Hello again, Families!
Well I was wrong when I said that last week was Catholic Schools Week...it's this week! We will be sending home Thank You cards the children have made. Tuesday is blue and white school colors dress and on Friday the children can bring in a canned good and wear their favorite sports team clothes (Souper Bowl!) I know it's a big sacrifice to send your children to OLM, but speaking from experience since my 3 boys came here, it is TOTALLY worth it!!! You are all so generous with donations and I love working as a team with you to prepare your children for Kindergarten! They've grown so much and I'm very proud of each and every one of them!!!
We'll be starting a new theme called Animals Everywhere. This is a really fun theme with a lot of learning. Not the least of which is the children showing love by caring for pets. Every child will adopt a pet from pictures in the classroom. Don't be surprised if they choose an elephant or something. They'll learn what it takes to keep their pets happy and healthy. If you have pets at home we would love to display pictures of them. You can bring them (the pictures) to school any day. The children often pray for they're pets when we pray around the room! I love that!
In Handwriting Without Tears we'll focus on the letters Gg, Dd and Pp learning about curved and straight lines this month and our super popular ABC Bootcamp we'll continue on with the letters Ii, Jj, and Kk. Have you noticed how much the children's handwriting has improved? I love sending the papers home so you can get as excited as I am! In math we'll work on oral counting to twenty and comparing sizes. I have a really cool gorilla project for them to do to compare their hand to a gorilla's.
In Second Step the focus will be on managing anger.
The children and I had a great week last week in spite of the rain and I know this week will also be a blast!
2/1 - 2/5 Catholic Schools Week
2/10 - Valentine's Party
2/15 - 2/19 Winter Break - Preschool closed
Many blessings to you all and thank you again for being so amazing!
< 3 Miss C.