Ms. Horton (Preschool 4, Turtle Doves)

 

 

 WELCOME to Ms. HORTON’s PRE-K 4 CLASS… The Little Doves!

REMINDERS:  Each Friday we will attend Mass with the school.  We walk over to the Church at 8:15am.  Please be here on time.  If you are late, you may walk your child over to Mass and drop off him/her with our class.

Dear Parents,

Welcome back!  I hope everyone had a blessed Christmas vacation!

This week we learned about letter “Ll” and the sound it makes!  We reviewed our “All About Letter “Ll” board and read funny poems featuring letter L.  The children really enjoyed reading aloud books such as “The Little Lion who Lost his Roar”, “Dragons Love Tacos” and “Lola at the Library”.  We had fun making our craft “L is for Lollipop”, using paint and glitter glue.

In Math, we focused on the new year by putting up our monthly calendar.  We talked about January and counted the days.  We also practiced recognizing the numbers from the calendar. We had fun singing our “Months of the Year” song during Circle Time.

In Religion we concluded our Christmas lessons by focusing on the Angel that appeared to the wise men.  We also talked about Mother Mary and the angel that appeared to her as well.  The children even practiced drawing an angel… so cute.  Then we reviewed our prayers before we went to Church for the first time.

The most important activity we did this week was to go to Mass on Friday.  The children partner up with a buddy from an older grade and sit with them in Church.  Overall, the children did a great job! I loved how they recognized the “Our Father” when it was said and remembered to put their hands together during the prayer.

 

God bless,

Ms. Horton

 

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Ms. Horton’s Pre-K Class Schedule

8:00 – 8:15 Drop off

8:20-8:45 Circle Time

8:45 – 9:30 Centers (Literacy and Religion small groups)

9:30 – 10:00 Math

9:45-10:15 Story time and D.E.A.R.

10:00 – 10:30 Snack and Bathroom break

10:30-11:00 Outside time

11:00 – 11:30 Prayers and Bathroom break

11:30 – 12:00 Lunch

12:15-12:45 Outside time

12:45-1:00 Story time

1:00 – 2:00 Nap/Rest time

2:00 – 2:15 Snack time

2:15 – 2:40 Science/Social Studies

2:40 – 2:55 Circle Time and Pack up

3:00 Dismissal

 

Specials Schedule:

Gym – Monday 9:00am

Show and Share – (Tuesdays) Each child is invited to bring ONE item from home to share with the class.  The item should be able to fit inside the child’s backpack and NO electronics please!

Library – Wednesday 9:45am

Music – Wednesday 9:15am

Art – Thursday 9:35am

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Important Info…

  •  Please check your child’s yellow folder daily. Please send the  folder back to school in the backpack.
  • Nap Blankets will be sent home each Friday for you to wash.  Please send them back on Monday inside the child’s backpack.
  • If your child’s lunch requires a fork or spoon, please send one in their lunch box. We do not have any extras. We eat lunch at 11:30am.
  • Show and Share! (Tuesdays) Each child is invited to bring ONE item from home to share with the class.  The item should be able to fit inside the child’s backpack and NO electronics please!
  • Please ensure your child has a weather – appropriate change of clothes in the classroom.
  • We follow Fairfax County Public Schools for any weather related school closures and delays.

If you have any questions, please contact me by email piper.horton@stmikes22003.org.