Preschool News (Last Week)--Week 26
Week 26--I am a bit late with my newsletter for last week! I apologize! Here is the quick re-cap!
We continue to learn about shapes this week! We focused on squares and hearts so look around at home and see if you have any squares or hearts at home. Send me pictures and I will include them in our slide show! We talked about how squares and triangles have straight sides and circles and hearts are curved. The kids have a keen eye for finding shapes!
We worked on hearing the initial sounds of words this week by playing a game where the kids picked 2 cards out of a game I have. I would say the word and they had to decide if the words started the same way or not. It was a great way to transition to our next activity in an orderly fashion. This is something that you can play at home or while driving. Say 2 words and have your child decide if they start the same way or not. It’s a quick & easy way to practice alliteration and learning letter sounds!
OUTDOORS: The warmer weather is upon us! (YEAH!) From the Knightly News: “Weather--We have had a few gorgeous days as we approach spring, however,
March in Iowa can be unpredictable. Please continue to send hats, coats, and gloves in backpacks. We do not have enough of each to loan. Please note that while a hooded sweatshirt or sweatshirt may serve as a jacket or coat at home, it does not at school.
Our cold weather rules are as follows:
56 degrees or above: Students can choose what they want to wear
55 degrees to 46 degrees: Students need to wear a jacket outside.
45 degrees and below: Students are to wear a hat, coat, and gloves. There are NO exceptions.
If it feels like 10 and below: Students will have inside recess.
KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION/ROUND UP: A folder of information was sent home a couple of weeks ago. Please make sure to fill out and send the YELLOW registration form back to school ASAP! Also make sure to fill out the school scholarship and STO information and send it in! We hope to see everyone back at St. James next year!
PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION: If you have a preschooler or know of one, who will be attending St. James next year, please send in the yellow registration form ASAP as well. April 1 is the firm deadline for this one!
PICK UP CHANGES: If the way that your child normally goes home needs to be changed, please let the office know. I keep my phone close by but I am not always with it. The school’s number is 319-653-3631. You can also email the office at
on Monday, March 15 at 3:15PM