Star Of The Week   
     In November, we will  celebrate "Star Of The Week". We would like to congratulate 
as our star of the week.   is a responsible scholar who does the right thing. This student is  always willing to lend a helping hand to her classmates. Our class is so very proud of her. Keep up the great work!

General Reminders
    There are some students in our classroom who have a food allergy to all kinds of nuts (tree nuts such as cashews, almonds, walnuts, etc.) as well as peanuts. It is important that there is a strict avoidance to these foods in order to prevent a life-threatening allergic reaction.  We are asking your help to provide the students with a safe school environment.  Any exposure to all kinds of nuts, as well as peanuts, may cause a life-threatening allergic reaction that requires emergency medical treatment.  To reduce the chance of this occurring, we are asking that you please do not send any nut-containing products nor peanut products to school  with your child that will be eaten. This strict policy will also remain in effect for birthday parties (cupcakes, juice boxes) as well as for any other classroom celebrations/parties. Homemade food/drink products are not preferred due to the allergies that some students have.  Please make sure when bringing in any store-bought items for parties that the label says it is nut free or tree nut free.  All food/drink packages will be checked to make sure that it says it was not made in a tree nut or peanut plant. This must be listed on all food/drink products that is sent to our classroom. If your child has eaten any kind of nuts, peanuts, or nut-containing products before coming to school, please be sure that your child's hands and face have been thoroughly washed before entering the school. We thank you and appreciate your support of these procedures. 
    On Tuesdays and Thursdays, we have dance class. On Wednesdays, we have gym class.  Please make sure that your child wears sneakers and dresses appropriately on those days.  
    As you already know, it is important for your child to be exposed to books and read each day.  Please make sure that your child hears a story each night.  You can also ask him/her simple comprehension questions about the story.  You do not want to only wait until the end of the book to discuss the story or ask questions.  You may stop and ask questions during the beginning, middle, and end of the story as well.  You may ask questions about the characters, setting, problem, and solution (story elements). 
    Please make sure to help your child empty out his/her backpack on a regular basis.  All important parent letters and notices will be placed into your child's backpack.
     All belongings such as your child's clothing, backpack, and snack bag must be labelled. Please write your child's name and class on all of his/her belongings.  
    Please be sure to check back on this site often for any information you may need regarding Class 3K-202!  Thank you for your time, support, and cooperation.

Together-Time Homework 
    Every Friday, your child will be given a "Together-Time" assignment to complete. The "Together-Time" activity will be related to a topic we are learning about i  Please sign your child's "Together-Time" assignment after it is done.  Please have your child complete his/her assignment independently, with as little help as possible. Any work that your child does on his/her own is wonderful, special, and  highly encouraged . Your child may bring the "Together-Time" task the next day he/she comes back to school. Your child will be praised and receive a sticker for his/her work.

Names Of Students/Scholars In Class 3K-202
Here is a list of the students in our class.There are 15 scholars.  Currently,there are 7 boy students and  8 girl students.  This list
may be useful if you are planning to celebrate birthdays, create holiday cards, or make invitations/Valentines in the future.  I will update this list as needed.

Boys:   Matthew    Jayvin     Kaleb   Lucas
             Shawn       Ariel        Arun

Girls:   Anabelle    Abigail    Isabella
            Anahat        Zoey       Emma
            Amelia         Kylee  

Weekly Prep Schedule

Monday- Music  11:40-12:25 p.m.

Tuesday-Dance   11:40-12:25 p.m.

Wednesday-Gym  11:40-12:25 p.m.

Thursday-Dance   11:40-12:25 p.m.
Friday-Art   11:40-12:25 p.m.

***Please remember that your child must wear sneakers on the days when he/she has gym and dance.  We have gym on Wednesdays.  Our class has dance on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It is to ensure the safety of our students to have them wear sneakers during these times.**

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Character Counts
    The children in our class have been learning about various character traits. This month, we will focus on becoming more responsible. We will also learn about how important it is to be kind to one another. We will become more responsible for our actions.  We will learn how important it is to say and do the right thing. We must be good to ourselves, others, and the earth. We will use kind words and make people feel good. Most importantly, we will show that we will do the right thing at the right time no matter who is watching!



Arrival/Dismissal Procedures and Our 3K Parent Board
     Please make sure that you and your child arrive at the main entrance near the security agents by 7:45 a.m. A school aide will escort you and your child upstairs to our 3K-202 classroom at 7:50 a.m. All parents and guardians must sign in when they arrive at the classroom.
     With regard to dismissal procedures, please arrive at the main entrance near the security agents by 1:45 p.m. A school aide will escort you upstairs to our 3K-202 classroom to come pick up your child at 1:50 p.m. Please make sure that you sign your child out when leaving. Please make sure to have a form of identification (picture id) as discussed during our 3K orientation meeting. It is a school policy that students will only be released to those whose names are listed on the blue emergency contact card. If someone's name is not listed on the blue emergency contact card, your child will not be permitted to be released to that person. Kindly update when needed the blue emergency card with the names of all people who are permitted to pick up your child. If you need a new blue emergency card to update, please let me know. I will provide a new blue emergency card for you. The updated blue emergency card will replace the former emergency card for your child. Please note that each child in the class/school must have a blue emergency card that is to be kept on file.
     Please look at our 3K Parent Board. It is located directly outside of our classroom. There will be monthly newsletters, relevant articles, "Together-Time" homework assignments, and weekly reminders posted on our 3K Parent Board. This will have some important information for you regarding our 3K class. As always, if you have any questions or concerns about anything, please contact me.

     The children can learn about colors, lines, shapes, and textures by using them in our projects. We can figure out different ways to make art by using crayons, ,markers, paint, clay, and other art tools. We can express our feelings through our art. We can show what we think through our art work. The children can discuss and explain the steps they did to create their art masterpieces. We can look at our classmate's art projects and talk about them. The children can use letters, shapes, and colors in their art.  We will independently create our own art as well as complete group art tasks.

Word Of The Week
    Each week, a new word will be chosen by the school as the "Word Of The Week".  This word will be used by each grade in the whole school. This word will be incorporated into daily conversations and classwork. Please review the word.  Think of its meaning and  use it in a sentence. Our new word of the week is .

Reading Skills/Strategies
        The children of Class 3K-202 will work on some reading skills such as using picture clues. We will learn to answer questions in a correct manner. We can explore stories and hear patterns in rhymes, chants, songs, poems, and stories. Through reading books and meaningful tasks, the children will be able to tell how some sounds are alike and different.  We can remember the things we hear in stories and the order of stories. The children of Class 3K-202 can look at books as well as try to "read" them. We can show that letters make sounds and we know some words through our encounters with stories.

Writing Skills/Activities
        We will be working on writing about various topics.  Some topics will be relevant to our 3-K curriculum. We will express ourselves through drawing, writing letters, creating letter strands, etc. Your child's writing can be seen on our bulletin boards in our 3-K classroom. The children will also engage in emergent writing. That is when your child will draw and "write" about a topic/idea of his/her own with no further prompting. We will display your child's emergent writing on a bulletin board. 

Math Skills/Strategies
    In mathematics, we will learn about counting. The children will learn about numbers and one-to-one correspondence. We will also explore patterns and shapes. The students will tell when things are different or the same. Through various activities, your child will be able to sort things by color, size, and shape. We will understand how things go together. The children will engage in making class picture graphs and analyzing the data. We will learn about quantities and mathematical terms such as more, less, same, many, a little bit, some, etc. We will also utilize blocks and legos to help us count things in a group and sort by size, color, and shape. We can show that we understand that parts of something can be put together make a whole thing.
   Lets celebrate and wish our friends in class 3K a very Happy Birthday this month!  Please remember that  if you wish to celebrate your child's birthday,  please only  bring in store-bought cupcakes (white frosting, only, please)  and juice boxes. Homemade food/drink products are not preferred nor permitted due to the allergies that some students have.  As you already know, based on the important letter previously sent home and signed by you,our class is both a peanut free and tree nut free (cashews, almonds, walnuts, Brazil nuts, hazelnuts, etc.)  classroom. We have some students with both a nut and peanut allergy in our classTherefore, if bringing in cupcakes and juices, it must be labelled on the packages that these food/drink products were not made in a tree nut plant/factory nor a peanut plant/factory. All food and juice packages will be checked to make sure that the proper labeling of no tree nuts and no peanuts is listed. This must be listed on all food/drink packages that is sent to the classroom.The food/drinks also cannot contain any kinds of nuts or peanuts. No cakes nor party bags will be permitted, as per the school rules. Thank you for your cooperation and support!

November: Currently, there are no student birthdays for this month!

3-K Monthly
Parent Letter 

Monthly Letters- A monthly letter will be sent home at the beginning of each month to give you an overview of what topics we will be covering throughout our monthly thematic unit for our 3-K class. Suggestions on books to read to your child as well as our monthly finger play song will be specified on the monthly letter.