Since March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb, we began each circle time by deciding what kind of weather day it was…a calm, sunny and bright “lamb day“, or a windy, cloudy and cold “lion day!” We learned about different kinds of weather and reviewed what we know about the four seasons. After all the chilly, windy and snowy lion days we have had, we just can’t wait for the SPRING-like lamb days to begin!!
As March comes to an end, we will be learning all about our five senses. We will even be creating our very own book about the senses so we can teach you all about them! It should be lots of fun!
We Welcome April…
After the chilly and “lion-like” days of March, we are all ready for the warm, “springy” days of April! We can’t wait to enjoy our daily visits to the playground again…let’s just hope there aren’t too many April Showers in store for us!
A little reminder…
Much like the weather at the end of autumn, the first few weeks of spring tend to be a bit on the chilly side. For this reason, we would like to remind you to send your child to school with a coat or jacket that is appropriate for the day’s weather. We will be going out to our playground as often as we can. Thank-you!
Please don’t forget to label your child’s coat!
Spring is a great time to review some of our playground rules with your child:
-Children should be going “up the ladders, and down the slides” on their bottoms. We do not allow climbing up the slides or sliding down on bellies.
-Children should not be playing with sticks or rocks. Often, children swing or throw these items, not realizing they can hurt a friend if they do so.
-Children must “keep their hands to themselves.”
Thank you for helping to remind the children of these important playground rules.
We will be coloring Easter eggs with the children on Thursday, April 6th & Friday, April 7th. Please send in two hard boiled eggs for your child on the appropriate date. If your child attends five days, they should send in eggs on both days.
The eggs should be wrapped in paper towels and placed in a bag that is clearly labeled with your child’s name.
The children will be taking their eggs home with them in their Easter baskets. We will not be eating the eggs in class.
Please send in a treat, such as individually wrapped candy or stickers, to put in our Easter baskets. We have 13 children in the class. Please be sure to send in enough for everyone. Treats should be sent in on the above dates. Thank you!
This month, we will be learning about the story of Easter and how much Jesus loves us! We will decorate the classroom with spring bunnies, chicks, and beautiful crosses.
“April showers bring May flowers.” That is what is said about this rainy spring month. When we return from the break, we will learn all about how plants grow. We’ll even plant our very own marigold seeds and learn how to take care of them!
We will thank God for the Earth and learn about the many ways we can take care of our beautiful home as we celebrate Earth Day.
Book Club Information
SCHOLASTIC BOOKS MAKE GREAT EASTER TREATS!
April Book Club orders are due by Friday, March 24th. We are trying to get orders early to ensure delivery before the Easter Break.
If you are sending your order in to class, please be sure to include a check made out to Scholastic. Please do not send in cash. You can also order from a wider variety of books online by going to www.Scholastic.com/bookclubs.
Have fun selecting some Easter books to read with your child.
Don’t forget to use your bonus coupon…if you spend $5 you get to choose a free book!
Don’t forget…all purchases benefit our classroom library!
There will be an 11:05
a.m. dismissal on Friday, April 7th &
Wednesday, April 12th.
School will be closed from
Thursday, April 13th through Friday, April 21st for
Don’t forget to mark your
Don’t forget to continue to practice cutting with your child! Check the back of your child’s projects to see what areas he or she needs to work on.
Please take some time to work with your child on his/her coloring skills. At this point, we are working on coloring with a back & forth motion to completely fill in a space.
Young children learn best through repetition and practice. If you haven’t done so already, now would be a great time to use everyday activities such as shopping or driving to school to help reinforce concepts that we will be learning in school. For example, play games with your child to see who can find the most yellow items in the food store. Point out red stop signs as you walk or drive around town. You can even take a tour around your house to see how many circles you can find. With a little thought, you can turn just about any everyday activity into a learning experience for your child!
A few reminders…
PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK AND EMPTY YOUR CHILD’S FOLDER EACH NIGHT. PROJECTS WILL BE SENT HOME IN THE FOLDER, AS WELL AS IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM OUR CLASS AND THE SCHOOL.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION.
We are required to keep attendance records. If your child is absent from school, please send in a note when he or she returns. If we don’t receive a note, it will be listed as an illegal absence.
It is very important that your child arrive at school on time. We begin our day as soon as the children unpack. If your child is late, he or she misses the core of our learning experience…Circle Time activities, story time and our daily lessons.
Please be sure your child has used the bathroom before coming to school. We are trying to establish a routine with the children, and our first scheduled bathroom visit is at 9:00 am. If your child is requesting to use the bathroom as soon as he or she arrives at school, he or she will once again miss out on very important learning opportunities.
As always, thank you for your cooperation!
Learning about the Bible begins in Nursery...
The children in Nursery will read many stories from the Bible throughout the school year. These include stories about Christmas, Easter, Noah's Ark and Creation.
Throughout the school year we will also try to follow the ideas taught in Psalm 15:
Just like it says in Psalm 15, the children in Nursery School will always try to...
Do what it right.
Never tell a lie.
Be nice to others.
Never say anything bad about anyone.
Choose friends who love God.
Share what we have.
Never hurt anyone to get what we want.
We are learning to pray...
Each day before snack and lunch we say a special prayer to thank God. You may want to share it with your family…
“God is great. God is good.
Let us thank Him for our food. Amen.”
Here is another prayer we have been saying at meal time:
"Thank you for the world so sweet.
Thank you for the food we eat.
Thank you for the birds that sing.
Thank you, God, for everything! Amen."
We also say a prayer when we start our day.
Here it is for you to share:
“God made the birds. God made the bees.
God made the sun. God made the trees.
Look around, and you will see.
God made you, and God made me! Amen.”
Learning how to be a LEADER begins in Nursery...
Nursery School Mission Statement
The children in Nursery School want a classroom where everyone is nice and friendly!
The children in Nursery School want to get ready for Pre-K!
The children in Nursery School always want to do our best!
The children in Nursery School always try to do things that make Jesus happy!