March will be a very busy month. We will begin by celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday. We will read lots of Dr. Seuss books and look for familiar characters as we read. We will play “Cat, Cat, Hat” (the Dr. Seuss version of “Duck, Duck, Goose”) and practice patterning by making red and white striped hats. We will use the Promethean Board to practice matching and sequencing skills. The Cat’s Hat makes a perfect pattern to practice! The kids will be honing their “cooking” skills and we will be making “green eggs and ham” and “red fish, blue
fish pops”. This is a fun “hands on” way to keep the story alive and be able to talk about the parts that we liked the best. The Dr. Seuss stories that we will be focusing on are “Cat in the Hat”, “One Fish, and Two Fish”, “Ten Apples on Top “and “Green Eggs and Ham”. Even though Dr. Seuss books tend to be long the kids love the rhythmic and rhyming sounds as well as the repetitive text. If you choose to read a Dr. Seuss story to your child be animated and engaging (and you can always breeze over some of the text!).
This month we will also be finishing up our building study by learning about community helpers, their tools and vehicles and the jobs they do. Please talk with your child when you go places in the community and point out the building, workers, symbols and talk about the jobs our community helpers do. It’s great to take your child on Saturday morning errands (to the bank, post office, etc.). What a perfect language development opportunity!
Please try to attend our Parent Night on April 2nd from 6-7:30. There will be lots of great information shared and we look forward to seeing everyone there! There will be babysitting available if you do not have an alternative for your child.
As always thanks for all you do! If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me.