Reminders:  

Snack Families:

4/29:  DeArman (MWF) and Elifson (T/TH)

5/6:  Green (MWF) and Hall (T/TH)

5/13:  Innamorati (MWF) and Hodges (T/TH)

5/20:  McClintock (MWF) and Lord (T/TH)

5/27:  ________ (MWF) and Manheimer (T/TH)

 

Birthdays:  

May

5/13:  Happy Birthday, Graycen!

5/21:  Happy Birthday, Harper and Hudson!

5/22:  Happy Birthday, Margot!

June

6/1:  Happy Birthday, Graham!

6/5:  Happy Birthday, Elise and Eliza!

6/16:  Happy Birthday, Stella!

July

7/6:  Happy Birthday, Jack!

August

8/7:  Happy Birthday, Miss Smith!

 

Coming Up:

5/13:  The M/W/F class will be leading Chapel at 8:45am.  We will be presenting the wonderful story of the conversion of Saul from the book of Acts.

5/21:  Spirit Day!  (The children may wear school colors instead of uniforms.)

5/24:  Last Day of Academy

5/27:  Memorial Day Holiday

5/28-5/30:  Camp Week (More information to come)

5/30:  Field Day, Early Release, and Last Day of School!

 

Our Units:

Exercise, Music, and Summer

Dear Families,

We hope and pray that you all had a marvelous Easter!  We really enjoyed seeing you at the Easter parties, Easter Sanctuary Service, and Grandfriends Day last week.  

This week we began our new unit on Exercise.  We explored what we know about exercise and talked about some of our favorite ways to exercise.  Ask your child/children about their favorite way to exercise and maybe take some time to enjoy exercising together if you can.  Next week, we will explore what happens to our bodies when we exercise and learn about jobs that are related to exercise.  

The second week in May, we will begin our study of Music.  This is always one of our favorites.  We will enjoy exploring different styles of music, learning about the orchestra, and playing different kinds of instruments.  If you play an instrument such as the guitar, flute, anything, we would love to have you come and play for our class.  Just let us know.  The children love hearing from parents during class :o).

Finally, we will conclude our school year with a fun unit on Summer and enjoy Camp Week.  More information to come about Camp Week.  The children will get to dress up differently for each day and then celebrate the last day of school with Field Day.  

We are finishing up our Handwriting without Tears letters.  We will be working on our last couple of letters that have diagonals:  Y and Z.  Then, we will review what we have learned this year in Handwriting without Tears.

This year has flown by so quickly, and it has been amazing and beautiful to us to watch your children learn and grow.  They are such bright and precious children, and each one is truly so special to us.  We love them dearly, and we will miss them so much.  You all are wonderful parents, and it has been such an honor to teach your children this year.  

As always, please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, and may God abundantly bless you.  

Love, 

Miss Smith and Mrs. Lansch

 

At Home:

Spring is a great time to enjoy some science activities, such as planting seeds or flowers, caring for them, and charting their growth.  Children can keep a record of their growth by drawing pictures as the plant/flower changes.  It's also interesting to collect some water from a pond and look at it under a microscope.  The children can enjoy seeing the protozoa and other organisms living in the water.  This was a favorite activity I did with my Dad when I was a preschooler.  

There are so many fun and wonderful learning activities to enjoy during the summer.  We will be sending home some ideas in your Thursday folders later in May, so please be on the lookout.

As always, if possible, read together each day.  Reading with your child is one of the best things you can do to help them succeed in school, and it can be such a special time of bonding with your child.

 

Each of your children are so precious, and we love having them in our class!  May God bless each of you so richly.  

 

 

Reminders:  

Snack Families:

4/1:  Beasley (MWF) and Baldwin (T/TH)

4/8:  Chalmers (MWF) and Bandlamudi (T/TH)

4/15:  Chambers (MWF) and Brooks (T/TH)

4/22:  Craine (MWF) and Caldwell (T/TH)

4/29:  DeArman (MWF) and Elifson (T/TH)

5/6:  Green (MWF) and Hall (T/TH)

 

Birthdays:  

4/7:  Happy Birthday, Merrick!

4/16:  Happy Birthday, Robert!

4/21:  Happy Birthday, Madeline!

4/24:  Happy Birthday, Cole!

4/25:  Happy Birthday, Allie! 

 

Coming Up:

4/16:  T/Th Easter Party at 10:30am

4/17:  M/W/F Easter Party at 10:30am

4/18:  Easter and Grandfriend Activities

9:30am:  Valet  parking at the Sanctuary and Circle Drive.  Coffee, cold beverages, and breakfast bites available at Wight Garden and in the Parlor.

10:30am:  Easter Service in the Sanctuary 

11:00am:  Classroom visits with Grandfriends

4/19-4/22:  Easter Holiday

4/24:  Spirit Day!  The children may wear school colors instead of uniforms :o).

 

Our Units:

Pets, Easter, and Exercise

Dear Families,

Happy Spring to you!  We pray that you and your families had a fabulous Spring Break and that you are enjoying the gorgeous Spring weather.  

This week we began our new unit on Pets.  We decided to switch our Exercise unit until after Easter so we could spend a little bit more time on Pets.  We will be exploring what kinds of animals are pets, how we care for our pets, and where pets live.  We are very excited to have some parents bring their family pets to school!  Thank you so much to the Bandlamudi family, the Hodges family, the Craine family, the Sinclair family, and the Lord family for sharing your pets with the class!  The children love these visits so much, as do the teachers :o).  

We will spend a week focusing on Easter and the true meaning of Easter.  We look forward to celebrating Easter with you at our Easter parties, our Easter Sanctuary service, and our Grandfriends Day.  

After we celebrate Easter, we will begin our study on Exercise.  We will learn about different kinds of exercise, why we exercise, and how we can stay safe when we exercise.  

We continue to enjoy working on counting, number recognition, sorting, patterning, letter and sound recognition, and strengthening fine motor skills through games and centers.  

We also continue to work on our Handwriting without Tears.  We have started on our letters that have diagonals.  Our letters of the week that are coming up this month include:  N, V, W, X, and Y.

We love each one of your children so much, and we are enjoying watching them learn and grow immensely!

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.  

Love, 

Miss Smith and Mrs. Lansch

 

P.S.  Thank you so much for all of the wonderful books you have given our class from the Book Fair!  We are enjoying them so much!  Thank you so much to the Suder family, the Hall family, the Chambers family, the McClintock family, the Phillips family, the Simmons family, the Chalmers family, the Sargent family, the Craine family, and the Brooks family for the fabulous books!  They are such a big hit with the kids :o)

At Home:

Easter time is such a great time to work on counting and letter recognition.  You can hide magnetic letters in Easter eggs or draw a letter on each egg.  Hide the eggs, and work together with your child to identify the letters.  Work together to count how many eggs they find.  It's also a lot of fun to draw letters on hard-boiled eggs with a clear crayon then dye the eggs to reveal the letter.  Sorting Easter eggs by color is a good math activity.  Creating or extending patterns using colored Easter eggs is a fun and easy math game as well.  

Read together each day.  Reading with your child is one of the best things you can do to help them succeed in school, and it can be such a special time of bonding with your child.

 

Each of your children are so precious, and we love having them in our class!  May God bless each of you so richly.  

 

 

Reminders:  

Snack Families:

3/4:  Simmons (MWF) and Sargent (T/TH)

3/18:  Sinclair (MWF) and Stone (T/TH)

3/25:  Sugar (MWF) and Suder (T/TH)

4/1:  Beasley (MWF) and Baldwin (T/TH)

 

Birthdays:  

3/10:  Happy Birthday to Zara!  

 

Coming Up:

3/7:  T/TH class leads Chapel from 8:45-9:00am.  Family members may come and sit in the chairs at the back of the  Chapel.   

3/11-3/15:  Spring Break

3/25-3/29:  Spring Book Fair

3/28:  Dad's Night at 5:30pm

 

 

Our Units:

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Spring, and Exercise

Dear Families,

We pray that you have had a fabulous February!  We are enjoying this time with your children so much!  They have really done a great job in Chapel and have used such nice manners.  We are in the midst of our Reduce, Reuse, Recycle unit.  Ask the children about sorting trash into the recycling bins, using old things to create new things, and painting with toilet paper rolls and water bottles.  The children have demonstrated a great deal of creativity and ingenuity as they work with "trash" to create new things and use "trash" as tools for the Sensory Bin, the easel, and the Blocks Center.  We are working more on tracing our names at this time and on hearing the starting sounds in words as well.  We continue to work on sorting, patterning, and counting too.   

Later in March, we will do a short unit about Spring and begin our unit on Exercise.  We will also continue to work on our Handwriting without Tears.  Our letters of the week that are coming up this month include:  R, K, A, and M.

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.  

Love, 

Miss Smith and Mrs. Lansch

 

At Home:

At school, we have been working on rhyming words and beginning sounds of words.  These are difficult skills to learn for threes and fours, but it is a great time to introduce these skills through play.  You can help children learn to recognize rhyme by reading rhyming books (Cat and the Hat and other Dr. Suess books are great for this) and helping your children notice the rhymes.  You can also play with their names and sing words that rhyme with their name.  They really enjoy the silliness of this.  A simple game to play that works on beginning sounds and letter-sound connection is to select two or three letters and then select a couple of toys for each letter.  Have your child help the toys find the letter with which they start.  

Read together each day.  Reading with your child is one of the best things you can do to help them succeed in school, and it can be such a special time of bonding with your child.

 

Each of your children are so precious, and we love having them in our class!  May God bless each of you so richly.