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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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Teacher's Comments


March is off to a busy start! We began the month by learning what the 5 senses are, and are now into our dinosaur theme! Dinosaur "silhouettes" are on display in the hallway, and this week the children will make their own fossils with the help of plaster of paris :) This until will culminate with a field trip to the Burke Museum on Tuesday, March 31. For this trip we take the public bus, which ends up being the most memorable part of the day for most! If you have not done so already, please send back your child's permission slip this week.

I have not placed the March book order yet - I will do this on Tuesday, March 17.

The kids continue to enjoy weekly specialists: 3rd grade reading buddies on Tuesdays, PE and Miss Katie on Wednesdays, Library on Thursdays, and, we hope to continue Music and Movement with Mrs. Flannagan once she returns.

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!

The children are staying busy in the classroom with inset work, word books, number writing, and more! We are also encouraging the kids to write their names in lower case.

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:

Mac - March 31

Field Trips:

Burke Museum - Tuesday, March 31

Superstars:

Nico - March 23-27

No School/No Kids Club Friday, March 20 






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