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.
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.
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!