Mrs. Ezzo - Pre-Kindergarten

PRE-KINDERGARTEN NEWSLETTER

Welcome to the Pre-Kindergarten Newsletter! Please read to the bottom of the newsletter.
Keep checking each Sunday/ Monday for updates.
Mrs. Ezzo's email: gezzo@straymondphila.org

February 24-28
Your child may come home saying "Leave it better than you found it." The children are becoming more aware of their world and the importance of taking care of their school, playground, classroom etc. They are realizing that they have the job of taking care of their own world.They are doing a great job with this concept.

Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Pre-K will attend a prayer service where the children will receive "ashes" in the form of a cross on the forehead. I will prepare the children in the days ahead of Wednesday, February 26. We will practice so the children will know the ashes are not hot or scary.

We will continue our study for Black History Month. This week the Pre-K will learn about: Jackie Robinson and Bessie Coleman.
If you have books at home about an African American or a book by an African American author, please allow your child to bring them to school to share with the class.

LOOKING AHEAD
UPCOMING SCHEDULE NOTES~ Looking Ahead

Wednesday, February 26~ 2:00 dismissal

Friday, February 28 ~ NO SCHOOL

Please check this newsletter and the school calendar each week to keep informed of early dismissals (with instructions about C.A.R.E.S. and hot lunch) and school holidays. Being aware of the school schedule helps your Pre-K child feel secure about the end of the day.

Is your child missing a sweatshirt? I have two sweatshirt without names.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please have your child use the bathroom before he/she leaves your home for school. Some children ask to use the bathroom as soon as they arrive to the classroom.

READING READINESS
If your child receives "EXTRA HELP" work for home, please have your child work on the skills for a few minutes each day.

~IMPORTANT READIND READINESS ACTIVITY~
All the Pre-K children can practice beginning letter sounds. This practice can be done on your travels to/from school. Give your child a word and ask for a word beginning with the same sound. As your child gets better, ask for 2/3 words beginning with the same sound.
Parent: Tell me a word that begins like "watermelon".
Pre-Ker: watch
Parent: Let's think of another one.
If your child gives an incorrect word, then tell him/her a correct word. Then try again.
Five minutes per day is a good amount of time.

MATH READINESS
The children will begin working on Module 4. Please watch for the Family Newsletter in your email - coming soon.
Please continue to help your child with the numerals and quantities for numbers 0-10.
Practice: Show me 5. Now show me one more. How many is that?

All students must be in the classroom by 8:00 a.m. to be on time.

Children bringing a lunch in a lunchbox must have 2 napkins in the lunchbox. One napkin is used as a placemat and the other to wipe the mouth. If your child does not have a napkin his/her food sits on the table.

ALL PIECES OF CLOTHING MUST BE LABELED WITH YOUR CHILD'S NAME.

WHAT AND HOW ARE WE LEARNING?
Early Childhood is a great time for learning. Because we LEARN BY DOING (activities, movement, songs, etc.) some days you may not see anything or much in your child's folder. For example, this week the children will be practicing writing their first names. They will do this on the white board so there will not be a paper for that activity. We do a lot of phonemic awareness activities. There are no "materials" for this type of learning. The children will think of words beginning with a certain sound. Again, no paper. One of our math activities will be to make a play-do ball/balls to match a given number (1-3). No paper sent home. Think of it this way: You have to actually get in a car and do the driving to learn how to drive. If you have any questions about this, please let me know.

Enjoy your week!










Friday, February 7: Dress Down Day for good behavior (Ticket will be in the folder.)

Friday, February 28: NO SCHOOL

THIS WEEK'S HOMEWORK:

Mrs. Ezzo

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I am excited to teach Pre-Kindergarten at Saint Raymond School. Over twenty-five years teaching four year olds has been exciting and fun! Four year olds love to learn and find everything special. Practicing the way a paper clip works or how water colors blend to make beautiful pictures, is a wonderful experience. My forty-three years of teaching also include first grade, third grade and fourth grade.

"Childhood is a journey, not a race."