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Pre-Kindergarten Class Web Page


Teacher: Nikki Jensen
Teacher's Aide: Carolyn Breysse
Room Parents: Junko Westling and Heidi Bruch


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Teacher's Comments


Happy February! January flew by, and I'm sure February will too.

In the classroom the children have been busy making Chinese New Year Dragons. Watch for their hard work to be displayed in the hallway soon! Candy house stories are complete, pictures have been taken, and the finished product will be hung up in the hallway this week.

Last Monday Pre-K joined their school families for the first time. The kids had fun helping their familes make "Thank you" posters for different businesses in the Wedgewood neighborhood.

Scholastic book orders have been placed online - should not be too long before they are delivered!

Pre-K will be having pajama day on Tuesday, Feb 9! Just roll out of bed and come to school.

On Wednesday, Feb 10, Pre-K will join the school at large for Ash Wednesday Mass.

On Feb 11, Pre-K will be having a Valentine's Day Party! Please send your child with 6 Valentines, only their name signed in the "from" section. The children exchange Valentines through a "fishing" game we have set up at the party, and by each child bringing in 6 Valentines, the game works so that everybody goes home with 6 different Valentines.

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:

Jake - turning 5 on Feb 15!


Superstar:

Flora - Feb 1-5


Field Trips: Storybook Theater, Tuesday March 1


Other:

No School, Friday, Feb 12-Tuesday, Feb 16

Valentine's Day Party - Thursday, Feb 11 (11:45-12:30)






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