Week of March 18
Letter of the WeekLetter Tt
DiscoveryBugs! Bugs! Bugs!
Character TraitThe Noble Knight - Live Honorably
Bible Verse"He is he noble, makes noble plans and stands for what is noble." - Isaiah 32:8
Parent PartnershipPK March Focus: Cooperation - The language we use at PDS in EC is: "Cooperation is working and playing well with others."
Thursday, 28 March 2019
Early Childhood Family Night
Friday, 19 April 2019
Good Friday - No School
“R” week has been full of new words and projects! “Rowdy the Rodeo Rat” is a fun song to sing, and we have been reading about things that begin with the letter R. We created beautiful rain clouds, built the letter R with wood pieces, and cut and reformedrobots,
The boys continued to sharpen their rhyming skills this week as we learned more about Dr. Seuss and his love of silly words that sound the same. Our Dr. Seuss-themed STEAM day was a fun way to celebrate this author and his special imagination! Thank you to Mrs. Brock and all parent volunteers that helped make this such a meaningful morning for the boys!
We’ve been hard at work practicing using construction tools to saw, measure, hammer, and build. Our guys have loved working with their hands in class. Everyone was really excited to dress up in rodeo gear on Friday, and we enjoyed learning about what goes on at actual rodeos!
We hope you have a great weekend!
Merideth and Traci
Although our week was shortened by winter break, “Q” week was quite terrific in many ways. We sang about a quirky queen named Quilla, built letter Q, and practiced our counting, graphing, matching, and sorting.
We also worked hard on our cutting, coloring, and tracing skills! We learned about the number 10 and practiced trading 10 pennies for a dime! Also, 10 dimes make one dollar! Ask your son to count by tens to 100!
Enjoy your weekend,
Merideth and Traci
Spotlight on Special Areas- A message from Mrs. Watson:
During February, the PreK boys continue learning about winter and the clothing that is worn during the winter. Our favorite book we use to practice our vocabulary is “Froggy se Viste” (“Froggy gets Dressed”). After I read the book, we play a game in which we dress the frog using the vocabulary. We play “El Juego de Memoria” (“The Memory Game”) to reinforce the words learned in the unit. We also sing songs about winter and how to dress for the cold. Our concurrent unit is about “Los Animales” (“Animals”), in which we use the book “Oso Cafe, Oso Cafe, Que Ves Ahi?” (“Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See”).
Our Pweek was packed with learning! We learned the song for PenelopePigand talked about things that begin with the /p/ sound. We practiced our “pinch, pinch, pull” skills when opening our packages this week. We especially enjoyed our “P”snacks each day – potato chips, pretzels, and pita chips! We also practiced holding crayons and cutting paper. There are lots of “p”things to do at school! We are painting, pasting, and using our pencils.Playing with our puppets and playdoh was fun too.
We LOVED celebrating Valentine’s Day with our 6thgrade buddies! We hope you have a wonderful winter break! We’ll see you on Tuesday!
Traci and Merideth
Olives, Oranges, and Oreos - "O" My!
The boys did some OUTSTANDING work this week learning how to build letter O, singing Octopus Stew, counting o’s, and naming things that begin with the /o/ sound. They have also been working with number 9 and practicing their cutting skills. Everyone was over the moon about oranges and Oreos!
We practiced exhibiting our new character trait, Bold Adventurer, by sampling a food that not many boys had ever tasted – black and green olives! We were very proud of all of our brave boys for overcoming their fear of trying something new! We encourage you to let your son try something new this weekend. We would love for him to share with us on Monday how he was a Bold Adventurer!
We ended our week by discovering some interesting things about an octopus and an otter. See if your son can tell you something special about our eight-legged ocean friend!
Enjoy your weekend!
Traci and Merideth
Spotlight on specials - A message from Mrs. Jheng:
We have talked about things in winter, snow, snowman and the color "white" (bai se). We read a book about snowman, tried to touch the "snow", feel it is cold, soft, and pointed out the white things in the classroom.