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Carmelite Sisters’
Holy Childhood Preschool

Teachers

Ms. Beth 4 Year Old Monday, Wednesday, Friday

January News! Tentative Happenings in our Class

Week of January 3 - 5
Happy New Year. This week we will have a "'Horn Blowing" celebration to welcome in 2018. Our letter for this week is the letter "L".

Week of January 8 - 12
This week we will be talking about winter, and all of the changes this season brings. We will be learning about Birds, which enjoy the cold winter weather such as the red Cardinal. Our letter this week will be the letter "M". Also, this week we will celebrate Epiphany, the visit of the Three Kings to Baby Jesus. We will learn about the special gifts the Three Kings brought to Baby Jesus. We will have the opportunity to travel to "Bethlehem", the upstairs chapel, as we celebrate Epiphany.

Week of January 16 – 19

No school on Monday, January 15 due to Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

We will begin learning about Polar Animals. We will talk about those animals that love the cold, icy climate like penguins, polar bears and the snowy owl. Watch for some of our "cool" winter art projects. We will also engage in some winter "estimating" math games. Our letter this week will be the letter "N".

Week of January 22 – 26
This week we will be discussing and learning about bears and other animals, which hibernate "zzzz" in the winter. Our letter this week will be the letter "O".

Week of January 29 – February 2
This week we will continue to learn about hibernating animals. In addition, we will be talking about the groundhog, and we will find out whether or not he sees his shadow on Groundhog Day, February 2nd. Our letter this week will be the letter "P". On Friday, we will have Pajama and Pancake Day!!! Children are welcome to wear their warm and cozy pajamas to school on that day, and we will be having a pancake breakfast to end our letter "P" week. (Please no slippers…pajamas and sneakers are best.)

Miss Beth's Final Note
We will continue working our way through the alphabet, as well as continue learning to recognize, write, and understand the value of our numbers. In addition to our weekly themes, we will be working on mastering the writing of our first names. We will focus more on proper pencil grip and ways to strengthen our fine motor skills, for example, coloring, cutting, lacing, and manipulating play dough. We will also be learning to understand positional words such as on, above, beside, and below.

Finally, progress reports will be sent home soon. Please review, sign and return them to the school. If you would like to meet to discuss your child's progress, please see me to arrange a meeting. Again, Happy New Year. We hope 2018 brings you all health, peace and happiness.

Sincerely,

Miss Beth, Sr. Annie, Sr. Sheeba, Miss Colleen, & Miss Judy

Class Time Schedules

4 Year Old M-W-F Program Schedule
7:30-8:30 Arrival – Play in Playroom
8:45 Clean-up in the playroom
8:55 Bathroom
9:05 Table Activity
9:15 Snack and story
9:25 Class is split. ½ have free play and ½ have Art
9:45 Switch
10:00 Prayer – Pledge – Attendance - Calendar – Weather
10:25 Class is split. ½ have Lesson and ½ have Music/Exercise
10:50 Switch
11:20 Preparation for dismissal or indoor recess
11:30 Morning Dismissal
11:50 Bathroom
12:00 Lunch
12:30 Recess
1:30 Rest Time
2:30 Activities/Play
3:30 School Closes
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