Welcome to Preschool
Classroom News and Notes
Week of January 11th
Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow!
(Or maybe we can try for that again next week!)
This week we’ll continue with Jesus, now about 12 years old. His family, along with many, many people, traveled to the temple as a custom for the Passover in Jerusalem. While he was at the temple, he was teaching the teachers. He was sitting and listening and answering questions from grown men who had studied the Word of God. Imagine a seventh-grader sitting in college classes at the U.
His parents and all the families packed up and headed back to their hometowns while Jesus stayed there at the temple. It wasn’t for a few days that Mary and Joseph noticed he was not with them heading home to Nazareth. They had to retrace their steps all the way back to the temple. There, they found Jesus, still sitting and listening. When his parents asked where and why, he simply replied, “Didn’t you know I had to be in my father’s house?”
We’ll be moving along with the letter O. O is for Olaf (yes, the snowman from “Frozen”) ovals, opposites and opinions.
In science, we’ll continue to talk about how Olaf the snowman wants so badly to love summer but it just can’t happen. We’ll learn of the importance of the freezing point of 32 degrees Fahrenheit.
In music, we’ll discover sounds through vibrations. We’ll work with xylophones and water classes and listen for the vibrations.
In PE this week, we’ll have a “snowball fight.” We will particularly work with the proper form for aiming, throwing, releasing, and hitting a target.
Preschoolers go outside for recess, so even though there is no snow, please send a hat and pair of gloves or mittens along with a warm winter coat so the kids can play outside comfortably.
Thanks for the quick return on the preschool surveys that were sent home last week. Please have them returned by this Friday.
Second-quarter report cards are coming home on Wednesday. If you have questions or concerns, you are always welcome to meet with me. Thanks!