Finishing Up Tubes and Tunnels

Hello Families,

We finished up our Tubes and Tunnels study last week. We had a blast learning about the difference between tubes and tunnels and what they are used for. We also talked about people that use tubes and tunnels. We even had Ms. Bailey and Ms. Tristan play their tube instruments for us. We have learned so much! We celebrated all our learning with award presentations for the marble run’s that we made in small groups. We awarded the tallest marble run, fastest marble run and the marble run with the most tubes. Check out the pictures on the phots page.

We are starting our last study of the year this week Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. You can help us get this study started by talking with your child about trash ad garbage, where it goes and if your recycle have them help you sorting the materials. When you are outside if you notice trash on the ground you can point it out. Thanks for helping your child be aware of what they are noticing around them.

In Second Steps this week we we review classroom rules and procedures. We talked about how to be safe, respectful and responsible on the carpet and on the playground. We also reviewed our first safety lessons of the year; car safety, pedestrian safety, fire safety, gun safety and lockdowns. A lockdown is when we lock our doors to the classroom, turn off the lights and hide if there is something unsafe in the hallway (locks, lights, out of sight). We will be reviewing our social emotional and safety curriculum until the end of the year.

We are finishing up our last home visits these next 2 weeks. We are so thankful to all of you for welcoming us into your homes and allowing us to work together for a common goal for your child.


***This Friday the 26th is Kindergarten Orientation here at Pyrtle. If your child is attending Pyrtle next year for kindergarten this is a wonderful time for you and your student to learn about kindergarten. If your child is in the AM class, please take them with you to the orientation and then drop them off in the classroom after. If you could, please make sure they have breakfast before they attend, as breakfast in the classroom will be over by then.

WhenFriday, April 26th at 7:55 am to 8:40 am

Where: Pyrtle Elementary – Please enter using door #17 (NE side of school)

Who: You and your kindergartner (no siblings please)

Please park on the side streets; not in front of the school or in the staff lots.

***We will be celebrating our year on the last day of school (Thursday, May 23rd). We will be doing a graduation ceremony, singing and having a picnic here at Pyrtle. See below for the schedule…


Graduation: 10:00-11:00 in the preschool classroom

Picnic: 11:00-11:30 outside wether permitting.


Picnic: 12:30-1:00 outside wether permitting.

Graduation: 2:45-3:45 in the preschool classroom

Thank you for all you do!

Mrs. Losey and Ms. Jamie

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