This is our last newsletter for the 2017-2018 school year. What a wonderful experience it's been teaching our PreK students to prepare them for Kindergarten.
Word Time: With the help of Squawker, the children learned the pronunciation, spelling, and definition of words in the Construction and Animal categories.
Penmanship: The students completed their Letters and Numbers for Me books. During the month of June, the children were writing words, sentences, punctuation, paragraphs, and poems - WOW!! The also learned to write numbers 1 through 10.
They finished their My Book which is a personal journal of life, family and friends.
Language and Literacy: We completed our last chapter - Writing. Students tell stories through dramatic play. Children share thoughts to written language. They understand that what we write conveys meaning. The students learn that printed words can be used to label objects. They use scribbles, pictures, and letters to communicate an idea. We choose topics and let the students generate ideas about which to write.
Math: We finished our chapter - Data Representation and Probability. Students can answer questions with words by moving into groups. They gather data by using concrete objects in a simple graph. We used pictures to analyze a pictograph. Children use the words - certain, impossible, likely, unlikely - to make predictions regarding real events.
PATHS: With the help of our PATHS animals, we continued to discuss feelings and emotions. They learn that all feelings are OK. They relate feelings to facial expressions and body postures. The feelings we discussed recently were "excited" and "tired".
Chapel: Our Wednesday visits with Father Rick are very special. He teaches us bible stories, we sing songs, and pray together. Thank you, Father Rick.
Our Mother's Day Tea is a special celebration to honor the moms in our lives. We cherish the memories and the endless love they have for us. The children showed their love in return by inviting them to a Tea with special treats, gifts and lots of hugs!!
We wish everyone a safe and wonderful summer.