Kindergarten Prep Newsletter

Ms. Becky’s Classes

This year continues to fly by and we continue to be busy with activities helping to prepare us for the next step on our academic journey. Between now and Spring Break our letters will be Oo, Pp, Qq and Rr. During Oo week we will study the ocean and learn about its various and unique animals. Look for our Ocean Mural outside the classroom. Pp is for Parties, Presidents, Pigs and Pajamas. We will be celebrating Valentine’s Day with a valentine exchange and special treats. We will be learning about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln and, of course, wear our pajamas to school and eat pancakes on “PJ Day!” We will make a friendship quilt for letter Qq and have “Rodeo Day” for Letter Rr.

Our curriculum will focus on tri-grip strengthening to improve our writing and honing our scissors skills. We will be practicing patterning, sorting by color and grouping sets of items together. Science experiments will have us mixing colors, sinking and floating objects and exploring the ocean. We will be playing games using synonyms and opposites.

I am excited about the opportunity to meet with each of you at Parent-Teacher Conferences on Friday, February 24th. The sign-up sheet is outside the classroom. Ms. Emily and I will be celebrating Dr. Seuss’ Birthday on Wednesday, March 1st, and Happy Bear will be here to share about personal safety on Monday, March 6th.

I want to encourage everyone to attend our “Carnival of Care” on Friday, February 24th, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. This is a fundraiser for our PECC families who have been directly impacted by cancer. There will be many fun activities and a chance to share with members of our PECC Family.

Thank you for all the support and encouragement. Teaching at PECC continues to be a tremendous blessing in my life.

Happy March Birthday to Levi Cloud and Tagg Ensmiger.
Congratulations to Big Brother Kibet Meli on the birth of his baby brother, Benjamin.

Ms. Emily’s Classes

I can’t believe it is already February! Even though it is the shortest month of the year, it is one of our busiest. I’m so excited to explore new ideas and have adventures with your children! This month we will dive into the letters Nn, Oo, and Pp. We will be examining things both above Earth and deep in the oceans. We will also look closer at oranges, pizza, and opposites. Additionally, the kids will start work on learning their phone numbers.

There are lots of party opportunities this month. Right off the bat, we will have our Mom’s nights. February 1st was Mom’s Night for my morning class. It was a fun night for all! Wednesday, February 8th, is the Mom’s Night for my afternoon class. There will be two party days in February. First, we are having a Valentine’s party. The kids are invited to bring valentines for each of their friends, labeled “To my friend”. We will also have a Pajama Day party. The kids are invited to wear their pajamas to school, and we will have pancakes with Ms. Becky’s class for snack time.

Finally, we will have our Parent/Teacher Conferences on February 24th. I will put out a signup sheet in the hallway for times. There will be no Kindergarten Prep that day, but PDO III will still have classes at their regular times.

Happy February!