Sunday, August 28, 2011

Lost on what to pack for lunch?

Here are a few articles that I find helpful when packing lunch for my preschooler:

Clothing Request

We have some wonderful, active preschoolers!  This means we do a lot of running outside, as well as spend much of our time sitting criss-cross-applesauce on the floor.  Please be sure your daughter has shorts on underneath her skirt or dress.
Also, school policy requires that children wear close-toed shoes to school.  Flip-flops or open-toed sandals leave little feet exposed during playtime.  Please help us keep your children safe and happy!

Week of August 29 - September 2

This week we are finishing up our theme of “All About Me.” We have some fun games and art projects planned for the preschoolers. We’ll also do our final review of squares and rainbows. Next week we dive right into the letter “M” and the number one.

We have started Spanish and the children are really excited! Be sure to look for the purple vocabulary sheet each week so you can practice with your child!

As a reminder, there is NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5. Have a safe and fun Labor Day Weekend!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Week of August 22-26

It’s a new week, and we’re going to have a blast! This week we are digging deeper into our theme of “All About Me.” We will share and discuss some of the things that make each child unique. We’ll also be studying the following for our academic curriculum:

Shape: Square
Color: Rainbow
Country: Australia
Letter: Letters in each name
Number: Counting

It’s so fun to watch the children experience their first few days of school. Thank you for sharing your precious child with us!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Love to Learn?

Here's a fun site that will satisfy your child's curiosity--and you might learn a thing or two, also!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Week of August 15-18

Our year is off to an amazing start! Mrs. Nye and I are having so much fun getting to know our new students and their families. We are so excited about the wonderful, fun year we are going to have.

Here are some things we are studying this week:
Shape: Square
Color: Rainbow
Country: Australia
Letter: Letters in each name
Number: counting

We are also learning lots of fun things like lining up, participating in circle, doing classroom jobs, and sharing with our friends.

Just a few reminders:
- Please make sure your child brings a water bottle to school each day. It is hot outside and we want everyone to stay hydrated.
- Make sure your child has on sunscreen before coming in the morning. If you need some when you get to school, just let us know.
- Finally, please be sure to sign your child in and out each day.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me, Shanda (also known as Mrs. S.), at I am always more than happy to help!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

And we're off!

Whew!  The first week of preschool is already halfway over, and it's been great!  Our new preschoolers are adapting beautifully to the new room and all of their new friends.  Mrs. S., Miss. Ashley, and I have been excited to meet each new child and get to know them.  We especially love all the sweet hugs we get from them!  So far it has been smooth sailing. 

If you have any concerns or questions, please talk to one of us.  It is a priority for us to keep in close contact with parents, and to address any needs the children have. Thank you for trusting us with your little ones!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Preparing for Preschool

Here's a great article to help prepare you and your child for preschool!

Week of August 8-12

This week we'll be spending a lot of time just getting to know one another!  Mrs. S, Miss. Ashley and I look forward to meeting each of our preschoolers and helping them feel comfortable and happy in our classroom.  We plan on taking it easy for this first week, showing the children around and teaching some of the basics of preschool--sitting on the carpet during circle time, raising your hand, walking in lines, and being a friend.  We'll review the alphabet briefly, and acquaint the preschoolers with the different areas (centers) in our room. 

Be sure to ask your preschooler to share their first few days with you!  If there are any concerns or questions, please feel free to approach any of us.  We're excited for a great year of learning and fun!

Welcome, New Families!

This Monday is the first day of our new school year!  We are really excited to meet all the new preschoolers and their families.  We would like to "go green" by encouraging parents to view the weekly newsletter on this blog instead of receiving a paper copy.  If you are interested in doing this, please let Mrs. S. or Mrs. Nye know.  It's going to be a fun year!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


A big "thank you" to all the parents, grandparents, siblings, and friends who showed up for our Summer Story Hour today.  It was a blast!  There is something so neat about seeing children so engrossed in reading with people who love them.  And the cake and popsicles were delicious, too!  Thank you for your support!