Week at a Peek- May 14, 2014

Good afternoon!

I hope that you all had a wonderful and restful Mother’s Day that you all deserve! A big thank you to all the mom’s, grandmas, and aunts that joined us for our Mother’s Day Shabbat. It was truly a great Shabbat and the students loved having all of you there! It was a day that I know all of them will remember for a long time!


This week our Focus Book is “A Mother for Choco”. This book discusses a little bird trying to find his mother. He ends up going around to ask if different animals are his mother and ends up finding a family in an unfamiliar place. This books gives the class an opportunity to discuss how families are all different and that sometimes babies are adopted to different families that look different than them, but, they are still a family. : )


This book also gives the class the opportunity to discuss talking to strangers. Choco went around to different animals, whom he did not know, to ask if they were his mother. Students led a great discussion about talking to strangers and how they feel safe with their family.


Through out this week we will continue to practice many different skills. We will begin to practice writing our own sentences and putting spaces between words. We will continue to discuss different punctuation marks and how you say those sentences. Ms. Shereen came to observe us on Monday and was truly impressed on how far the students have come this year! They are definitely all beyond ready for Kindergarten! : )

We will be learning songs about Choco and different families and work on noticing different shapes and different objects in the room that are made of different shapes.


Please take a look at the important events that we have coming up. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please let me know!

May 14-  Camp fun day.  Conference forms are due

May 15- Spring Picture Day

 May 20- Kid’s Club pre-camp forms due

May 21- PJ Library with Ms. Ilene

May 22- VPK Water Play Day

May 23- Conference Day: No School, Kid’s Club available with a reservation

May 26- No School- Memorial Day

May 27- VPK Fun Art Day- Dress in clothes that can get messy 🙂 

June 2- End of the Year Party– More details to come 🙂

June 3- Noon Dismissal- VPK Graduation- 10:30 AM – Shavuot: Wear White to school 

June 4 & 5- No School- Shavuot

June 6- Last day of school- Donuts with Dad at 8:15 AM- Noon Dismissal Kid’s Club available for year-round kids and by reservation

Please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns

Miss Lisa

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