Preschool Newsletters


Week of September 12 - 16


Preschool – 4’s 

What a fantastic first week of Preschool!  We continue to learn more about each other, our room, and some rules and routines.  We also started our Zoo Phonics by learning about Allie Alligator and the letter ‘A’.


On Monday, we read There’s An Alligator Under My Bed.  Allie Alligator’s sound and motion, as well as the letter ‘a’ were introduced. Today we started our ABC Books by cutting out an apple and gluing that and a stem to the ‘A’ page.  We will work on our ABC Books each week, adding a new page for each letter.  These will go home at the end of the year. They also had a chance to sort pom poms by color using our grabbers.  Great fine motor development! We also went to Library for the first time today.  They met Mrs. West, read a story, and even checked out their own book!  (These will be kept in our classroom library for the week).  We ended the day playing outside.


On Friday, we read Designed by God, So I Must Be Special.  We talked of the ways we are each special, either in the things we are good at or the things we like to do.  They then made a picture of themselves which will later be displayed as we begin our ‘Special Person of the Week’.  At circle time, we learned a song called ‘If You Want to be a Friend, Clap Your Hands’.  Today we also discussed the very simple rule in our classroom – Be Nice.  This is our motto and class rule for the year – they then all ‘signed’ this rule with a painted thumbprint - this will be displayed in our classroom as a reminder.  We also took part in a whole school picture – see it on our school website!  For snack, we enjoyed delicious apple slices and animal crackers.  Thank you to the Aagesen family!  We continue to enjoy the beautiful weather outside, too!


On Friday, we read Don’t Eat the Teacher. As we continue to learn more about the letter A, we had fun exploring our Letter Bins.  Each bin contains items starting with that letter.  We’ll have fun guessing and playing games with the items.  Each week they will also practice writing our new letter in their Preschool Notebooks, so today they wrote the letter ‘a’.  We then did our first weekly Science experiment (which corresponds to the letter we’re learning).  Today we used three apple slices to see what would happen if we did nothing to one, added water to another, and added lemon juice to the third.  We checked on the pieces throughout the morning.  Ask your child what we discovered!  Today was also Picture Day ☺


Next Week:  We will learn more about Bubba Bear and the letter ‘B’.


Notes:

-  Alphabet Snacks

             - Sept. 21 – B – Tallman

             - Sept. 28 – C –  Ouellette

-  We are still collecting $10.00 for snacks.  Thank you for sending that in!

-  A HUGE Thank You for sending in supplies from our Wish List/Helping Hands.  We appreciate your generosity!

-  Child Care Lunch:  If your child attends Child Care and needs a hot lunch ordered, please let us know.  A note or email (by the night before) is appreciated.

-  When arriving for pick up/dismissal, please pull up as far as possible.  We want to avoid any back-up onto Plymouth.  

-  Please label your child’s items – bags, lunch boxes, clothes, etc. – for easy return.  Thank you!


Have a wonderful weekend!


Preschool – 3’s

What a great first full week of Preschool!  We continued to learn more about each other, our room, and some rules and routines.  It was a fun week!


On Tuesday, we read Llama Llama Time to Share.  We started sharing our My Family and Me pictures, which is a fun way to learn more about each other, as well as practice sharing with the class.  The pictures are then put up on our wall, so we can see our families all year! At circle, we sang a new song, ‘If You Want to Be a Friend, Clap Your Hands’, and discussed how we can be good friends at school.   At Centers they drew a picture using their favorite color.  This will go up when your child is Special Person of the Week.  They also placed a fingerprint on our classroom pledge - "Be Nice" - which will be displayed and referred to in our classroom all year long.  We ended the day playing outside.


On Thursday, we read I Like Myself.  We talked about how we are all special – and how God made us each unique.  They then colored the letters in their name and told us what makes them special.    We took a picture of them to go with this.  This will also go up during their turn as Special Person of the Week later in the year.   At circle, we learned a new song, ‘I Am Special’.  At the end of the day we went outside to play.


Next Week:  We will continue to learn about school and playing with new friends.


Notes:

-  We are still collecting $10.00 for snacks.  Thank you!

-  Thank you for sending in supplies from our Wish List/Helping Hands.  We appreciate your generosity!

-  Child Care Lunch:  If your child attends Child Care and needs a hot lunch ordered, please let us know.  A note or email (by the night before) is appreciated.

-  When arriving for pick up/dismissal, please pull up as far as possible.  We want to avoid any back-up onto Plymouth.  

-  Please label your child’s items – bags, lunch boxes, clothes, etc. – for easy return.  Thank you!


Have a wonderful weekend!





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