’s important to brush those food particles off each day as well as using funnels and scoops in the sensory table.  For art, we made our mouths on a stick which the kids loved!

Reminders:

Next week, I will check to see which students can put on and zip their coat by themselves.  If they can not on their own, please continue to practice at home.  

If anyone would like to donate items to our classroom, here is a list of things we would currently love to have:
Snack items Small items for birthday bags Envelopes
Yarn (any color!)       Stickers Bottles of glue
Dates to Remember:
Friday, Feb. 2nd - Tuition will be due of $140.00
Saturday, Feb. 10th - Match Made in Heaven from 9-10 a.m.
Monday, Feb. 19th - No School due to President’s Day
Monday, March 12-Friday, March 16 - No School due to Spring Break
Friday, March 3rd - No school due to first Friday of the month


Future dates to put on your calendar:  
Kindergarten Screening -- April 26th - 4-8 p.m. & April 27th - times throughout the day
PreK graduation -- May 8th at 6:00 p.m. in the CPAC at the high school

Last day of PreK - May 8th

Friday, February 2, 2018

Ms. Karen's Jan. 29-Feb. 2 Newsletter

Ms. Karen’s Jan. 29-Feb. 2 Newsletter

This week, we read books such as “Hibernation Station”, “Please Mr. Panda”, “Cinderella Penguin”, “Bears” (informational text), “Powerful Polar Bears” (informational text) and “The Bears and the Great Big Storm”.  We discussed lots of similarities and differences between the brown bears, black bears, and polar bears. There were a couple of videos on National Geographic for Kids that showed live streaming of polar bears in the wild that was a lot of fun to watch too!  We’ve been doing lots of sharing facts with a partner after reading the informational texts too so we can listen for detail and communicate an idea to another person.  This seems like an easy skill but can be difficult for preschoolers so we talk about looking the other person in the eye and taking turns speaking.

During large group this week, we practiced writing shapes and symbols on markerboards. We worked on writing a circle, square, rectangle, infinity sign, E, sloped lines and X.  We also used rectangles to create a robot with our drawings!  I’m amazed how far they’ve come from August...give your child a BIG HUG!

For small group time, we sorted gummy bears and then graphed them...and got to snack on them which was most definitely our favorite part! ;)  We also played the egg carton counting game again, and practiced our scissor skills by cutting out triangles and squares.  We had some new items in our sensory table this week that were fun to scoop and pour...beans and foam noodles!  We did a science experiment with gummy bears to see what would happen when we put them in different liquids such as vinegar, water, alcohol and baby oil!

Reminders:

This week, I checked to see which students could put on and zip their coat by themselves.  If they can not on their own, please continue to practice at home.  Sometimes, it just a tough zipper so you can always try practicing on a different coat or hoodie for confidence sake ;)

If anyone would like to donate items to our classroom, here is a list of things we would currently love to have:
Snack items Small items for birthday bags Envelopes
Yarn (any color!)       Stickers Bottles of glue


Dates to Remember:
Friday, Feb. 2nd - Tuition will be due of $140.00
Saturday, Feb. 10th - Match Made in Heaven from 9-10 a.m.

Future dates to put on your calendar:  
Kindergarten Screening -- April 26th - 4-8 p.m. & April 27th - times throughout the day
PreK graduation -- May 8th at 6:00 p.m. in the CPAC at the high school

Last day of PreK - May 8th