March 2024

Important Dates

  • Thursday March 7, 2024: Virtual Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences 11:20AM dismissal
  • Monday March 11, 2024: Spring Picture Day
  • Friday March 29, 2024 and Monday April 1, 2024: Schools are closed for observance of Easter


  • Please check your child’s folder every day, and please return the folder to school the next day.
  • Please remember to label all of your child’s belongings: write your child’s name on their jackets, water bottles, lunch boxes, lunch containers, etc.

Creative Curriculum Unit of Study: Light


  • What objects make light?
  • How do we use light?
  • What happens when we block light?
  • What things can light shine through?

Center Time

The Science and Discovery Center is an important part of the pre-k curriculum. To learn more about the Science and Discovery Center, please see the “letter to families” below.

Math Focus

This month our class is learning about Measurements and Patterns.

  • Measurement: children will learn about length and height.
  • Patterns: Children will create their own patterns.

Letter to Families

Dear Pre-K Families,

Young children have many questions about the world around them. Students may ask: “where did the puddle go?”, “what do worms eat?”, “how can I make my truck go faster?”, “do fish go to sleep?”.

In our classroom, the Discovery Area is a place where children can explore and investigate to answer their questions. Students observe, experiment, measure, solve problems, take things apart, and explore materials and living things. They guess what will happen as a result.

In the Discovery Area children do what scientists do: ask questions, plan and conduct investigations, gather information, construct an explanation, and communicate findings.

What You Can Do at Home

You do not need to be an expert. Science is all around us- from making bubbles in the bathtub to boiling water on the stove. Get in the habit of wondering out loud- for example you may want to say “I wonder why that water is boiling” or “why is my shadow sometimes big or sometimes small?”.

The kinds of questions you ask and statements you make when the child is exploring will help develop his scientific skills. Look for opportunities to develop your child’s scientific thinking during everyday activities, such as taking a bath, cooking dinner, pr playing with toys.

Thank you for working with us. If you have any ideas that you would like to share, please let us know.


The Pre-K Teachers