February is a short month but PK3 had lots to celebrate! During Valentine’s Day, we decorated hearts for those we care about. We also celebrated two of our friends turning four years old! Happy Birthday Jakob and Delilah.
This month we turned part of our classroom into a bear cave, created our own bear homes, and went on a bear hunt.
Not only did we learn more about hibernation, we continued to practice name writing and letter formation, proper cutting techniques, and work on recognizing how we are feeling, and using our words to express these feelings.
At home you can practice these skills by letting your child cut various items (play dough, straws, and paper). When talking to your child about feelings you can have them tell you how they are feeling, and what makes them feel this way. You can also share your own feelings with your child.
Welcome to PreK-3! We have such a fun year ahead of us and I am thrilled to spend it with your child. My name is Jennifer Sandstrom, and I grew up in a military family. My dad served in the US Navy, and I lived on both sides of the United States, and overseas. I have taught in both the Middle East and Southeast Asia, this is my first time living and teaching in South Korea.
I am excited to teach your child this year. I love working with early childhood students and their families. My goals for this year are for students to develop a love of school and learning, to expand their social skills, and prepare their language and academic skills for their future education. In our Reggio Emilia based program we will be teaching, practicing and assessing these skills through a variety of units based on the students’ interests. I will keep you up to date on what our different learning goals and units are as the year progresses.
The first day of school will be August 16th. Our school day begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. We will be using Bloomz to communicate and keep you up to date on important matters involving your child and the classroom. If you have any questions, concerns, or anything important you would like me to know you can contact me via Bloomz or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org If you would like to meet in person please contact the front office and they can set up an appointment.
I look forward to an amazing school year!
Ms. Sandstrom’s email: email@example.com