Announcements and Events
January 6 – 10, A is for Apple and Airplane. This month we will start to learn our letters. Each week we will try to find as many words that start with that letter as possible. So we encourage you to help your child think up words that begin with the letter A.
January 13 – 17, B is for Ball and Bear. We will be talking about all sorts of things that begin with the letter B. We will also be using different things to make the letter b like beans and stamps.
January 20 -24, C is for Cat and Coat. Along with teaching the children how to write and recognize the letter C we will also be helping them to listen for the sound C makes in words.
January 27 – 31, D is for Dog and Dad. We hope that your child is starting to get the concept of words are made up of letters and letters make different sounds. These basic pre-reading skills and much of their future success in school will be determined by ability to see that different words look and sound different. In other words not every J is for Janet.
Please have a hat, gloves, snow pants and boots in your child’s locker each day. Depending on the conditions we will determine what your child needs to put on each day and time. Please take large back packs and belongings out of your child’s locker so they have room to put their winter gear in the lockers. It is helpful for us if your child can put on their own clothes. Also please label snow pants and boots as children often have similar ones. You may need to take the snow clothes home occasionally so that they can be cleaned and repaired.
Book Totes: This month we will begin to send home blue book totes to each child. Inside the totes are a book and a learning activity that goes along with the book such as a coloring sheet or a matching game. The tote will be in your child’s locker during the middle of the week. We ask that you read the book to your child and do the activity with them then return the tote to the center. Then you will get a new tote each week. If you wish to opt out of this activity please let us know. It helps the child to experience home work in a positive manner.
Year-end totals will be completed and sent home this month. You may need this information to apply for the child care tax credit. Please keep this copy; I do not make duplicate copies. Your account must also be up to date in order to get your form. If you have any questions please ask Janet.
Thank you to everyone who gave a gift to the center or staff it was very thoughtful of you. Thank you.