Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Pre K is Very Busy Reading and Writing in 2013!

Happy New Year!  We hope all of you had a wonderful winter break! The children are excited to be back and are very busy learning about winter and bears. They have enjoyed painting snowmen and reading stories about bears.

         The letters and sounds that we have worked on since winter break are W,and  X.    All of these letters begin in the top left corner.  Our next group of letters is called the center starter letters.  Please look at the difference on the Handwriting Without Tears practice papers they bring home.
The sight words  we have worked on are: can, see, I, at, is, are, the, like, a, on, here and look.  If your child is having difficulty with these words, please point them out to your child as you read with them at home.  As your child begins to bring home sentence homework, let your child rebuild the sentence by  manipulating  each word individually.  Mix them up and let them make their own sentence.  Keep these sentence pieces at home to use in the future.  See if your child can use the words to make a new sentence.
         Please remember that home reader bags are due each Monday.  This will ensure that your child is prepared to receive his/her new reading book each week.
After your child has read the book, please remember to sign the slip and return it in the plastic bag.  The list should only consist of the titles we are sending home in the reader bag.  The entire series My A Book, My B Book, etc. may be kept at home for additional practice.....  Other books are to be returned.   If you have a question regarding a title, send it back and we will return it out of the bag and in his/her folder.  Whew!  Any additional questions…just ask and we will be happy to clarify.
Important dates:
Jan. 22                            Zero the Hero Day #90 
Feb 1                               Donuts for Dads 7:15 in the dining hall
Feb  2                             MDE Auction
Feb. 5                              100th day- Zero the Hero Celebration! 
Feb. 14                           Valentine Party at 1:45
Feb. 19                           Zero the Hero day 110!
Feb. 22                           Go Texan Day!    11:30 in the gym
March 6                          PK Auction Party