Pre-K 3.5-4 Year Olds with Mrs. Donavan
Hello to all OLM families. These next couple weeks will be an adjustment for all of us, however this is in the best interest for keeping us all healthy and safe in the long run. Needless to say I will be keeping in touch with the blog as well as email. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate you can contact myself; donavan.garrison@olmlancers or Mary; mary.kravec@olmlancers. At this moment everything has been cancelled or postponed until further notice.
Below you will see what we would have been working on in class for this week;
Social and Emotional: Joining In with Play
Clifford: A Teeny Tiny Nest
Letters: Rr, Yy
Religion: Lent, Saint Patrick
Prayer: Hail Mary
Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death, Amen.
For social and emotional this month has been about how to invite friends over to play, the importance of using words and to have fun with friends. In class the children and I go over different scenarios and what would we be able to say when we want to invite friends "would you like to color with me?" "would you like to read a book with me?" Have your child come up with a couple different questions on how to invite friends to play. For this week; joining in with play. We know how to invite friends, but now we are going to learn how to join friends who are already at play.
For Clifford; A Teeny Tiny Nest. The next two weeks will be all about animals, eggs and how different animals are born. I will be putting a link in this blog for all of you to be able to log in. When you click on the link you will log in as a student and the password; olm209. This is a such a fun site so please look around and try all the links. Any issues please let me know!
For letters Rr, Yy. As a class we go over our names each day and over any words that start with the letters we are working on this week. Please take the time to ask your child about what words they can think of that start with the letter R and Y.
Religion we are going over Lent, Saint Patrick and Stations of the Cross. Lent is a time of reflection and praying. For Saint Patrick; how he merged Christianity with more traditional parts of Irish culture, and creating the Celtic cross, which incorporates the sun with the cross. Saint Patrick used the shamrock as an educational symbol to explain the Holy Trinity to nonbelievers as he converted the Irish to Christianity in the fourth century. For Stations of the cross; shows the journey Jesus took before he died. They show his suffering and the pain on his path to his own crucifixion. It is most popularly visited in churches during Lent. Many people pray, reflect and connect spiritual to the suffering and challenge Jesus endured. As a class we colored the 14 stations of the crosses as well as made churches for each one.
Lastly our class prayer. This is our second week working on Hail Mary. I would really love if you could recite this prayer each day so we could really get this prayer down.
I know this was a lot of information for this blog. I know as a class and as a family we can do this all together, and the best part, it's all temporary! Thank you to all the families, friends and especially for all the prayers. In faith this shall pass.
Blessings to you all and please tell everyone I said HI!!