Week of November 19
Letter of the WeekReview Aa-Hh
DiscoveryA House is a Home
Character TraitThe Humble Hero
UnitWe are thankful!
Bible Verse"Be kindhearted and keep a humble attitude." - 1 Peter 3:8
Parent PartnershipManners Matter! - PK boys can demonstrate politeness by saying please/thank you, yes/no ma'am/sir, saying "excuse me" if he must interrupt a conversation, waiting his turn patiently, and maintaining eye contact when speaking to someone
Wednesday, 21 November 2018
Monday, 26 November 2018
We had happy days this “H” week! We are getting better and better at building our letters. We built letter houses, worked with shape candy hearts, and practiced our hammering skills! Henrietta and Harvey were fun hippopotamuses to sing about this week. We also learned that real hippos have very sharp teeth and are not the friendliest of God’s creatures!
H week was the perfect week to begin discussing what a home means to each of us. It has been fun exploring the different types of homes for animals, people, and even things around our house! (For example: a mitten is a house for my hand.) We have been talking about symbols of Thanksgiving and learning why we celebrate this holiday. It has been special to hear what the boys are thankful for. There are many wonderful books to share and things to prepare! We have so much to be thankful for!
We hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Marlana & Sandy
Spotlight on Special Areas: A message from Mrs. Zheng:
From October to November, PK boys have reviewed the colors and numbers, and we talked about fall. Currently we are working on the Christmas song "Jingle Bells" in Mandarin.
We had fun working with shapes, colors, numbers and letters this week! Sorting shapes is fun, and a little tricky, but we love being able to spot these figures within our classroom and around our school!
It has been great fun playing in the fall leaves at recess, and we love spotting all the many signs of this beautiful season. See if your son can share with you a few symbols of autumn! We have also begun our study on Thanksgiving and have talked about what it means to be thankful. We have brainstormed things we are thankful for and are looking forward to spending time with our sixth grade buddies next week to give to others who are not as fortunate.
With the arrival of the beautiful weather, come layers of clothing! We would like to remind you to put names in all of the jackets, sweatshirts, and vests that you send with your son. Much of the outerwear looks alike, and we want to be sure to keep up with them.
We hope you had a terrific weekend!
Marlana & Sandy
Spotlight on Special Areas - A message from Mrs. Watson:
It has been a busy and fun trimester in our Spanish class. The PK boys have been learning greetings, colors and numbers in Spanish. At the beginning of each class, we practice counting from zero to ten, and then we do different kinds of activities and sing counting songs.
They know five colors in Spanish; red (rojo), blue (azul), yellow (amarillo), green (verde) and our fall color orange (anaranjado). They learned the song "Itsy Bitsy Spider" (La pequeña araña) The boys love to sing the song and do the motions when we sing it. I love seeing their enthusiasm for learning new words and singing songs in Spanish. I'm looking forward to lots more fun with these sweet boys in the next months. Happy Fall! (Feliz otoño )
What a great week we have had! We began our week with a new song, “Gus the Goat.” The boys sorted (and gobbled down) gummy bears, searched for grapes in the sandbox, and built with gears this week!
We worked with lots of pumpkins and fall items, and we especially enjoyed watching our jack-o-lantern transform into a rotten gourd - perfect for compost! This science experiment has taken two weeks to complete and was inspired by the story Pumpkin Jack. See if your son can share with you what you can do with the aging pumpkins around your house!
Please remind your friends and family that our Admissions Department is hosting an Early Childhood Open House next Thursday, November 8! We can’t wait for everyone to visit our awesome school!
Enjoy the gorgeous fall weather this weekend!
Marlana & Sandy