Mrs. Benanti



FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER:




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Dear Parents,

Thank you again for the wonderful opportunity to work with your children.  I have had the privilege of watching them learn and grow, and they are truly amazing.  As always, I am so proud of them.

VALENTINE'S DAY CARDS:

The students may bring in Valentine's Day cards.  Please send the cards in by Friday, February 10th so that we have time to sort them out.  Please just sign who the card is from. It is not necessary to address who the card is to.  This will make it easier for us to hand them out. Thank You! 

VALENTINE'S DAY SHOW:

Monday, February 13- Classroom Show at 11:15. The children have been busy practicing some adorable rhymes and songs for you! We can't wait to share them with you. We welcome all parents and guests . Looking forward to seeing you then!




PLEASE CONTINUE TO REINFORCE SOME OF THE THINGS WE ARE WORKING ON IN CLASS:


-name recognition (spell the letters in your child's name)

- holding a crayon, coloring

-cutting with scissors


-rhyming words

-patterns

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shapes, colors

-flash cards with words and pictures 

-count to answer how many?

Please look at our class objectives to further reinforce





SPECIAL PERSON CRAFT OR READ A STORY:

 Monday, February 6th & Friday, February 17th- 
I am so happy to have each "special person" share in this wonderful activity.  I am looking forward to a most memorable and happy experience! A special thank you to all who have participated.  The crafts and stories were super!  The children really enjoyed your creativity!  All special guests, may arrive at 10:00.  Please sign in at the front desk.  All guests must be Virtus trained and Background checked.



REMINDERS:

February 20-24 -Winter Recess- School Closed


THEMES: (FEB.)

GROUNDHOG DAY

VALENTINE'S DAY

FRIENDS TO ANIMALS

"GOD WANTS US TO LOVE 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 enjoy music and movement as we sing and dance each day

To participate in calendar time. (day, date, month, year, weather  count concept, and sing days of the week song, talk about the weather in a complete sentence) Each student will take a turn on a daily basis to place the date on the calendar and talk about the weather.  (ex: Today is Monday, February 6th, 2017. It is a cold sunny day. ) Our calendar stars have been doing a fabulous job!


To enjoy looking at books (to make predictions, understand the role of the author and illustrator)

Ask and answer questions about details in text

Answer questions about characters and events

Learn new vocabulary

Identify front and back cover of book

Listen and begin to learn Guardian Angel Prayer

Listen and begin to learn Our Father Prayer

Listen and begin to learn Grace Before Meals

Listen and begin to learn  Pledge of Allegiance

To talk about patterns

To identify more, less, same

Sort objects into categories



Sincerely,
Mrs. Benanti
Mrs. Bateman


                                                
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HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!