Welcome to the 2018 pre-kindergarten web page
Mrs. Tchaconas Pre-K 101 & Mrs. Beltecas Pre-K 102
Web Page Updated: 5/25/18
Web Page Updated: 5/25/18
The school year is almost over and we are getting ready for our "Year End Ceremony," on Monday, June 18, 2018 at 9:00 am in the auditorium, and refreshments will follow in the lunchroom. All family and friends are invited to this special event and the children are very excited by rehearsing and working hard to make it a very special day! A letter will be sent home with more details about the ceremony. Please send in your ceremony fee ($10).
On Tuesday, June 12th, there will be a parent workshop on useful tips to prepare our children for a smooth transition into Kindergarten in September. The parent workshop will start at 2:30 in room 102 and children are invited to come and sit quietly during the presentation.
Our June Explore unit of study is on Transformation, which will focus on the following learning objectives: 1) What is transformation and how do things change; 2) There are many ways objects can change; 3) There are many kinds of changes in nature; 4) Some things about me change and some things stay the same. The children will also relate there own experiences of turning five and becoming more independent and ready to enter kindergarten in September. We will have discussions about summer plans for play dates with friends, summer camp, family vacations and meeting new friends in September.
A list of monthly books that correspond to our curriculum is posted under "June Books" below.
Our June Building Blocks math unit will focus on the following learning objectives: 1) To count to and back from 10 and beyond; 2) To add small numbers (sums to 5); 3) To quickly recognize the sum of two groups; 4) To compose shapes to make new shapes; 5) Make shape pictures and designs; 5) To describe shapes in terms of their attributes; 6) Math center: using math content vocabulary while working with math games and activities, along with playing weekly skill building computer games.
The Pre-K teaching staff thanks you for your support and participation. We are looking forward to an exciting month!
The Pre-Kindergarten Staff
Please view side panel "Dates to Remember," for information.
Below are Pre-K Topics for May
Unit 10: Transformation
Little Tree by Loren Long
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
What Do You Do With an Idea? by Kobi Yamada
The Land Of Many Colors by the Klamath County YMCA Family Preschool Books
Whoever You Are by Mem Fox
Shades Of People by Shelly Rotner and Sheila M. Kelly
Hello World by Manya Stojic
We All Come From Different Cultures by Melissa Higgins
All Kinds of Children by Norma Simon
We Are All Alike, We Are All Different by The Cheltenham Elementary School Kindergarteners
We All Look Different by Melissa Higgins
We All Have Different Families by Melissa Higgins
The Mixed-Up Chameleon by Eric Carle
What I Like About Me! by Allia Zobel-Nolan
It's Okay to Make Mistakes by Todd Parr
It's Okay to be Different by Todd Parr
I Like Myself by Karen Beaumont
I Like Me! by Nancy Carlson
I'm Growing by Aliki
I'm Special, I'm Me! by Ann Meek
Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus
Little Louie the Baby Bloomer by Robert Kraus
Cupcake by Charise Mericle Harper
Spoon by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
June Words for Life
Week of 6/4/18 – Birthday
I will be five years old on my next birthday.
Week of 6/11/18 – Butterfly
A caterpillar goes through a life cycle and turns into a butterfly.
Week of 6/18/18 – Grow
All babies grow into children then adults.
Week of 6/25/18 – Transition
I am ready to transition into kindergarten.
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