November 8, 2019 Preschool News

November 8, 2019 Preschool News

The children were super excited with the first measurable snowfall! Please remember to send in the appropriate clothing for playing in the snow. That includes snow pants, snow boots, warm coat, hat, and mittens (no gloves unless they can put them on by themselves). Also, please be sure to send shoes or non-slip slippers to wear in the classroom. Snow boots in the classroom are wet and can be clumsy.

First snow angel of the year!

This week in preschool, we explored colors by making a rainbow with colorful scarves and sorting objects by color. The children colored objects that were red and objects that were green. They were also introduced to roll-a-dough letters (playdough and letter cards)- the first step is to practice making snakes with playdough. We also used the wood pieces (big line, little line, big curve, little curve) to make capital letters. The children were introduced tempera paint cakes to paint this week. We also started playing memory games with the children in small groups.

The children visited the Atrium this week. Some children were introduced to the Bible at the Prayer Table, the Liturgical Colors, or the Precious Pearl parable. They continue to learn more practical works to help quiet and slow down their bodies while developing motor control.

Monday, November 11 is picture retake day. If your child did not have their picture taken in October, they will have their picture taken this day. You can bring them right down to the forum when you arrive in the morning. If you would like to order a packet, please bring in the order form on Monday.

The four year olds (age 4 by Sept. 1) are invited to the Day of Sharing on Thursday, November 14. They will do activities and have lunch with the older children. Pick up time will be at 12:15 p.m. unless your child stays for the full day. Lunch (sandwiches, mac and cheese, fruit, dessert)  will be will provided.

The link to sign for parent/teachers has been via email. Please sign up for a spot if you haven’t done so already. Conferences will be held Nov. 18-20.