Ms. Fatima's Class

Ms. Fatima Mendoza Lead PreK Teacher Ms. Tobi Cornell Educational Assistant Shining Stars Preschool D-21

Welcome to Shining Stars PreK! We are enjoying getting to know our families and students. We look forward to a fantastic school year!

Getting to Know You Picnic

A Park Above

Wednesday, September 26. 2018

10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

Morning and Afternoon Classes

Bring your own lunch for your family.

Come hang out and get to know each other!

Parents, Grandparents, Babysitters... join us with one rule - supervise your own children!

See you there!

2441 A Park Above Court, Rio Rancho, NM 87124

Located between Unser & Golf Course

off Westside Blvd.

September themes:

Author Study: Mo Willems


Wheels on the Bus

Family Homework: Does your child ask for homework? Learning through play is the perfect homework for PreK! Here are a few things you can do in the evenings and on weekends to build pre-academic skills:

Shape hunts, color hunts, number hunts, letter hunts

This is the funnest game ever and can be played virtually anywhere! Just pick a topic and start hunting in the store, in the car ride, at the playground, in a book ...

Let's find triangles! What looks like a triangle?

Let's find the letter T? Where do you see the letter T?

Our goal is for students to be proficient in most upper and lower case letters by the end of the year in preparation for reading in kindergarten. Students should also be able to name and describe 2d shapes and some 3d shapes as well.


Please remember to read everyday 5-10 minutes a day! This is the most important thing you can do with your child until well into middle school! A child's listening vocabulary helps to increase their verbal vocabulary. Read every night in a child's home language.


Have your child write on blank pages. No need for lines yet. They really aren't appropriate. But drawing and writing using letters and letter like shapes help to connect language to the written word! Write at least 4 times a week and don't forget to practice writing their names! Say the letters in their names daily!


Count your fingers and your toes. Count your toy cars and all those cute little Shopkins! Count the oranges in the bowl and the number of people in the grocery line. We will be counting together to 30 all year long!

You can also have your children help sort socks, forks and spoons, or toys as they clean up. Begin talking about patterns you see around you.