Open House for prospective students and families will be held January 30.   Please call (413) 532-2831 for more information.

Preschool (Mrs. Kelly)

November update

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. I was very proud of the students for handling themselves in such a mature way during the parade. I would like to thank all of the families who came to the parade to enjoy the festivities and have your child join in on the parade. 

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.  LOL!
  • 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.
  •  LABEL EVERYTHING!!! …..really EVERYTHING!

 

 November Curriculum

 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, write and learn about the unique sounds for each 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. I 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 – 5th: Our class theme will be the weather. The students will be learning about the different types of weather.

 November 8th-12th: 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 15th – 24th: 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 29th-December 3rd: 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

Nov 2nd   – Parent-teacher conferences- No school

Nov 11th  – Veteran’s Day recognized- No school

Nov 12th  – Scholastic Book orders due

Nov 24th – School mass at 9:30 AM in the gym

Nov 24th – Half day before Thanksgiving

Nov 25th – 26th - Thanksgiving Holiday, No School

 If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me via email or private message through Bloomz. 

 Thank you for all that you do!