Pre-K Family lIteracy Night
On September 15, 2016, Pre-K teachers hosted Family Literacy Night. Music teacher, Ms. Jennifer Armstrong, helped kick off the event with a dance performanc of “Debajo del Mar” by the Pre-K students. After the performance, Pre-K teacher Sylvia Duran presented a PowerPoint presentation with simple phonemic awareness lessons and activities that parents could use to help their children at home. After the PowerPoint, parents also created an activity that they could take home and practice with their children.
Celebrating 16 de setiembre
Teachers and students celebrated 16 de septiembre, Mexico’s Independence Day. Teachers planned activities that explained the importance of this day and why we as Mexican Americans celebrate it. To help commemorate the event, teachers and students dressed in colorful dresses and the traditional red, white and green attire. It was a great opportunity for students to celebrate and recognize their heritage and culture.
”Picnic at the Park”
Kindergarten teachers planned a “Picnic at the Park” activity on Friday, September 23, 2016. This was an extension to the book titled “The Picnic at Apple Park” by Alma Flor Ada that the students had been reading throughout the week. Students brought their blankets to sit on and ate healthy snacks while their teachers read aloud to them.