Welcome to Preschool!
Theme this week: Easter Updated: 4/18/19
In math this week, we have been playing dice games, war, and learning new matching games with dots and numbers. The kiddos are coking so far on recognizing how many dots equal which number without counting each dot! AMAZING!
Every day we practice writing our names at arrival time. Our MN Reading Corps tutor works with us one on one to make sure that we are using proper hand grip, using only an uppercase letter for our first letter, and using the correct writing form. We also try to write our own names on all station projects that we complete. This week we introduced students to the sound of the letter Qq. We use Jolly Phonics to create a short jingle to include what sound the letter Qq makes.
On Mondays, we use play-doh to create the letters. On Wednesdays, we use our fingers in sand to draw the letter, and on Fridays we get to practice writing the letter with markers.
Letters that we have learned so far this year:
A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y & Z.
We are continuing the Bible concept: Jesus loves me so much that he died on the cross and is alive today. We read Matthew 28:16-20; Luke 24:36-53; Acts 1:1-9. In this story, we hear about Jesus' death and how on the third day he rose to give forgiveness for our sins. He rose to allow us to be able to ascend into heaven upon our deaths.
Thurs. 18 Sedar Meal
Fri. 19 NO SCHOOL- GOOD FRIDAY
Sun. 21 HAPPY EASTER
Wed. 8 FIELD TRIP- Hemker Zoo
SNOW PANTS & BOOTS
The kiddos no longer need snow pants or boots (unless we would get a snow storm - which hopefully we don't)
Please see the updated snack schedule. DHS requires us to provide 2 snacks daily for preschoolers. The snacks also need to meet 2 out of the 5 food groups per snack. When sending a snack, please be sure that any type of cracker or grain is whole wheat, granola is a good combo when sending a low sugar yogurt, and fruit snacks do NOT meet any of the requirements.
We are having a field trip to the Hemker Zoo on Wednesday, May 8. we are also listing Wednesday, May 15 as our rainout date if needed.
In science this week we are discussing the weather. We have been graphing the weather throughout each day. Watching how it changes from morning to afternoon has been fun to watch. We also are talking lots about storms, so don't be surprised if they ask you about a "safe" place at home.
MN Reading Corps
Mrs. Waytashek is gearing up to the last of the benchmarking for Reading Corps. We will send home your child's graph it is all complete. MN Reading Corps is an amazing program and we are lucky to have it and to have her! This is her fourth year in the program and unfortunately, Americorps has very strict policies that only allow tutors to complete four years. It is sad to see her leave the tutor position but it is exciting for Ms. Grace as she has been accepted to MN Reading Corps and will be taking over as the tutor in PreK next fall!