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Heidi Kiersky, parent

Pre-Kindergarten Class Web Page

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

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- Parent Reminders
- Upcoming Events
- Helpful Documents & Links (Prayers)
- Class Schedule

Teacher's Comment


We began the month with our unit on Plants and Seeds, learned the parts of a flower, planted sunflowers, walked around the school and looked at the many varieties of plants.  Mrs. Portelance, our 4th grade teacher plants a vegetable garden every year with her class and a few weeks ago, some of our pre k'ers had the chance to plant vegetables with the 4th graders. Mrs. Portelance is checking her calendar to give us another opportunity to plant with her but the weather has not cooperated.

A couple of weeks ago, we ordered caterpillars, and they arrived this week in time for us to begin our study of butterflies.  We watched the caterpillars grow everyday and now they are in their chrysalis.  We are all very excited to witness the different stages (metamorphosis) of caterpillars into butterflies and hopefully, by the end of next week, we can release them in our OLL garden.

We are in the home stretch - only 5 weeks until summer break and we have a ton to do! We will welcome Grandparents and Special Friends on Wednesday, May 24th with a lunch and a bit of square dancing.  Mrs. Christensen has begun practicing do si do's, bows, and promenades. We have handkerchiefs for all the children to wear and if they would like to bring a cowboy hat and or wear cowboy boots, they are welcome to, but please do not go out and buy them!

Since 1962 it has been an OLL tradition to host a junior Olympics.  This year it will be on Friday, June 2nd - all Pre-K children  are welcome regardless of whether they attend on Fridays.  This is a day of fun and games led by 8th grade family leaders.  The fun begins witth an assembly in the gym, a parade around the school, race with our Olympic torch (pretend torch), setting country flags and reciting the Olympic oath!  Each grade in the school represents a country.  Our Pre-K class will again represent Brazil.  (We will do a unit on Brazil the last 2 weeks of May.)  The children are encouraged to dress up in Brazilian colors - yellow and green, or anything that has to do with Brazil, i.e. soccer player, rain forest animal, Carnaval type clothing to name a few.

Save the date of Thursday, June 8th for our year end Pre-K celebration.  

June 12th is our last field trip and we are headed to Carkeek Park for a day on the beach and fun in sun!

Let me know if you have any questions about anything!

Thank you to Christina Ellis for her role as room parent 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.

Center Volunteers:

Upcoming Events

Grandparents and Special Friend's Luncheon - May 24
Junior Olympics - June 2
Pre K Celebration - June 8

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Birthday Celebrations:

Beckett - May

Graham - June

Wyatt - June

Brodie  and Evan - June 7


Wyatt - May 1-5

Nathan - May 7-11

Landon - May 15-19

Beckett - May 22-26

Field Trips:

Carkeek Park - June 12


Helpful Documents & Links
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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)

Thank you for the world so sweet,
thank you for the food we eat,
thank you for the birds that sing.
Thank you God for everything.

God our Father, God our Father
Thanks for Food, Thanks for Food
And our many blessings
And our many blessings
A-AH-Men, A-Ah-Men
(Sung to Frere Jacques)

Oh, the Lord is good to me,
and so I thank the Lord,
for giving me the things I need like the
sun and the rain and the apple seed.
The Lord is good to me.
Amen, Amen, Amen, Amen, amen. AMEN!!

Come Lord, Jesus
Be our guest,
Let this food to us be blessed.

(Prayer Leaders Choice)

Class Schedule
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Times Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:30 - 10:00
(Gym 9:10-9:35)
(Library 9:20-9:50)

Centers (Music and Movement 9:45-10:10)
10:00 - 10:30
10:30 - 10:45
Bathroom Bathroom Bathroom


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