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Heidi Kiersky, parent

Pre-Kindergarten Class Web Page

Teacher Merry Kay Clayton
Teacher's Aide: Jennifer Kush
Room Parent:
Kate Bennett

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Pre-K News

Welcome 2015 and Hello January!

The first month of the year is always a busy one!  January Themes are......

Jan. 5-9...Welcome 2015, reviewing classroom routines and rules and celebrating the feast of the Three Kings.  We will be blessing our classroom for the new year, sharing and writing about our Christmas adventures,  learning about time and enjoying being back at school with our friends and learning adventures.

Jan. 12-16...Winter Homes and hibernation.  We will be designing pattern mittens, making Ice paintings, creating Graham Cracker Candy Houses, naming our houses and writing a story about them.

Jan. 20 -23.... Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  We will learn about Dr. King and his dream to help make the world a better place.  We will all
work together to make a "Friendship Snack" and share the snack with our 3rd grade reading buddies.  Each Pre-Ker will bring in 1/2 cup of their favorite dry snack (pretzels, chips, raisins, banana chips, chocolate chips, dried fruit, crackers...the list goes on and on!)  We mix them all together to make our "Friendship Snack". Truly a culinary delight.  We will also continue working on our graham cracker buildings and stories.

Jan. 26-30...National Catholic Schools Week.  This is a week full of fun.  We will have Pajama Day on Wednesday Jan. 28th.  We will wrap up our winter projects and learn about Punxsutawney Phil, the famous groundhog from Pennsylvania.  Will he see his Shadow? Will there be 6 more weeks of winter or will  Punxsutawney Phil predict an early spring?  We will have to wait until February 2nd, Groundhog Day, to   know the answers to our questions.

Parent Reminders

Please bring in 1/2 cup of your child's favorite dry snack to add to our "Friendship Snack".  We will share this culinary delight on Tuesday January 20th.  The day after the Martin Luther King Holiday.  Please bring in your 1/2 cup by Friday January 16.

Important Dates

Monday, January 19....No school Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 25-30...Natational Catholic Schools Week
Wednesday, January 28...Pajama Day

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- Pre-K Prayers
God is great and God is good.
So let us thank God for our food.

God is great and God is good.
So let us thank God for our food.
(Sung to The Flinstons' tune)

Thank you God for loving me.
Thank you for my family.
Help me to learn more each day.
To be kind at work and play.

Our hands we fold.
Our heads we bow.
For food and drink,
We thank you now.

Thank you God for the food that we eat.
Thank you God for the friends that we meet.
For the food that we eat.
For the friends that we meet
(Sung to the tune of the Superman Theme)

We thank you Lord for giving.
The things we need for living.
So bless us while we're eating.
The Laker Family.
Da-da-da-da.  snap snap
Da-da-da-da.  snap snap 
Da-da-da-da.  Da-da-da-da.
Da-da-da-da.   Aman!(sung to the tune of the Addam's Family)

Class Schedule
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Times Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:30 - 9:55 Centers





10:00 - 10:30 Recess                 (Thursday and Friday recess 10:15 - 10:45)
10:30- 10:40 Bathroom
10:40 - 11:30 Group Time
Group Time Group Time Group Time

Group Time
Reading Buddies

Second Step

11:30 - 12:20 Lunch &
Free Play
Lunch &
Free Play
Lunch &
Free Play
Lunch &
Free Play
Lunch &
Free Play
12:20 - 12:30 Goodbye
Goodbye Goodbye Goodbye Goodbye
12:30 - 3:00 Optional: Kids Club