The Schoolhouse Nursery School and Kindergarten

Old school learning, new school feel!

Mrs. Sheppard and Mrs. Gnap - 4 Year 4 day PM

Room 5 SUPER SEVEN is off to great start. We’ve all had a chance to get to know each other and make new friends. We settled into our classroom routines nicely, learning our weekly jobs and using our listening ears to wait our turn and follow directions. Our classroom management system has allowed free play (centers) to be fun and fair. We’ve started sharpening our fine motor skills with our Handwriting Without Tears (HWT) curriculum. Our math/science center was a popular spot this month as we observed objects using describing attributes, reviewed shapes, learned factors about the four seasons, and weather changes. The children love our weekly science experiments too.


April Topics:

*Rainbows/Color Mixing

*Spring

*Earth Day-reuse, reduce, recycle

*Gardening


Handwriting Without Tears (HWT)

*Magic C

*Circle Letters: C, O, Q, G, S, and J

*Letter Sounds: beginning sounds

*We will continue writing our names (all capital letters) and listening to letter sounds with our phonics song.


Count on Math

*Spatial Relationships: direction and position

*Patterning


Important Dates

Hope for Hope: Let’s support Mt. Laurel Police K-9 Program 3/31 & 4/1

Spring Recess: School Closed 4/2 – 4/9 Enjoy and Stay Healthy

Making Slime

Center Time

Reminders

*Clearly label ALLyour child’s belongings, including masks and supply your child with a standard-size backpack.

*In case of an emergency, please label a Ziploc bag with a complete, seasonably appropriate, change of clothing to be kept in his/her backpack.

*Your child will bring ONE labeled, healthy snack daily.  A lunch box/carrier is not needed.  The Schoolhouse is a peanut and tree nut free school.  Students are asked to place their labeled snack in their own labeled cubbies upon arrival.  We will be providing napkins and water.

*In order to make the most of our classroom time, please make sure your child has used the restroom before coming to school and you have answered the daily health questionnaire.

*Birthdays will be acknowledged as close to the actual date as possible. On this day, your child will be made to feel extra special!  They are welcome to bring in an item from home to show and tell the class about. Please note, we will not be doing a class birthday snack this year.

Contact Me

Your child is very important to us. If you have any questions or concerns please let me know. I can be reached at nsheppard@theschoolhousensk.com or by phone 856-231-7585.

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Topics:

*Color Mixing- Primary/Secondary Colors

*Spatial Relations

*Opposites

*HWT Letters C, O

*Mother’s Day Play


Books:

Rosie’s Walk

White Rabbits Coloring Book

Mouse Paint

Are You My Mother


Music:

Magic C Song along with Magic C puppet

Mother’s Day Songs


Math/Science

*Spatial Relations-Where Is Frog?

*Primary Colors (red, yellow, blue)

*Secondary Colors (orange, green, purple)

*Opposite Cards

*Squishy Bags-What two colors make a new color?

*Crawling Colors Science Experiment


Language:

*HWT pages letter C, O

*Emergent Reader- I See Spring

*Listening Activity-Where is Frog?


Art:

*Flower sun catcher

*Spring birds’ nest- Mama Birds (primary colors) Eggs (secondary colors)

*Dropper water color mixing designs


****CALLING ALL MOTHERS****

SAVE THE DATE: MOTHER’S DAY PLAY, Wednesday, May 5

More information will be sent home soon.

Mat Man

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