Mrs. Benanti







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MAY NEWSLETTER:

Dear Parents,

Mother's Day Tea- Thursday, May 9 (9:10- in the classroom) We are looking forward to seeing our moms or a special guest from each family!

Mother's Day is coming soon and we are very excited about our Mother's
Day Tea and all the wonderful surprises the children have been working on. We have been very busy  preparing to make this day so special! We are so proud of the beautiful job the children are doing! The children are looking forward to performing some wonderful songs for you. We will enjoy refreshments and mark a special moment, as you cherish all the wonderful projects and presents the children have made.
 (We also have a surprise activity for our moms or special guest to complete!) I have written a beautiful poem and we are looking forward to sharing it at our tea! We are thrilled to have our moms or a special guest from your family on this fabulous day!

Special Person/ Read a Story
 A special thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Okrosy, Mrs. Okyere, Mrs. Brantuk, and Mr. and Mrs. Cremins for the wonderful activity you shared with our class! We enjoyed having you, and the children enjoyed your creativity!


IMPORTANT DATES:
Friday, May 3- 11:15 Early Dismissal- Faculty Meeting

Monday, May 27- Memorial Day- School Closed

Thursday, May 30- Ascension Thursday- School Closed


SMART TV:
Just a continued update as to how the children are receiving the Smart TV activities: We are amazed each and every day at the interpretation and their eagerness to learn a new function every time we use it! We are so proud of them! We are seeing positive results in learning in utilizing this tool. We are so fortunate to have this interactive tool at our disposal to enhance the children's education. What a wonderful investment for their future.

CONCEPTS AND ACTIVITIES WE HAVE MASTERED: JUST TO NAME A FEW!
number recognition,
counting, more, less concept
nursery rhymes, songs
Spring stories

exercises
 various stories

color recognition
identifying shapes
letter recognition and sounds
sort objects into categories
making patterns
tracing numbers
tracing letters
sight words

PLEASE REINFORCE AT HOME:
If your child completes any of these skills at home we will have a special "WOW" area in class to display their work!
"WOW" OUR BOARD IS FILLING UP!

Tracing shapes, numbers
Tracing letters of our name
Coloring a special picture
Cutting on a straight line, cutting a shape
Sharing a favorite book

RELIGION:
WE ARE LEARNING:
The Sign Of The Cross
Guardian Angel Prayer
Grace Before Meals
Our Father Prayer


THEMES:
MOTHER'S DAY
SPRING
MAY FLOWERS
INSECTS
NURSERY RHYMES
GOD'S GIFTS/NEW LIFE

OBJECTIVES:
Make new friends

Enjoy a happy and cheerful environment

To understand the routine of the day


Transition from one activity to the next

Follow one to two step directions

Enjoy our special themes of the month

To complete STREAM activities


Listen to stories and rhymes

Ask and answer questions about details in text

To learn about the author and illustrator

To make predictions


To enjoy music and movement

To interact with our Smart T.V.

Be thankful and understand "God Made Me Special"


To have students take turns talking about the beauty of Spring

Count to answer, "How Many?"

To make a pattern

To learn numbers, letters, names, and to complete tracing and coloring worksheets

Describe objects in environment using names of shapes

Identify colors

Describe position of objects (top, bottom, up, down, middle)

To learn to raise hands and take turns speaking


WE WISH ALL OUR MOMS A VERY HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!
THERE IS NOTHING LIKE A MOM TO BRIGHTEN OUR DAY!

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IT HAS BEEN AMAZING TO WATCH YOUR CHILDREN LEARN AND GROW! WE ARE SO PROUD OF THEM!

Sincerely,
Mrs. Benanti
Mrs. Bateman