What’s New This Week?
What a fun week! We really enjoyed painting our treasure boxes, experimenting with “lava” and rocks in our sensory bin, and working on our watercolor master pieces at the easel! It was a super fun week. Be on the look out for treasure boxes in the buckets next week!
What’s Coming Up Next Week?
Next week we will spend some time handprint painting and working with puffy paint! We are super excited for our sensory science experiment where we will try to identify what we are hearing. We have had some “surveyors” in the class who have been very interested in documenting observations, so we will expand that interest and work on measuring with tape measurers, and documenting our findings. We are ready for another great week!
Thank You to Parent Helpers
Thank you to Meredith Tennant (Rowan’s mom) for being our Mystery Reader this week! We loved learning about the different phases of leaves with you this week!
God is not unjust; He will not forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have helped His people and continue to help them Hebrews 6:10. November 14th-18th marks our annual service week. We will be making sandwiches for the homeless on Monday, November 14th in the classrooms. This is a wonderful time and opportunity for our students to bless others. In the light of service, we are looking for two willing families to deliver the sandwiches to a local shelter, with your PCP student, and snap a picture to share with the school. If you are interested in helping with this project, please contact the office for more information.
In love and service
Nature Hut News
This week in the Nature Hut the children painted the back fence yellow with large roller brushes and paint brushes. They loved using their large motor skills to paint the fence! They also used their fine motor skills by scooping and measuring the colored rice they dyed last week. The plants were watered and our garden was misted by the students too! the Nature Hut was a huge hit.
¡Hola! This week in Spanish we started to learn the names of family members. We learned through a new song, father (Papá), mother (Mamá), brother (hermano), sister (hermana) and baby (bebé). Then we read, Are you my Mother? (¿Eres tú mi Mamá?) and found out that even pajarito has a mother (una Mamá).
This week continued our exploration into outer Space. We made galaxies at the easel with golf tee’s. We made homemade moon sand. We enjoyed watching a NASA spaceship rocket launch. To wrap up the week we explored the phases of the moon.
Thursday November 10th Kinder Readiness Night 6pm
*Look for Punch Bowl Invite* *See more details below*
Friday November 11th NO SCHOOL-Veterans Day
November 14rh-18th A Week to Serve and Be Thankful
Monday 11/14 Making Sandwiches for the Homeless – KR
Tuesday 11/15 Making Cards for Military & Seniors – All School
Wednesday 11/16 Singing for Seniors
Thursday 11/17 Feast Day – All School
Friday 11/18 Stone Soup – KR/KR Mixed
November 21st-25th Thanksgiving Break – NO SCHOOL
Thursday December 1st Women’s Christmas Dessert
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Kinder Readiness Event
As parents we want to make the best decision possible on where to send our children after preschool. So we are bringing Bonnie Bruce from Chancy and Bruce Educational Resources to talk about our school systems. www.chancyandbruce.com
This is open/free event to any Preschool Parents
FREE for PCP Families
$10 non PCP Families
Thursday November 10th at 6:00 PM
PLC Fellowship Hall
Owner & Executive Director Chancy and Bruce Educational Resources, holds a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies from West Virginia Wesleyan College. She holds a MEd. in Special Education from Middle Tennessee State University, and has done post-graduate studies in testing and assessment. Barbara Chancy who was instrumental in developing and field-testing this assessment tool passed away in November 2003. Prior to 1982, both Ms. Bruce, and Ms. Chancy taught at all grade levels and served as Resource Specialists in the Public School System in California. Ms. Bruce also directed an Institute for Child Development and has worked with school districts in developing early childhood intervention programs.
Chancy and Bruce Educational Resources Inc. has assessed over 250,000 children since 1984 and has completed two longitudinal studies. These studies have followed children from 4 1/2 years through completion of high school and the second study went four years beyond high school. Research continues in the area of school readiness and the correlation between processing skill development and grade placement. Chancy and Bruce Educational Resources, Inc. serves over 250 early childhood centers and schools in the Southern California area. All screening personnel have degrees in education and are trained in the assessment of children.
Heads the “Student Academic Services” program at The Cambridge School in Rancho Peñasquitos, California. She came to this position after several decades of classroom teaching experience (including three years as a Cambridge Kindergarten teacher) and after four years of providing in-services and training for teachers throughout California. She is bringing all of that experience and wisdom to the SAS program which seeks to support students through individualized academic therapy. Louise has a BA in elementary education from Westminster College (PA) and a MA in Learning Disabilities from Montclair State University (NJ) and is a California state credentialed teacher. She enjoys playing the flute, reading, baking, and spending time with her husband and two grown children.
Adding to our panel we are also looking for a representative from Poway or San Diego Unified School District. We have asked several educators. We hope to have the district represented on Thursday night.
This is sure to be an exciting and enriching parent evening. We encourage you to attend