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Welcome to Pre-K B!


  Keep the learning going during the summer months at RBS with our Pre-K Summer Steam Program!!  

Registration is open!!


Helping Hands Collection this Month is ...  canned fruit (any variety) for Franklin Salvation Army

Mary's Meals Collection

Children may bring in money to donate for a Christian School we support in Liberia.  Children who donate get a heart with their name on our Mary's Meals bulletin board!


Please return re-registration papers as soon as possible!  We hope to see you all in September!!


Important Dates in April

Early Childhood Classes see Madagascar, The Musical at the Growing Stage Theatre on May 17th! - detail coming soon via backpacks


Our Specials Schedule

Monday - Library in the afternoon.

    Tuesday - Music in the morning 

Wednesday - Spanish in the morning

Thursday - Art in the morning

Friday - Gym in the morning (wear gym uniform)


March/April Class News!

Our students had a busy month in March despite the many snow days that we had throughout the month!  We celebrated “Love of Reading” week by having a show and tell time where each child brought in a Dr. Seuss book.  They children enjoyed many read-a-louds and honed their abilities to recognize rhyming words while they listened to the engaging stories.  They also continued to pick out books for independent reading time and then they shared their favorite Dr. Seuss book with the class.  The children were able to read Dr. Seuss books with their third grade reading buddy during  that week and cook green eggs!

           

The children learned the story of St. Patrick and celebrated St. Patrick’s Day by learning about St. Patrick and playing some party themed math games which focused on their counting skills and numeral recognition.    Louie the Leprechaun surprised us by leaving a mess in the classroom along with a math game to play.

 

We observed how March is the “windy month” and the children practiced making predictions and charting our results on a T chart as we observed what objects a fan would move and what objects did not move. We discussed how wind can be helpful or hurtful to people.  We created nests for plastic eggs in the Maker space.  The specifications for their task were to make the nest able to conceal the egg and also to make it so that it would not fall apart easily. 

 

Our social studies unit for the end of March and into April was entitled, “Our Neighborhood Helpers”. The children have learned about the mail carrier and how police officers keep us safe and the importance of knowing their full address.  The children also had lessons or will have lessons about medical workers, pharmacists, mail carriers, and construction workers.  They have engaged in much creative dramatic play with the above costumes and props.  They will also be having lessons about Stranger Danger, handling medicines safely, and learning important numbers such as 911 and a parent contact number.  Theme based memory games  will help them to build short- term memory skills and vocabulary.  We are expecting a special assembly soon from the Sparta Police Department about safety and 911.

 

In March, the children created seasonal art such as lions, lambs, shamrocks, and kites and we focused on the meaning of Easter.  The children enjoyed hunting for Easter eggs, making hats and having a hat parade

 

The children will complete our neighborhood helpers unit and learn about charting the weather and about rain and the properties of water as we end the month of April!

 

Our letters studied for March and April have been Kk, Jj, Ee, Nn and  Uu.  We will be finishing number 14 by the beginning of May.

 

Our socio-emotional focus has been and will continue to be helping them to memorize their address and phone number, and the difference between a surprise and a secret.  We teach the children to always tell their parents everything, especially if someone says it is a secret. 

 

We are looking forward to our class trip on May 17th to see “Madagascar – A Musical Adventure” at The Growing Stage Theatre in Netcong.  Class parents will assist us taking the buses and getting in and out of the

theater safely.

 

We are all looking forward to play time on the playground soon!

 

Happy Spring!!

                   Mrs. Saltos & Mrs. Jeannette