January 17, 2020

PreK4 eNews

We had another wonderful week in PreK!  Enjoying pancakes at school is not only fun, but a great way to reinforce the letter and sound of “Pp”.  Also, the children learned God created animals to survive during the cold winter and they participated in an exciting science experiment that showed us how polar animals are protected from the cold. 

Show and Tell is a little tricky next week because it is a middle vowel sound.  Learning to hear the middle sound is important for reading. Thank you for helping reinforce this skill, emphasizing the short vowel sounds in simple words.

Next Week

  • Bible Verse: Jeremiah 32:27 “I am the Lord, the God of all. Is anything too hard for me?” (We will practice this verse for two weeks. Practice at home too!)
  • Bible Story: Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand (Over the next few months, we will learn about many of the miracles Jesus performed.)
  • Reading/Phonemic Awareness: We will introduce the letter “Uu” and the short vowel sound /u/ makes. (think umbrella, up).
  • Math: #8
  • Unit: Animals in Winter/The Mitten (Some of our unit activities will revolve around this delightful story, The Mitten. We will read several versions.)
  • Show and Tell: Bring something that has the short vowel sound of /u/ in the middle (bus, duck, truck).

Important Dates

  • January 20 - No school in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • February 3 - Teacher Compassion Fund Giving Day.  Students may bring a $1 or more donation and wear spirit dress. 
  • February 13 - Class Valentine’s Parties for 3 day classes at 2:30. . Homeroom moms will be contacting parents to coordinate our fun parties!
  • February 14 - Class Valentine’s parties for 5 day classes at 2:30.

Important Information

Since Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, we encourage each child to be working on Valentines for the class.  Children should only write his/her name on the Valentine cards, not who the card is for.  This helps with distributing the Valentines. This is a meaningful way for the students to practice writing their names!

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