In Prekindergarten, we have been busy exploring animals and nature around us and getting ready for spring! Last week, our friend Jeff from The Reptile Zone came to teach us all about many different species of reptiles. He taught us what our special friends eat, how they defend themselves in battle, what type of climate they live in and how we need to treat our reptilian friends. The kids were very curious and had a lot of questions for our friend Jeff.
To kick off the opening of our Seven Peaks Garden Club, our PreK students learned all about what plants need to survive in a greenhouse. We planted two different types of peas (snow peas and sugar snap peas) and we are eagerly awaiting for them to grow! Spring is beginning to bloom in Prekingergarten!
From Picasso Portraits to Owl Collages, these PreK artists are becoming quite proficient at following directions, creating line drawings, gluing, cutting, problem solving things, such as how to cut a triangle for a beak, and composition. Most recently, we connected art class and classroom special topics by talking about creatures who are awake at night, specifically owls. In art class the students created adorable owl collages using the skills they have learned. Coming up, PreK will learn about the world of printmaking and how they can do this using things as simple as a forks, hands, paper, etc.
Buen trabajo, Elementary Spanish! I am so proud of all my students this year. My greatest reward in teaching them is seeing their improvement in their conversational skills and written sentence constructions we have been working on since the beginning of the year. I am definitely witnessing it in the classroom. I know some parents have shared with me their enjoyment in having their kids help, by listening and speaking, in the Spanish-speaking countries your have recently vacationed in this past Spring Break. I expect that, and told them before they left, not to be shy. However, practicing their conversational skills with strangers is never as easy as doing it in the comfort and familiarity of our classroom at SPS. I can not begin to tell you how grateful I am for the loving atmosphere, enthusiasm, happiness and the great attitude your kids bring to class everyday. Their willingness to learn, participate, and practice with their peers always goes beyond my expectations.
I would like to witness with your own eyes the progress they have made. In the next few days you will be receiving an email from me inviting you to watch them “show off” how they are developing their gift of a second language. I know they can’t wait and I hope you can find the time to come to watch them. If you are not able to attend, please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to meet with you during a time that is more convenient.
The end of the school year is quickly approaching. In the final two months, I will be gradually immersing your kids further in to the language. There will be a little confusion during the first couple of days, but I know by experience they will find it a lot of FUN. Let’s all remember that, at their age, FUN plus IMPROVEMENT is what should be about! Muchas gracias for sharing and trusting all your child to me.