Pre-Kindergarten News

Our Weekly Newsletter

Nov. 13th-Nov. 17th

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

 (Psalm 46:1)

*** No Letter Hunt this next Week. This week will be a review week because of our short week. No school Nov. 22nd-24th. Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Christmas Program: The PK3- 2nd grade Christmas program will be held Monday, December 18th at 7:00 p.m. Grades 3-8 will hold their Christmas program on Wednesday, December 20th at 7:00 p.m. We split the following grades up this year so that we can have more room in the church for everyone to come and enjoy the program. I have enclosed a copy of the songs. We will also have some words to memorize as a class. I will send this home after Thanksgiving break, after I have introduced these songs to the children.

Classroom News

            We were busy this week building a post office as we learned how people within our community help and assist them. Sarah Block (Grace’s mom) came in to help share her insights of how a nurse helps others. She brought in a patient named Jack.  Jack even had to get a shot, but we learned that the shot is a tiny bit of a germ. Our body creates “choppers” to get rid of the germ and help us when a bigger germ comes along. Thanks so much Nurse Block!

            Next Tuesday, I will be gone to do some professional development but I assure you your child will be in the best hands. Mrs. Albright is subbing for me and is super excited to come do some Thanksgiving activities with the children and Mrs. Ruiz.

Food Drive: Each classroom has a box for canned goods or other non-perishable food items. We will collect these the month of November to give to families in need.

Literacy Development: We read many books, talking about community helpers. The children read clues and had to figure out which worker was in charge of helping. We also learned the term “Rush Hour” from another story this week. Many stories were shared on how we rush in the morning to get ready.

Science: We observed and investigated earth materials!

Math: We practiced identifying numbers 6-10 and getting objects to meet those numbers.

Social Studies: We studied different buildings in a community.

Fine Arts: We made our own buildings by using popsicle sticks and forming shapes.

Writing: The Letter “Uu”. We had a good laugh when our song had an uncle play his ukulele and sing “unka, plunka, doo”.

Bible: Rules are important. God gave us rules in the form of the ten commandments. We focused on how God gave those to us out of love to lead a godly life, but also knowing that we are sinners and need a Savior.

Social/Emotional Development: We worked on finding ways to play together with our friends when we both have different ideas.

P.T.L.

PTL Family Movie Night has been moved to Friday, December 8th at 6:00 p.m. We will be watching the movie, “Cars 3”. This event will take place in our school gym. Please feel free to bring in lawn chairs, sleeping bags, bean bag chairs, and/or pillows. Since this is a family event we ask that you stay with your children and enjoy the movie together. This is a great family fun night for all.

 

Church News

            Early service is at 7:45 a.m. Bible Class and Sunday School start at 9:00 a.m. Late service starts at 10:15 a.m. If you don’t have a church home, we would love to have you join us.

Continuation of their Learning at Home

-Tell your child about where you and/or other members of your family go to work. If possible, walk, drive, or take public transportation to visit that place.

-Ask your child to tell you the name of his or her bus driver or crossing guard.

-Take your child along when you go to the food market, gas station, or other locations in your community. Talk about how the workers help you, your family, and others in the community.

-Go to your local library and read “Whose Vehicle is This? By Sharon Katz Cooper or “We need Construction Workers” by Lisa Trumbauer”.