St. Paul Nursery School Family Newsletter
Hello families and welcome to that time of the year when Thanksgiving has just passed, and we look ahead to the Christmas season right around the next corner! We hope you had a wonderfully thankful holiday and are preparing not only your gift list but your hearts for the celebration of Jesus’ birth.
This last month, Mrs. Ramiza worked with the children to learn the letters f, g, and h. We practiced the sound(s) each letter makes as well as the printed upper and lowers cases of each. Our books and craft projects reinforced these letters. Our artwork included fish, foxes, frogs, giraffes, goats, goose, hippos, hedgehogs, and horses. We also did a week of review with shapes, colors, and ABC’s. Please see your child’s artwork by viewing it on our St. Paul Nursery School Facebook page! Fall assessments were completed and have been sent home. Both teachers are available if you’d like to go over the results. We’d like to welcome a new friend to our class. Finnlee is a wonderful new addition and we are all enjoying his company.
I worked with the children as we explored some Bible stories that also reinforced our letters f, g, and h. Our letter F story was of the little boy who was one of five thousand who went to visit Jesus one day. He took a lunch sack with two fish and five pieces of bread. At day’s end, the crowd was so hungry and Jesus blessed the small lunch. A miracle happened!! There was enough food for ALL the people with 12 baskets of leftovers! Letter G allowed for us to review how we talk to God. Can we text, e-mail, call, or send God a letter in the mailbox? How do we talk to God? Ask your child, he’ll know the answer-actually, there are 3 ways we talk to God!! For letter H, we talked about Hannah. She wanted a baby so much. She prayed to God and was blessed with a baby boy she named Samuel. Because she was so thankful, she dedicated Samuel to a life of service to God. He worked at the Church and helped people to know God. What a servant of God-something we can all work to be! We also had a Bible story review week and were treated to a prize from the treasure box.
Geography: Each day we learn about basic map reading and an interesting fact about our state of the week. Connecticut (1st hamburger sandwich), Delaware (1st state), Florida (oranges), Georgia (peaches), Hawaii (volcanoes), Idaho (potatoes).
Vocabulary: Here are some new words that came up in our stories. We talked about their meanings to continue building the children’s language skills. This month’s vocabulary words are: bait, miracle, perspective, wish, revolting, quirky, mascot, review, ridiculous, and crescent.
Dates to Remember:
* Wednesday, 12/22/21: In-class Christmas Party and gift exchange (details were sent home).
* Friday, 12/24/21 through Friday, 12/31/21: No school-Christmas Vacation
* Monday, 1/3/22-School resumes
* Tuition is due by the 1st of each month. After the 10th of the month, a $10 late fee will be added to the tuition amount.
* We will continue to go outdoors for monthly fire drills and playground time. Please send hats, mittens, winter jackets, snow pants, and snow boots.
* As children wear snow boots to school, please remember to pack indoor shoes for them to switch into.
I am thankful for the opportunity you have given me to spend time with your child as we learn and play together!
Love, Mrs. Wendy Clark-Darby