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PreK Mrs. Clayton

In our classroom we use various learning styles, but one of our favorites is learning through song and acting. We encourage active participation in all classroom activities, and we provide an atmosphere in which we ask students to explore, ask questions and fuel their curiosity.  We feel it is very important to foster enthusiasm in their learning as well as instill a feeling of competence. A common phrase heard throughout our room is “We can always solve a problem.” We continue to model and guide positive behavior and expose students to the skills they will need to be successful Kindergartners and beyond. By the end of the year we are able to hold a pencil with the correct 3-finger grip, write our first name, know and recognize numbers 1-10, know and recognize some letters of the alphabet (and their sounds) and have self-sufficiency skills.

Pre-K Prayers

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 Flintstones' 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.   Amen!(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)
Mrs. Merry Kay Clayton
I have been teaching for over 30 years and I love living in the social emotional world of PreK. I have a passion for singing and rhyming all the time, taking inspiration from Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel. I also enjoy helping out with the middle school Spring Musical, preparing students for a liturgy, catching a Mariner’s game with my son who lives in Seattle or Skyping with my other son, his wife and three amazing grandchildren.