• Week of November 19

    Letter of the Week

    Review Aa-Hh

    Discovery

    A House is a Home

    Character Trait

    The Humble Hero

    Unit

    We are thankful!

    Bible Verse 

    "Be kindhearted and keep a humble attitude." - 1 Peter 3:8

    Parent Partnership 

    Manners 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
     

    Important Dates

    Wednesday, 21 November 2018
    Thanksgiving Break

    Monday, 26 November 2018
    Classes Resume

     
Teresa Scott and Elizabeth Bell Sat, Nov 17, 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.

Teresa and Elizabeth

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

Teresa Scott and Elizabeth Bell Mon, Nov 12, 2018

Fall Review Week

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!

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 )

Hasta luego,

Señora Watson

Teresa Scott and Elizabeth Bell Fri, Nov 02, 2018

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!

Teresa and Elizabeth

Teresa Scott and Elizabeth Bell Mon, Oct 29, 2018

We had a fun-filled “F” week! We have been working on recalling all of the letters we have learned. We are sending these letter crafts home after we practice each one, and we encourage you to make a book or folder to practice at home as well.

Firemen were fun to search for in our sand table this week, and the boys had a fantastic time making their “F is for Flag” letter art! 

We are getting acclimated to checking out library books and hope you are enjoying reading them with your son. Please be sure to bring your library book back to school each Monday.

The most fabulous part of our week was playing football on the field with our 6thgrade buddies! PK boys sure do enjoy spending time with these special guys. We hope you had a fun weekend cheering on your favorite football team!  Teresa and Elizabeth



 

Since August, we have learned some class commands: Have a seat, stand up, keep quiet, line up, and raise your hand. We have also learned how to count from 0 to 10 and three different 

colors (blue, white, red) in mandarin. We are beginning to work on body parts.  Try saying ears and mouth in Mandarin at home.   

Sunny Szeng

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