Pre-Kindergarten Announcements

  • June 2, 2014

    Posted June 2, 2014

    During these last days, we will turn our sand tables into water tables to take advantage of the warm weather. We will study one more artist, Jackson Pollock. On a sunny day, we will go outside and try our hand at some abstract art! We will be working on Link Math, a way of exploring different ways to make five. On Wednesday, June 4, we will have a visit from Otto the Auto, the Mid-Atlantic Foundation for Safety and Education's program for younger children. Click to read letter.

  • May 27, 2014

    Posted May 27, 2014

    Although we have finished our Handwriting Without Tears alphabet series, we have not stopped focusing on letters and their sounds in class. As is usual, children at this age vary in their letter recognition and sound association abilities. Learning is an ongoing process and we urge you to continue reading books and playing letter, rhyming and other word and math games throughout the summer months. This will help your child build self-confidence and feel better prepared to enter Kindergarten in the fall. Click to read letter.

  • May 19, 2014

    Posted May 19, 2014

    In preparation for our Celebrations of Learning, the Pre-K 4 students have been learning about the Chesapeake Bay and the animals that live in and by the Bay. Click to read letter.

  • May 12, 2014

    Posted May 12, 2014

    Last week, we continued to observe our lady bugs. It is amazing to see the life cycle unfold, right before our eyes. This week, we are welcoming yet another fun insect into our classrooms—caterpillars! We will be watching our caterpillars transform in the coming weeks as they go through metamorphosis to become Painted Lady Butterflies! Click to read letter.

  • May 5, 2014

    Posted May 5, 2014

    We will welcome some new ‘critters’ to our room. We will be observing the life cycle of a ladybug and watching ladybug larvae grow, molt and become a ladybug to be released in our Pre-Kindergarten garden! Click to read letter.

  • April 28, 2014

    Posted April 28, 2014

    Last week, we celebrated Earth Week by participating in a School–wide green pledge. We promised to contribute to a greener and healthier earth by looking for more ways to reduce, reuse, recycle, and respect nature. Many of our Earth Day activities and projects reinforced these important environmental practices for our children. Paired with members of the senior class, the children participated in a recycling relay with Mr. Dan and a campus-wide nature scavenger hunt, and captured “what part of nature we care about” through photography on the iPads. The faculty and children ended the day with a special Earth Day Pre-School Meeting with Mr.Brady on the Pre-School Playground. It was a beautiful day to spend outdoors with each other! Click to read letter.

  • April 21, 2014

    Posted April 21, 2014

    In conjunction with our Earth Week activities, we will learn about the water cycle with the help of Drippy the Raindrop. We will continue to talk about the water cycle while doing an experiment and learning a song to help us remember the different parts to the cycle: evaporation, condensation, precipitation, and collection. Click to read letter.

  • April 7, 2014

    Posted April 7, 2014

    Pre-Kindergarten students are continuing to learn about the orchestra instruments used to perform the story Peter and the Wolf. In the story, each character is played by a string, wind or percussion instrument. Through movement and active listening activities, the children are learning to discern the different instrument families of the orchestra by sight and sound. Click to read letter.

  • March 31, 2014

    Posted March 31, 2014

    We have been learning various ways to measure! We have even measured using different kinds of pasta and have learned that accurate measuring must be end to end. We used the book Super Sandcastle Saturday by Stuart J. Murphy to understand that if one uses different measuring devices, one will have different results. After exploring how to measure length and height, we have moved on to measuring volume. The children are exploring with a balance scale. We are using our best problem-solving strategies and are asking the questions: How do you know which side is heavier? How do you know which side is lighter? How can you make the sides balance? We will continue working with measurement this week. Click to read letter.

  • March 24, 2014

    Posted March 24, 2014

    Throughout the week the children will continue to focus on standard measurement activities, including ways to measure (tall, wide, deep) and using tools to measure objects (measuring tape, rulers, inch worms, and other manipulatives). We hope you have found the time to complete our measurement home link. We look forward to reading your feedback about this activity. Click to read letter.