Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms. We have a special gift for you all but I underestimated how long it would take to dry. We opted to send the gifts home on Monday to make sure they do not smudge in the backpacks.
Reminder: The last two days (May 22 and 23) of school are early release days. Half day children will dismiss at 10:30 instead of 12:00. Please make arrangements to pick your children up at 10:30 or have someone meet them at their bus at 10:30. Full day kids will dismiss at 12:00 instead of 2:00. Please make arrangements to pick your children up at 12:00 or notify babysitters and daycares of early arrivals.
Friday May 17 from 9:00-9:30 is our End of Year party. Parents are welcome to join us.
Book of the Week/Unit: Fish Out of Water
Letter of the Week: Review all letters
In need of supplies:
JOBS!! Your children are not too young for jobs. One really fantastic job is to have them help you fold towels. This may take you extra time at first, but it is a fantastic skill for the children to have. Oh…and it will come in handy at the end of rest time!!! Another great job is to have them help you set the table. You can get solid plastic place mats at Target or the Dollar Store. Take a place setting and trace it on the place mat with a sharpie and have your children match the plate and the utensils and the cup to the tracing on the place mat. You may want to use plastic plates at first, but as long as you give them one at a time, they should be able to carry a regular plate to the table.
When playing games with your children at home, such as Candyland and Chutes and Ladders, please remember that while winning is fun, we need to learn how to lose also. Always try to let your child win the first game and the last game. It is important for you to win at least one game in between. It is ok to beat your children at games. That is how they learn to lose without having temper fits.
Please read with your child daily. Books that are repetitive or have lots of rhyming words are great for this age.
Please remember to sign daily sheets and return. We keep these on file for our reference/data.
- If your child is just beginning to transition from pull-ups to underwear, please make sure you send in multiple changes of clothes and an extra pair of shoes and socks. Often times when accidents do happen, the socks and shoes get soaked as well.
- If your child requires pull-ups and wipes, please remember to send them in…
- Please do not send diapers as they whisk away the moisture and make it much more difficult to potty train. Diapers also take away a level of independence in the bathroom that your child could have even if they are not yet eliminating in the toilet. Children are able to pull pull-ups up and down like underwear which allows them to be involved in the toileting routine.