Little Tigers

May 2017

Our theme this month will focus on our MOMMIES and CLIFFORD the Big Red Dog!

Our poem is:

CLIFFORD 

Clifford, Clifford,
He’s the dog for me!
He’s BIG and he’s RED
And he EATS a lot!
He’s the best friend
That I have got!!! 

We will be finishing our Handwriting Without Tears book and focusing on our lower case letters.  We continue to work on our numbers; adding/subtracting; 3 and 4 letter words and of course Science!

We can’t wait to pamper our MOMMIES on May 11th and 12th!

Blessings,
Teacher Robin and Teacher Bettina


April 2017

March was another fun-filled month!  We happed back and forth between Dr. Seuss, Community Helpers and Week of the Young Child.  We were very, very busy Tigers!

Our theme in April will be BUGS and we will also celebrate EASTER.  Our letters for this month will be W, X, Y, and Z. (We chose not to have a letter during the Week of the Young Child.)  We are continuing to work on our numbers and shapes.  Our virtue will be COURAGEOUS!

We are doing a lot of listening/group activities to prepare our Kindergarten skills.  Please let us know if your child has been feeling apprehensive about Kindergarten.  We want to make sure each child is excited, feeling capable and courageous for this big transition that will occur in just a few months.

Our poem will be: 

TELL ME DADDY

Tell me daddy, do you know,
What gives a lightening bug its glow?
Does it use a tiny battery,
Or fuel from a tank we can’t see?
Does a fairy take black paint in jugs,
And sprinkle spots on ladybugs?
Does a handy elf put slow in snails?
And why don’t spiders come with tails?
Admit it, Dad.  I think it’s so,
That these are things we’ll never know.
This is stuff that God must do.
I believe this, Daddy. How about you?

Be sure all you Mommies save May 11 or May 12 for our Mother’s Day tea that will begin at noon!

Blessings-
Teacher Robin and Teacher Bettina


March 2017

February was fast paced!  So many holidays and celebrations.

March will be busy as well!  We will be working on Community Helpers and the famous Dr. Seuss.  If you have an occupation you’d like to share with our class or our entire school, please let me know.

Our letters will be M, N, V, and X.  We are continuing to work on our numbers.

Our poem will be: 

Teachers teach the ABC’s, mail carriers deliver a letter,
Hair stylists cut our hair, doctors help us feel better.
Librarians and police, we all need them too.
Contractors and firefighters, there’s so many jobs for you! 

Blessings,
Teacher Robin and Teacher Bettina


February 2017

Wow! January was wet and went by fast!
In February, our theme will be “HOLIDAYS”. We will be celebrating Groundhog Day, President’s Day, Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Day AND 100 Days of School!

We will have Valentine’s Day Parties on February 13th and February 14th. Please have your child make enough valentines for 18 children each day. The kids have gotten so good at recognizing each other’s names … feel free to have them write their classmates names on the “To” section. We will celebrate our 100 Days of school on February 16th and February 17th.

Our letters will be R, K, A, and M. Our virtue of the month is HONEST.
Our poem will be:


Colors
From pencils and markers,
And crayons and chalks…
From paints in a tube...
Or a jar or a box…
Come colors delicious,
Delectable, lush…
Applied by 10 fingers,
Two hands, or a brush.


Happy February!
Teacher Robin and Teacher Bettina


 January 2017

We hope your Christmas season was filled with LOVE, JOY, PEACE, HOPE and JESUS!

Our January theme will be WINTER!

Our poem will be:

A chubby little snowman,
Had a carrot nose.
Along came a bunny
And what do you suppose?
That hungry little bunny
Looking for his lunch,
Ate the snowman’s carrot nose,
Crunch, crunch, crunch!

 

Our letters will include J, D, B, and R.

Our virtue is RESPECTFUL.

We’ll continue our Pre-K skills of “listening and following step-by-step directions”.  The kids are really enjoying this part of our day!

Happy New Year!
Teacher Robin and Teacher Bettina


December 2016

We really enjoyed fall in our class—from hibernation, to scarecrows, to fall leaves and cool science projects!  We were very busy Little Tigers.

Our poem for December will be:

WHAT CAN I GIVE HIM?

What can I give Him?
Poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd,
I would bring Him a Lamb.
If I were a Wise Man, I would do my part.
Yet what can I give Him?
I give Him my heart.

We will focus on Baby Jesus and His birth this month.  We will be cutting, gluing, painting and using lots of glitter I’m sure. Our letters will be S, J, and D.  Our virtue is JOYFUL!

May we all find peace and happiness during this joyful season. 

Christmas blessings,
Teacher Robin and Teacher Bettina


November 2016

October was celebrated with a BASH!  Pumpkins, Frankensteins, candles, and candy corn!  Let’s not forget about Fire Prevention Week too!

November will be filled with VOTING, HIBERNATION, TURKEYS AND THANKSGIVING!  Our letters will be our “curve” letters—U, C, O, and Q.  Our virtue is GRATEFUL.

Our poem for this month is: “Brown Bears Do IT”

Brown bears do it;
Ladybugs too.
Bats and snakes,
And a frog or two.
Groundhogs, chipmunks,
In a sleepy state.
What do they do?
They hibernate!

We’re so thankful for all our Littlest Angels families!
Teacher Robin and Teacher Bettina


October 2016

The Tiger’s class is off to a GRRRRREAT start! We are adjusting our daily schedule a bit to find the perfect fit.  We hope the children are coming home excited to tell you all about our monthly poem, “Mat Man”, “It’s Pre-K” and science projects we’ve been doing.

We already worked on letters L and F.  Our letters for October will be E, H, T, and I.  We work on our “stick letters” first.

Our poem will be:

I love the seasons,
But autumn is the best!
Let’s put on our sweaters,
Now we are all dressed.
In the leaves, we love to play,
And this is what we hear:
CRUNCH, CRUNCH, CRUNCH, CRUNCH!
That’s this season’s cheer!

Our virtue for October is “RESPONSIBLE".  Take a look at our continually growing virtue chain when you are in our classroom—very exciting!

Happy fall!
Teacher Robin and Teacher Bettina


May 2016

It’s May already?!!  It’s time for Bugs, Bees, Worms and Mommies!!   We are looking forward to spoiling our Mommies on May 5 and May 6 at our Mother’s Day Tea.

Our poem will be:

The Bee
What do you suppose?
A bee sat on my nose!
What do you think?
He gave me a wink.
He said, “I beg your pardon.
I thought you were a garden.”

We’ve begun lower case letters and reviewing all that we have learned this year. We spend some of our circle time sounding out words!  Teacher Robin will be working on assessments this month. The children continue to love science—we hope they are coming home telling you all about it!!!

Blessings~
Teacher Robin and Teacher Anna


April 2016

Wow!  March was so busy.  It came in like a Lion — just like our Weekly Reader taught us.  We had a lot of fun learning about all the different Community Helpers.  The visit from the Menlo Park Police Officers was a definite hit!

Week of the Young Child kept us busy nonstop.  We really are “Can do kids!”

Our theme for April will be All About Books…focusing on Dr. Seuss’s books.

Our poem will be…

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
You’re on your own and you know what you know.
You are the guy (or gal) who will decide where to go!
Dr. Seuss 

Our color will be yellow, our shape will be octagon, and our virtue is forgiving.  We will be reviewing our letters and working on the lower case letters.

We hope you all had a blessed Easter and enjoyed your spring break.

Teacher Robin and Teacher Ana



March 2016

Wow! What an exciting month February was!

March is upon us and we’ll focus on Community Helpers and Easter.  If you would like to share your occupation with our class/school please let us know.

Our letters will be W, X, Y, and Z!  Our color is purple and our shape is an oval.  Our virtue is “I can be patient.”

Our poem is:
“Teachers teach the ABC’s,
Mail carriers deliver a letter.
Hair stylists cut our hair,
Doctors help us feel better.
Librarians and Police,
We all need them too!
Contractors and Firefighters,
There’s so many jobs for you!” 

Happy Easter!
Teacher Robin and Teacher Anna



February 2016

February is here and it’s full of holidays for us!  Groundhog Day, Super Bowl Sunday, Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras, President’s Day, 100 Days of School, AND Leap Day!

We will celebrate Valentine’s Day on Thursday, Feb. 11 and Friday, February 12.  Please send 18 valentines for each day that your child attends school. We ask that you only have your child write their name on the “from” section. Do not write their classmates name...this makes for easier delivery as they walk from “box to box.”  There will party sign-ups posted soon.

We will be celebrating our 100 days of school on Thursday, February 18 and Friday February 19.  We will enjoy an ice cream treat after lunch to commemorate this milestone. If your child would like to bring a baggie of 100 items (i.e. pennies, marbles, toothpicks, etc.), we will hang them in our room.

Our letters will be A, M, N, and V – our diagonal letters.  Our color is pink and our shape is a heart. Our virtue is “I can be honest.”

February’s poem is “Colors”:

From pencils to markers and crayons and chalk,
 From paints in a tube or a jar or a box,
Come colors delicious, delectable, lush,
Applied by 10 fingers, 2 hands or a brush. 

Happy Celebrating!
Teacher Robin and Teacher Anna



December 2015

December, already?  We made it past 50 days of school.  Trust us; they are counting down to our 100 Days of School Ice Cream Parties!

Our December theme will be focused around Baby Jesus and His amazing story.  We hope you all can make it to our Young Child’s Christmas Service on Tuesday, December 15 at 6:00 p.m.  The kids have been practicing daily for their performance.  We can’t wait to see all their Christmas jammies.

Our letters for this month will be S, J, and D.  Our virtue is peaceful.  Our color is green and our shape is the rectangle.

December’s poem is:

Peppermint Stick

Oh I took a lick of my peppermint stick
And I thought it tasted yummy!!!
Oh it used to hang on my Christmas tree
But I like it better in my tummy!!! 

We will enjoy our special visit from Santa on December 16 and 17.  Make sure you read all about his visit at the beginning of the newsletter.  We’ll also have a classroom party each of these days, so keep an eye out for our sign-up sheet.

“Jesus is the reason for the Season!”
Teacher Robin and Teacher Anna



November 2015

Our themes for November are HIBERNATING ANIMALS and THANKSGIVING. 

Our letters will be C, O, Q and G.  Our color is brown and our shape is a triangle.  Our virtue is attentive…  “I can watch and listen carefully.”

Our poem this month is: “Brown Bears Do It”

Brown bears do it;
Ladybugs too-
Bats and snakes,
And a frog or two.
Groundhogs, chipmunks,
In a sleepy state.
What do they do?
They hibernate!!!!!! 

Thank you to all the parents who were able to be at Back-to-School Night.  If you weren’t able to attend, please make sure you send back your illustration of yourself.  Also, please remember that we ask your child to leave all toys at home or in the car.  We have plenty of choices for the children in our classroom.

Blessings,
Teacher Robin and Teacher Anna



October 2015

“It’s Pre-K!”  Have your children been singing our song to you?!  They sing their hearts out when I play it at school!  How about “Mat Man?”  They have learned how to make Mat Man  out of using “big line, little line,  big curve and little curve” – all the shapes we need to make our A, B, C’s!

Our theme for October will be Fall/Halloween.  Our letters will be H, T, I, and U.  Our color will be orange and our shape will be a square.

Our virtue of the month is “Friendly” – I can be a good friend.  Take a look at our “virtue chain” the next time you’re in our room – the children work very hard to get new links added to the chain by modeling the virtue.

Our poem is:
I love all the seasons, 
But autumn is the best!
Let’s put on our sweaters,
Now we are dressed.
In the leaves, we love to play
And this is what we hear:
Crunch, crunch, crunch, crunch!
That’s the season’s cheer.

Please keep in mind that we do most of our academic work first thing in the morning –- introducing the letter, coloring in our workbooks, etc.  It is very important that your child be there so that they don’t miss their small group table time.

Blessings!
Teacher Robin and Teacher Anna