Welcome to SFCCS PreK4!

Lead Teachers:

Mrs. Caitlin Meadows: cmeadows@sfccs.org

Ms. MaeBeth Fisher: mfisher@sfccs.org

Important Info/Reminders:

~ November 15th: Thanksgiving Feast Donations are due.

~ November 20th: Thanksgiving Feast!

Children will dress in their Sunday's best as they participate in a Thanksgiving Tasting. The tasting will take place in our classrooms during our regular lunch time. This is a great opportunity for the children to learn about proper table etiquette and try new foods before the big Turkey Day! Please feel free to supplement with packed cold lunch items if you don't think your child will eat. You may also purchase a bagged lunch from the cafeteria that will contain the following food items: a ham sandwich, vegetable, fruit, surprise, and a drink.

~ Friday November 16th Show & Tell (H,h)

~ Thanksgiving Break November 21st - 23rd

~Advent Show Prep:

Next week we will start practicing for the Advent Show. Our children will be the opening act for morning performances (Thursday, Dec 20th & Friday, Dec 21st). We will send out the lyrics for you to practice at home ASAP.


Classroom Wish Lists:

Ms. Caitlin's Wish List

Ms. MaeBeth's Wish List

Any Gift Cards for teacherspayteachers.com are greatly appreciated!

Sign-ups & Links

Our Week At A Glance:

November 12th - November 16th

Science/Social Studies:

~ In anticipation of Thanksgiving, we will learn the History behind this great American Holiday.

Literacy:

The children will continue their study of Nursery Rhymes.

This week's focus letter is "Hh"!

Letter Rhyme for "H":

"Straight line down, straight line down, straight line across."

Math:

After meeting with the Kindergarten teachers about the new math curriculum, we decided we would begin a deep investigation of the numbers 1-10.

~ This week we will investigate the number 1! The children will participate in activities where they will write the number, count items to that number, & represent the number in various ways.

Read Aloud:

"Thanks for Thanksgiving" by Julie Markes

Religion:

~When we think of prayer, we often find ourselves asking God for things instead of giving thanks for all of our blessings. Therefore, we will discuss the importance of prayer and being THANKFUL!

~We will begin to learn our song(s) for the Advent Show. Please keep an eye out for a copy of the lyrics in your child's folder. Any extra practice that you can do at home would be greatly appreciated.

HOMEWORK: Rhyme

Mastering the art of rhyme is a key element in the development of an avid reader. Over the weekend, make time to play rhyming games with your child. This can be done during bath time, meal time, or when traveling in the vehicle.

Example: Choose a word like "Cat". Ask your child what words rhyme with Cat?... hat, rat, bat, mat, fat, pat, sat.

Fundations Alphabet Cards

Number Rhymes:

1-Start at the top and down you run, that’s the way you make a one!

2-Make a candy cane and give it a shoe, that’s the way you make a two!

3-Around and around just like a /B/, that’s the way you make a three!

4-Down and across and slice through the door, that’s the way you make a four!

5-Short neck, belly fat, Mr. Five wears a hat!

6-Make a /c/ then in you go, now you’ve made a six you know!

7-Across the sky and down from Heaven, that’s the way you make a seven!

8-Make an /s/ and then don’t wait, go up and make the number eight!

9-Make a circle and then a line, that’s the way you make a nine!

10-A one and zero make ten a hero!