Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Welcome to Nursery!

I hope you enjoyed reading "My First Day at Nursery School ".  We have new toys and new friends.  How exciting!  Can't wait to see all of you.  

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Welcome Winter!

In January, we used shapes to make our winter penguin. Our themes were weather and winter animals.

The girls had been learning about famous artists. They recreated Red Poppy by Georgia O'Keeffe in art class. We will display it on our February bulletin board.

We are reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. The book reinforces counting, days of the week, foods, and of course butterflies' life cycle. Our creative thinking question was "If you were a caterpillar, you would try...
If you were a butterfly you would fly..." This introduced rhyming to the girls. Reading research supports rhyming as a pre-requisite to reading.

The girls are enjoying music and choice time in our classroom. Along with Girl Power twice a week.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Happy Halloween

Hard to believe that October is nearing its  end. We had a great month learning about autumn, apples, pumpkins and witches!! Our favorite song is "Five Little Pumpkins."
Our classroom routines have become second nature. Along with our regular activities, we have been enjoying staying fit and healthy with "Girl Power" on Mondays and Wednesdays and we love Art on Fridays. Our outdoor playground is also a favorite Nursery activity!
November is around the corner... Our themes will be Thanksgiving and Family. We will continue to say our prayers and learn some new ones.

Dressed for Halloween, we pose beneath our spooky artwork.

Enjoying our pumpkin patch

Picking out the perfect pumpkin

Picture time!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Welcome to Our Classroom

Morning Meeting - After getting unpacked, we meet at the Morning Center to discuss the calendar, which includes the month and counting the date (all the way up to 30 or 31!); the season and weather outside; and our plans for the day.
The Reading Center - The library is open during choice time. We also take turns picking out a book each day for Mrs. Junsch to read to the class. There are always a few favorites, classics, and seasonal theme books each month.

Manipulatives and Music - Our collection of toys to work on small motor skills, cooperation, building, and imagination. We have music time to practice listening and singing skills. We also have music on during choice time.

Arts, Crafts, and Puzzles - Here, we learn problem solving, small motor skills, and artistic expression.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Back to School!

Welcome to Visitation Nursery Program. This is an exciting time for your daughters. Our program focuses on socialization as well as academics which include: calendar time, story time book studies, and holiday themed arts & crafts. September 14th, 16th, and 18th class hours will be 9-10:30am. Starting September 21st, our hours will be 9-1pm. I am looking forward to our first day. Just a reminder that we will meet to discuss our program further on September 21st at 7:00pm.

Suggested Reading: 
        1. Dog Goes to Nursery School
          Book by Lucille Hammond
          1. Dog resists going to his first day of nursery school, but he finds some of the things there comfortingly familiar.