Welcome to Preschool!
Theme this week: Desert Updated: 3/8/19
In math this week, we focused a lot on numbers. We practiced our counting skills by playing one of our favorite dice games.
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 Zz. We use Jolly Phonics to create a short jingle to include what sound the letter Zz 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, R, S, T, U & Z.
We have started a new Bible concept: The Bible helps me learn good and right ways to live. We read Genesis 12:1-8. In this story, we hear about God telling Abraham to move his family to a new land and he will show him how to get there and protect him. Abraham and his family, along with his workers and all of their animals packed up and traveled for days until God told them to stop. God brought them safely to the new place where they would be safe and could thrive. We talked about how Abraham obeyed God even though it was a lot of work!
Sun. 10 School Carnival 11-3pm
Thurs. 14 Jersey/Sports Day
Thurs. 21 Daddy/Daughter Dance
Fri. 22 NO SCHOOL- Teacher's Workshop
Tues. 26 Kindergarten Date Night
Thurs. 28 2019-2020 Registration Due
Thurs. 18 Sedar Meal
Fri. 19 NO SCHOOL- GOOD FRIDAY
Sun. 21 HAPPY EASTER
REMINDER: Please send winter gear everyday! If you haven't already, please write your child's name in their snowpants. If you are wanting your child to leave their snowpants at school (because you have a pair for at home) please send me an email so that I can make a note to keep them here.
There have been a lot of toys from home in the classroom. Please remind your child and possibly even check their backpacks for toys. I do not want any of your child's toys to get broken at school.
2019-2020 Registration is due at the end of the month! If you have any questions, please contact the school office (320) 468-6446.
In science this week we are exploring the desert. We are learning about the climate, that it is dry and hot in the desert. We learned how sand is formed. And we explored cactus'.
MN Reading Corps
Mrs. Waytashek has been working hard with the kiddos and has even moved some out of interventions already!
I have started my end of third quarter assessments and am amazed at the progression of the kiddos!