Pre-Kindergarten News

Our Weekly Newsletter

Sept.11th -Sept. 15th

A Mighty Fortress Is Our God: "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble."  (Psalm 46:1)

Classroom News

            This week’s activities and discussion focused on the children learning to get along with one another while they play and learn together. They explored activities they undertake in the classroom, such as reading books, following routines, and outdoor activities they participate in on the playground. The children learned about effective ways to help each other play; ways in which I can help them; ways they can help each other.

*Save the Date: We are going on a field trip, Thursday, Oct. 19th to Borenski to learn more about pumpkins! I will be sending home a note  in the future with more information but I wanted parents to know early if they need to take off work or find a babysitter for siblings. The children are free. Adults cost $7.00.

**Dramatic Play Area: Last Friday we made a list of fun places we would like to recreate in our red center. I saved that list and we will make all of the children’s ideas throughout the year in our dramatic play center. We are starting with a Hair Salon. We are in need of a few items to borrow for our hair salon. If you could bring them in Monday with a label on them we will be able to return them. Please note we will be only doing dolls hair, not our own. Aubrey’s mom (Amy) is a wonderful hairdresser and is helping with other items. List of items: Dolls or manikins with hair, hair clips or bows, combs, brushes, empty shampoo, conditioner bottles.

Literacy Development: We read the story “Amelia’s Show-and-Tell Fiesta”. The children read about a character named Amelia who goes to a new school, and they compared part of their day at preschool with hers. This story also introduced us to some words in Spanish. We had fun saying them all together. We also learned about make-believe stories and read “The Gingerbread Man”.

Science: We practiced our sharing skills and were paired up with a friend to observe nature with a magnifying glass. We loved looking at our playground and leaves in a different way. We also explored rainbows. We made a rainbow with milk and food coloring. We looked at primary colors and how missing them made new colors. We could make all the colors in the rainbow with just three colors!

Math: We focused on seeing circles around us and tracing and drawing some of our own.

Social Studies:  We talked about ways in which God made us look alike (two ears, two eyes, ten toes, etc. ) and ways God made us different (skin color, hair color and length, eye color). We are all specially made!

Fine Arts: We made a sponge painting using different shape sponges.

Writing: We had fun using colors of the rainbow and naming objects in our classroom that are the same color. We are practicing our fine motor skills and staying in the line as we color some of those items in our green handwriting book.

Bible: We learned about people being happy in their sin and God deciding to start over by flooding the whole earth. Noah and his family believed in God so God saved Noah by having him build a big boat (ark). God told Noah to gather all the animals on the ark. When the rains had stopped and the water went away, Noah thanked God for keeping him and his family safe. He put a rainbow in the sky as a promise to us that He will never flood the world again.

Social/Emotional Development: We practiced kind words to help us share. “When I’m done you can have a turn”. “Can I please have a turn?” “Can I help you?” “Would you like to play this with me?”

P.T.L.

            The Spirit Run is this Saturday by the Racine Oasis. This is only a couple blocks East of our school. I hope to see you there. Wagons and strollers are welcome.

Church News

            We are back to our regular worship hours and Sunday School is in full swing. Early service is at 7:45a.m. Bible Class and Sunday School starts at 9:00a.m. Late service starts at 10:30p.m. If you don’t have a church home, we would love to have you join us.

 

Continuation of their Learning at Home

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Help your child undertake something he or she wants to learn to do, such as printing letters, catching or throwing a ball, and so on.

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Take turns saying and guessing riddles with your child. Remind your child to listen when it’s your turn to speak.

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Ask your child to tell you the story of the gingerbread man. Make gingerbread cookies, or cut out figures of gingerbread men, and act out the story together.