PK111

Newsletter week of June 20

Literacy Focus:
* Classic Tales
* letter review
* Phonemic awareness

Parent Involvement:
If you have not already done so this is your
LAST OPPORTUNITY to send in $10 for the pre-K graduation fun activities that are planned for NEXT WEEK!!!! Ww will be having a clown, Italian ice, movie day, game day, superhero and princess day.

At Home:
*Practice writing letters ( I will be assessing them for kindergarten) * Practice writing teen #’s (13-19)
* sight words Please practice!!!!!
* beginning sound of words( phonemic awareness)

Reminders:
* pre-K graduation June 20 at 10:15
* last day of school June 28 half day

Books We’re Reading
* The Ugly Duckling
* Make Way for Duckling
* Kindergarten Here I come

Words To Know:
* bank
* wing
* cozy

Math and fun activities: standard measurement
* measuring things around the room
* fun math games
*Fun graduation activities

WEEK AT A GLANCE :
Monday-graduation
Tuesday – Italian ices
Wednesday- movies
Thursday-clown
Friday – Show and Tell /Games

💝Thank you for ALL you do💝

PK111

Week of June 6

Newsletter for week of June 6, 2016

Literacy Focus:
* Classic Tales
* letter “Ww, Xx
* Phonemic awareness

Parent Involvement:
if you have not already done so, please send in $10 for the pre-K graduation fun activities that are planned for the last week of school. We will be having a clown, Italian ice, movie and snack day, game day, superhero and princess day.

At Home:
*Practice writing “Ww, Xx”
* Practice writing “and”
* sight words
Please practice!!!!!
* beginning sound of words( phonemic awareness)

Reminders:
*Kite festival Sunday June 5
* in school aquarium June 6
* no school June 9
* no school June 14
* pre-K graduation June 20

Books We’re Reading
* How Turtle Cracked His Shell
* Why Flies Buzz
* The Three Horrid Little Pigs

Words To Know:
* tightly
* wonder
* advice
* Punishment
* hearted
* pesky
* rude
* sturdy

Math and fun activities:
standard measurement
* fun measurement activities
* pan balance (M6)
* heavier lighter(M7)

WEEK AT A GLANCE :
Monday-
Tuesday –
Wednesday-
Thursday-
Friday – Show and Tell

💝Thank you for ALL you do💝

PK111

Week of May 30

Literacy Focus:
* Classic Tales
* Phonemic awareness

At Home:
*Practice writing “Uu, Vv*
*Practice writing sight word “the”
* sight words
* beginning sound of words( phonemic awareness)

Reminders:
*Kite festival Sunday June 5
*No school for PreK June 9
*PreK graduation June 20

Books We’re Reading
* The Gingerbread Man
*The Shoemaker and the Elves

Words To Know:
*evening
* clever
* mixture
*tasty
*ruler
*length

Math and fun activities: Non-standard measurement
* acting out “The Gingerbread Man”
* Continue non-standard measurement
*Comparing lengths

WEEK AT A GLANCE :
Monday-
Tuesday –
Wednesday-
Thursday-
Friday – Show and Tell and Yoga

💝Thank you for ALL you do💝

PK111

Week of May 23

Literacy Focus:
* Classic Tales
* letter “Tt/Uu”
* Phonemic awareness

Parent Involvement:
If you have not already done so PLEASE send in $10 for the pre-K graduation fun activities that are planned for the last week of school. We will be having a clown, Italian ice, movie and snack day, game day, superhero and princess day.

At Home:
*Practice writing “Tt/Uu”
* Practice writing “#18” review only 12,13,14,

Reminders:
* Memorial Day-school closed May 30
*Kite festival Sunday June 5
* Pre-K graduation June 20

Books We’re Reading
* The shoemaker and the Elves
* The Little Red Hen
* Inch by Inch

Words To Know:
* evening
* perfectly
* worried
* harvested
* wonderful
* relaxed
* lazy
*measure
*length

Math and fun activities: Non-standard measurement
* partner match (M4)
* longer or shorter (M5)
* fun measurement activities

WEEK AT A GLANCE :
Monday-
Tuesday –
Wednesday-
Thursday-
Friday – Yoga, Show and Tell

💝Thank you for ALL you do💝

PK111

week of May 16

Literacy Focus:
* Classic Tales
* Phonemic awareness

Parent Involvement: PTA meeting on Tuesday, May 16 at 6 PM

At Home:
*Practice writing “Rr/Ss”
* Practice writing “#17”
* sight words-
* beginning sound of words( phonemic awareness)

Reminders:
* Zoo trip Monday May 16th
* PTA meeting May 16th @6 PM
* memorial day school closed May 30
*Kite festival Sunday June 5

Books We’re Reading
* The Lion and The Mouse
* City Mouse, Country Mouse
* Goldilocks and the Three Bears
* Our School is a Zoo

Words To Know:
* accident
* great
* promise
*escape
*feast
*silverware
* startled
* finally
*grand

Math and fun activities:
Non-standard measurement
* continue observing the growth of our beans
* acting out “Goldilocks and the three bears”
* introduction of non-standard measurement
*The three Bears (M2)
* comparing shoe lengths(M3)

WEEK AT A GLANCE :
Monday- zoo trip
Tuesday –
Wednesday-
Thursday-
Friday – Show and Tell

💝Thank you for ALL you do💝

PK111

week of May 9

Literacy Focus:
* Plants/ Flowers
* letter “Pp”
* Phonemic awareness

Parent Involvement:
* volunteers to send in two stalks of celery
* although three official chaperones have been chosen to ride on the bus with us, you are welcome to show up at Prospect Park zoo on your own and use your cool culture card to get in for free.

At Home:
*Practice writing “Pp”
* Practice writing “#16”
* sight words- the, is, can, and, she, mom
* beginning sound of words( phonemic awareness)

Reminders:
*Parent conferences May 12, 430 to 7:30 PM
* Zoo trip Monday May 16th
* PTA meeting May 16th @6 PM
* memorial day school closed May 30

Books We’re Reading
* Flowers
* The Zoo
* This is the sunflower

Words To Know:
* roots
*stem
* nectar
*survey

Math and fun activities:

* take surveys
* observing how plants drink ( using food coloring)
Celery experiment
* plant sunflowers
* sunflower seed designs

WEEK AT A GLANCE :
Monday-
Tuesday –
Wednesday-
Thursday-
Friday – Show and Tell

💝Thank you for ALL you do💝

PK111

Week of November 30

On Wednesday, November 25, 2015, Lew Ruta (14K132) <RLew> wrote:

Literary Focus

Families

December Holidays (The Season of Giving)

Books We’re Reading

My Two Holidays

Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah

Color Zoo

Math and Fun Activities

Shape Animals

Number Menorahs

Sorting by shape and color

Words to Know

Hanukah

Menorah

Dreidel

Hexagon

At Home

Please teach your child to put on and take off his/her own jacket

Parent Involvement

Please let me know if you would like to make a craft with the class for the holidays.

Reminders

PreK Non-Attendance Day-Thursday, December 3

TADA performance December 10

PK111

Newsletter Week Of January 25, 2016

Reminders:
-The school day begins 8:00. Please make every effort to bring your child in on time. *Pre-K non-attendance January 28, 2016
-Fieldtrip to Puppetworks Thursday, February 4

Literacy Focus:
Animals
Groundhog’s Day!
Handwriting Letter D and Number 4

Books We Are Reading:
Is Your Mama A Llamma?
See Me Grow
Bugs Are Insects
Go To Sleep Groundhog!

Words to Know:
litter
mammal
insect
shadow

Math and Fun Activities:
Continue patterns
Groundhog craft

At Home:
-Please practice writing all of the letters and numbers we have written to this point -Please practice the letter sounds for A, B, C, D

Parent Involvement:
Please help your child practice putting on and taking off his/her jacket.

PK111

Newsletter Week Of January 11, 2016

Reminders:
-We will now have Yoga on Fridays. PLEASE dress your child in shoes that are easily taken off and put on. *No school Monday, January 18
*Picture retake day January 20, 2016
*Pre-K non-attendance January 28, 2016

Literacy Focus:
Animals
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Books We Are Reading:
Happy Birthday, Dr. Martin Luther King
Animal Homes
Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother Too?

Words to Know:
Burrows
Carnivore
Herbivore
Nibble

Math and Fun Activities:
Making and recognizing patterns
Discussing and creating “I Have a Dream” clouds

At Home:
Please send in a picture of your child with a pet or an animal. Practice handwriting.

Parent Involvement:
If you have a job relating to animals we would love for you to pay a visit to our Pre-K to share what you do

PK111

Week of December 14, 2015

Literary Focus
Traditions
December Holidays (The Season of Giving)

Books We’re Reading
My First Kwanzaa
Seven Candles of Kwanzaa
Snowbear’s Christmas Countdown

Math and Fun Activities
Holiday crafts
Create an Mkeka
Create Muhindi

Words to Know
Generous
Giving
Receiving
Celebration

At Home
Practice writing strokes-vertical, horizontal, diagonal

Parent Involvement
Please see the classroom mommy about the upcoming holiday celebration

Reminders
Winter recess December 24-January 4