Full Day Preschool-November 20, 2021

Looking Back…
*The Christmas spirit is in full swing in Preschool!  We began practicing our Christmas songs for our Dec. 21st program!
*Our Thanksgiving handprints kept us busy this week.  Mrs. Patty and Mrs. Fary did a fantastic job!  This special gift was made with our very own hands.  Thank you so much to Mrs. Barba for her donation of the canvas squares!  Our pumpkin centerpieces and turkey square collages will be great additions to your Thanksgiving celebrations.
*We learned all about the letter “Jj” and made jellyfish.  Jolly Phonics and our jiggly jello song was j-j-j-just so much fun!
*Gratitude was our continuing theme throughout the week.  We are grateful for our food and took a trip to the food donation box at the Rectory.  Thank you for all of the generous food donations.  Our 6th Grade Buddies walked with us to deliver our food.
*Paige’s birthday celebration took place on Monday.  Thanks for the Rice Krispie treats and the tic-tac-toe games.  Happy Birthday, Paige!
*Our Cool Cat of the Week was Gemma.  We really enjoyed her Pout Pout Fish book.

Looking Ahead…(for the next two weeks)
Themes: Thanksgiving and Reindeer
Colors of the Week:  Gold and Silver
Literacy:  Letter Review-Ff, Gg, Hh, Ii, and Jj
Math:  Number Recognition 0-10, AB/ABC patterns, 2D Shapes and counting 0-30
Religion:  Thanksgiving/Advent
Cool Cat of the Week:  Guiliana(Nov. 29-Dec.3)

Tuesday, November 23rd-Thanksgiving Prayer Service at 9:30-We’ll be attending with our 6th Grade Buddies.
Early Dismissal-11:30 for all.  No lunch or Aftercare
Parent Teacher Conferences -1:00-8:00-Links will be sent out the weekend of Nov 20-21.
PRESCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM-TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21st at 9:30.  More details to follow soon!

*No newsletter will be published next weekend.  Please look for our next newsletter on the weekend of Dec. 4-5.
*Please be sure to dress for the weather.  We will continue to go on walks and play out in our courtyard.
*Keeping our hands and classroom clean are a top priority.  If possible, please consider donating a package of baby wipes as we await our second round of supplemental supplies in January.  We are almost out.  Thank you so much!
*Lost and found-We have the following items in our classroom waiting to be claimed:
-Black fleece hoodie, size XS, brand is All in Motion
-Olive green boys jacket, size 3T, with a navy blue and white stripe in the middle
-Black zipper sweatshirt, Carters, size 4, Champions 272 Division U.S. is printed on the front
-Grey Carhart hat and a blue Lands End mitten

MISSING:  One of our Preschool friends accidentally took home a North Face gray and red fleece jacket.  Please check to see if your child brought this home by mistake.  Thanks 🙂

Let’s Give Them Something to Talk About…
*Create AB patterns with food and other items around your home.
*Practice our Grace Prayer.
*Sing our Christmas songs.
*Practice spelling your name(writing our names will begin during the second trimester).
*Talk about our trip to the Food Deposit Box.  Consider visiting the box and donating with your child before or after school.

Sing a Song…

I would like to wish a very Happy Thanksgiving to all of the Preschool Families.  I am so grateful to be with all of you at Saint Cletus School!  Thank you for all of your support and kindness and for sharing your children with me!  Also, I am very grateful for my wonderful assistants, Mrs. Patty and Mrs. Fary!  I certainly couldn’t imagine our classroom without them.
I hope you enjoy your break together.  I am looking forward to celebrating the Christmas season with all of the kiddos from Preschool when we return.  This year is flying by way too fast!