Thursday, September 27, 2012

Apples, Letters, Important October Dates

          Our unit on apples was a big success!  The children really enjoyed the experience, and they looked adorable in their Johnny Appleseed hat.  During this study of apples, your child has learned about the seasons of the apple tree, parts of the apple, new vocabulary words (blossom, core, stem, flesh, skin), They also made a graph all of the apples brought in by the children.  We had the most red apples, and the fewest were green.  The children also tasted green, and red apples and determined the class favorite. 
We will be going on a field trip to the Oil Ranch on Tuesday, October 30th.  We are asking that your child wear his/her MDE or Zero the Hero t-shirt with shorts/jeans and tennis shoes.  Please send their lunch in a plastic ziplock bag.  We will throw away all lunch items at the ranch, so do not send lunch boxes or plastic containers that need to be returned.  If you would like to chaperone this event, please send an email to let me know.  We will leave the school at 9:00 and return at 1:30. 
The letters and sounds we have taught are E, F, D, and P .  Have you heard your child using the vocabulary words horizontal and vertical?   
          The  Mother Goose Play is just around the corner.  Now is a perfect time to begin looking for a simple costume.  If you are having trouble finding one, let me know.
Important dates:
October 2         PreK coffee at The Thielhorn's
October 8        Holiday
October 9         Zero the Hero Day #30
                     Back to School night - 5:30-6:00
October 11        Mother Goose Play - Cafeteria at 1:30
October 18        Zero the Hero Day #40
October 19        Fall Festival after school
October 25-26   Noon dismissal/fall conferences
October 30        Field Trip to the Oil Ranch

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Mother Goose Play

Mother Goose on the Loose
Thursday, October 11th  at 1:30
MDE cafeteria

Our Pre-K Mother Goose play is just around the corner and we wanted to let you know the part that your child will be playing.  Please look for a simple costume they can wear on this important day!  You may also want to coordinate costumes with the other children in the group if they are in the same rhyme.

3 Blind Mice                                                   3 Little Kittens
Allison                                                             Sarah
Bryan                                                              Ellie D.
Grant                                                               Claire  

Little Bo Peep/Sheep                                     Humpty Dumpty/king’s men/horse
Lydia-Bo Peep                                                Jake- king’s man       Arvin – kings man
Adam-sheep                                                    Tanner  - king’s man              
Caroline-sheep                                                A.J. -  king’s man
Thomas and Emma -sheep
Fahed - sheep                                                  William -Humpty Dumpty
Little Miss Muffet/spider                              Mary Had a Little Lamb
Cate- Miss Muffet                                          Mary  -Mary               
Ellie L. -spider                                                Sienna -lamb              
3 Men in a Tub
Mark-candlestick maker                                                                     

If you have any questions, please contact  me.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Good Afternoon!
        Please note that I have stapled a social development form into your child’s white folder. I have explained to the class that I will be carefully watching for great Pre K behavior!  If there is something they need to improve; they will have an “X” on their chart and if they are doing well; they will have a green mark.  I hope you can talk to your children this weekend about the chart and help them understand what the teachers at MDE are looking for.  Please use this as a learning experience and work on these areas at home with your child.  We want school to be a positive experience. It will remain in your child’s folder for the first 9 week grading period . Please do not remove it.  There is a box at the bottom for your weekly signature. If you have any brief comments, please add them in the comment section. If you have a lengthy message for me, just send me an email and we can discuss it. 
I have also taken pictures of your child on the first day of school.  It will be the first page in their PK memory book.  I will send a group picture soon.
Thank you and enjoy your weekend!  We have a wonderful class!!