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  The children will learn about Ash Wednesday. They will learn that the ashes are to remind us to be extra good this time of year. Every day we need to ask ourselves how we can be helpful to those we love. The children have talked about how they help. They drew pictures and dictated sentences about how they can be helpful. We made a helping quilt with these pictures.  The children will learn that Lent is a time for us to really remember how much Jesus loves us. We will make crosses to wear home on Ash Wednesday. The crosses will help them to remember how much Jesus has done for us. They also learned that Lent lasts for 40 days so we will be counting down the days until Easter.

The month of March has many things for us to do. We have so many things to learn about. The alphabet poems/songs that we will be learning are:

Rr is for rainbow: Oh I like red, it’s the color of an apple
Orange, it’s the color of an orange
Yellow, it’s a lemon and our wonderful sun, sun, sun
Green, it’s the color of trees and lots of things that grow
And then there’s blue for the sky
And purple that’s a color that’s fun, fun, fun
And when you put these colors side by side now what do you think you’ve made?
You’ve made a rainbow and it’s a really beautiful one!

We will make our own rainbows, review colors, and even talk about the significance of the rainbow, leprechauns and their pots of gold.

Ss is for spider: The eensy weensy spider went up the water spout
Down came the rain and washed the spider out
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain
And the eensy weensy spider went up the spout again.

We will talk about how spiders differ from insects. Insects have six legs. Spiders are arachnids and have eight legs.

Tt is for turtle: There was a little turtle, he lived in a box
He swam in a puddle and he climbed on the rocks
He snapped at a mosquito, he snapped at a flea,
He snapped at a minnow, and he snapped at me
He caught the mosquito, he caught the flea, he caught the minnow
But he didn’t catch me.

We will learn what a minnow is. Do you know? I had to look it up when I first learned this poem. It is a type of fish. The children usually really love trying to find a minnow in books. This type of fish is mentioned in Swimmy by Leo Lionni. We will share this book at the same time as the children learn this poem. They usually get very excited when they make the connection.

Uu is for umbrella: I have a little umbrella; it helps to keep me dry
And on a very windy day it even helps me fly
Open it, close it, open it, close it
Oh what fun it can be, jumping over puddles
My little umbrella and me.

We will talk about rain and how it helps things grow.

We will also be talking about spring this month. The first day of spring is March 20th. Also, this month in Rockaway everybody is Irish. St. Patrick’s Day is March 17th. We have our own parade in Rockaway on Saturday March 2nd.

This usually leads to very good discussions about St. Patrick, the color green, and many other things the children see at the parade. We will be talking about the shamrock and how St. Patrick used it to teach about the Holy Trinity.

Here is a quote from St. Patrick (the patron saint of Ireland) “Even the plants of the field tell about God. The shamrock has three leaves but only one stem. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are not three Gods, but one God.” The children and I will be talking about this quote and what it means.

REMINDERS:

Thursday March 7th is a half day. The children do not need lunch that day. 

Friday March 8th No school for students.  Professional day.  Parent /Teacher conferences Thursday March 21st 12:45 to 2:45 and 6 to 7:30.  I look forward to seeing you!

Thank You and have a great day!
Miss Kim

 

Morning Prayer

God Our Father I give you today

And all that I think and do and say.

I work and laugh, have fun and play.

Jesus be with me all through the day.

 

Please remember to label all clothing (sweatshirts, coats, hats, gloves…)

Wear sneakers every Friday for gym.

Ii  INDIAN

I’m a little Indian on the go   

Here is my arrow, here is my bow

When I go out hunting hear me shout

bear and and buffalo better watch out.

Jj  JINGLE BELLS

Jingle bells, jingle bells jingle all the way

Oh what fun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh.

Dashing through the snow, in a one horse open sleigh

o’er the fields we go laughing all the way—hahahaha!

Bells on bobtail ring, making spirits bright.

Oh what fun it is to sing a sleighing song tonight.

Jingle bells, jingle bells jingle all the way

Oh what fun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh.

3 Kings

We three kings of Orient are

bearing gifts we traverse afar

field and fountain

Moore and mountain

following yonder star.

 

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