From the director's desk
Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of our families for sharing your children with us. They make us smile every day, and we are so blessed they are part of our St. Thomas Preschool and Kindergarten!
For the children,
Little ones will be kicking off the month by celebrating Dr.Seuss' birthday. We will be having fun reading his books and dressing wacky. Then we will continue our reading exploration with fun stories like, If you Give a Moose a Muffin, by Laura Numeroff and The Little Red Hen by Byron Barton. We will be expanding these fun stories, and many others, with mini cooking projects. Little ones will be having fun celebrating St.Patrick's Day and the arrival of spring. Last but not least, I would like to send a warm welcome to all our new Care Bears that have joined our class. We are so very blessed to have you. This month's concepts are: color - green, shape - diamond and number- 3, bible concept - God provides for my needs.
Did March come in as a lamb or lion? We will find out as we begin the month with March Winds. We will be silly as Dr. Seuss is on the loose in our room. We will learn about St. Patrick’s Day, rainbows, Noah’s Ark and spring. Wow! Those are just a few thing we will be doing. It’s all a buzz in our hive!
Bella Bee has begun to go home and we've enjoyed reading about her adventures.
Each child will have the opportunity to take her home. They can hardly wait their turn!
We continue to do letter shapes and numeral activities. The children like to do the alphabet march, they freeze when the bell rings, they pick a letter up and tell me what they have. They also enjoy who has ___ (I name a letter) or they have to hunt for a letter around the classroom. The children also like to count objects how many boys or girls came today,
Counting hearts, dinosaurs etc. and reciting the numbers on the calendar (recognizing the numerals.) They enjoy these activities so much they ask if they can do it over again.
Mrs. P and Mrs. Wood
The class has come a long way in the last few months in reading, writing and math. Their printing is great and they like to make up their own sentences. They are conquering the phonics skill of reading long vowel words. Encourage reading at home to reinforce what they are learning. A few minutes each day can make a big difference.
The Bible verse this month goes along with our character trait of "Friendliness": "A friend loves at all times." Proverbs 17:17. The slogan is "A friend who cares likes to share."
Next month, it will be Easter already! The school year is flying by so fast