Fun Day -Tomorrow!

To celebrate the end of the year, PreK will be having a fun day with water activities. Please send you child to school wearing their swimsuit under their clothes as well as water shoes like crocs or flip flops.  Please send a complete change of clothes as well. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you

Ms. Lisa

 

Our Week

Our Week:

It was a busy week in PreK. We started the week with Open Inquiry on Sunday. This week, KG2 also joined us for Open Inquiry. The children had a great time visiting the KG1 and KG2 classes and making new friends.

Tuesday was an exciting day as it was Moving Up day and PreK visited the KG1 classes. For Moving Up day, the PreK classes were divided into 3 groups. Each group spent 20 minutes visiting each KG1 classroom. While visiting KG1, each group met the KG1 teachers and participated in some activities including singing songs, reading stories, and playing games. Moving Up day marks an important time in the transition from PreK to KG1. The day helps the children prepare for the transition next year and it helps them become more familiar with the KG1 teachers. It also helps them say goodbye to PreK and recognize that how much they have grown over the year. Please check out our Flickr page to see pictures from Moving Up day.

This week we also had our last swimming lesson. The children have become very comfortable in the water. We have practiced blowing bubbles, putting our heads under the water, floating, and kicking. Next Tuesday we will have a Fun Day with water activities instead of our regular swimming lesson, so please end your child to school wearing their swimsuit and with a complete change of clothes on Tuesday.

As today is the last day for some of the children, we just wanted to say thank you for a wonderful year. It has been a joy working with your children and watching them grow over the year. We will be sending home portfolios today. We also have ordered t-shirts which should be arriving today (Wednesday). If it is your child’s last day and the t-shirts do not arrive today, I will hold onto your child’s t-shirt to pick up the last week of school or next year if need be.

Looking Ahead:

Eid Al Fitr- June 14 to June 17th: In observation of Eid Al Fitr, school will be closed Thursday, June 14 to Sunday, June 17th.

Fun Day- June 19th: To celebrate the end of the year, PreK will be having a fun day with water activities. Please send you child to school wearing their swimsuit under their clothes as well as water shoes like crocs or flip flops.  Please send a complete change of clothes as well.

Last Day of School- June 21st: The last day of school for PreK and KG1 is Thursday, June 21st. It will be a regular school day with dismissal at 12:45.

Thank you for another wonderful week. We hope you have a great Eid break!

Ms. Lisa

Please check out our Flickr account for pictures from this week.

Moving Up Day & Swimming

Greetings parents,

Tomorrow, Tuesday, is moving up day! We will be visiting the KG1 classes to participate in some activities.  Please arrive at school by 8:10 and have your child wear their RED shirt.

We also have swimming tomorrow, so please have your child wear their swimsuit under their RED shirt. Please remember to bring a swim cap, towel, crocs/water shoes, and a complete change of clothing.

Thank you!

Ms. Lisa

 

Our Week

Our Week:

It’s hard to believe that it is already June! As we reach the end of the school year, we are starting to review concepts from throughout the year. This month we will be reviewing the colors of the rainbow. We will also focus on the number 10 and learn a new nursery rhyme about preparing for KG1.

This week we have been reviewing the colors we have learned throughout the year. We have read several books about rainbows and mixing colors including The Day the Crayons Quit, Color Dance, Mix It Up and Planting a Rainbow. Next week we will experiment with mixing and creating new colors.

Looking Ahead: 

Library Dates: Below are important dates for library checkout and returning books.  Please return all books by Thursday, June 7th.

June 7      ALL STUDENT/PARENT BOOKS DUE
June 13         PAYMENTS DUE FOR LOST BOOKS
June 17-21    LAST WEEK OF LIBRARY LESSONS
Moving Up Day- June 12th: To prepare for next school year, PreK will be visiting KG1 for about 20 minutes to participate in some activities. Please have your child wear their RED shirt on June 12th.
Swimming- June 12th: Just a reminder that we have swimming EVERY Tuesday until the end of the school year. Please have your child wear their swimsuit under their clothing and bring a swim cap, towel, crocs or other water shoes, and a complete change of clothing.
Ramadan & Eid al Fitr- TBA: The predicted dates for Eid-al-Fitr on our UAS calendar are June 14-16; however please note that the exact dates will officially be announced by KHDA.
Fun Day- June 19th: To celebrate the end of the year, PreK will be having a fun day with water activities. Please have your child come to school in their swimsuit and bring a complete change of clothing.
Last Day of School- June 21st: Our last day of school in PreK will be June 21st. It will be a normal school day ending at 12:45.
Thank you and have a wonderful weekend!
Ms. Lisa

Library Books

Please return all library books by Thursday, June 7th. We will continue to have library until the end of the year but books are due back this Thursday.

Payment for lost library books is due to the library on June 13th.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you

Ms. Lisa

 

Swimming Tomorrow

Just a reminder that we have swimming tomorrow.  Please remember to send your child to school wearing their swimsuit.  Be sure your child has a swim cap, a towel, and water shoes like crocs or flip flops. Also make sure that your child has a complete change of clothing, including underwear.

Thank you

Ms. Lisa

Our Week

Our Week:

This week we continued to look at the water cycle and how water changes. We read two nonfiction books, The Water Cycle and How Water Changes. We discussed how water from the Earth evaporates into the air to form clouds and then water returns to the Earth as rain or precipitation. We also read a picture book about the water cycle titled Water is Water.  The story follows the water cycle by looking at the different forms of water and how it changes as it goes through the water cycle.

We also looked at our artist of the month. Instead of a specific artist, we looked a style of Japanese printing called Gyotaku. Gyotaku is a form of printing that fisherman used to catalogue the fish they caught. To complete our gyotaku prints, the children painted a fish using a paintbrush and black paint. After painting the fish, the children placed a piece of paper over the fish and rubbed gently. We then pulled the paper off the fish to reveal a detailed fish print. The children had a great time painting the fish and looking at their prints.

Looking Ahead:

Swimming- June 5th: We have swimming EVERY Tuesday. Please remember to send your child to school wearing their swimsuit.  Be sure your child has a swim cap, a towel, and a complete change of clothes for after swimming.  We would also suggest that your child wears crocs or other water shoes on swimming days.

Library Dates: Below are important dates for library checkout and returning books.  Please return all books by Thursday, June 7th.

June 7      ALL STUDENT/PARENT BOOKS DUE
June 13         PAYMENTS DUE FOR LOST BOOKS
June 17-21    LAST WEEK OF LIBRARY LESSONS

 

Moving Up Day- June 12th: As the end of the year approaches, PreK will be visiting the KG1 teachers and classrooms. PreK will visit KG1 for about 20 minutes to participate in a few activities. Please have your child wear their RED shirt on June 12th.

Ramadan & The End of the School Year: The predicted dates for Eid-al-Fitr on our UAS calendar are June 14-16; however please note that the exact dates will officially be announced by KHDA.

Fun Day- June 19th- To celebrate the end of the year, PreK will be having a fun day with water activities. Please have your child come to school in their swimsuit and bring a complete change of clothing.

Pre-K and KG1’s last day of school for the school year is Thursday, June 21st.  It is a regular day ending at 12:45.

Please check out our Flickr page for pictures from this week!

Have a great weekend!

Ms. Lisa

 

Swimming Tomorrow

Just a reminder that we have swimming tomorrow.  Please remember to send your child to school wearing their swimsuit.  Be sure your child has a swim cap, a towel, and water shoes like crocs or flip flops. Also make sure that your child has a complete change of clothing, including underwear.

Thank you

Ms. Lisa