Lower School News

A Peek Into PreK
Mitzi Mock, digital storyteller & Rachel Freeman, communications/web manager

Nueva's PreK students had the opportunity to return to campus at the start of the school year. Get an inside look at the ways students are learning in person, while connecting with classmates who are learning remotely. Watch a day in the life of the PreK class and read on for a Q&A with PreK students.

Video: A Day in PreK 


Q&A with PreK Students

Associate Director of Admissions Kim Overton sat down with three Nueva pre-kindergarteners—Jake L., David S., and Leon S.—to learn more about what it has been like being on campus. 

So now that you are back on campus, what are the things you like doing in PreK?

Leon S.: I like doing art. We went down into the woods one time and saw a lot of balls that fell over the fence. 
David S.: I like the sand pit and water table. At the water table, I do volcanoes. You fill up a bottle with lots of water and when it reaches the top you do another pour and then it erupts! 

Have you made friends in PreK?

D: Yes. Taylor, Donovan, and Jake are my good friends. We play in the sand pit; we dig and dig and dig or we make sand castles.
Jake L.: I think that you already know that, because you asked David and he told you! 
L: Yes, and I like playing tag with my friends, especially when all the kids chase me. It’s hard because they couldn’t tag me, because of the virus.

How do you feel about wearing your mask?

J: I feel pretty good. 
L: It’s hard. It’s hard to keep it on my face.
D: It keeps slipping over my nose. Sometimes my teachers and friends remind me to pull my mask up. 

I hear kindergarteners are coming back to campus. What are you doing to welcome them?

L: We are making signs that say, “Welcome.” Today, I actually made a Halloween sign and I put scary stickers on it.
J: Did you know we made signs to say welcome back to welcome them back, and we also put some Halloween stickers on it because it’s almost Halloween. 

Do you think you could tell the kindergarteners about the safety rules? What are some of the rules?

J: You need to stay six feet apart. If someone gets too close, you can say, “Space please,” or you could move back or you could ask a teacher to help. 
L: You need to keep the mask on all day besides eating lunch and when you’re drinking water, and you have to stay six feet from your friends.If someone is close to you, you can use sign language and put your hand up, that way you don’t have to worry if they can’t hear you. 
D: You have to get tested. It tickled, but it took like one second. 

What is your favorite thing about being at PreK?

L:  I like playing on the play structure and playing in the sandbox with my friends. 
J: We have been looking for the skeleton key. Do you know what the skeleton key is? We have been digging for the skeleton key in the sandbox. Everyone thinks there’s a ghost. 
D: My favorite part of PreK is feeding the birds some bird seed. A bird came to eat some yesterday, and look! One is there right now!

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