Welcome back and Happy New Year! I hope you enjoyed your holidays. This month the children will be learning about transportation. They learned that some community helpers operate vehicles so they decided to make a mail truck for our classroom Post Office. They had fun painting and creating it. Please check out the pictures on the school’s Facebook page. As they role play and act out scenarios they build background knowledge, increase vocabulary, and learn to cooperate with each other.
In addition to the dramatic play area, there will be transportation activities in the math center such as pattern making, sorting, counting and simple addition and subtraction. There will also be art activities and daily read alouds of fiction and non-fiction books on transportation. Please ask your child what the book of the day was.
Please check out the important dates listed below.
Jan.15 Pizza Day
Jan.16 State of the Academy Meeting 6:30pm
Jan.20 School Closed
Jan.22 Bedtime Stories $5. per student 3-4 pm and $1. pajama dress down during school hours
Jan.23 Scholastic Book Fair for our class
Jan.29 Pizza Day
During the month of December the children will be learning about their community as well as the various holidays celebrated by families this month. The dramatic play area will be transformed into a bakery, a pizzeria, and a post office. The children as always will participate in story time to build background knowledge and learn new vocabulary. At the end of the month will we have a holiday party.
Dec.5- Parent/Teacher Conferences
Dec.9- No School
Dec.17- Ugly Sweater Contest
Dec.19- Christmas Concert
Dec.20- 3:00pm Dismissal – No Extended Care
Dec.23-Jan.5- N0 School
During the month of November the children will be learning about the fall. In this unit of study they will learn about leaves, how crops are harvested at this time and how various animals get ready for the winter. Every day the children will participate in a read aloud using both fiction and nonfiction books. Please ask them to tell you the name of our daily story!
On Tuesday November 26th we will participate in a School Thanksgiving Lunch. The event will begin at 11:00am and parent volunteers are welcome. PreK as a grade is asked to send in paper plates and plastic cutlery. Thank you in advance for your support!
Monday Nov.11 – No School
Friday Nov.22-$1.00 Dress Down
Tuesday Nov.26- Thanksgiving Lunch
Wednesday Nov.27- 12:30pm Dismissal -No Extended Care Available
Thursday Nov28-29 No School
During the month of October the children will be learning about their five senses. Since it is fall and apple season many of the activities will incorporate apples. As a class there will be tasting of various apples, making applesauce, creating graphs, art activities using the sense of touch, I Spy games and creating patterns with apples.
The children participate in a group read aloud every day. The books are fiction and nonfiction. Please ask them to tell you about the book of the day and what we are learning in class!
Important Dates this Month
Friday October 4th – Daddy Drop Off 7:40 am
Wednesday October 9-Pretzel Day
Monday October 14th – No School Columbus Day
Wednesday October 16-Pizza Day
Friday October 18th – $2. Dress Down for Breast Cancer
Tuesday- October 22- Picture Day- Dress up (no uniforms)
Wednesday October 23- Pretzel Day
Tuesday-October 29-Class Photo- Wear the uniform and bring your smile
Wednesday October 30th – No School due to Teacher Professional Day
Thursday October 31st- Halloween Parade & Pizza Day
I would like to wish you a warm welcome as we begin a new school year. This year will be one of tremendous growth and learning for your sons and daughters and I look forward to being a part of their learning journey.
Universal Pre-K focuses on learning through purposeful play. The learning experiences are grounded in the children’s interests and developed around learning in several disciplines that include Literature, Art, Math, Science and Social Studies. We will be working on units of study throughout the year. Our first unit will be “Welcome to Pre-K”. September will be a month of getting to know each other, making new friends, and learning classroom routines.
Please remember to send in your medical forms, your emergency contact information, a change of clothes, and the photos of your child. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Our Specials are as follows:
Monday – Art