Mrs. Neubauer

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Graduated from Western Maryland/Mercyhurst College
Years at Calvary: 1 year as an assistant
Email address: amyneubauer811@gmail.com
Classroom Assistant: Erin Watkins

 

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January 2020 Newsletter

Mrs. Neubauer’s & Mrs. Watkins’ Class

 

Welcome to 2020!  It is a new year and new and exciting things are happening in our classroom.  Our classroom theme this month is Animals Everywhere.  We will be talking about all kinds of animals, their habitats, their babies, and more.  All of the students love animals, so I am excited to explore this theme with them this month and next month.

 

In Language Arts this month we will continue learning our alphabet. We will learn F, Y, S and T.  We will be reading many new books, including The Mitten, by Jan Brett.  This is a wonderful book about lots of animals that all squeeze into a little boy’s mitten to keep warm in the winter.  We will also be practicing some favorite rhymes and songs, like 5 Little Speckled Frogs and 5 Little Ducks.

 

Our Math focus this month will be 1 to 1 correspondence and number recognition.  1 to 1 correspondence is a developmental skill that involves counting each object in a set once, and only once with one touch per object.  It is important because it is a precursor for almost all math concepts.  We will also continue to work on our number recognition from 0 to 10.

 

In Science this month, we will help students recognize that all living things have needs like water and food, and they all have many different homes and habitats that help them thrive and survive.  Our Social Studies unit will include identifying which animals make good pets.  We will set up our Dramatic Play Center, as a Veterinary Clinic to practice taking care of our pets.

 

In Spanish class this month we will learn how to say weather terms and hear a snowflake poem, in Music we will sing classic songs like “Old McDonald”, and in Media we will read the book, Snowy Day by Jack Ezra Keats.  This is a favorite of mine!

 

 

Reminders and More:

  1. We will continue to go outside if the weather is above 32 degrees, so please send your child to school with a warm hat and mittens.
  2. Please remember to take your child to the bathroom to wash hands before the start of the school day. This will help reduce the spread of germs in our classroom.
  3. We will be going on a Winter Nature Walk this month (if the weather is warm enough). Look for the Permission Sheet in the hallway windowsill.
  4. Registration for the 2020-2021 school year is still open. See Colleen and Patty in the front office to register for next year.

The registration application is on our website: www.calvaryweekdayschool.com. 

Home/School Connection:    (raisingchildren.net.au)

It is so important for young children to get plenty of sleep.  Children aged 3-5 need around 11-13 hours of sleep a night.  Sleep is important for you preschooler’s health, growth and development.  Not getting enough sleep can affect your child’s mood, schoolwork and day.  Below are some tips to help your child sleep better at night.

 

How to Sleep Better: Tips for children

 

  1. Set up a bedtime routine- A routine of bath, story, and bed can help younger children feel ready for sleep.
  2. Relax before bedtime- Reading to your child is a great activity to relax before bed.
  3. Keep regular sleep and wake times- This helps to keep your child’s body clock in a regular pattern. Try to maintain the schedule even on weekends and holidays.
  4. Make sure your child feels safe at night- Avoid scary TV shows before bed and provide a night light for your child.
  5. Check noise and light in your child’s bedroom- A quiet, dimly lit space is important for good sleep. Keep all screens out of your child’s room at night.
  6. Eat the right amount at the right time- Feeling hungry or too full before bed can make your child more alert or uncomfortable. A healthy dinner a few hours before bed is best.

 

 

 

Mrs. Watkins and I love working with your children.  Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. 

Thanks for all your support, 

           

 

Amy Neubauer 

 

 

Upcoming Important Dates:

– Report Cards go home- January 6th.

– Staff in Service- January 2nd and February 3rd.

– School Closed- January 20th for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.