Mrs. Benanti





APRIL NEWSLETTER
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Dear Parents,

March was another special and exciting month.  The children were busy making many fabulous Easter projects and enjoyed a fun Easter Egg Hunt!  This was an exciting event for the children! Their enthusiasm in all activities is truly amazing! We have read a wonderful story to the children entitled: What is Easter? by Michelle Adams.  Perhaps,you would like to share this story, as well as others to reinforce the meaning of Easter. Hope you all had a Happy Easter. Let's get ready to celebrate spring!

 "April Showers Bring May Flowers."  This month we will discuss all the changes around us.  The children will be learning about flowers growing, babies being born, and colors around us.  Please take time to point out all of these wondrous miracles God shows us in everyday life.  You will be helping your child expand their language, communication skills and help them to be eager learners. 
 
The children are continuing to follow our morning routine with great confidence and success.  They identify their names, hang up their coats, place their tote bags in a bin, and meet on our carpet for varied activities. (ex:calendar time: each student will take a turn in leading calendar time by singing our days of the week song, placing the date on the calendar, talking about the weather in a complete sentence, and  counting.) Our little stars will be prepared and ready when they enter Pre-K!


 EXCITING NEWS:

Just a quick update as to how the children are receiving the Smart T.V. 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 childrens education. What a wonderful investment for their future.
CONCEPTS AND ACTIVITIES WE HAVE MASTERED :
JUST TO NAME A FEW!
color recognition
number recognition, counting, more, less concept
shape recognition
letter recognition
letter game teaching what letter comes next
same and different concept
patterning
Sort objects into categories
St. Patrick's Day story, rhymes, dances and games
Spring story, rhymes, dances and games
Easter story, egg hunt game, bunny and a freeze dance
Nursery Rhyme songs and exercises
Warm Up exercises



SPECIAL PERSON CRAFT/ STORY:


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!  Please remember all participants must be Virtus trained and Background checked. Please sign in at the front desk.  A special thank you to all who have participated.  The crafts were super!  The children really enjoyed your creativity! 

PAJAMA DAY:

Wednesday, April 11th the children may wear their pajamas to school. The children will be having breakfast in school.  (Bagels, Munchkins) Upon arrival at 9:10 we would like to invite parents to the classroom to take pictures. 


THEMES: 
 

SPRING
"APRIL SHOWERS"
PLANTING
NURSERY RHYMES
GOD'S GIFTS/NEW LIFE

Please continue to reinforce all concepts in the objectives below at home. Children learn from routines and repetition.



OBJECTIVES:


Make new friends

Enjoy a happy and cheerful environment

To follow the routine of the day as we continue to add new tasks

To engage in many Smart T.V. activities

Transition from one activity to the next

Follow two step directions
 
To be kind and patient

To make many wonderful projects

To practice cutting with a scissor

To practice coloring

To recognize names

To take turns speaking: During spring time I like to go outside and...

To recite the Pledge of Allegiance

To listen, learn and start to recite the Our Father Prayer and Grace Before Meals

Enjoy our special themes of the month

To enjoy music and movement as we sing and dance each day

Be thankful ,"God Made Me Special"

Listen to rhymes and stories

To answer questions about details in stories

To identify the author and illustrator

To engage in language play (e.g. alliterative language, rhyming)

To identify some words

To participate in calendar time

Count to answer," How many?"

Identify colors, shapes, numbers

What comes next? patterns

Sort objects into categories




IMPORTANT DATES:


Wednesday, April 11- Pajama- Day







Sincerely,

Mrs. Benanti
Mrs. Bateman


                                          
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CHILDREN ARE A BLESSING, AND GOD'S GREATEST GIFT!