Hi Preschool Parents,
What a great first week of school. The first week of school went so well. Our morning and afternoon routine is starting to fall into place. The students know how to hang up their book bags, get out their folders and walk to our smaller room to begin their craft. We learned our prayers, pledge and were assigned jobs. The students might tell you they are sitting like a pretzel on the floor, which is a "listening position." We stand for the flag, sit down for our "days of the week" song, stand up again for the "Macarena months song, and back down for calendar, weather and plant watering jobs. We are up and down a lot! We have a line leader and a door holder. This year we even have a Song picker. We have been singing "5 Little Monkeys Swinging in a Tree," a lot. We were even able to all go outside and enjoy the wonderful weather on play ground.
Some of the things we worked on this week were a "first day drawing," a doll for our Welcome Board and we colored a petal for our Friendship Flower. We read stories about the first day of school and friendship. We are busy learning everyone's name and making new friends. We talked about how Jesus is our best friend and about how much He loves children.
This week and next we will continue to go over the rules which are basically to Share, Help Clean Up, Walk and Keep Our Hands to Ourselves. This week we will sign our Rule Poster to show that everyone understands what is expected.
I will send a letter this week asking for everyone to have earphones for Computer Class. We will attend Computers this week on Thursday. If you don't have the earphones this week, don't worry, but send them in a baggie that is labeled with your child's name as soon as you are can. Due to the amount of students in the morning class, we have to split up the class and half of the students will go to Computers and half of the class will go to Library for story time. We will switch every other week. Afternoon class will be able to all go every week.
Thank you so much for your patience and for bringing to us the most wonderful and fantastic children to our preschool. Mrs. Healy, Ms Starr and myself are absolutely thrilled and excited to begin our year together! Have a great rest of the weekend.