• Week of May 13

    Letter of the Week

    Review Letters Aa-Zz


    Summer Fun!

    Character Trait

    The Faithful Follower

    Bible Verse 

    "We love because He first loved us." - 1 John 4:19

    Parent Partnership 

    PK May Focus: Patience - The language we use at PDS in EC is: "Waiting without complaining, even when it takes a long time." We can show kindness by: taking turns in the classroom and on the playground and waiting quietly and calmly..

    Important Dates

    Thursday, 16 May 2019
    Last PK Duplo Day!

    Tuesday, 21 May 2019
    PK Class Party - Pump-it-Up

Teresa Scott and Elizabeth Bell Fri, May 10, 2019

Our special Garden Party with our moms was the highlight of our week! Your sons were over the moon to have you join us and give you their special Mother’s Day gifts! We hope you enjoyed this special celebration in your honor.

We have been reviewing and practicing many skills this week. It’s fun going “back in time” to find a letter song to sing each day. This is helping us reinforce what we know about each letter’s shape and sound. The boys are enjoying listening for familiar sounds in words and identifying the letter that makes each sound! The boys are developing the skills needed to be independent thinkers and learners. They drew their last Mat Man of the year this week! We hope you have enjoyed seeing their improvement between August and May.

We also had a great end of the year celebration with our 6th grade buddies on Monday. The boys played on the playground, ate pizza, and hugged their buddies goodbye for the summer. They have formed such special bonds this year, and we hope your son will continue to pray for his buddy or buddies over the years!

Have a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend!

Teresa and Elizabeth

Teresa Scott and Elizabeth Bell Fri, May 10, 2019

         We zipped up Z week by learning about our LAST alphabet letter! We talked about things that begin with the /z/ sound, learned about zebras, sorted zoo animals, and cut zigzags! It is exciting to think that we have learned each letter, shape, number, and color. We will be having fun with games, activities, and lessons, which will help us review. There is still so much to learn before we leave for summer vacation!

         We are looking forward to our Garden Party celebration with our moms next week. The boys have some special things in store! We hope you have a wonderful weekend and get an opportunity to enjoy the spring weather! T and E

Fri, May 10, 2019

What a special week we have had working hard to celebrate our wonderful moms! The boys created hand painted, bejeweled portraits of their mothers that they could not wait to show off as well as handmade corsages, Mother’s Day cards, and special placemats as gifts. In preparation for our Mother’s Day Tea, we read Celebrating Mother’s Day: Mom’s Memory Box by Sandi Hill and My Monster Mama Loves Me So by Laura Leuck and Mark Buehner. Thank you to all who joined us for the special event! We loved spending the morning with all of the most important ladies in our boys’ lives, and the boys were thrilled to show off all of their hard work. We wish everyone a relaxing Mother’s Day this weekend with your little ones!

Reminders and Looking Ahead:

We are looking forward to racing into summer with a fun week planned next week! Please see below for details:

Monday, May 13                                        Awesome Artist Day

Tuesday, May 14                                       Techie Tuesday

Wednesday, May 15                                   Books with My Buddies           

Thursday, May 16                                      Toys and Games Galore

Friday, May 17                                           Fun Friday

Later this month:

Monday, May 20                                        Tidy Monday

Tuesday, May 21                                        Class Party, 10:00am, Cordova Bowling Lanes-aftercare available

Wednesday, May 22                                   Last Day of School, 10:40 Dismissal

Some of you have asked about how to keep your son's skills sharp over the summer. In response to your interest, we have prepared a review packet that will come home in your son's folder.  This is completely optional.

Spotlight Specials: Mandarin

In mandarin class, we have learned duck (ya zi), we used "five little ducks" to learn and also review counting. The other song boys loved is "baby shark", we did it in mandarin and learned family members: mother (ma ma), father (ba ba), grandma (nai nai), grandpa (ye ye), baby (bao bao). 

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Teresa Scott and Elizabeth Bell Fri, Apr 26, 2019

Yahoo for Y Week!

Yippy the yellow yak came to visit this week and helped us learn more about the letter Y! We brainstormed things that begin with the /y/ sound, made yellow art, and searched for letter Y in our names! We even got to bend and stretch on Friday when we practiced our yoga moves! Yogurt was a yummy snack for the 25th letter of the alphabet!

We are having fun playing in the beautiful spring weather. There are new flowers, trees, and insects everywhere. In case you haven’t heard, we are expecting baby praying mantids any day now! We have been inspecting our three pods each day for the last two weeks and hope to be greeted by a few hundred nymphs early next week!

April showers bring May flowers, and May is just around the corner! Have a nice weekend!

Teresa and Elizabeth

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