This week we will begin to talk about Spring and Easter and how they help us to be renewed and refreshed!!! We will also continue with our March is reading month mystery readers and special classroom activities related to some of our favorite books.
As the weather gets warmer we will begin to take some of our activities outside on our preschool patio or playground. It is always so much fun when we can do some of our inside activities/lessons outside!
Tuesdays Outside: We will continue with our outside days on Tuesdays. The weather in the coming weeks will continue to have days that we will need our cold weather gear and days that we may not need as much cold weather gear. On days when the weather is warmer, but the ground may be pretty wet still, please send boots to help with the muddier areas of our playground. Winter boots or rain boots work well for warmer muddy spring days. Do not feel you need to go buy rain boots, if you have a good pair of winter snow boots.
March is Reading Month: During the month of March we have several activities planned:
Monday March 22, 2021 - Read my shirt day - Wear a shirt with words on it.
Mystery Readers: Our class will also have guest readers planned everyday for the month of March. These guest readers can be Moms, Dads, Grandmothers, Grandfathers, Aunts, Uncles or any special friends. This year since we cannot have our guest readers actually come to our class, we will have a sign-up genius for our guest readers to sign-up to read live to our class via our google classroom meet link or send a video that we can show to the class each day. The sign up genius invitation was mailed out last week. Here is the link if you did not receive it. Mystery Leader sign-up genius link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080D49AEAF29A1FA7-march
Preschool Progress Parent Meetings: We will have our second round of Preschool Progress Parent Meetings on Monday March 29, 2021, from 4pm - 7pm. A sign-up genius email invitation will be send out the week of March 22, 2021 for parents to sign up for a conference. These meetings will run just like the ones we did in the fall, using our google classroom meet link. These Preschool Progress Meetings are optional. If you are comfortable with your child's current placement for next year, it is not necessary for us to meet.
Easter Celebration: We will have our classroom Easter Celebration on Tuesday March 30, 2021. This celebration will run just like we have been doing all the other celebrations this year. We will have a class Easter Egg Hunt and other Easter activities as well as a special Easter snack. The sign-up genius Easter Celebration invitations have been emailed. Please sign up for an item for our event! The students will be making Easter Bags/Baskets in class, students may bring in goody bags for their friends as a option. Easter Celebration Sign-Up genius link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080D49AEAF29A1FA7-4yearold4
Library Books: Our Library day is Thursday, please make sure that your child returns their library book by Thursday morning each day. Mrs. Walter comes to collect our books right after the 8:00 bell. If you child does not return their book from the previous week they will not be able to check out a book until the book is returned.
Handwriting: We have finished Units 1, 2 and 3 of our handwriting books. We have learned all the different line names, and we have practiced all the upper and lowercase letters. We will continue to reivew all the upper and lowercase letters for the rest of the year. We will have mystery letters each day to help us review. We will start Unit 4 of our handwriting books after Easter break. Unit 4 is number formation for numbers 1 - 10.
Letters this week: This week we will continue with our lowercase letter reivew.
Numbers this week: 82, 83, 84, 85
Religion: This week Lesson 22 - More About the Bible. Last week we talked a lot about growing and changing, Lesson 21, however, we ran out of time to do the actual lesson. We will do the paper lesson this week in additional to this weeks lesson.
Book Orders: Purely Optional. I highly encourage reading to your child daily – so beneficial to developing pre-reading skills and the love of books. Order forms will come home monthly. All orders must be submitted online. When orders are in, the books will be double bagged and sent home. The March book orders have been submitted and should be here sometime this week. The April book order information will go home next week and will be due on April 18, 2021 by midnight. New from Scholastic, you can ship books directly to your home. Check out the information when you are placing your online order!!
Family Connections Project:
March Family Connections Project: The March Family Connections Project will be " My Favorite Book". Your child will bring home a picture of a blank book. Please have them cut out the book shape and then as a family help them write the title of the book, the author and the illustrator and decorate the cover of the book. These book covers are due back by Monday March 22, 2021. If you finish your book sooner, you can send it in at any time. Look for this project information this week in your child's folder.
Here are a few reminders:
** Please use the car line for drop off if possible. You may park your car at the far east end of the parking lot by the paper dumpsters if necessary, please walk to the court yard using the sidewalk, not the parking lot.**
**Please check your child’s folder when it comes home each day, there may be items in the “Return to School” side that need attention and then sent back to school.
**Please have girls wear shorts/leggings under their dresses.
**Remember that Friday is an enrichment day, there will not be any new material presented on Fridays due to some students not attending on Fridays**
Dates to Remember: March 22, 2021 - Read my shirt day - Wear a shirt with words on it. March 28 2021 - Palm Sunday March 29, 2021 - Preschool Progress Parent Meetings ( see above for more info) March 30, 2021 - Classroom Easter Celebration (see above for more info) April 1 - April 9, 2021 - NO SCHOOL Easter Vacation
Special Class Schedule: Monday – Gym (9:00 am) Tuesday – Art (Afternoon 12:40 pm) Wednesday – Computers (9:35 am) Thursday – Library (9:05 am) Friday – Music (Afternoon 12:40 pm)
March Birthdays: Claire - 3 Lillian - 29
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
Warmest Regards, Mrs. Cheryl Kanka Four Year Old Preschool Teacher Our Lady Star if the Sea