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Mrs. Labrecque's Pre-K News

Our Pre K class has begun the month learning about ways to honor Mary during May. They made beautiful watercolor pictures of the Blessed Mother for the hall. We've also been practicing the "Hail Mary." We will be learning songs in preparation for the May Crowning and May Procession. Later in the month we will work together to make our own Mary Tree for our classroom. We will also practice our fine motor skills by using rocks to make a grotto.


Check out all the other fun things we've done so far this month:

* We read The Very Hungry Caterpillar and practiced our numbers and days of the week by making our own stand up caterpillar books

* We read Charlie the Caterpillar and learned about the importance of acceptance of all of God's creatures as well as the life cycle of a caterpillar

* We used pom poms to practice one to one correspondence and making sets

* We are observing our very own caterpillars as they make a chrysalis

* We read about the life cycle of an oak tree and used fine motor skills such as ripping and cutting to make our own oak tree

* We used play dough to practice making our letters

* We practiced forming letters with shaving cream

* We play with dress up clothes to encourage dramatic play and role playing

* We've learned songs to practice rhyming words, left and right, months of the year, patterns, coordination, and our birthdays

* We also begin and end each day with a hello and good bye song that acknowledges each and every friend to help promote positive self esteem, community,      love, and frienship.

Lots of fun things going on! Be sure to check back later in the month.

 


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APRIL 2018 Pre-J Newsletter

APRIL 2018 News for PreK-J

We made it through March despite all the Nor’easters! Spring is finally here! The children had a great time this past month trying to catch a leprechaun in their traps. The leprechauns visited our classroom, but only left their green footprints and a mess everywhere! Also, we found that March came in like a lion and left like a lamb. We had more lamb days than lion days.

In preparing for Easter, we read bible stories, practiced the “Lord’s Prayer” and took turns waving our palm leaves in celebration of Palm Sunday, all while learning the true meaning of Easter.  The children enjoyed coloring eggs with Kool aid. They were fascinated when their fingers were dyed along with the eggs.  They also enjoyed searching for Easter eggs on the front lawn of our school.

In April, we will continue our unit on weather and the four seasons through the study of clouds, rain and spring. Spring provides us with new beginnings...birds nesting, plants sprouting, grass growing, and warmer weather!  We have lots of fun activities planned this month in Science, tying in nicely with Earth Day on April 22nd.

In Religion, we will continue to learn how God gave us our five senses, adding hearing and tasting to touch, smell, and sight.  The children will also learn how God gave us water and flowers.

In Math, we will continue to practice our numbers 0-20 and naming common shapes. We will learn about length and use the measurement to describe, sort and compare objects.

In language arts, we are continuing to practice recognizing and writing lower case letters. The children know most of the letter sounds, so we have started sounding out CVC (consonant, vowel, consonant) words.  This is the beginning of reading!

The children are really showing growth socially and academically this time of year. I really enjoy working with your children and sharing in their milestones.

Important Dates and Reminders

April 6              Mass – 9:15 - Church

April 11            Scholastic book order due (on line and paper orders)

April 14            Family Dance – 6:00 PM – St. Patrick Parish Gym

April 20            Earth Day Free Dress

April 20            1:45 Poetry Slam – Church hall

April 21-29      NO SCHOOL – APRIL VACATION

Thank you to the family who purchased our PreK “Underwater Fish” picture. We hope you get as much enjoyment out of the picture, as we enjoyed creating it!

Happy Spring!

<3 Ms. Jodrey & Ms. Romero

 

March 2018 PreK-J News

March 2018 News for PreK-J

March has arrived and Spring is on its way! Yay! Can you believe your children are 100 days older and smarter? It is sure noticeable in the classroom!

Speaking of classroom, this Thursday, March 8th is our annual STEM fair night from 5:30 to 7:30.  This is your opportunity to come into our classroom and see what the children have been doing leading up to the fair. We have been learning about melting and freezing through a multitude of hands-on activities. We promise you, there will be lots of pictures nicely arranged for your viewing. We will also have frozen blocks of ice with small bears inside available to observe and/or challenge the curious.

We have a lot of activities planned this month revolving around Easter, St. Patrick’s Day, weather and wind. In Science, we will be following the weather and learning all about wind and its strength. Did March come in like a lion? Will it leave like a lamb? The children will be making predictions concerning the weather for the month of March.

Religion this month is about how God gave us air & wind, praying, and preparing for Easter.

In math, we will continue to work with numbers up to 10. Making 10; sharing up to 10 items equally, comparing towers of up to 9 blocks, and creating patterns and using attributes to name shapes.

In Language Arts, we are learning to form and recognize the lower case letters of the alphabet.

Please have your children practice writing their name with an uppercase and the rest lowercase letters.

Important Notices & Dates:

This week, March 5-9; Ledge Street School Food Pantry Collection. They are asking PreK families to please donate Granola Bars and Oatmeal. Please send them in with your children. Thank you for your help!

Supplies to keep your children healthy are in urgent need in our classroom.

Tissues, Clorox wipes & paper towels. Thank you for your help!!

Scholastic book orders will be going home with your children this week. Please have your orders in or “ordered on line” by March 16th.  If you miss the order date, please ask to see if I placed the order yet.  Reading is the best thing you can do for your child.

Material for Leprechaun Traps. We will be making leprechaun traps on Friday the 16th to see if we can catch a leprechaun or two. If you have any empty shoeboxes, various size cartons, paper towel rolls, shiny items, stickers, streamers, shamrocks, gold, glitter, masking tape or other material we could use to make leprechaun traps, please send them in by March 14th. Thank you for your help.

March 8          STEM fair 5:30-7:30 in classroom

March 9          Early Release, 12:30, NO Aftercare

March 16        St Patrick’s Day Free Dress

Mass 9:15 am

March 21        Lifetouch Spring Photos /Dress-UP Day!

March 23        Stations of the Cross

March 24        14th Annual St. Christopher School AUCTION – 5:30 at Sky Meadow Country Club

Order your tickets ASAP..before they run out!

Come bid on our Prek “Underwater” picture we made using our fingerprints.

March 29        Holy Thursday

March 30        NO SCHOOL – Good Friday

April 2             NO SCHOOL – Easter Monday

Thank you for your continued support!

Let’s have a wonderful month of March!

<3 Ms. Jodrey & Ms. Romero

 

 
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