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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March 2020 Newsletter

 

Mrs. Neubauer’s & Mrs. Watkins’ Class

 

Let’s Celebrate! Wow, March is going to be a busy month!  We have four birthdays to celebrate, our five senses unit to explore and Spring weather to come.  Our theme this month is How Can I Discover My World?.  Our focus will be on our Five Senses.  We will be talking about sight, sound, taste, smell, and touch all month.  We will also read the story Goldilocks and the Three Bears and practice retelling the story with all the props in our Dramatic Play center.

Finally, we will be participating in a program called School House Chicks through Frederick County 4-H in which we will be observing eggs in an incubator that will hatch into baby chicks.  The 28 day embryology program will help us learn about chick life cycles and growth charts.

 

– Our Letters this month are  K, R, U, and B.

– In Math we will continue working on the concepts of short/long and big/small, and begin comparing sets of objects 1-5 and making patterns.

– In Science we will explore using our five senses.  We plan to change up the science center weekly, so that students can use a different sense each week as they engage in fun activities.

– Our Composer this month is Mozart.

– Our Artist this month is Eric Carle and we will be reading the book, Little Cloud.

– In Spanish we will learn about food or comida and read The Hungry Caterpillar in Spanish.

– In Media Center we will do a loud and quiet action rhyme and read Jack the Leprechaun by Ivan Robertson.

– In Music will be learn about dynamics and play various instruments.

 

 

Reminders:

  1. Please remember to take your child to use the bathroom and wash hands before the start of the school day.
  2. We now have 15 students in our classroom, so when your child is the star, please provide enough cups, plates, napkins and food/drink for 15 children for the entire week. Thanks!
  3. Please remind your child of our classroom rules of always using walking feet, keeping our hands to ourselves, and helping to keep our classroom clean.

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Important Dates:

Monday, March 2nd– Staff in Service- No school

Friday, March 6th– Parent Teacher Conferences

Monday, March 30th– Staff in Service- No school

 

 

Home/School Connection:    (preschooleducation.com)

This month in our classroom we will be using our five senses to explore.  A great way to help children explore is with sensory materials.  Sensory materials are any materials that stimulate several senses at one time.  Using sensory materials provides children with the opportunity for hands-on, self-directed, and self-centered activity learning.  Some examples of sensory materials are shaving cream, ice cubes, noodles, sea shells, rice, dried beans and even playdough.  The best way to introduce these materials is in a large container or on a tray and then just let the children play.  This type of play will encourage the development of:

  1. Fine Motor skills (hand-eye coordination)
  2. Creativity in play (deciding how to use the materials)
  3. Social skills (sharing and cooperating with others)
  4. Math (measuring, grouping, counting, 1:1 correspondence, sequencing, etc.)
  5. Science (experimentation, gravity, physics, engineering)

 

The great thing about sensory materials is that many of them can be used, then stored, and saved to be used again.  They are inexpensive and can be set up quickly.  You can also add some spoons, scoops, measuring cups, bowls or even other little toys to expand learning.  Use your imagination.  The children will love it!

 

           

 

 

Thank you parents and families for all your time and help with our classroom activities and donations of materials.  We really appreciate all you do in our classroom and for our school.  Remember, you can volunteer or visit the classroom anytime and we are always happy to see you. 

 

Mrs. Watkins and I thank you for all you do to support us.  Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. 

           

 

Amy Neubauer