It's hard to believe that we are already looking at our schedule
for 2013! I pray that the year is full of happy memories for
you and your family as your children continue to grow in many
ways. Below, you will find an outline of our themes for the
month and some of the activities that are planned.
We will not be going outside unless it is posted on the calendar
during the winter months. On the posted Outside Play Days, your
child needs to have a warm coat, snow pants, hat, mittens and
boots. We will look forward to playing out in the snow and getting
some fresh air! Our scheduled Outside Play Day for January is
Thursday, January 17th and Friday, January
18th. Please mark this down on your calendar at home so
that your child is prepared to go outside for some winter fun!
Food and Nutrition.Jan. 2-4 & 7-11
We will learn about the importance of eating healthy foods and
taking care of our bodies. We will read the story "Cloudy
With A Chance of Meatballs" and talk about what foods are good for
us to eat and bad for us to eat. We will also
learn a little about the food groups, classify foods that are
healthy and unhealthy with new friends "Healthy Harry" and "Sweet
Tooth Sue", paint with fruits and vegetables, and we will practice
the letter "F" for food in our letter journals. Please watch
for notes coming home each day that explain what we talked about
along with extension activities and discussions for at home. We
will also go on a field trip to Sendiks to learn about healthy
foods in their store. Our Bible lessons will be about how Jesus
came to the earth to show us how much He loved us through the story
of Jesus growing as a child from Luke 2:40; 52 and how we worship
and learn about God just like Jesus from Luke 2:41-52.
We will be doing special activities with mittens and snow during
this week. We will practice the letter "M" for mitten in our
letter journals. We will also read the story "The Mitten" and
make little animals to put in a mitten so that we can retell the
story. We will make a pair of matching mittens as we learn about
making pairs. We will have OUTSIDE PLAT DAYS on Thursday and
Friday, January 17th & 18th.
Our Bible lesson will be about how Jesus makes us His children
through baptism from Matthew 3:13-17.
Teddy Bears.Jan. 21-25
We will have a week full of teddy bear fun. We will count
and sort teddy bears, make patterns with teddy bears, and even
learn how teddy bears are made. We will practice the letter
"T" for teddy bear in our letter journals. The children are
encouraged to bring their teddy bears to school everyday this
week. We will compare them, have a teddy bear parade in the
school, and even take them to see the movie "Corduroy". It
will be another fun-filled learning experience for the
children. Our Bible lesson will be about how Jesus asks us to
be His helpers through the story of Jesus Choosing His Disciples
from Matthew 4:18-22.
Books & Nursery Rhymes Jan. 28 - Feb.
During this unit, we will learn about what writers and
illustrators do. We will read lots of stories, enjoy nursery
rhymes, and create books of our own. Our Bible Lesson will be
Jesus Blesses the children from Mark 10. We will learn about
how Jesus loves us and welcomes us.
Please note that we will have Open House and Registration for
next year on Tuesday, Jan 29th and Friday, Jan
30th. Please make sure to get your forms in so that you
have your spot reserved for next year.
We will also be having Family Day on Friday, February
1st. This is a special day where ALL Pre-K children are
invited to attend with a parent/grandparent from 8:00-10:30. We
will have a special chapel and enjoy activities throughout the
morning. There will be no PM Class on that day.
Thanks again for all of your support and prayers. May God
continue to bless you and your family in 2013!