Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all Pre-K families! The last two weeks we have spent time outside and learning all about the season Fall as well as some fun Thanksgiving activities! I am linking below some of the stories we have been reading in the classroom and songs that you can listen to with your child.

We read “We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt” and we went for a Fall walk in the school grounds to look at all of the leaves and see how they were changing colours. We also brought some leaves into our classroom to explore. We each made a Fall tree in our classroom to practice our fine motor skills.

We’re Going On a Leaf Hunt

We enjoyed the song and story “If You’re Thankful and You Know It”. We also had so much fun making a turkey craft where we got to paint, glue and draw!

If You’re Thankful and You Know It Story

If You’re Thankful and You Know It Song

Reminders:

  • No School on Monday, October 12th.

Have a great Thanksgiving long weekend, everyone!

Mrs. Lawrence

“O’fish-al” 20/21 Preschoolers!

What a wonderful first week of having everyone at school! We had so much fun meeting all of our friends, playing in the classroom, in the gym and outside and practicing all of our important routines. We also read some fun stories and completed a fish craft over the last two weeks because we are “O’fish’al” 20/21 preschoolers!

We read many stories about Pete the Cat in Pre-K over the course of the school year and we started by reading about Pete the Cat going to school in the story “Pete the Cat Rocking in My School Shoes”. See if your child can read along with you with this fun, repetitive text!

Pete the Cat Rocking in My School Shoes

We also read books by David Shannon called “No, David!” and “David Goes to School” to learn about what is “expected” and “unexpected” in the classroom. It is so important for us to know that behaviours such as walking feet, staying with the group, washing our hands, etc. are expected in our classroom. We also made a fun David mask to practice our fine motor skills by colouring, cutting and gluing.

No, David!

David Goes to School

I wanted to share some pictures with you of all the fun we are having in Pre-K!

Reminders:

  • You will be receiving a Fresh Grade invitation to your child’s online portfolio to your email next week. There will be a letter in your child’s backpack to explain what Fresh Grade is all about and how to access your child’s portfolio after you receive the invitation.
  • Orange Shirt Day on September 29th and 30th.
  • No School on Monday, October 12th.

Have a great weekend and I will see everyone next week!

Mrs. Lawrence

First week fun!

We had so much fun on our first week of Pre-K! It was so great to welcome everyone to our school and classroom and learn some important routines. We also had fun playing and making new friends. As a reminder, next week is the second week of staggered entry so your child will only come one day as well. This gives everyone extra time to get comfortable in our new environment!

Here is one of the stories we read this week, which has an important message about social distancing. It reminds us that even though we can’t do things such as give hugs, there are many ways we can still interact with our friends and teachers. You can click on the link below to listen to the story with your child.

If You Can’t Bear Hug, Air Hug Story

This is a poem we will be saying at the end of every Pre-K day. Go ahead and practice it with your child- they may even be able to show you a few actions!

I can’t wait to see everyone again next week!

Mrs. Lawrence

Welcome to Pre-K!

Hello Pre-K families!  I am so excited to see all of you next week at staggered entry!

Thank you to the families that attended a virtual Pre-K informational meeting with me yesterday.  I have emailed everyone the informational package.  I wanted to share a story with your child prior to them coming to Pre-K next week:

Mrs. Lawrence reads The Pigeon Has to Go to School

This is also a video of what drop off will look like so that you can share with your child:

Coming to school

As a reminder, all Pre-K students will only come one day per week for the first two weeks of school.  Everyone should know their child’s scheduled days for the first two weeks, but if you are unclear, please email me.  The first week of regular programming will begin on Sept. 21st.

We can’t wait to see you next week!

Mrs. Lawrence, Miss. Starla and Miss. Lyn

 

Goodbye Messages

Thank you to all Pre-K families for a wonderful year- even though the latter portion looked quite different!  I speak for the whole Pre-K team in letting you know we greatly appreciate all of your support and we genuinely loved the time we spent with your children this year in the classroom and online.  We wish you a wonderful summer and are sending huge virtual hugs to all of our Pre-K students!

Mrs. Lawrence’s Goodbye Message

Ms. Lyn’s Goodbye Message

Ms. Sam’s Goodbye Message

Ms. Starla’s Goodbye Message

Sending you all virtual hugs!

virtualhug

MsLyn

sam

starla