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Rachael's Super Star Preschool

Newsletter December 2009

What Your Child Will Be Learning The theme for the month of December is Christmas. We will be making many holiday decorations to brighten your home. Many of the activity papers have a P.S. (Parent Suggestions) noted on the page. These suggestions are to help you discuss work done at school and create a follow-up learning experience. If you have a young child, don't expect the activity papers to be colored. The most important things are the concepts taught, i.e. beginning sounds, number of objects, etc. Most of the learning takes place in the daily group floor activities with real objects and discussion. These papers can reinforce the learning activity, but they are mainly a link with the home so your child can show you what he or she has been learning. Proudly display your child's work,

Contents What Your Child Will Be Learning.....................................1 Skills......................................1 Concepts................................1 Friendly Reminders....................2 Special Announcements.............2 Current Enrollment.....................2 Dates of Importance...................2 Creator........................................2

and ask your child questions about the papers that are brought home.

hand coordination and small muscle development

If you see an opportunity to ● recognition of objects that reinforce the concepts taught in the are alike preschool, be sure to do so. Ask ● cutting for older children your child, “How many?” when you have a group of two or three P.E skills taught will be objects. Ask your child to tell you ● ball catching the shape of the plate, the wheel on ● ball bouncing the car, the window, or the table. Ask your child to tell you the ● jumping over a rope on the beginning sound and/or letter for T, ground and slightly off the S, and C words such as: tree, train, ground Santa, stocking, star, candle, candy ● walking a line cane, etc. ● creative movement Music skills will be ●

singing

movement music

to

Christmas

Concepts Concepts taught will be

Skills Skills taught this month will be ● ●

direction following listening in a group

sharing

pasting

gluing

coloring

painting

follow-the-path

shapes circle, triangle, square, and rectangle

letters T, S, and C

numbers 1, 2, and 3

colors purple and brown

The Monthly Theme, Skills, and Concepts are courtesy of the Home Preschool Program monthly parent newsletter. for

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Friendly Reminders

Current Enrollment

Christmas Break will begin on Below is a current list of enrolled Tuesday, December 22nd and last children and their ages so you will know who your child is playing and through Friday, January 1st. interacting with. Payment for this period is due ● Savannah – 5.5 yrs Friday, December 18th, and invoices will be provided reflecting the new ● Eli – 3 years rate increase and the exact amount. ● Ray – 3 years Please remember that tuition for ● Josephyne – turning 3! week starting Monday, January 4th ● Matthan (pt) – 2 years will be due on Monday, January 4th. ● Kelsey – 2 years ●

Oscar (pt) – turning 2!

Addison – 16 months

Adelynn – 5 months

Monday, December 7th – Josephyne's 3rd birthday! Friday, December 11th - Orders due for Scholastic Book Club Wednesday, December 30th – Oscar's 2nd birthday! Friday, December 18th – Tuition due for Christmas Break. Tuesday, December 22nd through Friday, January 1st – Closed for Christmas Break Monday, January 4th – Regular tuition due for week starting Monday, January 4th.

Creator This newsletter was written by Rachael Taylor of Rachael's Super Star Preschool. 7403 Summit Ridge Ln. Sachse, TX 75048 214-558-2866 http://www.WeDontWatch.TV

Special Announcements

You can find us and archived newsletters on Facebook using the keywords “super star preschool”.

W4's will be provided at the beginning of 2010 indicating total payments made for 2009. The holiday calendar for 2010 will also be provided at this time.

Dates of Importance Wednesday, December 2nd Please dress your child in something purple. Send something purple to share at sharing time. Thursday, December 3rd - Please dress your child in something brown. Send something brown to share at sharing time. Page 2


December 2009 Newsletter