What's Happening?

WEEK OF MAY 1st – 5th



Our classrooms are a peanut and nut free environment.

PIZZA DAY IS THURSDAY!

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. It was absolutely gorgeous and felt just like summer!


D.E.A.R. TIME

There are still slots available to sign up to read to the class and only 4 weeks left to do so. Please don't forget to sign up. We would love to have you read to us!


SPARE CLOTHING SWAP

Please send in a set of spare clothing, including underwear and socks, for the warm weather by the end of this week. Once we receive the warm weather clothes, we will swap them and send home the winter clothes now in your child's cubby. Thank you!!!


SCHOLASTIC BOOK ORDERS
May Scholastic book order forms were sent home last week. Please submit your order form with a check made payable to Scholastic, or order on line by clicking on the following link https://clubs2.scholastic.com/ and entering class code NH6DN. All May orders will be due Friday, May 12th. Thank you for your support!


FIELD TRIP – PHILADELPHIA ART MUSEUM TUESDAY, MAY 2ND

Thank you for completing the online permission form for your child.


We will be leaving WMA at 9:00am and returning by 12Noon, just in time to have lunch at school. EVERYONE IS ASKED TO PACK THEIR LUNCH ON THIS DAY.


Thank you to everyone who volunteered to chaperone. Our chaperones will be Maria Cacia, Jennifer Del Borrello, Tiffany McDonald, and Sherry Tracey. All chaperones are asked to arrive at school by 8:45am and sign in at the front desk with Mrs. Gallagher.


MORNING CIRCLE
This week we will begin our last theme of the school year and it is appropriately entitled “Ready for Kindergarten”! As we begin this theme, it is hard to believe that the school year is coming to a close.


Throughout the next three weeks our focus will be to review what we have learned throughout the school year. This week, our concept focus will be “Now I Know My ABC’s” in which our emphasis will be on letter recognition, phonological awareness, and handwriting.


Larry Lion and Ms. L laugh their way into our classroom with the longest of laughs as we learn about the letter “L”.


In math, we will be learning more about symmetry and reviewing weight, patterning, sequencing, and working on number stories.


In science, we will continue to learn about the life cycle of plants and animals/insects. Special attention will be on the life cycle of a butterfly as we continue to monitor the progress and care for our very own “butterflies” which are now in the chrysalis stage.


We had lots of fun learning about the life cycle of a frog last week and will be reviewing it this week.


We will also be planting seeds and growing sunflowers as we observe and learn about the life cycle of a plant.


LETTERS & NUMBERS HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT will resume this week.


DUE MONDAY, MAY 8th:
Letter “L” and Letter “O” Worksheets – Please have your child complete the worksheets this week and return them by the due date. Remember to have your child write their name on the worksheets, trace and write the number and letter using the HWT terminology (big lines, little lines, big curves, little curves) and write all letters and numbers starting at the top.


PAST DUE:
If you haven’t completed and returned any letter worksheets (B, C, D, E, G, H, I, J, M, R, S, T, Q, V) or HWT number booklets (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10), please do so by the end of this week.


Please continue working on the following skills at home:

         1. Calendar (days of the week, months of the year, yesterday was, today is, tomorrow will be)

         2. Rhyming words

         3. Naming and recognizing uppercase and lowercase letters

         4. Beginning letter sounds for letters we’ve learned so far (A, B, C, E, F, G, H, I, J, M, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, and Z)

         5. Writing the letters of the alphabet

         6. Syllable word counting

         7. Naming and recognizing numbers 0-20

         8. Counting by rote to 100

         9. Writing the numbers 0-10

        10. Opposites

         11. Three and four part story sequencing

         12. Cutting with scissors

SPECIALS
Specials this week will be as noted on the Pre-K B web page. Since we will be on our field trip on Tuesday, there will be no gym this week. Mr. Nick added an extra class last week to make up for this Tuesday.


RELIGION
This week’s Seeds Gospel story is about how Jesus’ friends recognized him and how we can recognize Jesus in our lives.


MAY DEVOTION
The month of May is a very special month. It is the Month of Mary, a month in which we honor Jesus’ mother and our heavenly mother. Therefore, starting this week we will learn more about Mary and the Holy Rosary. In Mary’s honor, we will create a prayer corner in our classroom. The children are welcome to bring in prayer intentions and flowers to place before Mary throughout the month of May. Pre-K will be participating in a prayer service in honor of Mary at the grotto located on campus. ECC and Big Buddies will be joining us.



LOOKING AHEAD!!!


Monday, May 8, 2017 –
Pre-K and ECC Blessed Mother Grotto Prayer Service and Sisters of Mercy – McAuley Outreach Visit


Wednesday, May 17th
– Pre-K will be presenting at Community Gathering


Friday, May 19th:
Big/Little Buddy End of the Year Picnic at school @ 12Noon-2:30pm. Rain date will be Monday, May 22nd. All parents are welcome! More details to follow. Be on the lookout for an email from our homeroom moms.


Friday, May 26th & Monday, May 29th:
Memorial Day Holiday – No School


Thursday, June 1st:
Pre-K Closing Ceremony @ 9:00am in the Dixon Gym followed by light refreshments and dismissal immediately following. NO Play & Discover for Pre-K children on this day, as it is a special day for you and your child.


P&D WILL BE OPEN ON…

Friday, June 2nd from 8:00am-6:00pm

Monday, June 5th from 8:00am-6:00pm

Tuesday, June 6th from 8:00am-6:00pm

Wednesday, June 7th from 8:00am-6:00pm

THE LAST DAY FOR P&D WILL BE WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7TH!!!


Have a great week!


Love,


Mrs. Leuzzi & Miss Harrison