October 14, 2019
Dear PreK Families,
In the classroom, the students enjoyed learning about apples. We learned how apples grow. We did many learning activities on the topic, including apple art projects, counting and graphing apples, as well as making and tasting applesauce. We learned the song
Way Up High in the Apple Tree. Singing songs helps to develop early literacy skills. We also read Ten Red Apples by Pat Hutchins and Ten Apples Up on Top by Dr. Seuss.
This week, we are finishing up a study of farms. We did farm art projects, sang songs about farms, such as Baa, Baa, Black Sheep, Old MacDonald, BINGO, and the Farmer in the Dell. We made butter and tasted it on crackers. Together, we created a large picture of farm that had a barn, a farmer, farm animals, gardens, and a tractor. We read
Mrs. Wishy-Washy’s Farm by Joy Cowley and Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown.
Next, we do a unit about the Fall season. Also, we have begun reviewing and learning the uppercase alphabet using the Fundations phonics program that is used in our school. We spend a few minutes practicing the letter name, keyword, and sound at circle time three day a week.
Each week on Tuesday, we visit the gym for free play time. In the gym, the children have some free time to run and move about freely. We also play one game or do a challenge activity together. We have also had a lot of fun attending Library class for stories and book looking, and World Language- Spanish class. The students are learning many new songs in Spanish.
The cold weather will be coming soon. We go outside to play every day unless it is below 10 degrees or raining. In cold and snowy weather, please send your child with snow gear, including: jacket, snow-pants, boots, hat, and mittens. You can keep a pair of indoor shoes here at school in your child’s cubby if it’s more convenient. If there is a delayed start of school or a school cancellation due to bad weather, there will be no PreK in the morning. The HSD central office will send out a call to the phone number that you listed as your contact.
We have also included a Scholastic Book Order, check your child's cubby at school. If you would like to buy books from Scholastic, please fill out the form and send in a check to school by Monday, 10/21, or you can fill out the order on-line. Our class code is K3677, please enter that on scholastic.com and pay on-line.
We will have a special snack on Halloween. We will post a sign up sheet the week of 10/21. We do not dress up in costumes for Halloween at WRS. Please enjoy that activity as a family.
Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on 11/4 and 11/5. There will be no PreK on those days. Please look for the sign-up sheet for conference times when you drop your child off in the morning.
The family collages are looking great in our hallway. If you do not have a printer to make the family collage, feel free to email photos to me and I will print them at school. Just forward the pictures to me at email@example.com. I will print them and put them in your child’s cubby.
Mrs. Zayas & Mrs. Paronto
10/18 NO PREK - Teacher In-Service
10/31 Halloween Class Party
11/4 NO PREK - PTC day
11/5 NO SCHOOL - PTC day
11/8 PreK Picture day
11/11 NO SCHOOL - Veteran’s Day
11/15 NO PREK Teacher In-Service11/26 WRS Thanksgiving Feast