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01/19/15

PreK-4 Weekly Newsletter
Week of January 19th


Letters: Oo  Motion: Moving arms like an octopus 

Numbers:
10

Color: 
Blue

Shape: Triangle

Religion: Baptism and Forgiveness 

Activities: Make octopus paper plate puppet, starfish craft, and play with ocean animals in sensory table 

School notes:
We started our ocean last week.  The children will be learning about many ocean animals in the upcoming weeks.  

 Also, we have started the Zipper Club.  If a  child can zip his or her jacket, I have them write their name on the Zipper Club poster.  This gives the children some incentive to want to learn.  We already have a few names on the poster!!! 

Remember, we have gym every Wednesday.  Please have your child wear gym shoes on this day. Also, the four year olds that come to school have gym on Thursdays.

I am looking for a parent to help out with computers on Monday, January 26th from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  If interested, please let me know.

If your child has not brought in his or her baptismal picture, please have them do so by the end of the week.

Please continue to work on letters and sounds with your child. I am starting to put children in small groups and work with them during gym time.  Those children that know all letters and sounds will be introduced to sight words.

*I am need of 21 green cups for a project.  

Upcoming:
January 19th - No school - Martin Luther King Day
January 25th- Open house 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p,.m.
January 26th - Computers and Manhattan Police will be visiting our classroom
January 27th - Grandparents Day (Children can have grandparents or special guest come visit them at school.  They are welcome to attend mass with children.) Coffee and donuts will be served in school gym after mass and awards ceremony.  Mass starts at 8:45 a.m. 
January 30th- Pajama Day (for the letter P) Children will be watching movie "Finding Nemo".  Popcorn will be served during the movie.  Children can bring blankets and pillows to school.
 
 Do not hesitate to call me if you have any questions or concerns. You can reach me at (815)478-3951 or email me at jloichinger@sjsmanhattan.org.

Mrs. Loichinger