Sunday, July 31, 2011

Week of August 1-5

This week is going to be explosive! We’ll be studying all about volcanoes. We’ll also learn the vowels “O” and “U” and focus on the number nine. Our colors for the week are black and white, and our shape is an octagon.

Don’t forget! This Wednesday from 10-11 AM we will be having our Summer Story Hour. Feel free to bring your child’s favorite books to share with the class. Family and friends are invited. Popsicles will be served afterwards.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Movin' On Up!

Next week is our last week of Summer Preschool.  On Monday, August 8th, most of our Preschool class will shift up into our Pre-K class with Miss. Scheffer and Mrs. Sykes.  The Pre-K class is a perfect "inbetween" for children who will be starting kindergarten in the 2012-2013 year.  While still being a fun and exciting environment, our Pre-K class digs deeper into literacy, math, science, and social studies.  Additionally, students are given more responsibilities and become more independent. 

It is a bittersweet transition for Mrs. S and I to watch the children move on.  We are so proud of our preschoolers and all they have accomplished and learned.  We know they will be in good hands, but we will miss them.  It's almost like watching our own children grow up!  Thank you so much for trusting us with them and letting us love them and teach them.  At least we will get to see them during Spanish, lunch, and recess! 

Summer Story Hour--This Wednesday!

Don't forget that this Wednesday, August 3rd, we are having our Summer Story Hour from 10-11 AM.  All family members are invited to come and read some of our favorite books with us, as well as enjoy popsicles afterwards.  Preschoolers are welcome to bring their favorite book from home that day to share with the class.  We look forward to seeing you then!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Overheard in our Classroom

Today we learned a new song about dinosaurs.  It went to the tune of "Mary Had a Little Lamb" and went as follows:  "I'd like to be a dinosaur, dinosaur, dinosaur.  And if I were a dinosaur, I'd like to be a __________."  Each child got the chance to decide which dinosaur they would have liked to be.  We had quite a few long necks and T Rexes, but my favorite was the little girl who declared she wanted to be...a flamingo.  It's so fun working with these sweet children!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Week of July 25-29

This week we are traveling back in time to discover the world of dinosaurs! This is always a favorite topic for our preschoolers, so we expect a really fun week. We will also be learning about vowels, the number eight, the color brown and ovals.

Don’t forget our Summer Story Hour next Wednesday at 10 am. All family and friends who would like to attend are invited.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Week of July 18-22

We’re seeing stars this week—and planets, too! Our class will be blasting off into space and exploring its outer reaches. We’ll also learn the letters X, Y, and Z and the number seven. The shape for this week is a heart, and the color is pink.

Monday, July 11, 2011

The 2011-12 School Year

Our first official day of preschool for the 2011-12 school year is Monday, August 8th.  At that time, our older preschoolers will move into the Pre-K classroom with Miss. Scheffer and Mrs. Sykes.  The younger preschoolers will remain with Mrs. Nye and Mrs. S in this classroom, and will be joined by many new friends. 


On Wednesday, August 3rd, we will be having a special Summer Storytime from 10-11 AM.  This is a fun event when parents, grandparents, siblings and special family friends can join us to read some favorite picture books and then have popsicles afterwards.  We look forward to seeing you!

Week of July 11-15

This week we are exploring the exciting (and sometimes icky) world of insects!  From butterflies to dung beetles, it is certain to be a fun week.  We will be focusing on the letters T, U, V, and W, and on the number six.  Our shape for the week is a star, and our color for the week is purple.  It's going to be a great week!