Anglo-American School of Moscow – Pre-K Team

Author: Amber Taylor (Page 1 of 3)


Dear Parents,

On Tuesday, June 11th, if the weather permits, we are going to take the children camping in the forest!  This is a whole day spent out in the woods, walking to new spaces in the forest and making the fire if we a lucky to get to a spot where we are allowed to, learning how to set up a tent and spending ‘quiet time’ inside with our friends, even though I know it will never be quiet!

Children will need to have snacks and lunches packed for the forest, water bottle and appropriate clothing. If you’ve ordered school lunches already we will cancel them for you… so don’t worry.

Friday, June 14th is Sports day!  Please dress the children with hats and put on sun cream.  The children will be outside for a couple of hours in the morning.

Our Pre-K Party will be held Tuesday, June 18th in the forest.

Thursday, June 20th is the last day at school.  This is only a half day with dismissal at noon. You are welcome to come to the end of year closing ceremony held in the North Gym starting at 11:00.  Your child can be picked up from our classroom at 12:00.

We would like to finish the year as a full class, although if your child will be leaving school early for holidays, please let us know so that we can be sure to send home his/her portfolio and all other things.
Let me know if you have any questions!
Hope you are all well,

Exploring and Discovering in Nature…

Dear Families of Pre-K,
Our new unit is an inquiry into our connection with nature and our responsibilities towards it.  Over the next few weeks, the pre-k children will be split into 4 groups according to their interests, and will head out into the forest one group at a time for a week.  This will be a focused time for the children to explore and continue to develop a connection to the natural world around them.  
On the week that your child is assigned, he/she will head out on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at8:30 and stay until 10:00, bringing morning snack out into the woods.  Please pack snack items that will not create a lot of rubbish and is easy to carry and have the children dressed for the weather.  We will be going out, rain or shine!  Rainy days are the best for finding worm, slugs, and other creatures!
Week One: April 29 – May 3
PKGK – Patrick, Anver, Sebastian, Maria, Mariam
PKRM – Taya, Mateo
PKTA – Brayden, Katya D.
Week Two:  May 13 – May 17
PKGK – Nika, Victor
PKRM – Charlie, Emma, Ben
PKTA – Jasmin, Katya K, Safia, Stefan
Week Three:  May 27 – May 31
PKGK – Lucas
PKRM – Anastasia, Yuna, Alisher, Mark R, Georg
PKTA – Mark W, Amir
Week Four:  June 3 – June 7
PKGK – Olivia, Sandra, Louisa, Marili
PKRM – Esther, Xiyuan
PKTA – Mila, Una
Looking forward to our time in the woods!
Pre-K Team

Student-Led Conferences


Hello everyone!

We just wanted to send out a note to remind you about Student-Led conferences tomorrow, and to tell you a bit about the process so you know what to expect.

You and your child will arrive and your child will become your tour guide.  Please let your child take the lead and he/she will take you through stations that have been chosen and you will be taught how to ‘play’ there.  All three classes are open for you to travel through. The entire Pre-K space is your child’s learning space, so you are welcome to visit all our classrooms.

Please ask them a lot of quality questions.  Ask them about what they THINK about when they are doing the activities.  Ask them how they KNOW that.  Wonder about how they FELT.  Don’t give them the answer or show them what you can do – let them be your teacher – act as if you are not sure.  Question them and let them take the lead.  Really listen to them.  Some of the children will zoom through their portfolios – slow them down and ask them to relax.

Please take the time to visit the Arts room down the Kindergarten hallway, the gym to see what they learn in PE, and head up to the 4th floor to see the Russian Culture classes and our SEN educator Ms. Doak in 4067.  We will be there in and around the room if you need us, but the student-led conference is really about time for you to listen to your child.  If you have any concerns about your child’s learning, please don’t hesitate to let us know and we can make a time to chat about it on a different day.   

You will be given a ‘See-Think-Wonder’ reflection sheet and a pen.  This is an opportunity for you to share your thinking about your child’s learning.  We will have an example of this thinking routine to help you know how to do this.

Looking forward to seeing you all,

Pre-K Team


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