Preschool (Mrs. Kelly)

November 2023

We are well into the school year and all of our students are becoming quite comfortable with the routine of school. We continue to work on cleaning up after ourselves, completing independent tasks, sharing and following simple directions.

 Halloween was a HUGE success. We were very proud of the students for handling themselves in such a mature way during the parade. We would like to thank all of the families who came to the parade to enjoy the festivities, and having their child join in on the parade.  We would also like to thank our volunteers to help get the students ready and walk with us.   It was very much appreciated!

 Just a few things to be aware of as we head into the month of November:

  • As the cool weather gets colder, a reminder to parents/guardians that we will go outside as long as the temperature is over 25 degrees. Please ensure that your child is properly dressed for the weather with a coat, hat and mittens. If there is snow on the ground, snow pants and boots are needed for recess.  LABEL everything!!  You would be amazed at how quickly little ones forget what their mittens or hats look like, especially when they are the same as another student’s.  LOL! 
  • Preschoolers should bring mittens only for recess. Gloves are strongly discouraged as they do not promote independence.  It takes away from recess time as we try to help them put all of those little fingers in each section.
  • It is now time to send in seasonally appropriate changes of clothes. Many bags still have shorts in them. We will be sending home all of the clothes that we have for each child.  Please replace them with long pants and a long sleeve t-shirt. Please also remember that if your child is going to the after school program to please leave a set of clothing in the back pack for any accidents that may occur there.
  • Students cannot wear snow or rain boots in the school building. Please put their sneakers in their backpack as we will change them as soon as they arrive.


November Curriculium

This month we are finishing up our pre-writing skills. The students have been working on the many lines and shapes used to create the letters in our alphabet. In the next week, we will begin learning about letters with a weekly letter focus. During the week the students will learn to identify and write the letter. We will be sending home weekly “homework” for each letter for your child to complete and return. Students are encouraged to show off their hard work during morning circle time. We will also be focusing on a shape, color and number for the week.  You may even see them included in our weekly projects.  Students will also be further introduced to scissors and scissor safety. The students will continue to work on fine motor and hand strengthening through games, songs, activities and free play.

November 1st – 3rd: Our class theme will be weather. The students will be learning about the different types of weather.

November 6th-10th : Our theme will be hibernating animals.  It is the time of year where animals are getting ready to hibernate, and we will learn about the different types of animals that hibernate, and work on some fun projects. 

November 13th – 21st: Our theme will be Thanksgiving. Students will learn about gratitude and giving, and will explore some of the common traditions and themes that go along with Thanksgiving.

November 27th-December 1st:: Our theme will be Mo Willems. Mo Willems is a children’s author whose characters in the stories teach many preschool social skills such as sharing, including friends, taking turns and following the rules.

Important Dates

Nov 1st – All Saint’s Day – Mass in the gym 10:00 AM. All are welcome!

Nov 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th – Turn in dates for Raising Rights gift card program

Nov 1st  – Spaghetti supper – 4 - 6:30 PM in the social center.  Great volunteer opportunity!

Nov 2nd   – Parent teacher conferences – Half day – dismissal at 11:15 AM. NO lunch or after school program

Nov 14th  – Scholastic Book orders due

Nov 10th  – Veteran’s Day recognized- No school

Nov 22nd – 24th – Thanksgiving break – No school