Week of February 12
Letter of the WeekLetter Qq
Math SkillReview Numbers 0-10
DiscoveryLove! Love! Love!
Character TraitThe Bold Adventurer - Don't sit around. Get out of your comfort zone!
Bible Verse"Be strong and don't be afraid. God is with you wherever you go." - Joshua 1:9
Parent PartnershipHonesty - "Always tell the truth."
Friday, 16 February 2018
Monday, 19 February 2018
Our “Q” week was quite amazing in many ways. We sang about a quirky queen named Quilla, built letter Q, and practiced our counting, graphing, matching, and sorting. Ask your son to tell you a word that begins with the /kw/ sound!
We LOVED celebrating Valentine’s Day with our 6th grade buddies! Although our week was shortened by winter break, we worked hard practicing our new letter, cutting, coloring, and tracing.
Have a wonderful winter break. We’ll see you on Tuesday!
Marlana & Sandy
Spotlight on Special Areas: Mrs. Christenbury
We are talking about the Seven Virtues of Manhood in Bible this year and have already learned about The True Friend, Humble Hero, and Moral Motivator. We are talking about The Bold Adventurer now. We share Bible stories that exemplify each trait. Please follow our PDS Bible Instagram for pictures of chapel, Bible class, and special events at PDS. I will also post pictures and updates on your son’s Seesaw page.
We pray for a different country each week, and our country this week is Oman. Our list is found here Operation World.
The boys love to sing and dance to Bible songs, including the two below.
I am so happy to be a part of your son's spiritual growth experience!
Our P week was packed with learning! We learned the song for Penelope Pig and talked about things that begin with the /p/ sound. We practiced our “pinch, pinch, pull” skills when opening our packages this week. We especially enjoyed our “P” snacks each day – pears, pretzels, popcorn, pancakes, and pizza-flavored Pringles! We also practiced holding crayons and cutting paper. There are lots of “p” things to do at school! We are painting, pasting, and using our pencils. Playing with our puppets and playdoh was fun too.
Celebrating our 100th day of PK was a perfect end to P week! We learned what the numeral 10 looks like, and we made ten groups of 10 with many things around our classroom. We are learning how we can count 10 pennies to trade for a dime. Also, 10 dimes make one dollar! Ask your son to count by tens to 100 for you!
Have a great weekend!
Marlana & Sandy
Spotlight on Special Areas – A message from Mrs. Pearson:
Exciting things are happening in the EC music classroom! The boys are beginning to explore pitch by learning what it means to sing high and low - and even play scales in the key of C on “boomwhakers” and colored pitched bells. The JK and SK boys are also learning to recognize rhythmic patterns in music and have even had the chance to practice playing our class drum as they play quarter notes and eighth notes as we chant about snowmen, ice, and winter wonderlands. We are building our musical vocabulary through singing, instrumental activities, and movement. Ask your child if they can explain (or sing) the differences between dinosaur and butterfly notes.
The boys did some OUTSTANDING work this week learning how to build letter O, singing Octopus Stew, counting o’s, and naming things that begin with the /o/ sound. They have also been working with number 9 and practicing their cutting skills. Everyone was over the moon about eating oranges and Oreos! Our "Office” center was a big hit this week! The boys loved playing with calculators, writing notes, and making important phone calls. We hope you enjoyed some of the "memos" that came home! We also learned some interesting things about an octopus as well as a few other creatures that live in the ocean.
Enjoy your weekend!
Marlana & Sandy
Spotlight on Special Areas - A message from Mrs. Watson:
In our Spanish Class, the PK boys have practicing counting from one to twenty and singing greeting songs at the beginning of each class.
They learned the colors and some parts of the body in Spanish. They’ve really enjoyed singing the song “Mi cuerpo hace musica” (“My body makes music”) and “Cabeza, hombros, rodillas, pies” (“Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes”)..
During this month they will learn about some food and drinks.