Pre-K News for the week of February 19, 2024

Dear Families,

I hope you all enjoyed your extra day off yesterday with family and friends.

Our letter study for this week is the letter “Jj” for Jumping Jill.   

Along with this newsletter, you will find my instructional plan for our new theme, the new theme vocabulary, the new theme song, and tonight’s home activity.

This week our class will begin a new theme titled “Let’s Move”. We will be discussing different ways people, animals and things move. Our topic this week is  “Move with Me.”  Our read-aloud this week is a tale from England titled “The Gingerbread Man.” Ask your child to tell you the ways the gingerbread man moved as he was getting away from the old woman. You can help your child learn more by talking to them about the things that they are doing in school, and the letters, words, and numbers they have learned. ASK? What did you read today? What are some ways things/people/animals move?

Please remember that we welcome parents and grandparents who are willing to come in and share an activity from your family’s cultural sheet. You may also come in and read a story to the children and do a seasonal activity. Just let us know ahead of time so we can make the proper accommodations. Thank you                   

On inclement weather days, McCurdy Pre-K will follow the McCurdy Charter school schedule, meaning if a 2-hour delay is called for charter, then we also have a 2-hour delay, however, if this happens to fall on a Friday, then school is canceled as we only have a half day.

In case Charter has an in-service, then look for an email from me, or check your local news for closure

Please ask your child to tell you about their new classroom job. (jobs change weekly) You can see your child’s job posted in the classroom helping hands, or see it on the “Kids Corner” section of this website.

REMINDER!!!!!

As the colder months approach, we want to ensure the comfort and safety of all our students during outdoor activities. To streamline our preparations and make the transition to colder weather smoother, we kindly request your assistance in helping your children with jacket-related tasks.

Putting on Jackets: Help your child to independently put on their jacket. This skill not only fosters self-sufficiency but also saves valuable classroom time. Practice

Inside-Out Sleeves: Please teach your child how to identify and correct inside-out sleeves. This small skill can prevent unnecessary frustration during jacket time.

Zipping Up: If your child’s jacket has a zipper, help them practice zipping it up and down smoothly. This will contribute to their independence and confidence.

Hoodies: For those with hoodies, show your child how to put on and secure the hood properly. It’s crucial for keeping them warm during chilly weather.

We understand that mastering these tasks may take time, but with your support and guidance, we believe your child can become proficient in these essential skills.

By working together on these preparations, we can ensure a more efficient and enjoyable outdoor experience for your child and their classmates. We greatly appreciate your cooperation in helping us create a warm and safe environment as the temperature drops.

Thank you for your continued support in your child’s education.

 HOME ACTIVITIES for the week of  February 19, 2024

Monday Night Activity: No school

Tuesday Night Activity: Choose 1 letter “Jj” activity

Wednesday Night Activity: Letter “Jj” Search and Practice

Thursday Night Activity: What comes next # activity

Friday Night Activity: None/Have a safe weekend!

Please remember that we welcome parents and grandparents who are willing to come in and share an activity from your family’s family cultural sheet. You may also come in and read a story to the children and do a seasonal activity. Just let us know ahead of time so we can make the proper accommodations. Thank you

Parents and grandparents, please allow your child to do their work, if I don’t see their work, I cannot help them improve. Have them write their names and do their cutting… I am not looking for perfection, I need them to practice. If they cannot write their name, begin by putting dots for them to trace, or show them on another paper and let them copy you. Thank you for your cooperation.

                 Looking Ahead:

 February 29, 2024- 3rd Parent Event, Via Zoom.                         

March 11-15, 2024 Spring Break

 March 29-April 4-Easter Break: Return to school Tue April 5, 2024

Please note the following Calendar change.  May Parent Teacher conferences have been moved from May 2 to May 24, 2024

**Thank You! **Muchas Gracias!!!

Thank you to all our families who continue to support our classroom by donating items and volunteering. This week we want to thank our Valentine’s committee who provided a special lunch for the children on Valentine’s Day. Also to Ms. Rachel &  Miquela Martinez (Brooklynn), for coming in and doing a special Valentine’s craft and to Mr. Josh Valdez, and Ms. Noehly Veleta-Mendoza for the Pizzas. The children had an amazing day!  Your kindness and generosity are very much appreciated!

                        Reminders:

  • If your child is absent, a written or electronic excuse must be provided to the school upon their arrival.
  •  If you arrive later than 8:30 a.m. you will be considered tardy and be required to obtain a tardy slip from Ms. Eufemia at the McCurdy Ministry Office.
  • On inclement weather days, if a 2 hr. delay is called for McCurdy Charter School, then there will be a 2-hour delay for Pre-K as well unless it is a Friday, then Pre-K is canceled.
  • Furthermore, if school is canceled at the Charter for weather reasons, we will cancel as well.  Inclement weather days will be announced on your local TV stations KOB 4, KOAT 7, and KRQE 13                                   

  The home is the child’s first school, the parent is the child’s first teacher.”  

Former First Lady of The United states Barbara Bush