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The First Days in Pre-K 1!

Welcome to Pre-K!

I would like to extend a warm welcome to you all! We had a very busy week getting back into the school routine.

I wanted to review the lunch and snack policies. Having lunch at school is a big change for some students in this class and I want them to be confident in having both lunch and snack at school.

This is from the Family Handbook. “Please pack your child’s snack and snack beverage in a large Ziploc storage bag labeled with their name and the word SNACK. This bag should be placed in the FRONT pocket of their backpack for easy access." It will be a grab and go situation, so your assistance is most appreciated!

Their lunch should be packed separately in a lunch box and kept in the larger backpack pocket.


Lunches should be made up of 5 components. Water is not considered a component.

Some examples of 5 component lunches:

Ham and cheese on bread, juice box and carrots

Cheese pizza, water, yogurt and cucumbers

Chicken nuggets, Fresh veggie assortment, yogurt and juice box

Please be aware that many Lunchables contain candy and peanut items, be sure to read the label if sending this with your child. Additionally, including a napkin in the lunchbox is very helpful for the students to practice table manners. Thank you very much for your help with this.

We will be using the Reading Street Curriculum in our classroom. This week we learned the song "Time To Rhyme". It was a great introduction to the interactive charts of this curriculum. We talked a lot about words that rhyme.

This week we read Pete The Kitty's First Day Of Preschool by Kimberly & James Dean, The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn and Rhyming Dust Bunnies by Jan Thomas. We listened to Pete The Cat I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin.

Of course we have also been having fun during our center time which included:

Discovery Table: Magnetic rings, wands, people and cars

Math Table: Colored Animals and Sorting Bowls. The children did a great of job sorting the animals by color. Today, some friends were sorting by the type of animal.

Play Dough: We have red play dough. The children have been busy rolling it out, using the cookie cutters and scissors.

Pretend Center: The kitchen has been a hit! The children have been busy making meals and taking care of the babies.

Sensory Table: Our table is full of sand, sifters, scoopers, bowls, and pails.

Art Easel: We had water color paints and white paper. It was great to see what the children decided to paint.

Project Table: Many children made First Day of School Hats on Wednesday. The children were very excited to stamp their hand for the Kissing Hand project which will come home next week. There were also coloring sheets and beads for lacing bracelets.

Writing Table: Handwriting Without Tears worksheets, chalkboards, coloring sheets

If you have any questions or concerns at any time please feel free to contact me. I am looking forward to seeing everyone next week.

Have a great weekend!


Mrs. Kelley


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