May 31, 2022
Dear PreK Families,
We have had a busy time at the end of the school year. We only have a few more days of school before the summer break, so we will be starting to send home your child’s projects and belongings soon.
After the April break, we did a unit on physical science. The students learned a lot and had fun exploring the properties of magnets and rocks. We did many of hands-on science experiments and made predictions about what we thought would happen. We read several books on the topic, including: Magnets: Pulling Together, Pushing Apart by Natalie Rosinsky, Learning About Rocks by Mari Schuh, Rocks: Hard, Soft, Smooth and Rough by Natalie Rosinsky.
Most recently, we learned about the lifecycle of the butterfly. We had real Painted Lady caterpillars, and observed them change from tiny caterpillars, to big caterpillars, to cocoons and finally butterflies. We kept an observation journal, did art projects, read books, and watched science videos about butterflies. VINS came during May for their final visit of the year. Our topic was butterflies and insects. We also learned about plants in conjunction with this unit. We read several Eric Carle books during this study, including: The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Very Grouchy Ladybug, The Very Quiet Cricket, The Very Lonely Dragonfly, and The Tiny Seed.
Right now, we are completing memory books about our time in PreK. We will be reflecting on work and projects that we did over the course of the school year.
Next week, we will be participating in Field Day and children who will move up to Kindergarten will go on a classroom visit. On Field Day (6/7) please put sunscreen on your child before school. Your child might also get wet during field day, so dress appropriately.
Although his year has been challenging in many ways, we had a great experience in full day PreK here at WRS. Thank you for all of your support and have a fun and relaxing summer. We have really enjoyed getting to know your children and we will miss them next year if they are going up to Kindergarten.
TSGold report cards will be sent home on the last day of school.
6/7 Field Day
6/8 Last Day of School