Dear Families,

What a wonderful year it has been! I cannot believe the end of school is quickly approaching. I have enjoyed teaching, loving, and getting to know your children!

Snack Families:

  • Week of April 29: Hodzic
  • Week of May 6: Khaleel 
  • Week of May 13: Ledford
  • Week of May 20: Losey
  • Week of May 27: Patterson 

Upcoming Dates and Reminders:

  • May 6 - May Birthdays Celebration in Chapel
  • May 9 - Mother's Day Tea at 1:00 pm in the classroom. Please arrive about 12:45!
  • May 13 - June Birthdays Celebration in Chapel
  • May 20 - July Birthdays Celebration in Chapel
  • May 21 - Spirit Day!
  • May 24 - Last day of after school programs
  • May 27 - Memorial Day Holiday - No school!
  • May 28 - May 30 - Camp Week
  • May 30 - Field Day & last day of school

Our Upcoming Unit: Moving On

During the month of April, we enjoyed learning about Easter, nature, plants, and spring. 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.

We know many of you are already thinking about summer. Our PreK4 team has compiled a list of ideas to help you prepare your child for 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 this summer. 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. What a great way to review numbers, following directions, and comparing quantities!

My students are so special to me and I am excited for them to start their next adventure!
As always, reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

Love,

Mrs. Lee

Welcome to Mrs. Lee’s PreK 4 Class!

Reminders:

Snack Families:

Week of April 1: Chavoya

Week of April 8: Correa

Week of April 15: Duck

Week of April 22: Henderson

Week of April 29: Hodzic

Important Dates:

  • Monday, April 1: April Birthdays recognized in chapel (8:45 am in Wynne Chapel)
  • Wednesday, April 17: Easter Parties at 11 am. Your child can wear their Easter best!
  • Thursday, April 18: Easter Service 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!

CLASSROOM NEWS:

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!

Upcoming Unit: 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.   
2.    Tell the truth: 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 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 of the beautiful nature that God has created.
As always, reach out if you have any questions or concerns.
 

As always, please reach out if you have any questions

Love,

Mrs. Lee

Welcome to Mrs. Lee’s PreK 4 Class!

Reminders:

Snack Families:

Week of March 4: Shelton

Week of March 18: Stark

Week of March 25: Wilson

Week of April 1: Chavoya

Important Dates:

  • March Birthday Celebration (8:45 am in Wynne chapel)
  • March 11-15: Spring Break! No School
  • Tuesday, March 19: Spirit Day
  • March 25-29: Book Fair
  • March 27: Book Character Day

CLASSROOM NEWS:

Past Unit: Using Our Imagination

Current Unit: Space

March is going to be a busy month and one with a lot of opportunities to cultivate our love of books! We will celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday, the book fair, and book character day. The Prek4 team wanted to share our favorite authors with you to encourage you to read great, quality books to your children at home. Rich literature will deepen your child’s love of reading.

Mrs. Faircloth

Favorite Author: Jan Brett

Why? She is known for her colorful and detailed illustrations. I love reading her books to the kiddos because she gives a hint on each page about what is coming next in the story. This engages them and keeps them wanting more!

Mrs. Hahn

Favorite Author: Ezra Jack Keats

Why? With simple texts, “neighborhood” experiences and topics that relate to a child’s daily life, Keats’ main character Peter, is fun-loving, imaginative and bright.  His thoughtful side is evident in every book!

Mrs. Hines

Favorite Author: Kevin Henkes

Why? Henkes uses relatable characters like Lilly, Owen, Chester, and Chrysanthemum to help us explore our feelings in a comfortable, safe way. His books allow children to talk about emotions in a productive way after seeing how the characters handle situations.

Mrs. Lee

Favorite Author: Eric Carle

Why? What’s not to love about his books? Children of all ages love them. The colors are vibrant and the stories are playful, but his stories also offer children the opportunity to learn about topics that interest them.

Mrs. Puckett

Favorite Author: Mo Willems

Why? One of my favorite things about Mo Willem’s books is there is almost always a part in each story that make the children laugh hysterically.  I also love his use of portraying feelings through his famed cartoon illustrations and characters.

As always, please reach out if you have any questions

Love,

Mrs. Lee