Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Cowboys, Farm and Fieldtrips

PK cowboys and cowgirls had a great time dancing last Friday.  Our class has made bluebonnets and Texas flags.  We have learned about cowboys clothes and their purpose.  We will end this unit of study by going to the Livestock show next Tuesday, March 5th.  Parents who have agreed to chaperone will need to bring $10.00 for their entrance fee.  Thanks to each of your for helping with this trip. 

PK will be learning about farm animals, which is always a big hit.  We will read and sequence some of our favorite farm books- Little Red Hen and Three Little Pigs.  We will also make puppets to use with our friends to retell the story of The Little Red Hen.  The children will be learning how to draw a few farm animals and even make an animal for their PK memory book. 
        In math we are working on fact families for 3, 4 and 5.  You may hear your child talk about “bean math”.  This is a fun and concrete way to teach math concepts and facts.
Your child will be bringing home a reader bag with 3 paper readers next week.  These readers may be read over the break, and you may keep them at home for future practice.  Please send the bag and reading log back to school on Monday,  March 18th.
  
Upcoming dates:
March  5                 Field Trip - Houston Livestock show-
                                                  Zero the Hero #120
March  11 – 15          Spring Break
March 26                  Zero the Hero day #130
April 3                       Zoo Field trip  - chaperones needed
April 4                      Zero the Hero day #140
April 24                   Zero the Hero day #150

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Hearts, Hats and Boots

We will be passing out Valentine cards to our friends, so please send 24 cards with your child’s name on them.  Please do not address the cards to specific children in the classroom. You may begin sending the Valentine cards on Feb. 11th. The Pre- K Valentine party will be held on Tuesday, February 14th at 1:45.  Parents are welcome to join their children.
We will be learning about Texas symbols this month.  We will also focus on the importance and purposes of a cowboy’s clothing and his job.
       REMINDER:     Go Texan Day will be Friday, February 22nd .  Send your little cowpoke dressed for the day, but leave those “guns” at home.  Bring your cameras and come join your child for a morning of dancing . The PK square dancing begins promptly at 11:30  in the gym. 

Important dates:
Feb. 14             Valentine Party 1:45-2:30
Feb. 19             Zero the Hero day 110
Feb. 22             Go Texan Day
March 5            Livestock show field trip & Zero the Hero day 120
March 6            PK Auction Party