Dear families,

It was an absolute pleasure to teach your children this year. It has been, without a doubt, one of the best years in my teaching career. Each and every one of your children has been respectful, kind, caring and joyful. Not only have your children made this year amazing, but you have also played a major role in making this year a successful and memorable one. Thank you for your hard work at home with your children, your generosity in providing for the class, your words of encouragement to me and your LOVE. It is easy to see how loved and well taken care of your precious ones are at home because it has helped them to grow and shine in the classroom.

I am so proud of all your children have accomplished this year and know they are ready for their next adventure! I pray each of them will continue to grow, learn, and remember God's love in everything they do. 

Have the most wonderful summer and please stay in touch! I would love updates on your angels!

With love,

Mrs. Puckett

Dear Families,

What a wonderful year it has been! It's hard to believe the last month of school is quickly approaching us. This class has been a dream come true and I am not ready for this school year to end.  

Snack Families:

  • Week of April 29 - Ray
  • Week of May 6 - Redman
  • Week of May 13 - Reyero
  • Week of May 20 - Springer
  • Week of May 27 - Babb

Upcoming Dates and Reminders:

  • May 6th - May birthdays will be recognized in chapel
  • May 9th - Mother's Day Tea at 11:00 in the classroom. Please arrive by 10:45!
  • May 13th - June birthdays will be recognized in chapel
  • May 20th - July birthdays will be recognized in chapel
  • May 21st - Spirit Day!
  • May 24th - Last day of after school programs
  • May 27th - Memorial Day Holiday
  • May 28th - May 30th - Camp Week
  • May 30th - Field Day & last day of school

Our Upcoming Unit: Moving On

We enjoyed learning about Easter, nature, plants, and spring the last few weeks.As we wrap up the end of our school year, we will be starting our new unit, Moving On. During this unit we will be learning about going new places and trying new things.

Since summer is right around the corner, the PreK 4 team has compiled a list of ideas of summertime fun with your child to help prepare them for the next school year.

Here are some summer activity ideas:

 1. Play, Play, Play! Outdoors and indoors. Remember play is a child's work. 

 2. Read to and with your child. There is so much learning and bonding that takes place when you curl up with a good book. 

3. Write with your fingers in different sensory trays (salt, sand, shaving cream, etc.) This is fun way to review those letters and sounds we have learned this year. Sidewalk chalk is also a fun idea!

4. Play number games such as Uno, and count anything and everything. Think flower petals, seashells at the beach, and watermelon seeds. 

5. Give your child scissors, pencils, colors, play-doh, and tongs any chance you get. Keep building those fine motor skills.

6. Cook with your child. Let them count and measure. Cooking is a great way to review numbers, following directions, and comparing quantities!

I have really enjoyed getting to know each of you and your children this year. Your children have grown and learned so much. I am excited to hear about their new adventures in the next year!
 
As always, reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

Love,

Mrs. Puckett

 

Reminders:


Snack Family
Week of April 1: Fitzgerald
Week of April 8: Frotten
Week of April 15: Langley
Week of April 22: Mehrens
Week of April 29: Ray

Important Dates:
Monday, April 1: April Birthdays recognized in chapel (8:45 in Wynne Chapel)


Wednesday, April 17: Easter Parties 11 a.m. Wear your Easter best!


Thursday, April 18: Easter Service (10:30 in Sanctuary) and Grandfriends Day


Friday, April 19- Monday, April 22: Easter Holiday


Wednesday, April 24: Spirit Day


More information on the Mother’s Day Tea coming soon!

It is so hard to believe it is almost April! We have loved learning all about space, famous authors, and the state of Texas. We loved hearing about what your children love about their dads while preparing for Dad’s night!
 
Easter and Nature All Around Us


Easter is just around the corner! As we prepare for this wonderful celebration of Easter, we wanted to share some helpful tips for talking about the Easter story with your child. Talking about death, specifically the crucifixion, can be tricky! As a Pre-k 4 team, we thought the guidelines listed below were a helpful resource for talking about Easter with our curious, little ones.

Tips for Talking to Children about Easter
(Full article: http://www.weekdayschoolorlando.org/news/4-ways-to-talk-about-easter-with-young-children)

1.    Keep it simple: Stick with the basics of the Easter story and save the details about nails, the crown of thorns or other painful details for when your child is older. You may simply say to your three year old: “Jesus was hurt by some bad guys and they put Him on the cross and He died.” 
2.    Tell the truth: Death is a part of life. If your child has lost a goldfish or a great-grandparent, they may have already felt the sadness that death can bring. In a gentle and simple way, talking about death helps a child understand their world and the promises of life after death with God.
3.    Focus on the GOOD NEWS: Jesus came to life again. He beat death! He made a way for us to go heaven! Easter is a story with a happy-ever-after ending.
4.    Answer their questions: Little people don’t process big things all at once. Expect lots of questions. Answer them the best you can, keeping in mind that short answers are best. It’s also okay to say, “I don’t know…what do you think?” Questions mean that your child is thinking about Jesus, which is a good thing!

We hope that you will join us for the Easter service and Grandfriends Celebration.
 
In addition to celebrating Easter, we are learning all about nature, plants, and spring in the coming weeks. We look forward to exploring all the beautiful nature that God has created.

As always, reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

Love,

Mrs. Puckett