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prek-3-for-douglastonWelcome to Mrs. Carney and Ms. Lindsey’s Pre-K3 class page!

Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns. Your childs notebook is a wonderful
way to get in touch, as well as via email at mcarney@dwcaonline.org.

I look forward to working with you to make this year enriching and exciting for your child!

Class Schedule
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Pre-K Resources
Scholastic Orders (code KZKKM)
– Parent Guide to Pre-K Common Core
Parent Guide to Literacy
Parent Guide to Pre-K

Menus
September Breakfast Menu

September Lunch Menu

Pre-K Newsletter Week of May 15th-19th

Posted on May 12, 2017

Special Announcements:

Pre-K had so much fun and were super excited on participating during Spirit Week, from wearing beach attire, to favorite color and mix and match. They loved participating with the 8th graders on making a special craft together and enjoyed playing different parachutes games.

Reminders:

*Planting with Pre-K will be on Thursday, May 18th afterschool from 2:20PM to 4:00 PM.
* Memorial Day (school closed) May 29th.

News:

This week we explore and investigated animals’ babies. We learned that just like human babies animals babies need food, sleep and shelter. We compared human babies and animals babies and discussed how they are alike and different.

In the block center the children created zoos and habitats for different kinds of animals. In the math center the children matched cards of adult animals with baby animals. We learn that a baby bear and tiger is called a cub, a baby horse a foal, a baby duck is a duckling and a baby cow and elephant is called a calf.

The children enjoyed listening to Stellaluna by Janell Cannon, a fiction story about a baby bat that lived with a bird family after getting lost. The baby bat name Stellaluna learned to act and do many things like birds until she finds her mother and begins to behave like a bat again.

Next week we will continue investigating animals’ babies.

Events and Birthdays:
5/14 Happy Mother’s Day!
5/18 Planting with Pre-K!                                                                                                                                                              5/29 Memorial Day

Pre-K Newsletter Week of May 8th-12th

Posted on May 5, 2017

Special Announcements:

Pre-K is learning number recognition skills. To help us with the correct number formation, we learned a poem to help us remember how to write the number three. You can practice at home using this poem:

Around the tree,
Around the tree,
That’s the way
we make a three!

Reminders:
*Pre-K Spirit Week May8th – 12th
*Planting with Pre-K will be on Thursday, May 18th afterschool from 2:20PM to 4:00 PM. If you would like your child to participate, please send in $30(cash) by Friday, May 12th.

This week, we began our Baby unit by discussing what human babies need and ways we care for human babies. The children were thrilled to tell and share some of their personal experiences when they were a baby.
We turned dramatic play into a baby nursery, the children were actively engaged in pretending and taking care of the babies by feeding, bathing, putting the babies to sleep and changing the babies’ diapers and clothes.

In the Art Center, we used recyclable materials to create baby rattles and baby toys. The children used different materials to decorate them.

To explore the topic in more depth we read a special read aloud, Everywhere Babies by Susan Meyers which describes all the wonderful things babies do best.
Next week we will learn we learn about animal babies.
Events and Birthdays:
5/07 Happy 5th Birthday Liam!
5/08-5/12-Pre-K Spirit Week !                                                                                                                                                              5/09 Happy 5th Birthday Benjamin!
5/18- Planting with Pre-K!

Pre-K Newsletter Week of May 1st-5th

Posted on April 28, 2017

Special Announcements:

This week we learned how to recognize and write the number two. To help us with the correct number formation, we learned a poem to help us remember. You can practice at home using this poem:
Around, around
the choo-choo track,
Two! Two! Two!

Reminders:

*Planting with Pre-K will be on Thursday, May 18th afterschool from 2:20PM to 4:00 PM. If you would like your child to participate, please send in $30(cash) by Friday, May 12th. Thank you!

News:

This week we learned about why plants are important. We talked about the different types of foods that come from plants. We read the book The Vegetables We Eat by Gail Gibbons and learned that we eat different parts of plants in our daily meals!
At the Science Center, we observed seeds from various types of fruit, vegetable, herb, and flower plants. We compared their shapes, sizes, and colors. We used these seeds to count and sort in the Math Center as well!
The children were provided with parts of plants such as flowers, stems, and twigs to use in place of a paint brush in the Art Center. As they explored painting with the different plant parts, we identified each part of the plant that was being used.
At the Science Center, each child chose seeds they would like to plant in the classroom and watch grow. We hope to create a “rainbow garden” in our classroom!
Next week we will begin a unit on babies. We will learn what we need to take care of human babies.

Events and Birthdays:

5/07 Happy 5th Birthday Liam!
5/09 Happy 5th Birthday Benjamin!
5/18- Planting with Pre-K!

Pre-K Newsletter Week of April 3rd- April 7th

Posted on April 1, 2017

Special Announcements:
Pre-K meals (breakfast and lunch) are now being served family style! This means that food is placed in the center of each table and children are learning to use serving utensils to serve themselves each course. In additional to these self-care skills, children are learning to self-select healthy foods first, followed by snacks. You may choose implement some “family style” meals at home to support our efforts at school!

Reminders:
* Spring Recess is coming up fast! School will be closed Thursday, April 13th through Friday, April 21st. We will re-open on Monday, April 24th!
*As the weather changes, please continue to practice dressing for outdoor play at home with your child. New Spring jackets also mean new zippers and snaps to figure out!

News:
This week, we completed our unit on water by discussing the many ways water helps living things survive.
At the Science Center, we observed colored water travel across paper towels through absorption. When the colors met in the middle, they mixed together to create a new color!
During our whole group time, children predicted what would happen to celery stalks placed in colored water. We also predicted how long it would take to observe a change in the celery, and continued to test our predictions throughout the week! We recorded our predictions and observations on a class chart during shared writing.
Next week we will begin a new unit of study on plants! We will be exploring the question “what are plants?”

Events and Birthdays:
4/8 Happy 5th Birthday Aektha & Shwetha
4/13-4/21: Spring Recess, No School!

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