Mrs. Benanti



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JANUARY NEWSLETTER:

Dear Parents,

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

WISHING YOU A HAPPY NEW YEAR WITH THE HOPE THAT YOU WILL HAVE MANY BLESSINGS IN THE YEAR TO COME!

It is hard to believe a New Year is upon us. The last few months of school have flown by. We look forward to a great New Year! Once again, many thanks for the wonderful gifts we have received. Our hearts are warmed more than words could express.
December was filled with lots of holiday fun. The children were just perfect as they performed for us during our holiday show. They continue to show off their talents and skills. We hope you have some lovely photos as we create memories and capture special moments. As always, we are so proud of the children! They are our "little stars."
January will bring lots more excitement, as we journey into winter and snow. We will be working on some very special projects to decorate our classroom, hall display and your homes too! We will be preparing for Catholic Schools Week. As we celebrate Catholic education, the children will be making many special projects. We take pride in all of our students work. Please join us on Sunday, January 27 from 10:00am-12:30pm in our classroom to see the magnificent display of your child's work. We will be working hard to make our classroom and outside displays outstanding!


IMPORTANT DATES:

Friday, Dec. 4- 11:15- Early Dismissal- Faculty Meeting

Monday, Jan. 21- Martin Luther King Jr. Day- School Closed

Sunday, Jan. 27- Catholic Schools Week- Open House 10:00am- 12:30pm


SMART TV:
Just a quick 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 functioning 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:
number recognition, counting
nursery rhymes, songs
exercises
 various stories
shape and color recognition
letter recognition and sounds
connecting dots to teach order of numbers and letters
stories, songs
making patterns


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
Tracing letters of our name
Coloring a special picture
Cutting on a straight line
Sharing a favorite book

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


"SPECIAL PERSON"CRAFT/READ A STORY-AND BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION:
We are so happy to have each "special person" share in this wonderful activity. We are looking forward to a most memorable and happy time! The children are so excited as they look forward to each guest. They have made a special present for our "special person" and they are anxiously waiting to share it with you! The crafts/stories were super! The children really enjoyed your creativity! Please remember all participants must be Virtus trained and Background checked. Please submit all paperwork to the school office.


THEMES:

WINTER
SNOW
SNOWMEN
ESKIMOS
PENGUINS
MITTENS
MARTIN LUTHER KING
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK
"GOD WANTS US TO SHARE WITH OTHERS"

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 ex:1. making shapes with pipe cleaners, popsicle sticks, yarn. 2.Floaters and Sinkers -We will fill a tub with water, What floats?, What sinks? and Why?  3.Magnets

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 talk about Catholic Schools Week

Count to answer, "How Many?"

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)



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Thank You Again, For Sharing Your Children With Us!



Sincerely,
Mrs. Benanti
Mrs. Bateman