domingo, 29 de abril de 2018

Week of Apr. 30 - May 4

Dear Prek Parents,

- Every Tuesday Homework is send home. Homework should be back to school on Thursday. Please don’t forget to send the folder back
-On Tuesday we send a Ziploc Bag home in the folder, so that you can send things that begin with the letter of the week.
-Please make sure your child is only bringing toys of the letter of the week we are studying. We have been receiving children with toys that do not belong to the letter.

This week we will continue learning about our abc. We will be working on recognizing the letters with their sound, letter formation, vocabulary of the letter, remember always emphasizing on the short vowel sounds. This week we will be studying about the letter Yy. The vocabulary words for this letter are: yogurt, yell, yellow, yak, yard, yes, yawn, yo-yo, yolk, year.

Children assigned should take at least five (5) items that they have at home that begin with this letter. Items should be at school on Monday and we will send them back on Friday. For this week we have Christopher (Prek”A”) and Diego V. (Prek”B”).

***Note: On Friday, the assigned students, will have to share eatable things for 23 friends such as yogurt, letter y cookies, yellow cake, etc. for children to taste. We do this to close our letter unit.

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 Yy videos if you would like to listen and sing at home with your kid:

We would like your support on occasionally review the ABC’s letter names and sound. Here are some songs we use in class every day.

Some of the stories we will be reading this week are:
What Pet Should I Get? By Dr. Seuss, this never-ever-before-seen picture book by Dr. Seuss about making up one’s mind is the literary equivalent of buried treasure! What happens when a brother and sister visit a pet store to pick a pet? Naturally, they can’t choose just one! The tale captures a classic childhood moment — choosing a pet — and uses it to illuminate a life lesson: that it is hard to make up your mind, but sometimes you just have to do it!

Beginning readers use a lot of different ways to become more fluent readers. One of the most important ways to do that is to be able to read and recognize sight words.
Sight words refer to the words that are most frequently used and repeated in books, which is why sight words are also sometimes referred to as “high-frequency” words. The same words are also sometimes called “popcorn words.” The phrase popcorn words refer to the fact that students should be able to just pop those words out every time they see them.
We will be working with 2 sight words per week. This week will be: the/and

Phonemic Awareness: is the ability to hear, identify, and manipulate individual sounds-phonemes- in spoken words. Before children learn to read print, they need to become more aware of how the sounds in words work. They must understand that words are made up of speech sounds, or phonemes (the smallest parts of sound in a spoken word that make a difference in a word’s meaning).
Daily we are working on clapping syllables, differentiating a letter a word a sentence and a number. We are also working on beginning to write and read CVC WORDS (consonant, vowel consonant) such as: cat, bat, rat, pan, map, mop, can, bed, etc.

In math, will continue working with numbers. We will work with numbers 0-15 on how to represent and identify using tally marks, ten frames, number formation, and name of the number, one-to-one correspondence, and sequencing. We will begin working on Measurement. Children will be measuring different objects using concrete thing to measure such as blocks, unifix cubes, small items etc.

We would like your support on occasionally review counting and numbers. NEW SONGS 0-20. Here are some songs we use in class every day:

Counting by 10’s to 100 videos:

Our Nursery Rhyme this week is: “Hokey Pockey”
We are attaching you the link of the videos 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 Science we will begin learning the unit about Pets. We are going to learning and discussing about the different animals that you could have as a pet Some of the vocabulary words we will be focusing are: dog, cat, turtle, fish, hamster, parrot, rabbit. If you have any books or posters, ideas or any other material that you would like to share with us it would be greatly appreciated.

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

During the study of Pets we will be working on Living and Non Living Things. Children will be able to diffrentiate traits about living things!

We have talked to the students that we have started the hot season in Honduras. PLEASE PROVIDE YOUR CHILD WITH A WATER BOTTLE EVERY DAY. Have them wear light clothes; they can bring a hat to protect from the sun, put sunscreen on their face and arms.

In Honduras, Mother´s Day is celebrated the second Sunday of May. We would like to invite all our MOMMIES on Thursday, May 10th at 8:30 a.m. PLEASE BE ON TIME, WE WILL BE PUNCTUAL!

Daddies we will be needing your support by sending L. 200.00, IF YOU HAVEN’T SENT THE MONEY, PLEASE DO SO BY WEDNESDAY. MAY 2nd.
This will be covering for mommy’s gift and snacks for her and your child. Thank you for your support.

We are also requesting to please send your kid dressed with tropical clothes/colors. Here are some ideas.

**Note: Please use whatever you have at home, We are not requesting to go buy or make and expensive costume.

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