February / March Newsletter
Mrs. Mulderrig and Mrs. McManus
Hoping everyone enjoyed a peaceful winter break. It's beginning to look a lot like springtime and we have much to share with you and your families. We are all hoping… no more snow! Mr. Groundhog offered conflicting reports; we are hopeful to be using our outdoor playground soon.
February was our red and pink month. We hope you enjoyed those special dozen roses, heartfelt messages of love and our fantastic Valentine's Day performance. We have some very talented little singers and dancers.
Exciting news, we have a new addition to our class! A pet fish who will need a name! I hope everyone will share the names they have been thinking of for “Mr. Fish”. The entire class will vote for the best name.
March is a LUCKY green month with St. Patrick’s Day around the corner. The class will be searching for a pot of gold, and creating green projects. Don’t forget to put our school annual St. Patrick’s Day Carnival Day Celebration on your calendar. You will have to check PTA website and purchase tickets.
I must reiterate how important routines are in the development of our young children. We all recognize the importance of routines at home and at school. Repetition is the core of learning. Calendar time is the same everyday. It includes counting tally marks, recognizing days, months, alphabet letters, and our morning message. Hopefully, by now, every family should have a message hanging up somewhere in their home. Please allow your children to proudly demonstrate their skills by reading and identifying letters and sight words. Enjoy watching and listening to your emerging readers. This routine will continue throughout the remainder of the year.
We continue practicing our workshop tasks:
Holding a pencil
Doing complex puzzles
Recognizing their written name
Counting Bears (mastering one to one correlation)
Recognizing continuing patterns
Cutting with Scissors (fine motor skills)
New Workshop Tasks:
Memorizing home address
Writing our Names.
Please remember to wear sneakers every
Monday on gym days
Early Dismissal 11:15 am March 3, Friday
Parent Teacher Conferences March 14th and 16th
St Patrick’s Day Carnival March 17th (Check PTA website for details and to purchase tickets)
School Closed March 24th
the greatest gift
we can give our children
is reading to them every day!