Ok, here we go-last week of school! And a crazy heat wave to boot! Wishing a Happy Father's Day to all of you Dad's!
So, this is it-I know I always say this, but I can't believe how fast the year went by. Your children have grown and matured and made so much progress-I'm very proud of them all!
So, our sign up lists are looking good for Wednesday's celebrations. Miss Lisa will bring the grill for the afternoon, but I definitely need some Dads to do the grilling-please?
The morning celebration is also on Wednesday and we will be here on Thursday morning if you choose to have your child attend. If not, that's fine too-just let me, and the bus driver know! thanks
I'm very up in the air about walking to the playground tomorrow because of the predicted heat. We shall see-it might be cooler to just stay inside.
Report cards and graded IEP's will be going home tomorrow/Tuesday and there will be summer calendars attached for those coming to my class for the summer. Afternoon students attending summer school will be upstairs in Mrs. Marchesseault's class.
I just want to take a minute to thank everyone for your help and support and supplies this year. It truly does take a village. I've loved being a part of your child's journey and growth.
Well, ok, then, I guess we'll call this "what the heck is going on in Preschool?" Thanks Jen for telling me-I found the missing May post, but have no idea where Sunday's went! hmmmmm
Anyway-we're getting so close to the end it's hard to believe. We're spending tons of time practicing songs for our end of year shows. Please read the blue notice that went home last week concerning the shows. Sign up sheets are outside the classroom door.
In the afternoon class this week, we have begun assessing for report cards and grading IEP's. We're also reviewing all letters, numbers, rhyming, etc. We're very very busy!
Thanks to the afternoon parents who have turned in their permission slips for our field trip next week. We'll be attending the school-wide barbecue first, and then boarding the bus around 12:30 to go over to Dodge's! We're soooooo excited!
MORNING CLASS: end of year party/show will be WEDNESDAY JUNE 20TH FROM 9:00-10:00. Even if your child doesn't normally attend school on Wednesday, I want him/her (and you!) there. We'll be there for a play day on Thursday morning for those who choose to attend, but it isn't mandatory.
AFTERNOON CLASS: end of year family barbecue and show will be on WEDNESDAY JUNE 20TH FROM 12:00-2:00. I'm looking for someone who will be willing to bring a grill and cook for us-pretty please? This will be the last day for the afternoon class.
I'm working on July/August calendars for ESY children (3's) and will get them home before the last day. Remember, ESY 4's will be upstairs with Mrs. Marchesseault!
I'm waiting on 1 last book order to arrive-should be here any day.
PLEASE if you have any questions about the end of year festivities, let me know. I don't want anyone to miss anything because they didn't get the information!
Good morning! Anyone else watch the wedding yesterday morning! It was kind of fun!
This week should be fun as well, when the morning class meets Mrs. Wishy-Washy! We've been talking a lot about animals stuck in the mud and Mrs. Wishy-Washy isn't having any of that! We'll be sorting, counting, and sequencing events with her this week! Can't wait!
The afternoon class has been so excited about gardening and were pretty proud of their beans that went home on Thursday! We're hopeful that the sunflower seeds we planted on Monday will do as well-fingers crossed! We've had great conversations about planting and what seeds need to grow. It was VERY interesting to see our beans grow without soil!
We continue to write (draw) in our journals this week and are also practicing letters and sounds just about every single day! Did you notice our flowers on the bulletin board-great number practice!
It's looking to be a pretty nice week-looking forward to as much outside time as possible!
Enjoy the rest of your day and let's have a great week!
p.s. we could really use some plastic SPOONS and mini water bottles for super thirsty kiddos! Thanks in advance!:))
p.s.s. End of year shows will both be on WEDNESDAY JUNE 20TH-please mark your calendars. The morning show will be at approximately 9:00 and you are welcome to take your child home with you after. We will still be here on Thursday morning for those who choose to attend.
The afternoon festivities will be approximately 12-2, starting with a family barbecue, then the performance by the children and finally a slideshow presentation that I've already started working on! This will be the last day of school for the afternoon class. More details to come-I just want everyone to have time to plan. thanks
Good morning and Happy Mother's Day to all of the mothers and grandmothers! Also, thank you so much for the gifts and treats for Teacher Appreciation Week-they were DEFINITELY appreciated! xo
The morning class is continuing with fun duck activities-we'll be sing "5 Little Ducks" this week and we'll practicing counting with duck clothespin counting cards. Clothespins are a wonderful activity for little fingers!!
Tomorrow the afternoon class will be learning about journals. We'll each have our own journal for some drawing. We will be talking about titles and authors and then we'll be working VERY hard on trying to draw to an idea. This is a pretty important pre-cursor to writing. We'll be talking and modeling a lot while we draw and I"m hoping it will be a lot of fun!
It's been really exciting to watch our bean seeds sprout and this week we'll be planting some sunflower seeds as well.
It's looking like another great week and we're hoping to get outside as much as possible. We're already finding ticks and the black flies are pretty awesome too! I am not authorized to apply sunscreen OR bug repellent, so make sure you do that at home. We will do "tick checks" when we come inside, but you should be sure to do that at home as well.
Happy birthday Declan on Friday and speedy tonsil recovery to Elizabeth! I hope you all have a relaxing rest of your Mother's Day and let's look forward to a great week!
Good morning! We made it through the back to school, full moon, heat wave week--black fly bites to boot! This week is looking to be a nice one, but not quite so hot-that was a little too much to soon if you ask me!
We'll be busy with Mother's Day surprised this week and we wish Jewel a happy 5th birthday on Saturday!
The morning class has been having so much fun with ducks. We've read Eric Carle's "10 LIttle Rubber Ducks" and this week we'll be singing "5 Little Ducks" and practicing our 1 to 1 counting with the felt board as we sing. Check out our ducks on the bulletin board-they came out so cute!
We will be starting our Brigance screening in the afternoon class. All incoming Kindergartner's are screened. The results are used by the Kindergarten staff to drive their instruction in September, and also to see if there are students that might benefit from the summer session to get a "head start." If you have any questions about this, give me a call or shoot me an e-mail. Please understand that this is strictly for information gathering for the teachers, just like the questionnaire's they sent home. I've completed a few of the teacher questionnaires, so send yours in if you haven't already and I'll complete it and get it to the teachers.
I can't even believe we have 6 full weeks of school left before our "end of year" festivities. I am going to cautiously (fingers crossed that there are no more "weather events") say that BOTH the MORNING AND AFTERNOON end of year "shows" will be on WEDNESDAY JUNE 20TH! Obviously, if we end up with more days (God forbid!) that could change. Morning preschool will still be in session on Thursday the 21st for those who choose to attend. Afternoon preschool will be done on Wednesday the 20th for the year!
I don't have exact times yet, but expect the morning celebration to be approximately 1 hour, and the afternoon celebration will most likely be from 12-2. We have a family barbecue, then the children's performance, and then a slideshow.
Now that the weather is nicer, we will be trying to squeeze in as much outside time as possible. Please be sure your child is prepared to go outside (appropriate footwear sunscreen, bug spray, etc.) on any given day-thanks.
I'm off to plant some pansies before it rains! Enjoy your Sunday and I"m looking forward to a great week!