March 6 Preschool News
With the start of March is Reading month and Dr. Suess’ birthday, we read One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. The children used a graph and colored goldfish to see how many of each fish they had- this activity had them practice sorting, counting, and comparing. The children also had the opportunity to color fish and then paint with blue watercolor for the water. We also learned about the letter O and the sound it makes. We discovered that otter, octopus, and olive start with the letter O. We have also been playing a few games such as Zingo, memory, and BINGO. Playing these games helps build vocabulary, turn taking, and recall.
Be sure to RSVP for our Preschool Literacy Morning on Saturday, March 21 10-11:30 a.m. The children have been practicing a story they would like to perform for you. This is a fun morning for preschool families to enjoy time together. There will be crafts, snack, and a literacy pack for each family attending. Please email at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know how many people will be attending.
We will also celebrate March is Reading month by visiting the Herrick District Library on Wednesday, March 25. A permission slip was sent home today in the blue folders. Please be sure to sign and return by Monday, March 23 for your child today attend. We will listen to stories and take a tour. Parents may come if they have completed the volunteer requirements: completing the VIRTUS training, completing the background check, and signing the Standards of Ministerial Behavior form in the school office.
You can participate in March is Reading month by coming to read a book to the class. Please let me know what day and time work for you.
There are some fun days scheduled for the month of March as well:
-Thursday, March 12: dress as your favorite story book character
-Friday, March 20: read a shirt day (wear a shirt with writing on it)
-Friday, March 27: comfy dress day (wear sweatpants, sweatshirt for a read-in)
This week we also talked about the start of the season of Lent and that we are preparing for Easter- Jesus’ death and resurrection. In the atrium, we have been listening to the parable of the Good Shepherd.