Greetings from Our Pre-K Classroom  

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October 12, 2018 

Happy Friday! I hope everyone had a great week. It was a very successful first full week of school! We kicked off the week by going over the letters Mm and Tt. We played a game where I held up a card with a picture on it, and the children had to figure out if that picture started with the letter M or T, and hold up the correct letter. They loved it and told me they were “really getting the hang of it”. We moved onto the letter Aa, and talked about the sound it makes and how it can also be a word. The words on our high-frequency word wall are now I, am, and a.

  October is fire safety month! We had some great class discussions about how to be safe around fire, and how firefighters stay safe around fire. We talked about calling 911 (only in an emergency), how smoke isn’t safe for our bodies and stop, drop, and roll. We looked at some really cool books with photos of firefighters doing their job and taking care of their trucks. The children then wrote sentences that said “I am safe!” and illustrated how they stay safe during fire.

  We finished our first class book, now living in the library. Everyone is so proud of their creation and we will get started on another one right away! Speaking of books, the Scholastic books will hopefully be here by the end of next week, if you ordered books. I’ll send another order form out in November.

I put out unifix cubes and dice this week, and the boys and girls rolled the dice and made a cube stack corresponding to the number they rolled. It was great for addition (how many more cubes do you have to add?” and subtraction “how many do you have to take away?” and they did great! I also introduced our estimation jar! Every month we’ll estimate how many objects are inside. This month most estimates ended up being pretty close to the actual number! Keep it up pre-k!

We had our first art class on Tuesday and it was wonderful. The children decorated portfolios and got to put their handprints on the wall! Swimming was unfortunately cancelled this week due to an issue at the pool, but we are planning on getting back in next week.

I sent home ASQ Questionnaires. Please complete them and return them to the classroom at your earliest convenience.  

  • Please make sure your child has a complete change of clothing, bedding and an earthquake kit in their cubby.
  • We will now be swimming every Thursday. Please, if you can, send in a pair of flip flops or crocs to wear while we walk to the pool. They can keep them in their cubbies and pull them out on swim days. Bathing suits and towels can be sent in on any day to store until Thursday.
  • Please check your child’s folder (by the sign-in papers) for any important information.

Have a great weekend!


Miss Danielleg

Dhartman@hacps.org