Pre-k March 16-20th.

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Hello, Preschool parents! Well, it looks like Spring Break has been extended! Here are a few things you can do with your child: Read Count Art (color and cut), and time to get out the blocks, dominos, and the hundreds of little dinosaurs. Dominos allow matching, blocks allow you to stack, and the dinosaurs (or anything you have in multiples) you can put into small groups. Try to make a shamrock and color it! Now let’s cut it out! Earlier in the year I sent home a list of sight words and a name strip. These can be used to practice writing. At your child’s age, writing numbers isn’t something we worry about. Mainly it’s their name, first and last. Have fun! I hope you enjoy next week, looking forward to returning Monday, March 23rd. Stay safe. Kim Gripp

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Pre-K week of March 2-6

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Welcome March! This week (actually all month), we will celebrate Dr.Seuss’ Birthday. Our letter this week is Vv and the number 19. Thursday we will make cookies to represent the character from “Put me in the Zoo.” We will talk about community helpers. This week we are also reviewing rhyming words and opposites. Our projects this week may include: dob a letter, counting to 19, and making sets. Looking forward to this month as I love Dr Seuss books! We will read “Green Eggs and Ham” and actually have lunch with Green eggs and Ham! (Lunch will be provided on 3/20.) We will make oobleck after we read “Bartholomew and the Oobleck.” We will read “Fox in Sox” and do a wacky Wednesday wearing crazy socks. We will read “Go Dog Go” and build a car as transportation is introduced. This month is full of fun! Remember, Friday is early release day and then it’s Spring Break! Ms Gripp
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Pre-K Week of February 24th

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This week in Pre-K, we will learn the letter Uu, color pink, shape heart, and the number 18. We are practicing our counting by rote to 20. Our sight word is “us”. We will talk about finding words in the environment. These are words or signs like McDonalds and Target. Our children at this age can read but not in a way we know reading. They can read each other’s names, they are able to read color words, and some can read number words. Please encourage your child to sound out small words like cat, car, mom, and dad. Play a word game like, “What word am I ?” and sound out m-o-m. It helps with beginning, middle, and ending sounds. Continue to practice letters and their sounds. I have completed the Middle of the Year assessment, and everyone has shown great growth. It is such a joy to see them flourish. Report cards go home Tuesday, February 25th. Looking forward to an awesome week! Ms Gripp
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Pre-K week of February 10-14

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The second week of February will be fast paced! We will learn the letter Ss, the color pink, the shape heart, and the number 16. Wednesday, we will make Stone Soup. Yes, we actually make a pot of vegetable soup with a stone. Thank you for your soup contribution! Thursday is story time at the library which will be followed by lunch. Lunch is being provided by Alex DeSteiguier, pizza and cupcakes, we will celebrate his birthday! Friday will be a class party for Valentines Day at 2:30. Projects for the class might include making a valentines bag for our cards, the letter “s” dob a letter, trace, color and cut, and picture word cards letter Ss . There is a lot going on I am looking forward to a great week! Ms Gripp
**Please remember to return blankets and pillows!

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Pre-K week of February 3-7

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100 Day is February 6th. ..Wow! Can you believe it 100 days of school! We will be making 100 day snack with the items each student brings to school. We will have a total of ten items. Each student will count out 10 of each item and will have a bag of 100 items which is “100 Day Trail Mix”. We will also be learning the letter Rr, shape heart, color pink, and number 15. Students should be counting to 15 easily and be able to go beyond, some to 100. We have been doing very well with our beginning sounds, and have been working on rhyming words. Our projects of the week might include: 100 day visor, arrange numbers in order, number 15 find the number, sight word red, and handwriting practice. We are looking forward to a great week! Ms. Gripp
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Pre-k week of January 27th

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This week in pre-k, we will be learning the letter Qq, number 14, shape rectangle, and the color blue. It’s amazing that we have almost been in school for 100 days! We have lots of things planned for next month, 100 Day (February 6), Stone Soup (February 12), and Valentine’s Day (February 14). Watch your child’s folder for a list of names for Valentine’s,and a list for our famous Stone soup. This week we will practice following 2-3 step directions and being self directed to complete tasks. We have a few projects: a Quill pencil, a rhyming quilt ,and a shape search. We will be going over beginning sounds, numbers and groups, our last name, using scissors, holding a pencil, and naming shapes. This week and next I will be testing to see how much the children have grown. Thank you for your support! Looking forward to an awesome week! Ms Gripp
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Pre-K. Week of January 20,2020

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Hope everyone has enjoyed the three-day weekend! Thank you for returning your report cards! This week we are learning about the letter “Pp”, the number 13, the color blue, and the shape rectangle. Wednesday, we will have pancakes for lunch. Please send morning snacks, I will provide the pancake lunch. We will be making penguin crafts as well as handwriting practice and finding the letter p. The children are doing well with their words. Thank you for helping. With no school Monday, we will do our words on Friday. Continue counting and saying your abc’s. We have a fun week ahead. Thanks for your support, Ms Gripp.
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Pre k week of January 13th

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This week in Pre k, we will learn the letter O , the number 12, the shape rectangle, and the color blue. We will be making groups representing numbers up to 10. We are also learning about compound words. Projects may include: letter “o” book, finding the number 12, and handwriting first and last name. Report cards go home Tuesday. Looking forward to an awesome week! Ms Gripp
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Pre-K Week of December 9-13

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This week in Pre-K, we will continue reviewing numbers 1-10 and letters A-M. Our color is yellow and the shape is the star. On Wednesday, we will name one word for each letter a-m. Top two students get to visit the treasure box. I am betting they all get to go! Thursday, we will go to Story Time at the library. Friday, we will visit the library to return books. We will not be checking them out.  We will also continue Christmas crafts. Thank you for all your outside help with your kiddos. They have learned so much in a short time. Awesome week ahead looking forward to it! Kim Gripp

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Pre-k Week of December 2

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Welcome back! As we begin after our break, we will jump in by reviewing the numbers 1-10. The children should know what each number is, and should also show a given number by using manipulatives. We will also learn the letter Mm, color yellow, and the shape star. We will also begin working on Christmas crafts. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all my parents, grandparents, and aunts for making our Thanksgiving snack feast a success. I think our little Pilgrims had a great time! Looking forward to a great week. KimGripp
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