News Flash from Miss Lori’s Pre-K Class – September 30, 2017

Dear Pre-K Families,

We had a busy week learning all about the letter “Aa”.  We discussed the sound the letter makes and thought of all kinds of words that begin with the letter “Aa”.  Your children made an “Al the Alligator” puppet.  We also began “Show and Tell” this week.  The boys and girls really enjoyed coming up to show their special “Aa” Show and Tell.  They loved talking about it, and answering questions from their peers!

Our class tasted 3 different types of apples and we graphed each child’s favorite taste and color.  After completing our chart, we discovered by counting, that yellow apples were our class favorite.  As we cut open each apple, the children saw that a star is inside of every apple with seeds inside of the star.  After this, we sliced and peeled 10 apples, added water, sugar, and cinnamon to make applesauce.  Our class loved doing this activity together.  All of the children “hypothesized” what would happen to the chunks of apples after they were blended with the applesauce ingredients.  Our class observed how a solid can turn into a liquid!  This class activity was so much fun as we incorporated both math and science.  The children said the best part was eating it afterwards.  We also read a book about apples.  The girls and boys learned how apples grow and all about the job of a farmer.  They also learned what an apple orchard is.  Your children are excited to go apple picking!

We will be decorating the door to our classroom by painting a beautiful fall tree next week.  Apples and leaves were painted and they will be hanging on our tree.  Your children are very proud of their artwork!  The girls and boys loved feeling the paint as they finger-painted.

We have begun writing in our journals.  The sight word for the week is the word “at”.  We made the “at family” and came up with many rhyming words just by putting a letter in front of the word “at”.  Your children were so proud of themselves as they all helped to read the word family.

Have your children demonstrated their new way of communicating without speaking???  I hope so.  They have been having Sign Language lessons with Miss Sheryl every week.  We started off color signs last week and your children picked it up so quickly!  This week with the introduction of the letter “Aa” we learned the sign for the letter as well as, alligator, ape and airplane.  We think it’s such a fun way to reinforce our alphabet and reading readiness skills.

We are very proud of your children for all of their hard work they are exhibiting, both in school and at home.  We are happy to see their homework that is coming in each day.  A few reminders about their homework: 1. Please make sure to use pencil, unless the directions specify to “color”.  2. Please make sure when writing their name, as well as any words, to use an uppercase letter for the first letter of their name and lowercase letters for the remaining letters.  Thank you for all of your support!!!

Next week we will be starting the letter “Bb”.  We would like to wish everyone a happy and fun fall weekend.

 

Warmly,

 

Miss Lori

 

News Flash from Miss Lori’s Class – September 15, 2017

Dear Pre-K Families,

Pregabalin to buy uk       What a great week we had in Pre-K!  The boys and girls have met new friends and have begun adjusting to a new routine!  After just a few days, the children come upstairs, take off their sweaters or jackets, if they have them, put them in their backpacks, take out their lunch and folders, and hang up their backpacks.  They are quickly becoming independent, boys and girls.  We are constantly using everyone’s names so that we quickly become familiar with each other.  We played a getting to know you game as well, called “Doggy, Doggy Where’s Your Bone?”  One friend will hide his or her eyes while another friend sits on a bone.  No one tells the child who hid his or her eyes which friend is sitting on the bone as they guess the names of the children who might be sitting on the bone.  We had a lot of fun playing this game!

check here       I hope that you have all enjoyed the work that has come home so far.  Your children had a great time water coloring the picture of the boy or girl they were given as they told me what their favorite activity was at school.  Your children also completed a worksheet by drawing themselves, their favorite food, color and favorite thing to do.  You will find this in their folder.  Our class has also started making their “Summer Tree” for “Season’s Tree Chart”.

      I have truly enjoyed our Circle Time with the class.  Your children are excited to learn and they have all paid close attention as we discussed the following topics: 1. The date, month, day of the week, number to put on the calendar, and the year; 2. The “teacher helper” (this is a job), who takes a rubber ball for each day that we are in school and place it into a container.  We will be doing the every day, counting cumulatively until we reach the 100th day of school; 3. The alphabet, names of the months and seasons.  Finally, during Circle Time the children will work toward recognizing and spelling their names on their attendance cards.

      I have begun writing with your children.  We started off this exercise drawing straight lines, slanted lines, and curved lines.  All of these shapes make up the letters of the alphabet!

      We are thoroughly enjoying the lingering summer weather.  The children are having a blast on the playgrounds.  Inside the classroom, we also had lots of fun.  The children have been working with all sorts of puzzles (sometimes in a team effort!), playing with play dough and singing songs to CD’s.  Much more fun is in store, so please stay tuned.

     I am very happy with the way our year has begun.  All of the children are laughing and smiling when they are in school.  As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments or concerns you may have at (516) 334-1144.  Enjoy the weekend!

 

Warmly

Miss Lori

 

*Reminder– Please make sure to send in a labeled pocket folder with your child every day.  I am also still waiting for a few pictures of your children to put on our bulletin board.

*Important Reminder– Please make sure to read the labels of the food items sent to school.  All foods must be peanut and tree nut free.  Additionally, the labels cannot read that food was made in a plant that contains nuts.

*** School closed next Thursday, September 21st & Friday, September 22nd for religious observance.

 

Miss Louise’s Class – September 18th Newsletter

September 18, 2017

Hello Families.

Your children really enjoyed their first day(s). Although this week is a short one; we are going to get to know one another through songs, playtime, snack, art projects and books. The weather forecast for the week is a bit iffy. Weather permitting, we can go outside and play on the playground using our large muscles (gross motor skills). If not, we will sing and dance to music and just have fun inside.

This week we will introduce our routines: the calendar, weather chart, the shape of the month (a circle), and the color of the month (yellow), and circle time. We will learn our days of the week song, our weather song, and The Wheels on the Bus. We will be singing a lot this year, so don’t be surprised if your child serenades you in the car or at home.

If you have not already sent in your child’s picture, family picture, change of clothes, diapers/pull-ups, wipes, sweater/hoodie, old t-shirt to be used as a smock, and shoe box; please send it in as soon as you can. It doesn’t all have to come in on the same day.

We will send home a book order this week. There is no obligation to buy anything. Next month, we will introduce our Rainbow Catcher. More specific information will come home about it then.

Looking forward to a great week and a great year!

Miss Louise, Miss Enedina, & Miss Kristine

Miss Louise’s Newsletter – September 25, 2017

September 25, 2017

Hello families,

We hope that you enjoyed the long weekend. This week marks our first full week. We have begun to become familiar with our routines and are starting to follow directions more easily. We will finish taking pictures and begin using our attendance cards by the end of the week. Last week we assigned the jobs of weather helper, dressing Froggy, and calendar helper. This week we will add sweeper and plant water.

This week we will introduce the “letter A.” Now that fall has officially arrived, we will stamp with apples, taste apples, and bake with apples. We will read books about apples, acorns, squirrels and pumpkins.

Some reminders: While the weather is still nice, we will go outside as often as we can. Please put sunblock on your child in the morning before putting them on the bus or bringing them to school.

Last week, we sent home Scholastic Book Club orders. They are due at the end of the week. You can   order online or send in your order. If you do send in an order form, please make out your check to Scholastic Book Clubs. You are not obligated to order. There are wonderful books available at your local library, Barnes and Noble, Toys R Us, and many other places.

If you haven’t already done so, please send in a picture of your child. We have displayed them on our birthday bulletin board. We would also like you to send in a family picture for our Cozy Corner. Also, if you haven’t sent in extra clothes in a shoebox, and an old t-shirt for a smock, please do so by Friday.

 

Please remember to label everything that your child brings to school. Labeling everything makes it easy for us to return items to the right child. Label backpacks and lunchboxes on the inside. Label containers, water bottles, sippy cups, etc. with a nametag or a piece of masking tape with your child’s name on it.

Next month, our new color of the month will be orange. As such, we will begin celebrating Rainbow Catcher Thursday and Rainbow Catcher Friday. We will send home a letter that explains how it works. Please try to dress your child in something orange on those days. It could be a stripe on a shirt, a barrette or ponytail holder, a design on a sneaker, etc. Our Rainbow Catcher will receive an orange bag to fill with orange things found in their home to share at circle time.

Miss Louise, Miss Enedina, and Miss Kristine