There is a lot of illness going around at this time. If your child shows any sign of sickness please do not send them to school. Please remember they need to be fever and symptom free for 24 hours before they can return. Thank you!
News from Preschool A
It was a great week with the letter "P". We made pizzas that were delicious! We painted a lot this week and especially love using Qtips for paintbrush- it makes it easy to make small dots. We learned how baby animals have a different name then the adult animal: for example cow and calf. Our celebration of Dr Seuss continues with reading and discovering the fun of rhyming with "Red Fish, Blue Fish."
Our letter of the week is the letter "R". We will be introducing Easter stories and experimenting with eggs. Our students are really working on their fine motor skills, especially cutting. So we will work more on cutting objects out of paper. Expect a little more "homework" to come home as the students love turning it in for a sticker and also love working with you on it at home too!
Blessings to you,
Mrs. DeDad and Mrs. Terrill
News from Preschool B
We had a lot of fun this week learning about St. Patrick's Day. We learned about St. Patrick and how he taught the people of Ireland about the Holy Trinity by using a clover to teach about God being Father, Son and Holy Spirit, 3 in 1. We also used water to show them how it has three forms (liquid, ice and steam) to help illustrate the Trinity.
The children had fun learning about rainbows, pots of gold and leprechauns as well. While we were out of the room, it appeared that a mischievous little leprechaun visited our classroom! The excitement was huge as the kiddos discovered tipped chairs, green water and missing gold from our room! They were happy to find a black pot left for them which was filled with gold wrapped candy!
Our letter this week is R for Robie rabbit. The children have continued learning AAB patterning through the use of lion and lamb calendar cards used at morning circle and they also continue to review their colors, shapes, and numbers as well.
Next week we will be focusing on the letter S - just in time for Spring!
Ms, Eccleston and Mrs. Staffan
News from Preschool C
We continued the fun with our pirate adventures! We read the story, “Pirates Love Underpants” and decorated something extra silly for the hallway. We also compared and contrasted the books: "There Was an Old Pirate Who Swallowed a Map” and “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover.” The students did a really great job with this.
We have noticed some trouble with counting multiple items, so we had lots of practice with one to one correspondence this week. We showed the students the trick of marking the item once it has been counted so as not to count it twice. We will keep practicing!
We learned about St. Patrick and made a traveling rainbow in science.
Letter S was our letter of the week and sneaky snake now graces our Alphabet Journal.
This is our last week of Pirate fun. Letter T will be out letter of the week.