Jan. 6 2018 Newsletter
Good Morning Families,
Welcome to our first newsletter on the blog!
Happy New Year!!!! We hope everyone had a nice, restful holiday break filled with family, friends and fun.
What do you think of those fantastic counting books created by your little one?? I must say they are a keeper for sure! Mrs. LeSieur, who works in our school office, still has her sons Counting Books from when they were in our class many years ago! Your child will be able to read his own book over and over again feeling very proud that he created it!
Since it was a short week and we had a few children absent (some are still on vacation), we played games and sang songs about numbers. The children had a Scavenger Hunt with numbers, they ACTED out the songs, “There were 10 in the Bed,” This Old Man” and “ Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed.” The boys and girls had a blast!! They also heard some Winter theme stories by Jan Brett: “The Mitten” ane “The Hat.” These Ukaranian Folk Tales are retold and beautifully illustrated and are meant to be checked out from the library.
Coming next week, our Investigator friends will introduce the alphabet. The children will learn two letters a week starting with letter Aa. Since the class loves “Show ‘N Tell,” the snack child will find an item from home that begins with the letter in the jar (same idea as the Number Jar). The children, in turn, will ask the snack child questions about his item. This activity is not only fun but reinforces letter sounds and verbal development.
On Friday, the class will learn about Dr. M. L. King’s dream and will do a craft reinforcing this concept of unity.
Thank you again for our generous gifts this holiday! Leslie and I are overcomed with gratitude. We are truly grateful for the opportunity to be a part of your child’s life. It is truly a rewarding job to teach these young minds. Their enthusiasm is so contagious!!
Stay warm and have a nice weekend,
Wanda and Leslie