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Pre-Kindergarten Class Web Page


Teacher: Nikki Jensen
Teacher's Aide: Carolyn Breysse
Room Parents: Jaycee Barrett and Heather Sorenson


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The start of January has been busy. Pre-K kiddos have shared what their favorite Christmas gift was, practiced pattern work with their paper mittens, and are now crafting candy houses! Watch for accompanying snapshots and stories about their candy houses to be on display in the next week or so.

This week our theme will be friendship, specifically related to who Dr. Martin Luther King is and what he did. On Wednesday, Jan 21, the pre-k children will put together a "friendship snack." On Tuesday or Wednesday, please have your child bring with them 1/2 cup of their favorite dry snack to school. We will mix these together to have during our group time. Some great examples from past friendship snacks include goldfish crackers, pirate/veggie booty, pretzels (plain or yogurt covered), cheerios/other cereal, raisins, animal crackers, etc.

On Wednesday, Jan 28 Pre-School and Pre-K will have a "comfy cozy day." The whole school will be in pajamas on this day as part of the Catholic Schools Week celebration! Pre-K students are welcome to come in pajamas on the 28th.

Pre-K students always look forward to their turn for show and tell. If possible, please help your child come up with 3 "clues" for what it is they decide to share with the group, and practice these with your child before school (a great thing to do while driving to school :) Show and tell is a great way for the kids to practice speaking in front of a group, and we've found it is helpful if the kids have a chance to practice sharing their clues aloud before their actual turn. There are two show and tell "bags" we have the kids put their object into to keep it hidden from the group while they are sitting in front of the class - each is approximately 16 inches long and 16 inches high - please help your child pick an object small enough to fit inside of these bags so that what they are sharing stays hidden. Please let me know if you have any questions - thanks!

Our Lady of the Lake has a great program called "families" which takes one student from each grade making up a school "family." Each group is led by an 8th grade student, and meet every month or two to do a project together. Pre-K students will be joining "families" this week! The 8th graders will be joining us for lunch on Tuesday so students have an opportunity to meet their family leaders before our first gathering the following week.

Pre-K students will also begin meeting with the 3rd grade for "reading buddies" starting in February! Every Tuesday through the end of the year the 3rd grade will visit pre-k to read to their buddy.

Please remember to check your child's file outside the classroom door daily.

Mrs. Breysse and I would like to welcome parents who are interested in volunteering into the classroom on Tuesday mornings. Please remember that volunteers are required to fill out a background check and complete the "Called to Protect" course. To accomodate time for both of these requirements, a classroom volunteer sign up will be sent out to begin the end of September - thanks!

I would like to thank Jaycee Barrett and Heather Sorenson for their role as room parents this year!

Please let me know if you have questions about anything!






Parent Reminders

Please check your child's file (outside the classroom door) daily.

Please send your child to school in tennis shoes on Wednesdays.

Please send a jacket with your child every day.


Upcoming Events
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Birthdays:

Nash - Jan 28

Field Trips:

Storybook Theatre - Tuesday, March 3

Superstars:

Mac - Jan 26-30

No School/No Kids Club Monday, Jan 19






Helpful Documents & Links
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Class Schedule
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Times Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:30 - 10:00
Centers
Centers
Centers (8:50-9:20 PE)
Centers
Centers (9:20-9:45 Music and Movement)
10:00 - 10:30
Recess
Recess
Recess
Recess
Recess
10:30 - 10:45
Bathroom Bathroom Bathroom

Bathroom

Bathroom
10:45-11:30
Show and Tell/Group Rug (Tuesday, 11:10-11:30 Second Step/Thursday, 11:00-11:20 Library)
11:30-12:00
Lunch
Lunch
Lunch
Lunch
Lunch
12:00-12:20
Free Play
Free Play
Free Play
Free Play
Free Play
12:20-12:30
Clean-Up & Goodbye
Clean-Up & Goodbye
Clean-Up & Goodbye
Clean-Up & Goodbye
Clean-Up & Goodbye
12:30
Children dismissed
Children dismissed
Children dismissed
Children dismissed
Children dismissed
12:30 - 3:00 Optional: Kids Club