Mrs. Mulderrig

       May Newsletter N-3

                        Mrs. Mulderrig and Mrs. McManus

IMPORTANT DATE CHANGE  

Please note our Mother’s Day Tea has moved Wednesday,  May 16th at 10:30

The school year is moving quickly and we all have grown so much. Winter is behind us and we are looking forward to  a “Blooming Spring”. 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.

Here at Saint Joseph’s school we continually try to bring the latest technology to our students. The new Smart Board has attracted the attention of the children and I am confident that they will benefit greatly from its use. The new generation of technology for the newest generation.

I hope you have enjoyed all of our special classroom projects; there are plenty more to come. We are creating a special keepsake for you:  A “Number Book” using all the children’s tiny little fingerprints. Mrs. McManus, the children, and I will be creating funny little creatures from those tiny fingers.

The children are working hard and completing their tasks and enjoying the satisfaction of success and accomplishment. Confidence leads to more success. Our class will begin to memorize their addresses and phone number of your choosing. They will also begin to write their names independently (without the assistance of names being highlighted on their tracing pages). Our tracing pages will also begin to change from tracing shapes to “Connect The Dots” a type of puzzle containing a sequence of numbers or letters. Lines are drawn connecting the dots and the outline of an object is revealed. These puzzles contain simple line art to enhance the image created. We have children counting or reciting the alphabet as they connect from one dot to another . Please reinforce this very important skill at home.

We will soon begin reading and enjoying “Mother Goose” nursery rhymes. Be sure to ask your little ones to sing the rhymes for you. I think every one of our students could be the next generation of “Grammy Winners”.  

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.

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 been challenging. This is a new skill to be acquired. After all, we are taking on many 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 several cutting lines to the page. Please find time to practice and to review your child’s work with them.

Here at Saint Joseph’s school we continually try to bring the latest technology to our students. The new Smart Board has attracted the attention of the children and I am confident that they will benefit greatly from its use. The new generation of technology for the newest generation.

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:

Friday, May 4 - 11:15 Early Dismissal - Faculty Meeting

MOTHER'S DAY TEA:

WEDNESDAY, MAY 16 at 10:30 -  we invite all our "Moms" to the

classroom for Tea.

Friday,   ay 11 - School Open - Parents ar invited to spend time in school with their children

Monday, May 28 - Memorial Day- School Closed

There is no love like a mother’s love,

no stronger bond on earth.

Like the precious bond that comes from God,

To a mother, when she gives birth.

God Bless these special mothers,

God Bless them every one,

For all the tears and heartache,

And for the special work they’ve done.

Be thankful for our mothers,

For they love with a higher love.

From the power God has given,

and the strength from up above. Mrs. Mulderrig