March 1, 2019
I hope that you all had an enjoyable February vacation. Time is going by so quickly. It is hard to believe that SPRING is 20 days away.
February was a short month but we were still very busy making Valentines and exercising and talking about nutritious foods to keep our bodies and hearts healthy. We learned about Feelings, How to Keep our Hearts Healthy (by eating healthy growing food and exercising), and Jungle Animals. Through the Weekly Reader series we learned about our Presidents, past and present.
The children also enjoyed creating projects using the heart shape, sharing Valentines and celebrating St. Valentine’s Day with their friends. Thank you to all of the parents who sent in special treats for the party. They were enjoyed by all. Thank you also for all of the delicious Valentine gifts. My family and I enjoyed them very much!
Jump Rope for Heart and the Heart Healthy Challenge was also lots of fun. The children had a great time jumping and playing games with their 8th grade buddies. It was also great to see how active the children are through the return of the Healthy Heart Activity sheets. Thank you for helping and encouraging your children to exercise and for filling out the charts with them. Congratulations to my PreK class!! We won an extra PE class for being such great participants in the Healthy Heart Challenge.
Wednesday, March 6th is Ash Wednesday. We will attend Mass with our 8th grade buddies. Please let me know if you would like to attend Mass with us. In order to help the children begin to understand the meaning of Lent, I will emphasizing continuing to be kind, doing acts of kindness for our friends and families, and remembering to practice What Would Jesus Do.
March looks to be an exciting month. Our themes are Space, Community Workers, Weather/Spring and Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes. Saturday, March 2, is Dr. Seuss’ Birthday and Read Across America Day. We will celebrate it Friday. We will be reading Dr. Seuss stories and doing art projects to celebrate this special day. We will also make GREEN EGGS for snack and make a bar graph of Who Likes Green Eggs and Who Does Not. This is a fun way to continue working on our math skills. During Rest Time we will watch a Dr. Seuss video. It is a great way to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday!
March is also Community Workers’ month. If you are interested in speaking to the children about your occupation, I will be putting together a guest speaker list for the month. A ten minute talk and demonstration of any materials or tools that you use is all that you would need to explain your occupation to the children. I know that they would be very happy and proud to hear about the different occupations that you have. Just send me a note or email and we can up up a date and time that is convenient for you to visit the class.
The Scholastic Book Fair will be coming March 21 -22. Look for details in the Wednesday Notes from the Office email.
To help us celebrate Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes we will have Pajama Day, Thursday, March 28. This will be for PreK only. The children can wear their pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal to school for the day. We will have a special breakfast snack, and do fun Nursery Rhyme activities. Details will follow later in the month.
As you can see we have a busy month ahead of us. It should be a great month of exploring, learning and rhyming
Enjoy the ever changing March weather that God has given us. Please remember to send a hat and mittens or gloves to school in your child’s backpack. The playground is very cold and breezy this time of year. Thank you. Think SPRING!
God Bless you and families,
Once again we are in need of paper towels. Thank you in advance for your generosity.