St. Paul Nursery School Family Newsletter
Hello, and welcome to the first newsletter of 2020! As of yesterday, Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog, revealed that Spring is just around the corner, without 6 more weeks of Winter!…..we’ll see how that works out!
In January, Mrs. Ramiza helped us learn letters K, L, M, and N. We practiced printing both upper and lower cases of each along with the sounds that the letters make. Our craft projects included kangaroos, kites, koalas, kisses, lions, llamas, ladybugs, lambs, monkeys, moose, mice, muffins, night sky, numbers, names, and nests. Wow, that’s a lot of crafting! Please let your child show you his artwork in the hallway. They are all so proud, as we are, of their creativity!!
In Bible story time, I also taught Bible story lessons about letters K, L, M, and N. At first, we learned a story about a king who made a law that his whole kingdom was to pray only to him, not God! That’s not right. His friend Daniel did the right thing and continued to pray to God. He was punished by being put in a lions’ den overnight. God protected Daniel and the big cats didn’t harm him. The king learned the power of God and made a new law about praying only to God, not kings! For letter L week, we talked about Jesus as a little boy. After being born in a manger, he grew just like our preschoolers. He did some of the same things our children do-helping with jobs at home as well as play time. Letter M week let us learn about Mary and Martha. These 2 sisters were excited as Jesus came to visit them one day. Martha chose to be busy cooking and cleaning for Jesus while Mary chose to sit quietly listening to what Jesus said. Which sister made the best choice? Ask your child, he’ll know! On Fun Fridays, our 4 year olds have enjoyed doing skits of the Bible stories! Last week for letter N week, we learned about Noah and the flood. Noah loved God and believed he needed to build a big boat. Noah, his family, and all the animals were saved. God placed a beautiful rainbow in the sky as a reminder that he would never flood the Earth again.
Geography: We learned about Minnesota (cellophane tape), Mississippi (root beer), Missouri (tallest man-9’ tall), Montana (dinosaur fossils), and Nebraska (911 system).
Vocabulary Words: I’ve begun working on different vocabulary words with all the children to increase their strength in the area of ELA (English Language Arts). This past month’s words included:
vocabulary, jealous, frantic, extinct, flood, ark, desert, nocturnal, obey, and librarian.
* Thursday and Friday 2/13 & 2/14: Valentine’s Parties, whichever day your child normally has school
* February 17-21: No School-mid winter recess
* Tuition is due the 1st of each month. Payment after the 10th of the month will result in a $10 late fee being added.
* Continue to bring all outdoor clothing for playing in snow.
* Fall 2020 registration has begun. Please sign your child up with a $25 registration fee that will secure his spot in the Fall classrooms.
Thank you for the opportunity to encourage and inspire your child in this learning process.
I value our time together and appreciate the time you share them with us!
Love, Mrs. Wendy Clark-Darby