Mrs. Mulderrig

    April/ May Newsletter N-3

                                 Mrs. Mulderrig

April showers bring May flowers and we certainly have had plenty of rain. All the children are full of curiosity and excitement now that spring is in the air. We are still waiting for appropriate weather to venture outside to the playground. A favorite of all.

Our St. Patrick’s Party was a great success. I was happy to see many cell phones out so I am sure those who could not attend were able to see the joy in the faces of these beautiful children in this magical moment. Thank you to Mrs. Joelson, Jack’s mom for our party favors and cupcakes. Thank you to Mrs. Beltran, Preston’s mom for the sliced green apples. I was happy to see many cell phones capture the faces of these beautiful children in this magical moment the morning after that rotten Leprechaun messed up our room. Please be sure to share some photos with me so I can use them for a special end of the display.

Mother’s Day is coming soon and your children are making surprises for all their special Moms, Grandmoms, and other special people in their lives. They are working so hard to make them unique and beautiful.

We are all excited about the “Mother’s Day Tea” event and sharing our experiences of the classroom with our guests.  The children will be performing while guests enjoy refreshments. Our students have made a great effort to perform well and to please the important people in their lives. I have also set aside some time to have our visitors help the children create unique flowers to display in our classroom.

The class is also busy creating new and exciting displays to be exhibited in the halls leading to our classroom. The themes of our bulletin boards include:

                                  “April Showers bring May Flowers”

                                    “Jesus Makes Things New Again”

                                 “God’s Love Helps us Grow”

                      “The Love of Jesus is blooming in Us”

The children are practicing diligently to write their own names on their artwork.  Please come in and see our displays.

I must again emphasize how important routines are in the development of our young  children. In order to be successful, students need to learn a set of social, emotional and academic skills. Students learn to be cooperative, responsible and to develop self- control. Academically, students learn to persevere, practice and that repetition is the key to developing reading and writing skills. We all recognize the importance of routines at home and at school. Repetition is the core of learning for young children.

Please allow your children to show off their newly acquired skills by reading and identifying letters and sight words from the morning message. I am sure you will enjoy watching and listening to your emerging readers. This routine will continue throughout the remainder of the year.

Our tracing pages have become more challenging. This is a new skill to be acquired. After all, we are taking on new challenges at this point in the year. Some work will be coming home incomplete. No worries! Some skills require more practice than others. We will also be advancing our cutting skills by adding different shapes, and adding several cutting lines to a the page. Please find time to practice and to review your child’s work with them.

We continue practicing our workshop tasks: Holding a pencil

Reading Doing complex puzzles Recognizing their written name Counting Bears (mastering one to one correlation) Making Patterns Tracing Shapes Recognizing continuing patterns

Cutting with Scissors (fine motor skills)

Saying the Pledge of Allegiance

Making sign of Cross and reciting Holy Trinity

Singing and Dancing to old and new songs

Memorizing home address

Memorizing phone numbers

New Workshop Tasks: Writing our Names

More challenging Connect The Dots Images

          Advancing cutting skills

Reminders:

Pajama Day is Wednesday,  April 10th. The children and their teachers wear their pajamas to school. The children will be having breakfast in school.  (Bagels, Munchkins) Upon arrival at 9:10. All are invited at drop off time to the classroom to take pictures.

Friday, April 5- 11:15 Early Dismissal- Faculty Meeting

Wednesday, April 17- 11:15- Early Dismissal

Thursday, April 18- 26- Easter Recess

Remember the greatest gift we can give our children is reading to them every day.

Have A Blessed Easter

You are all truly blessed

with bright, happy, and healthy children.