sábado, 13 de agosto de 2016

Week of Aug. 15-19

Dear Prek Parents,
This week we are going to start working with the alphabet. We will be working on recognizing and identifying the letters with their sound, remember always emphasizing on the short vowel sounds, we will also focus on the letter formation, vocabulary of the letter. We will begin studying about the letter Aa. The vocabulary for this letter is: apple, ant, alligator, astronaut, ambulance, ax, arrow, anteater, acrobat, accordion, animals.

As explained in our Open House two children will be assigned each week with each letter. In this case, the children assigned should take from three (3) to five (5) items that they have at home that begin with this letter- you are more than welcome to bring more things if ypu would like to share with the rest of the children-. Items should be at school on Monday and we will send them back on Friday. For this week we have Alejandro (Prek”A”) and Monserrath (Prek”B”).
Note: If you would like to share eatable things such as apple(juice or pie), avocado, apricot for children to taste. It would be awesome if instead of Monday you send it on Friday so that we close up our letter unit.
Thank you for your support!!

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

Some of the stories we will be reading this weeks are:
Ten Apples Up on Top, by Theo. LeSeig
 Did you know Theo. LeSieg was a pen name for Dr. Seuss?  This is a favorite book about a lion, tiger, and dog who compete to see who can balance the most apples on top of their heads. It’s also a great beginning reader book for kids who are learning sight words. Dr. Seuss did an amazing job telling engaging stories with basic words.  “And now, see here.  Eight!  Eight on top!  Eight apples up!  Not one will drop.”  Don’t miss it! 

The Lady with the Alligator Purse, illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott
We love singing books, we are big fans of the silly song about a baby named Tiny Tim who tries to eat a bathtub.  Miss Lucy calls the doctor, the nurse… and the lady with the alligator purse.             

In math, will begin 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 working this week with number 1.  

Our Nursery Rhyme this week is: “The Ants Go Marching”
I am attaching you the link of the video of this 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 first Social Studies unit we will be talking about MY SCHOOL. We will begin with this unit this week. Some of the vocabulary words we will be introducing in this unit are: stapler, tape dispenser, tacks, paper clips, desk, paintbrush, glue, markers, eraser, ruler, scissors.

As stated in our Open House, we will be sending homework from Tuesday-Thursday.  Please make sure the notebook is sent back to school on Thursday.

Please remember to check your child’s folder and send it back to school the next day, you may stay with the notebook for the homework but please send the folder back to school every day. We are working on this special routine with the students. Remember that this is the best way for you to communicate with us.

Make sure that your child has time to play after school and on weekends. Now that your child is beginning to spend more time in a structured school environment, you should allow more free time at home for play. Specially for the Full-Day program. Prek homework includes playtime at all times!

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