PreKindergarten Newsletter: February 24-28, 2020

February 24-28, 2020

Dear PreKindergarten Families: This week we finished up our Personal Safety Lessons, our friendship activities, writing the letter Q,q, work on numbers, shapes and counting.

Homework: Please keep reading and please have your child practice zipping his/her coat. Spelling their full name and reciting their birthdate would be beneficial to them also.

These are the skills we have been practicing this week:

Arts & Crafts Dramatic Play Story/Lesson Blocks & Building
Teacher- led Skills practice: drawing a picture of our favorite classic story

Coloring and cutting Praying hands for Lent

 

 

Exploration:  Watercolor mixing

ABC Art

Valentine Mail Room

Puppets

The Mitten, Bears and Three Little Kittens/flannel board

Princess game

Valentine Game

What’s Missing (Q) game

Personal Safety lessons #11: Learning the Touching

Rule #12: Learning the Safety steps

Ash Wednesday

 

 

 

Wooden block play

Widgets

Foam blocks

Building with cups and sticks

 

Language & Literacy Library/Listening Center Math & Manipulatives Music & Movement
Listening to a variety of stories

Letter of the week: Q: sound/alpha/writing the upper and lower case, sign language

Beginning letter sounds game

Matching upper/lower alpha

Writing names

Journal writing

Stringing the alphabet

Forming letters with floam

Matching rhyming words

ABC bingo

Library with Mrs. Smith

 

Love

Feelings

Valentines Day

Friendship

 

Listening: Pinkalicious and Purplicious

Puzzles

Calendar Counting

Number puzzles

Bead patterns

Tangrams

Bug patterning

Counting Bears into numbered jars

Naming and matching shapes

Maisy’s counting game

 

 

 

 

 

Chapel songs

Starting the day songs: Open, Shut them, We put the tubs away, Are you Here?

Praise songs and Orchestral music at rest time

 

Music with Mrs. Beshara

 

Gross Motor/Outdoor Play Science & Sensory Fine Motor Activities Religious Focus
Outside play

CD dancing

Movement songs

 

 

 

Crystals

Snow

Penguins

View Finder

Woodkins dolls and clothes

 

Cutting, coloring, gluing

Writing names

Stencils

Beads with Grid

Stringing cut straws on to Chenille stems

Puppet play

Hole punching

3 Little Kittens maze

Sign of the Cross

Circle time and meal time prayers

Our Father

Bible stories/songs

Ash Wednesday

10 Commandments: #4: Rest on the seventh day

Seeds: Making good choices

Rice Bowl

 

Coming Up: We will be learning about weather, the seasons and the earth’s surface in March along with reading and acting out favorite classic stories

Preschool Newsletter: February 24-28, 2020

February 24-28, 2020

Dear Preschool Families:  We finished our “Feelings” book and Nursery Rhyme activities this week. We also practiced our counting and number recognition 1-10, our shapes and thought of things to be thankful for for Chapel time.

Homework: Continue reading every night, if possible and reciting full names (first, middle and last).

These are the skills we have been practicing this week:

Arts & Crafts Dramatic Play Story/Lesson Blocks & Building
Teacher-led skills practice:

Recognizing feelings and drawing feelings book

Spelling/writing names

Coloring praying hands for Lent picture

 

Exploration: mixing paint colors, ABC Art

 

Valentine Mail room

Puppets

Fingerplays

The Mitten, Bears, Three Little Kittens flannel board stories

Children’s clothing flannel

Part playing in nursery rhymes

Community helpers

Princess Game

Puppet Play

Woodkins doll/clothes

 

Recognizing and naming feelings

Nursery Rhymes

 

 

 

Wooden block play

Widgets

Bristle Blocks

Building with cups/sticks

 

Language & Literacy Library/Listening Center Math & Manipulatives Music & Movement
Listening to a variety of stories

Alpha songs

Writing names

Stringing alpha beads in order

Forming Alpha letters with floam

Matching upper/lower case puzzles

 

 

 

Love

Feelings

Friendship

Valentine’s Day

Nursery Rhymes

 

Listening: Pinkalicious and Purplelicious

 

Calendar counting

Pattern play

Recognizing 1-10

Recognizing, matching and naming shapes

Tangrams

Bead sorting

Bug patterning

 

 

 

Chapel songs

Starting the day songs: Open, Shut them, We put the tubs away, Are you Here?

Praise songs and Orchestral music at rest time

 

 

Gross Motor/Outdoor Play Science & Sensory Fine Motor Activities Religious Focus
Outside play

CD dancing

Movement songs

Jumping out the numbers 1-10

 

 

Crystals and snow

Penguins

View Finder

 

Sensory Bin: Rice w/colored hearts

Drawing

Writing names

Bead patterning

Stringing straw/chenille stems

Hole punching

 

Sign of the Cross

Circle time and meal time prayers

Bible stories/songs

Chapel Time

 

 

 

Coming Up: We will begin talking about Zoo, Zoo animals and learning how the Golden Rule helps us .

PreKindergarten Newsletter: February 17-21, 2020

February 17-21, 2020

Dear PreKindergarten Families: This week we worked on identifying upper and lower case letters, connecting numbers 1-20 and writing the letter “P” and numbers 1 & 2. We talked about how to say no to unwanted touches in our Safety lessons and how God says friends forgive each other.

Homework: Read classic stories. (We will be illustrating favorites next week for our bulletin board.)

These are the skills we have been practicing this week:

Arts & Crafts Dramatic Play Story/Lesson Blocks & Building
Teacher- led Skills practice: lower case names, numbers 1-3,

 

Exploration:  Class dauber picture, free choice creating

Valentine Mail Room

Puppets

The Mitten, Bears and Three Little Kittens/flannel board

Princess game

Valentine Game

What’s Missing (P) game

Personal Safety lessons #9: Dealing with unsafe touches, #10: Saying no to unwanted touches

 

 

 

Wooden block play

Widgets

Foam blocks

Castle Blocks

Noodle builders

 

Language & Literacy Library/Listening Center Math & Manipulatives Music & Movement
Listening to a variety of stories

Letter of the week: P: sound/alpha/writing the upper and lower case, sign language

Beginning letter sounds game

Matching upper/lower alpha

Writing names

sounds cards

Journal writing

Stringing the alphabet

Forming letters with floam

 

Library with Mrs. Smith

 

Love

Feelings

Valentines Day

Friendship

 

Listening: Pinkalicious and Purplicious

Puzzles

Calendar Counting

Number puzzles

Counting out objects 1-10

Numbers: dot-to-dot

Bead patterns

Counting dots and matching clothespins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapel songs

Starting the day songs: Open, Shut them, We put the tubs away, Are you Here?

Praise songs and Orchestral music at rest time

 

Music with Mrs. Beshara

 

Gross Motor/Outdoor Play Science & Sensory Fine Motor Activities Religious Focus
Outside play

CD dancing

Movement songs

 

 

 

Crystals

Snow

Penguins

View Finder

Body parts song/movement

 

Cutting, coloring, gluing

Writing names

Stencils

Beads with Grid

Button sorting

Sign of the Cross

Circle time and meal time prayers

Our Father

Bible stories/songs

10 Commandments: #3: Always say God’s name with Love and Respect

Seeds: Being a friend is to forgive each other

 

Coming Up: We will be talking about how God shows us love, who our friends are and how friendship shows love. We will also be talking about the 4th Commandment: “Rest on the 7th day” and reviewing Personal Safety lessons.

Preschool Newsletter: February 17-21, 2020

February 17-21, 2020

Dear Preschool Families:  This week we worked on our “Feelings” books and talked about our many feelings. We also are focusing a little more on the alphabet and writing the letters in our names.

Homework: Read stories and recite nursery rhymes. Count how many people in your family.

These are the skills we have been practicing this week:

Arts & Crafts Dramatic Play Story/Lesson Blocks & Building
Teacher-led skills practice:

Recognizing feelings and drawing feelings book

Spelling/writing names

 

Exploration: creating Nursery Rhyme books

Valentine Mail room

Puppets

Fingerplays

The Mitten, Bears, Three Little Kittens flannel board stories

Children’s clothing flannel

Part playing in nursery rhymes

Community helpers

Princess Game

 

 

Recognizing and naming feelings

Nursery Rhymes

 

 

Wooden block play

Widgets

Bristle Blocks

Noodle builders

Castle blocks

 

 

Language & Literacy Library/Listening Center Math & Manipulatives Music & Movement
Listening to a variety of stories

Alpha songs

Magnet Boards w/curves and lines

Writing names

Follow the Maze

Stringing alpha beads in order

Matching alphabet

Forming Alpha letters with floam

 

Love

Feelings

Friendship

Valentine’s Day

Nursery Rhymes

 

Listening: Love is my Favorite thing

 

Calendar counting

Pattern play

Recognizing 1-10

Recognizing and naming shapes

Matching colors and counting buttons/plates

 

 

 

Chapel songs

Starting the day songs: Open, Shut them, We put the tubs away, Are you Here?

Praise songs and Orchestral music at rest time

 

 

Gross Motor/Outdoor Play Science & Sensory Fine Motor Activities Religious Focus
Outside play

CD dancing

Movement songs

Jumping out the numbers 1-10

 

 

Crystals and snow

Penguins

View Finder

 

Sensory Bin: Rice

Drawing

Writing names

Bead patterning

 

Sign of the Cross

Circle time and meal time prayers

Bible stories/songs

Chapel Time

 

 

 

Coming Up: We will finish our unit on feelings next week and continue to act in different nursery rhymes.

PreKindergarten Newsletter: February 10-14, 2020

February 10-14, 2020

Dear PreKindergarten Families: This was a short week due to a Teacher Work day on Friday. There won’t be school on Monday either.  which is Presidents’ Day.

Homework: Reading will always be on the homework list along with letter and number recognition. You might also help your child learn to zip their coat if they don’t know already.  Thank you.

These are the skills we have been practicing this week:

Arts & Crafts Dramatic Play Story/Lesson Blocks & Building
Teacher- led Skills practice: decorating valentine envelopes using crayons

Cutting and gluing mosaic pieces in a heart picture

 

Exploration:  Making valentines

Valentine Mail Room

Puppets

Acting out Nursery Rhymes

The Mitten, Bears and Three Little Kittens/flannel board

Princess game

Valentine Game

What’s Missing (O) game

 

Personal Safety lessons #7: Asking permission, #8: Safe touches,

 

 

Wooden block play

Widgets

Foam blocks

STEM builders

Mental Blox

Language & Literacy Library/Listening Center Math & Manipulatives Music & Movement
Listening to a variety of stories

Letter of the week: O: sound/alpha/writing the upper and lower case, sign language

Beginning letter sounds game

Magnetic boards w/curves and lines

Writing names

Matching Upper w/ lower and pictures sounds cards

ABC’s in art

 

Library with Mrs. Smith

 

 

Love

Feelings

Valentine’s Day

Friendship

 

 

Listening: Pinkalicious and Purplicious

Separating letters from numbers

Puzzles

Calendar Counting

Number puzzles

Counting out objects 1-10

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapel songs

Starting the day songs: Open, Shut them, We put the tubs away, Are you Here?

Praise songs and Orchestral music at rest time

 

Music with Mrs. Beshara

 

Gross Motor/Outdoor Play Science & Sensory Fine Motor Activities Religious Focus
Outside play

CD dancing

Movement songs

 

 

 

Crystals

Snow

Penguins

 

Cutting, coloring, gluing

Writing names

Stencils

Beads with Grid

Mosaic Hearts

Sign of the Cross

Circle time and meal time prayers

Our Father

Bible stories/songs

 

 

Coming Up: Next Week we will be continuing our lessons on love and friendship and the 3rd commandment: “Always say God’s name with love and respect”. We will also complete personal safety, #9-10.

Preschool Newsletter: February 10-14, 2020

February 10-14, 2020

Dear Preschool Families:  This week we listened to and acted out classic Nursery rhymes and we talked about our feelings. We also exchanged valentines with our classmates.

Homework: Reading will always be on the list of things you can do at home along with counting and ABC’s.

These are the skills we have been practicing this week:

Arts & Crafts Dramatic Play Story/Lesson Blocks & Building
Teacher-led skills practice:

Recognizing feelings and drawing feelings book

Creating Valentine envelope

Spelling/writing names

 

Exploration: making valentines

Valentine Mail room

Puppets

Fingerplays

The Mitten, Bears, Three Little Kittens flannel board stories

Children’s clothing flannel

Part playing in nursery rhymes

Community helpers

Princess Game

Valentine Game

 

 

Recognizing and naming feelings

Nursery Rhymes

 

Wooden block play

Widgets

Bristle Blocks

Mental Blox

Castle blocks

 

 

Language & Literacy Library/Listening Center Math & Manipulatives Music & Movement
Listening to a variety of stories

Alpha songs

Magnet Boards w/curves and lines

Writing names

Follow the Maze

 

Love

Feelings

Friendship

Valentine’s Day

Nursery Rhymes

 

Listening: Love is my Favorite thing

 

Calendar counting

Pattern play

Valentine patterns

One-one counting with valentines

Recognizing 1-10

 

 

 

Chapel songs

Starting the day songs: Open, Shut them, We put the tubs away, Are you Here?

Praise songs and Orchestral music at rest time

Musical instruments

 

 

Gross Motor/Outdoor Play Science & Sensory Fine Motor Activities Religious Focus
Outside play

CD dancing

Movement songs

Jumping out the numbers 1-10

 

 

Crystals and snow

Penguins

 

Sensory Bin: Rice

Drawing

Writing names

Beads on grid

Mosaic Hearts

 

Sign of the Cross

Circle time and meal time prayers

Bible stories/songs

Chapel Time

 

 

 

Coming Up: We will add more feelings to our “Feelings” books and learn more nursery rhymes.

PreKindergarten Newsletter: February 2-7, 2020

February 2-7, 2020

Dear PreKindergarten Families: This week we started our learning about the 10 commandments, Personal Safety and we focused on loving our family and friends.

February 2-7, 2020

Dear PreKindergarten Families: This week we started our learning about the 10 commandments, Personal Safety and we focused on loving our family and friends.

Homework: Please continue reading and counting (out objects, one at a time, up to 10.)

These are the skills we have been practicing this week:

Arts & Crafts Dramatic Play Story/Lesson Blocks & Building
Teacher- led Skills practice:

 

Exploration:  Class valentine mural. Valentine Heart prints

Ice cream shop

Puppets

Acting out Nursery Rhymes

The Mitten, Bears and Three Little Kittens/flannel board

Doll house

Role playing; how to be a friend, how to make a friend, friendly actions

Personal Safety 1-6: Car safety, Crossing the street, Gun and fire safety, getting lost and asking permission

Wooden block play

Widgets

Foam blocks

STEM builders

Mental Blox

Language & Literacy Library/Listening Center Math & Manipulatives Music & Movement
Listening to a variety of stories

Letter of the week: N: sound/alpha/writing the upper and lower case, sign language

What’s missing: Letter N

Beginning letter sounds game

Magnetic letters

Writing names

Matching opposites

ABC’s in art

Valentine words list

 

Library with Mrs. Smith

 

 

Love

Feelings

Valentine’s Day

Friendship

 

 

Listening:  Love is my Favorite Thing

Puzzles

Calendar Counting

Number puzzles

Counting out objects 1-10

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapel songs

Starting the day songs: Open, Shut them, We put the tubs away, Are you Here?

Praise songs and Orchestral music at rest time

 

Music with Mrs. Beshara

 

Gross Motor/Outdoor Play Science & Sensory Fine Motor Activities Religious Focus
Outside play

CD dancing

Movement songs

 

 

 

Crystals

Snow

Penguins

Body Parts dance

 

Cutting, coloring, gluing

Writing names

Stencils

Beads with Grid

Sign of the Cross

Circle time and meal time prayers

Our Father

Bible stories/songs

1st Commandment: Love God with all your heart.

“Seeds” lesson: Jesus wants our Light to shine

 

 

Coming Up: Next week we will be learning about St. Valentine and celebrating Valentine’s Day. If your child would like to bring valentines for the class, please don’t put names on them so your child can pass them out on their own.

Homework: Please continue reading and counting (out objects, one at a time, up to 10.)

These are the skills we have been practicing this week:

Arts & Crafts Dramatic Play Story/Lesson Blocks & Building
Teacher- led Skills practice:

 

Exploration:  Class valentine mural. Valentine Heart prints

Ice cream shop

Puppets

Acting out Nursery Rhymes

The Mitten, Bears and Three Little Kittens/flannel board

Doll house

Role playing; how to be a friend, how to make a friend, friendly actions

Personal Safety 1-6: Car safety, Crossing the street, Gun and fire safety, getting lost and asking permission

Wooden block play

Widgets

Foam blocks

STEM builders

Mental Blox

Language & Literacy Library/Listening Center Math & Manipulatives Music & Movement
Listening to a variety of stories

Letter of the week: N: sound/alpha/writing the upper and lower case, sign language

What’s missing: Letter N

Beginning letter sounds game

Magnetic letters

Writing names

Matching opposites

ABC’s in art

Valentine words list

 

Library with Mrs. Smith

 

 

Love

Feelings

Valentine’s Day

Friendship

 

 

Listening:  Love is my Favorite Thing

Puzzles

Calendar Counting

Number puzzles

Counting out objects 1-10

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapel songs

Starting the day songs: Open, Shut them, We put the tubs away, Are you Here?

Praise songs and Orchestral music at rest time

 

Music with Mrs. Beshara

 

Gross Motor/Outdoor Play Science & Sensory Fine Motor Activities Religious Focus
Outside play

CD dancing

Movement songs

 

 

 

Crystals

Snow

Penguins

Body Parts dance

 

Cutting, coloring, gluing

Writing names

Stencils

Beads with Grid

Sign of the Cross

Circle time and meal time prayers

Our Father

Bible stories/songs

1st Commandment: Love God with all your heart.

“Seeds” lesson: Jesus wants our Light to shine

 

 

Coming Up: Next week we will be learning about St. Valentine and celebrating Valentine’s Day. If your child would like to bring valentines for the class, please don’t put names on them so your child can pass them out on their own.