Preschool January Newsletter

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January has arrived and this is a most exciting time as the children are accustomed to the routine of school and well-acquainted with each other. Now they can begin to enhance their social interactions and enjoy their time in the classroom. They are also beginning to ask questions like “What starts letter K?” This is such a fun time.

Our letters this month will be Kk, Ll, Mm and Nn. We will read and do activities around several stories including, “Who’s in Rabbit’s House?,” “The 3 Little Kittens,” “The Little Red Hen,” “The Mitten” and “The Napping House.” We will learn about Africa and play a mitten-matching game. We will bake bread and mix food coloring into cool whip to eat with our fresh fruit. We will sequence some of the stories and make up silly rhyming words.

We will also give lots of opportunities for physical movement during our Big Room and Music time as our opportunities for getting outside will be limited. This is also a great time of year to learn about seasons and animals in winter.

Be sure to check the monthly calendar to keep up to date with what we are doing and also read the note outside the classroom to get the specifics of our day.

January birthday — Porter Stiver and Matilda Moline will turn 4 this month. Happy Birthday!!

Ms. Becky

Ms. Jennifer’s Classes

Happy New Year! I hope 2015 is full of good health and happiness for all of you, your families and your friends. I also hope you had a wonderful Christmas. The children were so precious and did such a terrific job singing in the Christmas program:) Thanks to those who brought cookies to share.

In January we will continue to focus on one letter per week. We will focus on Kk, Ll, Mm and Nn this month. Some of our fun activities will include painting Kansas sunflowers, making snow people using diolies, painting with different size legos, going on a letter hunt, comparing less and more, reading “The Mitten” and decorating paper mittens, sorting and counting (and eating) m&ms, and acting out different Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes.

We will be working on recognizing last names. It would be helpful if you could reinforce this at home. We will continue to do activities to strengthen fine motor skills. Playing with playdough, tweezers, droppers and small lego type construction toys are beneficial in helping your child improve fine motor skills, which in turn builds self confidence.

I’m looking forward to a fabulous second half of the year. Blessings to all!!!

Happy 4th birthday to: Macy De La Rosa, Clarke Coulson, Austin Durbin, Jack Durbin and Aliyah Austin.

Samantha Deupree is a big sis to Georgia.

Ms. Jennifer