Dear Preschool Parents,
I hope your families are enjoying a beautiful weekend! We had some gorgeous weather for enjoying the playground last week and are looking forward to enjoying it again this week with some cooler weather.
We had so much fun learning all about letter “Cc” this week. We learned the special sound the letter makes, practiced tracing/printing the letter and finding the upper and lowercase letter among lots of other letters. As we do with all our letters, we created an anchor chart where the boys and girls thought of lots of words that begin with “Cc” and we added each word and picture to our chart – they can think of tons, it is awesome! We had fun with a sensory art project this week as the preschoolers had a blast creating car track paintings. They really enjoyed “driving” their cars over their papers and it was fun to see the different designs they created (some just loved to go in circles over and over in the same spot while others made rainbows or stripes on theirs!) Since they were working SO hard learning all about letter Cc, I brought the boys and girls some cookies to enjoy at snack time. Can you believe that while we were at computer class, the cookie monster came and took our cookies, leaving us a series of notes and clues to follow that had us on a hunt all over the school?! Thankfully, our preschoolers are the best detectives and they followed the clues so well and quickly that we finally got our cookies back and the boys and girls sure earned their special treat! :-)
In math this week, we learned all about number one and also practiced learning about a ten frame and how it works. Since our letter of the week was “Cc” what a better way to practice math then with Cheez-its?! The boys and girls loved playing a game where they got to roll a dice and count out as many Cheez-its as they rolled. They then got to roll again and count out that many more Cheez-its. Finally, they counted how many Cheez-its they had all together after both rolls (addition without even knowing it! ) They did great and of course, got to enjoy some yummy Cheez-its after working so hard!
In religion this week, we read the story of Adam and Eve and learned how they were the first people God created. We learned that after God created the colors, plants, animals and people the world was complete and perfect! The boys and girls drew a picture of the story to add to their bibles.
We also continue working on lots of different skills each day (they change daily but include a mix of fine motor, letter recognition, sounds, number recognition, counting, patterning, sorting, shapes, etc.) through centers which they boys and girls really enjoy. We also practice printing names each day, remembering that only the first letter is uppercase and the rest are lowercase. They are really doing an awesome job and are such a sweet group! Thank you again for sharing them with us this year!
Just some reminders…
- Our full day Preschoolers have the option to buy the once a month school-wide Special Lunch. Forms went home last week for the first special lunch of the year which is taking place the first week of October and is from Barracos. If you are interested in ordering for your child, orders are due on Wednesday.
- We are so excited to cheer on the Fisher Falcons at the school pep rally on Friday! All students are encouraged to wear Fisher colors or apparel on this day. Go Falcons!
- Thank you so much to all the parents who are able to chaperone our Disney on Ice Field Trip. We are really looking forward to a fun trip! I just wanted to let you know that the tickets have been ordered and we are set to attend on Friday, February 1st. Please remember to sign up for Virtus training if you are a chaperone and are not yet trained! Thank you so much!
As always, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns. Have a wonderful week!
Miss Katie Fadden