Week of May 22
Letter of the Week
Review Letters Aa-Zz
Review numbers, shapes, colors, patterns, and graphs
The Heart Patient
"A joyful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit dries up the bones." - Proverbs 17:22
Kindness - The language we use in PK is: "Kindness means caring and wanting to help others."
Tuesday, 23 May 2017
PK Party - Pump it Up! - 9:00-10:00
Our last full week was full of fun! We have been going “back in time” to review letters we have learned this year. We have been trying more challenging puzzles together, taking math “quizzes”, and playing board games. We found some of our favorite centers to pull out for our last week as well. The boys drew their last Mat Man of the year this week! We hope you enjoy seeing their improvement between August and May.
We have loved celebrating summer birthday boys and enjoying the great books their parents have shared. It’s hard to believe summer is close. We will miss being together. We hope to see many of you this summer at PDS if you are signed up for activities here.
Have a lovely weekend! We look forward to seeing you all at our class party on Tuesday morning!
Our special “Mommy and Me” breakfast was the highlight of our week! Your sons were over the moon to have you join us and give you their special Mother’s Day gifts! We hope you enjoyed this special celebration in your honor.
We have been reviewing and practicing many skills this week. It’s fun going “back in time” to find a letter song to sing each day. This is helping us reinforce what we know about each letter’s shape and sound. The boys are enjoying listening for familiar sounds in words and identifying the letter that makes each sound; they are developing the skills needed to be independent thinkers and learners!
We had a great end of the year celebration with our 6th grade buddies on Wednesday. The boys played tag, raced around on the playground, ate pizza, and hugged their buddies goodbye for the summer. They have formed such special bonds this year, and we hope your son will continue to pray for his buddy over the years!
Have a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend!
We zipped up Z week by learning about our LAST alphabet letter! We talked about things that begin with the /z/ sound, learned about zebras, cut zigzags, located Zanzibar on our giant world map, and dressed zany on Friday! It’s exciting to think that we have learned each letter, shape, number, and color. We will be having fun with games, activities, and lessons, which will help us review. There is still so much to learn before we leave for summer!
We are looking forward to our “Mommy and Me” celebration in May. The boys have some special things in store for you! We hope you have a wonderful weekend and get an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful weather!
Traci and Merideth
In our Spanish class PK boys are learning about “Los Opuestos” (“The opposites”) such as: bajo- alto (short- tall), grande- pequeño (big-small), muchos- pocos (many- few), viejo- nuevo (old- new), lento- rapido (slow- fast) etc. To practice our unit they sang two songs called “Yo soy grande” (“I’m big”) and “Los opuestos” (“The Opposites”). Also we played a rhyme to practice the concepts learned. We used real objets and pictures to identify the oposites. It was so much fun to learn about "Los opuestos"
Ask your son what you call a picture of your bones. We discovered what x-rays are, and we created “X-ray” art of our bodies! When learning about letter X, we sang a new song about a fox named Roxy. We learned that the sound of our new letter is /k/ and /s/ together. The boys have learned they will not hear this sound at the beginning of words, so we searched for /x/ inside of words.
We are putting much energy into building all of the letters with our wood pieces. It is hard to remember without looking! Please use your wood pieces at home to practice.
It has been a special week sharing the Easter story with the boys. We hope you all have a beautiful weekend!
He is Risen!