Greetings from Our Pre-K Classroom  

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2018 - 2019 Family Handbook  

January 11, 2019     

Happy 78th day of school! I hope everyone had a good week. It was a busy and super fun week in class. We spent a lot of time this week on Jan Brett’s The Mitten. We read it during circle time, added our own pages to it and did memory games with it. For anyone unfamiliar with the story, a boy drops his mitten in the snow and a crew of forest animals move in. The children wrote their own pages and chose different animals to crawl into the mitten, and that mitten was a home to snakes, zebras, sharks and even a unicorn! They did great writing and illustrating their work, way to go pre k! We also focused on the letter Rr this week, and the boys and girls came up with almost 40 Rr words. We played a game using letters we’ve already learned about as well, when I’d hold up a picture and the children would hold up the corresponding letter. Everyone did a great job with it! They are all showing me how kindergarten-ready they’re becoming, and the year is moving way too fast.

 At the writing table this week I put out magnetic letters and they spelled names, familiar words and words they found around the classroom. At the math table I put out geoboards and rubber bands, and they made letters, shapes and tons of cool designs. This week we had art on Tuesday, and on Thursday we had both PE and swimming. They are doing great listening to the art teacher, coach and lifeguard - what a great group of students!

 Next week we will focus on Martin Luther King Jr, so that they know why we don’t have school on Monday, 1/21. After that we’ll transition into community helpers. This year is really flying by, it’ll be June before we know it.

 

Reminders:

  • There will be no school on Monday, 1/21.
  • Please make sure your child has a (weather appropriate) change of clothing, bedding and an earthquake kit in their cubby.
  • Please check your child’s folder (by the sign-in papers) for any important information.

Have a great weekend!

 

Miss Danielle

Dhartman@hacps.org