“OLL's challenging and hands-on science program more than prepared my daughter for the rigor of high school science.”

Heidi Kiersky, parent
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Pre-Kindergarten Class Web Page


Teacher: Marisol Joynt
Teacher's Aide: Carolyn Breysse
Room Parents: Christina Ellis 


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The next 5 weeks will be very busy, but fun! This week we welcome Grandparents/Senior Friends on Wednesday for lunch and the opportunity to watch the Pre-K square dancers. The kids have been learning how to square dance in PE for the past few weeks, and get to dance before an audience this week :) We have handkerchiefs for all the children to wear, but if they would like to bring a cowgirl/boy hat that is always a cute addition (please do not buy one!) 

In class, the children recently observed caterpillars transform into butterflies. We studied and completed a project to learn about the butterfly life cycle. The kids had the opportunity to release the butterflies last week with their 3rd grade reading buddies. We have also been discussing what plants need to grow; the children planted sunflower seeds last week. We will keep these in the classroom until they sprout and then send home :)

A much loved OLL tradition is coming up: Junior Olympics (Friday, May 27 - all Pre-K children welcome regardless of whether they attend on Fridays.) This is a day of outside play and games, led by 8th grade family leaders. The fun begins with an assembly in the gym and parade around the school. Each grade in the school represents a country (which they study leading up to Jr. Olympics.) Pre-K will again represent Brazil. The children are encouraged to come as soccer players, a rain-forest animal, in Carnaval type clothes, or simply in Brazilian colors (yellow and green.) We will also be making a prop in class for the children to hold during the parade. For Jr. Olympics there is a special hot lunch (hot dogs.) Please be watching for a separate email with the order form.

Please make sure Wednesday, May 25 is on your calendar - we will be having our end of the year Pre-K celebration that evening (6:30-7:30.)

Please make sure your child is coming to school with an extra set of clothes in the bottom of his/her backpack. We find that most clothing changes are needed because of a spill or fall at recess vs. a bathroom accident - thanks!

There are several opportunities for parents to volunteer in Pre-K. The Archdiocese of Seattle requires all volunteers to fill out a background check and automobile information (to be eligible to drive on a field trip.) Please find related forms in your child's file this week; these can be returned to the office.

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!

Please let me know if you have questions about anything!

Thank you to Junko Westling and Heidi Bruch for their role as room parents this year!






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:

Grace - May 15

Theo - May 22

Isaac - June 14

Luke - June 18




Superstar:

Huntley - May 9-13

Wyatt - May 16-20


Field Trips:





Other:

Grandparent/Senior Friend Day - Wednesday, May 11

Pre-K Celebration - Wednesday, May 25 (6:30-7:30p)

Jr. Olympics - Friday, May 27

Last Day of School - Friday, June 10 - 10:30 Dismissal, no Kids Club




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