Pre K December Newsletter Thank you for attending the Parent/Teacher conference in November. We enjoyed meeting with you and sharing your child’s learning successes as well as our learning goals moving forward. Remember, we are always available if you have any questions or concerns about your child as a learner. Please continue to read the books in your child’s backpack each evening. Reading to, and with your child is one of the greatest gifts you can offer. Mrs. Walton and Mrs. Kober (301) 353-0939 Important Dates Learning Focus All Kinds of Animals December 24 – January 1 NO SCHOOL Winter Break We want to thank Officer Marcus Dixon and Firefighter Kevin Younkins for taking time to visit with our Pre K learners. They are both important people who work in our community. Reading/Literacy -It’s all about the letters! Students are rapidly learning to spell their own name and their friends’ names too. Moving forward we will focus on the sound of each letter. -We will write and draw to tell what we have learned about animals. At home: Using the letter sheet we gave you at your conference, play games to help your child match letters to letter sounds. Ex: “where is the fish?” f-f-fish begins with letter f! Students will identify animals, where they live, how they move, and how they grow and change. Responsibility We will talk about how we are responsible for taking care of ourselves, our school, and our environment. Does your child have responsibilities at home? Mathematics Students will work together to create a graph. We will read the graphs to determine which group has the most and which group has the least. For example: What is your favorite animal? Students will pick a favorite animal to put on the class graph. We will count the dogs, cats, fish, birds and compare the groups. At home: count everything! Play a counting game with your child. You say 1, the child says 2, you say 3 and continue until you count to 30.