Hi Families! I hope you had a great weekend!
This is a flex week for us and gives us time to catch up on our ABC Bootcamp. At first, I had the children write the letters on a whiteboard and than I decided it would be better if they did it on paper with a clipboard where you could see them. I ask the children to write the letter, upper and lowercase and to write any small words they see me write. I draw pictures of the words they come up with such as Hazel (one of our girls little sister) and they get a big kick out of it! I'm not an artist, thank God I work at a preschool!!! The children all get excited when I ask them to get out their clipboards and markers when we're at group. I have seen great improvement in the children's letter recognition and sounds! I'll be assessing each student next month to see how much they've grown and I'm really excited about it!!!
This is Catholic Schools Week and the children will be making thank you cards to you parents for sending them to Catholic School. In Handwriting Without Tears we'll work on the letter Cc, Second Step will be all about managing disappointment. This is a lesson that we all can learn from no mater what our age!
From looking at the weather on my phone we have a lot of rain coming our way in the next week. We'll be staying in instead of going out for recess so we will fill that time with some cool science experiments. We'll combine milk with paint and see the results and have races where we blow cotton balls across the classroom! Science is so fun...we're going to have a blast! If you aren't aware, shaving cream is great for removing glue and other sticky things from a table...we'll be doing that too!
If you ever have any questions or concerns about your child, please feel free to discuss them with me. You can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the school at (209) 722-6657. I am here for you as I know you are here for me and your child. We're a team!
Lastly I would like to thank those of you who have so generously donated cleaning wipes, baby wipes, tissue and paper towels to our classroom. It is greatly appreciated! At this time we are running low on paper towels. We have changed soaps to be more gentle on the children's hands but the paper towels are a little rough, so I prefer to use the paper towels from the store. It would be greatly appreciated if you could donate paper towels to the classroom. Thank you very much in advance!
May the Lord bless you for your continued generosity and the involvement in your child's education.
<3 Miss C.