Preschool

Preschool

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November
3 Year Old Preschool:
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to teach your child. We are extremely excited about the new school year. 
 
It is hard to believe that the summer is really over. During the next nine months, we will observe the children mature physically, intellectually, spiritually and academically. 
 
This month the children will be working very hard while at preschool. The children will learn how to: form a line, sort out the colors red, yellow and green, use scissors properly, sit quietly during storytime, listen to a friend speak, play with friends, and follow directions. We will also learn to: comfort on another, put things away, explain our creative art work and feel good about our accomplishments. We will continue to work on fine motor skills, sich as cutting and coloring. We will also be counting 1-10 everyday. All of these items can be practiced at home throughout the year. 
 
Our themes for September will be: hands, friendship, germs, size, seeds, apples and prepositions.
 
Special days to remember:
September 10: Picture Day
September 12: Please have your child wear something red.
September 19: Please have you child wear something yellow. 
September 26: Please have you child wear something green.
 
Please be patient with your child's separation anxiety. The crying will eventually stop, and this is all a normal part of the preschool experience. 
 
We are looking forward to a great month! 

3 Year Old Monthly Calendars

 4 Year Old Preschool:
 
Welcome back to preschool! Mrs. Shirk and I hope that you had a wonderful summer playing with your children and having fun. 
 
It is hard to believe that the summer is really over. During the next eight months, we will both be observing your children mature physically, intellectually, spiritually and academically. 
 
This month the children will learn about water, and its importance to all living things. We will examine pond water through a microscrope, observe things that float and sink at the water table, create water droplet designs on paper towels and make music with water filled glasses. The children will learn about John The Baptist, be able to baptize a doll, and learn about when Jesus walked on water. We will end the water unit with the story of Noah's Ark. 
 
Also this month, we will explore a variety of seeds. We will discuss their size, shape, color, and their importance in our lives. A seed we will specifically study are those found in apples. The children will be introduced to several different types of apples at our apple tasting party. They will taste, see and smell the differences. A field trip to Beckwith Orchard in Kent, on September 27th, will be the conclusion of our apple unit. The children will be able to see the apples growing on the trees, walk through the corn maze, and eat an apple!
 
Also in September, we will study the colors red, yellow, and green, and items shaped as circles and squares, counting 1-20 and introduce sight words. We will review scissors, safety, how to sit quietly during storytime, listening to a friend speak, playing with friends, and following directions. 
 
Special days to remember:
September 10: Picture Day (Tuesday) 
September 13: Please have your child wear something red.
September  20: Please have your child war something yellow. 
September  25: Please have your child war something green.  
September 27: 7:00 am Mass
September 27: Field Trip - Beckwith Apple Orchard
 
Many thanks for sharing your beautiful children with us. We are looking forward to a great September. 

4 Year Old Monthly Calendars

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