St. Paul Nursery School Family Newsletter
Hello! I write to you with extra time following Thanksgiving Break, a snow day with no classes! I hope you all had a relaxing holiday with family and friends and enjoyed time together to celebrate and reflect on all your many blessings.
In November, Mrs. Ramiza worked with the children on the academic portion of our instruction. She introduced letters F, G, and H. We practiced the upper and lower case formations of each letter as well as the sound each letter makes. The craft projects included foxes, feathers, fish, frogs, giraffes, goats, hermit crabs, hippos, houses, hedgehogs, and helping hands! The children certainly love to show off their artwork in the hallway. Please take a moment and let them show off their creativity!!
I taught the Bible story portion of our instruction time in November. Our letter F story was about the boy’s lunch of 2 fish and 5 loaves of bread that, once blessed by Jesus, was enough to feed a crowd of 5,000 hungry people. There were even 12 baskets of leftovers! It was a miracle! We talked about God for letter G week. We talked about how we talk to God. Does he have a cell phone, computer, walkie talkie, or mailbox? Ask your child how we talk to God. We also have 3 different ways to communicate to God-flat praying hands, folded hands like a rock, or crossed arms over our chests. What is the last word we say after a prayer to make sure the message goes straight up to God? Again, ask your child, he will know! Our last full week was reviewing all our Bible stories from September. We practiced and practiced and before Thanksgiving we had a Bible story quiz game. We answered LOTS of questions with great answers!! YEAH! Each child was rewarded by choosing a prize from the treasure box.
We were very happy to welcome 3 of our police officer daddies to our class for an inservice on “Officers Being Friendly Helpers.” Officers Natoli, O’Donnell, Riley, and co-worker Officer Abbott did a stellar job. We even got to explore the police SUV with lights and sirens!! Thanks again guys!!
We finished the Fall assessments and are available to meet and review your child’s current progress. We can schedule time to meet with you outside of classroom instruction time.
Geography Unit: We learned about Indiana (1st electric light), Iowa (corn), Kansas (wheat & 1st Pizza Hut), Kentucky (caves), and Louisiana (Mardi Gras-party in the streets). We continue learning about directions from the compass rose and have introduced new directions like NW, NE, SW, and SE!
* December 9: Christmas Concert @ 7pm, children to arrive at 6:30pm.
* December 19 & 20: Christmas Parties, whichever day your child normally attends.
* December 23-January 1: Christmas Recess. Classes resume 1/2/20.
* We WILL go outdoors as time allows on better weather days for fire drills and outdoor play. PLEASE send winter hats, mittens, winter coat, boots, and snow pants. If boots are worn to school, a pair of classroom shoes needs to be brought. Boots are not to be worn all morning long.
* Tuition is due the 1st of each month. After the 10th of the month, a $10 late fee will be added to the tuition amount.
Thank you for sharing your children with us in our preschool, their preschool!
I value the opportunity to teach them and serve you.
I wish you a wonderful CHRIST-mas holiday!!
Love, Mrs. Wendy Clark-Darby