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Prek-J December News

Please welcome Mrs. Andrea Romero as our new permanent Classroom Aid! We are very excited to have her join us! She knows St. Christopher School very well as she has substitute taught for years here, and has many years’ experience working with children.

We want to thank Miss Nancy for helping us out the past few weeks in our classroom as a substitute Aid. The kids loved having her in the classroom and so did I. We are thankful that she has agreed to continue to volunteer in our classroom!

December is another busy month as we

prepare to celebrate Jesus’ birth. We will begin the season of Advent by discussing the importance of the Advent wreath which we will “light” each week leading up to Christmas. We will be attending Mass on December 8th to celebrate the Immaculate Conception. We will conclude the month of Decem

ber by attending the Christmas Prayer Service on December 21st at 11:30.

This month the children have been busy singing and learning the meaning of a variety of Christmas songs such as Silent Night, Away in the Manger and Christ Be Our Light. You will not want to miss our little ones singing in the Christmas Concert on December 12th at 10:00 in St. Christopher’s Church. They are very excited to participate in the Concert!

We have just completed a unit on the Gingerbread Man. What fun! The kids loved listening to a variety of Gingerbread boy and girl stories and comparing and contrasting the various versions. Decorating gingerbread cookies and making gingerbread houses are a few of the fun activities we have completed this month. We even have a gingerbread friend, “Gingy” that has joined our classroom and keeps the kids guessing where he’ll show up next. He seems to move around while we are away. I hope he doesn’t start leaving our classroom.

In Religion, we will be learning about Jesus’s birth, Angels and Stars and how they relate to the meaning of Christmas. What a special time of year!

In Language Arts, we are finishing up learning the names of the letters of the alphabet and their corresponding sounds. The children have done a wonderful job learning the letter-keyword-sounds of the alphabet. We will soon focus on the correct letter formation of lowercase and uppercase letters, as well as learning the association of a sound with the written letter. The letters will be introduced for writing in order of letter form, not in ABC order. We will start with the letter “Tt”.

In Math, we will continue to learn about numbers – writing them, counting, and recognizing them. Our class will also continue to practice grouping, sorting, creating patterns, and word problems utilizing simple addition and subtraction. The children continuously practice and utilize math skills throughout the day.

In Science, the children have been exploring a variety of pinecones and have discovered seeds hidden inside them. So exciting! We will continue to work with nature & weather, as well as introduce electricity this month utilizing Christmas Lights.

We are very busy in Pre-K and enjoying every moment!

Scholastic Book Orders were sent home last week. To ensure that you receive your order in time for Christmas, on-line orders or paper orders with checks are due this Friday, December 8th. As always, we will double bag your order, so little eyes do not get a glimpse.

Christmas Vacation is December 22 – January 2nd.

We return to school on Wednesday, January 3, 2018.

Thursday, December 21st is Early Release.

We will be dismissing Pre-K at 12:15.

There will be no aftercare that day as it is the start of our Christmas break.

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy, Healthy New Year!!

<3 Ms. Jodrey and Mrs. Romero