Nursery B

Nursery News
May Edition

We hope that you are enjoying this beautiful spring weather as much as we are!  We have been exploring the outdoors and playing on the playground.  We will be spending a lot more time outside so please be sure to dress your child in comfortable, weather appropriate clothing and sneakers every day.    

Last month we celebrated Earth Day and we discussed many ways in which we can help to protect the earth.  We have also been exploring the differences between living and nonliving things.  We have learned a lot about different types of animals that hatch from eggs, as well as the life cycle of chickens, butterflies, and frogs. The children were able to observe baby chicks in the library as they hatched and grew.  We are sad to say goodbye to them but are happy that they will be moving to a farm where they will have more room to roam around.

We have many exciting things planned for the month of May.   We will be learning about flowers, insects, birds, and pond and ocean animals.  We will also be experimenting with water, colors and plant life. We will continue working on name recognition, tracing, cutting and coloring skills.

  Important Dates & Upcoming Events

Friday, May 5 Early Dismissal (11:05 a.m.) After care will be available

Sunday, May 7School Mass (9:00 a.m.) and Spring Open House (10 -1) Hope to see you there! I will be in the Pre-K B classroom.  Be sure to stop by and visit if you are attending the Open House!

Monday, May 29 School Closed. Memorial Day

Wednesday, June 7 (Rain date June 8) – Field Day (Additional information will follow.)

Thursday, June 15 – Last full day of school

Friday, June 16 – Nursery End of the Year Program at 9:00 a.m. in the auditorium/gym (Additional information will follow.)


Happy Mother’s Day to all of our wonderful mommies and grandmas!! We hope that you all enjoy your special day!




Reminders

* Please make sure that your child uses the bathroom before coming to school each morning.

* We have snack between 10:00-10:30 a.m. so please make sure that your child eats breakfast before school.

* Please check and empty your child’s folder every day.

Ways You Can Help Your Child

*Read to your child as often as possible.

* Provide your child with the opportunity to practice cutting in a supervised setting.   We are working on scissor skills (holding the scissors properly, cutting on a line, and holding and turning the paper while cutting) in the classroom and the children are making a lot of progress in this area.



Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you have.  You can reach me at the school or email me at sdowling5591@stjoeronkelem.org


   * To learn more about Nursery B, please refer to the     additional links located on the left side of this class     page.

                      

General Information

Birthdays:  We will celebrate each birthday with a special treat (cupcakes, cookies, munchkins etc.) that you provide.  Please remind us a few days before the special day.  We will celebrate summer birthdays in June.

Folders:  Please check and empty your child’s folder each day.  If you have any questions or concerns please put a note for me in your child’s folder.  Any forms or notes for the office should be placed inside your child’s folder and be sure to label them with your child’s name.

Playground: Weather permitting, we will go outside each day. Children should wear sneakers and socks for safety.  Please dress your child accordingly.  On cooler days, please be sure to send in a jacket. 

Absences:  Please call the school nurse before 9:30 am if your child will be absent from school that day.  Please send an absence note in your child’s folder on the day he/she returns to school.