• 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

Traci Stewart and Merideth Arnold Sat, May 11, 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. 

We also had a great end of the year celebration with our 6thgrade 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!

Merideth & Traci

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Merideth Arnold and Traci Stewart Sat, May 11, 2019

         Wezipped 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!

Merideth Arnold and Traci Stewartt Fri, Apr 26, 2019

          Ask your son what you call a picture of your bones!  We discovered what x-rays are, and we created “X-ray” art of our bodies!When learning about letter X, we sang a new song about a fox named Roxy.  We learned that the sound of our new letter is /k/ and /s/ together. The boys have learned they will not hear this sound at the beginning of words, so we searched for /x/ inside of words.    

         The boys spent much of their week reviewing our letters and learning more about why we celebrate Easter.  It is a great pleasure for us to make this an exciting, meaningful time of year for our boys. They had lots of fun creating their Easter art for you to enjoy at home.  See if your son can tell you why we celebrate Easter!

The highlight of our week was the Pre-K/ 6thgrade Egg Hunt with our buddies!  The weather was perfect, and the boys had a wonderful hunt!

We hope you have a beautiful Easter! He is Risen!

traci Stewart and Merideth Arnold Fri, Apr 26, 2019

         We learned about the 23rd letter of the alphabet last week!  What a wonderful spring week we had!  The boys sang about Willie and Wanda’s wedding, formed and built W’s with our wood pieces, brainstormed about words with the /w/ sound, and learned more about theweather!  

In honor of letter “W”, we thought it would be fun to work with live worms! Worms are wiggly!  We loved observing them and holding them up close!  We released them at the end of the week into the flowerbeds outside of our classroom where they are sure to enjoy themselves most!


We hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Merideth and Traci

Spotlight on Specials - A message from Mrs. Zheng:

During March, we have learned two shapes: circle (yuan xing) and square (zheng fang xing). Boys tried to find the shapes in the classroom. Spring (chun tian) has been introduced in mandarin, and we talked about flower (hua), one more color has been talked: yellow (huang se).

Every time before we start the class, boys love to sing "Two Tigers".

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