viernes, 7 de septiembre de 2018

September 10-13, 2018

Hello parents,

We hope you had an amazing weekend!!

We are almost ready to celebrate the independence of HONDURAS. This celebration will take place on Thursday, September 13, at 8:00 am. This will be a half day, so students will leave at 11:45. This day we will be having our traditional "Desayuno Catracho " . Some students are responsible to  bring in assigned food items. If you were not assigned for this celebration we would request your help in future celebrations.  We are requesting that children come dress with white and blue clothing or the Honduras soccer team shirt, or any clothing representing Honduras. 

Independence Day Holiday : September 14 and 17 . No school 

Midterms will be sent home on Thursday, September 13th. Please go over, sign and return them on Tuesday September 18th.  If you have any questions or would like a conference, if one was not requested, please contact me via email/phone or call the school to make an appointment.

This week we are going to continue working with the alphabet. We will be working on recognizing the letters with their sound,  letter formation, and vocabulary. Remember we are working and  emphasizing the short vowel sounds
We will be studying about the letter Ee. The vocabulary for this letter is: elephant, envelope, elbow, elf, excavator, egg, excited, empty, eight, exit.

The following link you will find a PowerPoint presentation with the vocabulary, in case you would like to review at home with your child.

We are attaching links of some of Letter Ee videos if you would like to listen and sing at home with your kid:

Our student assigned to bring at least five (5) items from home that begin with the letter  Ee,  will be Xue. These  items should be brought to  school on Monday and we will send them back on Thursday. 

We would like your support on occasionally reviewing the sounds and names of letters in the alphabet.  Here are some songs we use in class every day.

Some of the stories we will be reading this week are:

Elmer by David McKee is a super colorful book about an elephant named Elmer who is very different from the rest of his herd. Because he’s different, he decides to run away and “paint” himself gray to look like the others. He returns to find that his herd loves him just the way he is. If your kids like Elmer, they will be pleased to see that McKee has written quite a collection of Elmer books.

Elephants Cannot Dance by Mo Willems just ONE of his many Elephant and Piggie books. My preschoolers are addicted to these books. This one features elephant, as he is trying to learn to dance. I love how Mo Willem’s books always have a fun twist at the end!

In math, will be working with numbers. We will work on how to represent and recognize numbers using tally marks, ten frames, name of the number, one-to-one correspondence. We will begin and continue working this week with numbers 0-6.

Our Nursery Rhyme this week is: “One Elephant went out to Play”

We are attaching  links of  videos of a song we will be learning throughout the week. We will learn two versions of this nursery rhyme. Just a little tip to have fun at home listening and acting out our song.

In our Social Studies unit, we will continue studying about HONDURAS.  The vocabulary words for this unit are the following: 
flag, escudo de Honduras, orquidia, el pino, map, Venado Cola Blanca, money, Lempira, Guacamaya, mountains, rivers, lakes. 

We wish you a very happy long weekend. Some of you may enjoy your holiday by going on a trip or staying at home. We would like challenge you with  an activity that your children will surely enjoy.
If you have a google account you may have heard or know about google drive. Google drive is where we upload the powerpoint presentations with the vocabulary words. We have opened a new folder. This folder is for you to upload a short video of no more than 5 min. This video will tell us a little bit about how you enjoyed your long weekend.  Children will come back next week and  share it during our show and tell.  The video can be recorded on your phone and you can upload directly from your phone to the google drive folder. Or you may use any other video camera and upload it from your computer. We are attaching some video tutorials if you need any help.  How to upload files to Google drive from an Android phone.  How to upload videos to Google Drive from your iOS.

Pre- k link to upload videos:

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