March is going to be a busy month. We are coming to the end of the alphabet and it is hard to believe how fast this year has gone. We will talk about the meaning of Lent and what kind of good deeds we can do for others.
March is such a windy month. We will discuss “in like a Lion” and “out like a lamb.” For an art activity, the children will make a lion and lamb to bring home. The letters K and U will be introduced which will include umbrellas, U.S.A., kites, keys, and Kangaroo’s. We look forward to St. Patrick’s Day and learning the letter G for gold and green. Green is the color of shamrocks which St. Patrick used to teach the people of Ireland about the trinity.
We will read the Dr. Seuss story, Green Eggs and Ham, and cook some to see what they taste like. The children will be invited to try them. The children are amazed how good they taste even though they look funny. Please let me know ASAP if your child is allergic to eggs. I do not have any food allergies listed for this class but I always want to be on the safe side.
We are starting to look around for those mischievous leprechauns that come around during March. On St. Patrick’s Day we are going to make a trap and try to catch one. Last year we did catch one, but he got away. We will work very hard to make an even better trap to catch one this year.
We continue to work on letter and sound recognition, rhyming words, opposites, sequencing, graphing, and patterns and puzzles. We are reviewing color words and finishing up our Letter Island story. The children are so excited when they can put the sounds together and read a word. We have fun math games and activities to reinforce counting, and matching the correct number to sets. We continue to write and cut every day during our work jobs to reinforce fine motor skills.
It is time to open our pizza shop so the children can pretend to order a pizza. This activity helps them to memorize their address and phone number. Please send the address and the phone number you would like your child to memorize on an index card by next Thursday. They do not need to memorize their town or zip code.
We appreciate all that you do. Your children are such gifts and they are so much fun to teach. They are growing up before our eyes and so eager to learn.
Ms. Nancy and Ms. Renee’