March Pre-K Newsletter
Hello! March is finally here! Like the saying goes “March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb,” I hope to see a tiny bit of spring-like weather and less winter weather.
We will begin the month with one of our favorite authors, Dr. Seuss. We will read many Dr. Seuss stories, and celebrate his birthday! The children will participate in art projects, activities, songs, poems, and a play.
Wednesday, March 4TH will be Wacky Wednesday. I will dress up in a crazy way and invite the children to do the same! How wacky can you be? Thursday, March 12th will be pajama day! All children are invited to wear their P.J.’s to school, and we will make pancakes for snack!
A Saint Patrick's Day celebration will take place March 16 – 17th. Can you catch the leprechaun as we hunt for his pot of gold? Will you wear green on Saint Patrick’s day?! We will have lot of green activities, green clothing, and maybe a green snack.
Towards the end of March we will talk about life on the farm. We will begin our unit learning about the responsibilities of a farmer. We will learn that farmers are important community helpers. We will discuss what a farm can harvest and how you everyone has to work together in order to be successful. We will also discuss farm animals and how they can be very important to a farm.
Alphabet recognition will continue this month with puppets, stories, and games which continue to aid in the children's recognition. The letters that we have already learned will also be reviewed.
Hello Spring, Goodbye Winter!
“Miss Jessica” LaFera
March Preschool Newsletter
We hope you have noticed that the children are recognizing their names in print. Many can also read their friends names! It is such a joy to watch the children discover that all those lines, circles and squiggles have meaning. The children continue “signing in” each morning, hanging their name on our attendance board. Making cards to exchange on Valentine’s Day seems to us to be a celebration not only of good friends but also the unlocking of this great mystery – printed language!
As March begins we find ourselves enjoying lots of silly Seuss rhymes and nonsensical words in celebration of Dr. Seuss. Wednesday, 3/4, we will have a mixed-up, wacky day, reading the story of Wacky Wednesday! Children are invited to dress in any mixed up, backwards, crazy way they desire! Pajama Day is Thursday 3/12. The children are invited to wear their Pj’s to school! How silly! Please also send in a set of play clothes for the day (we will change before going outside to play). We will have fun cooking breakfast together. Do you think you could feel a tiny pea under your mattress? We will have fun with fairy tales and their fractures counterparts as we consider how they are the same and different.
Tuesday, March 17, all are invited to wear green for St. Patrick’s Day. We will enjoy lots of green shamrock art projects and stories of tricky leprechauns! During the last two weeks of the month we will have fun playing with farm manipulatives and will read lots of books about farming and farm animals.
During our circle times, the children have lots of opportunity to work on their expressive and receptive language skills through the weather, calendar and sharing time each day. They also have plenty of opportunities to work on pre-reading skills as we enjoy songs and stories together throughout the day. We “read” the illustrations, teaching interpreting skills, we predict what might happen next, we sequence events, we summarize, and we evaluate the story (fiction/ non-fiction; liked/ disliked, etc.). We are noticing that the children’s attention spans are lengthening, and respect for one another’s opinions is evident in their attentive listening. This month we will introduce the letters U, O, Q and C.
Thank you for all that you do to support your child’s First Steps in learning!
Ginny Workstus and all the preschool teaching staff!