WELCOME to

Mrs. Fremstad’s Preschool Class

2 Day & 3 Day Classes

 4 Star Parent Aware rated / Nationally Accredited by NAEYC 

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WHAT ARE WE UP TO THIS WEEK?

MARCH 20th-24th

THEME: Tin Forest and Musical Concepts

LETTER OF THE WEEK: B

 

We are spending the week preparing for our Kinder Konzert field trip to Orchestra Hall. The students will be introduced to the story of The Tin Forest by Helen Ward. We will learn to enjoy the beauty of music. Learn about, identify and play orchestral instruments. We will comprehend how music can tell a story. We will develop listening skills by being good audience members. We hope to strengthen literacy skills through a musical experience. Furthermore, we will explore "found sounds" and think about how feelings and emotions are communicated through music.

 

Friends of the Minnesota Orchestra, Kinder Konzerts are designed to introduce preschool-age children to the wonderful world of music and the symphony orchestra. The Kinder Konzerts experience is comprised of two parts:

 

1) A concert on the stage of Orchestra Hall featuring an ensemble of eight musicians and their instruments, a narrator, various musical works and a composition inspired by the book The Tin Forest.

2) The interactive sound factory where the students are guided through a  hands-on music lesson. In the Sound Factory the students will play a violin, cello, and a snare drum.

 

Please turn in the Kinder Konzert Field Trip permission slip as soon as possible. If you are interested in chaperoning, please sign up on the sheet located next to our communication file. For more Field Trip information please click here.

 

MMSA SPRING FLING:

  • Spring Fling is a fun event that is open to the community. This year, Spring Fling
    will be held on March 25th at Ideal Hall. Did you hear? A generous donor has decided to pay for you to join us at the Spring Fling. One ticket will be provided per Preschool family and additional tickets may be purchased at a discounted rate. Contact the school office for more information or check out the Spring Fling website http://www.mmsaschool.org/news--events/spring-fling-2017 for additional information. I really hope to see as many Preschool parents there as possible.

 

DATES TO REMEMBER:

March 25: MMSA Spring Fling

March 27: KINDER KONZERT Field Trip to Orchestra Hall

March 30: MMSA PreK & K Open House for Prospective families 

 

 EXTRA CLASSROOM INFORMATION

 

BUCKET FILLER!

Based on the books Have You Filled a Bucket Today by Carol McCloud and David Messing, How Full is Your Bucket by Tom Rath, Mary Reckmeyer, and Maurie J Manning, and Fill a Bucket by Carol McCloud, Katherine Martin, and David Messing
we will learn to be "BUCKET FILLERS". Through these stories and some fun, meaningful activities students will learn about the concept of “bucket-filling” and will have the opportunity to practice it in the classroom. Overall, it will help to build
unity among classmates and peers. Students will value themselves as individuals in addition to valuing friendship. They will most importantly learn to demonstrate how kindness, compassion, and respect are so important in our classroom, school, and world. Students will understand that the positive things they do for others show respect
and will no doubt come back to them. Students will also understand that when they
are unkind to others they hurt themselves as well. Its purpose is twofold: to get
students thinking about their own thoughts and feelings and those of others; to give students some awareness into how their choices (words & actions) can make a difference!
 

PRESCHOOL OFFICE

Our Preschool Play Office has been set up and is ready for lots of writing, drawing, cutting, taping and LEARNING. Any donations of stickers, tape, note pads etc are always greatly appreciated! 

To enhance learning at the Preschool Play Office, each child has started to work in their own school notebook. They always enjoy writing letters, drawing and retelling stories in these notebooks.

MYSTERY LETTER BAG 

Be watching for the letter bag to come home with your student. They are to find
one item that begins with the letter attached to the bag. Write 3 clues for us to guess what it is. PLEASE RETURN IT THE NEXT SCHOOL DAY. Beginning letter sounds, letter recognition and beginning letter writing are important and fun pre-reading and writing skills. Our Handwriting without Tears Curriculum, encourages us to begin practicing with the easiest letters to write. We are working hard on learning our names! 
  

LIBRARY WEDNESDAY

Our M/W/F class will continue going to our beautiful school library every Wednesday. They are allowed to check out 1 book and are asked to return it prior to our next Library Wednesday. The Library Box to return books is located on the cart under
our communication files.

GYM CLASS

Please send your children with tennis shoes. MONDAYS & THURSDAYS we enjoy
gym class with Mrs. Carlson. Tennis shoes are required for safety. On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays we have large muscle play in the Preschool Gym.

 

PRESCHOOL LINKS CLICK BELOW: 

 Scholastic Book Orders (Class Code QCX7T)

MARCH PRESCHOOL PAPER

FEBRUARY PRESCHOOL PAPER

JANUARY PRESCHOOL PAPER

DECEMBER PRESCHOOL PAPER

 NOVEMBER PRESCHOOL PAPER

 

 

PICTURES

 

We played musical chairs last week. When the music stopped we wrote the letter located on the chair into our notebooks. We had a blast. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks be to God for all his wonderful gifts of Love, Family, Food and Friends

 

 

Our Preschool Program openly invites and welcomes parent participation in the classroom throughout the year.  Come feel the energy and experience the laughter, learning, and love.  Remember - Together, We Are Better!

 

Contact me at FremstadC@mmsaschool.org - 651.489.1459

 

Our Preschool Program achieved accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).  NAEYC accreditation represents the mark of quality in early childhood education.  We are also a 4 out of 4 star rated program by Parent Aware of Minnesota.   We are proud of these distinctions and the high standards that they represent.