Mrs. Normann-Petersen's Weekly Newsletter

September 13, 2019

Dear Parents,

We have had another fantastic week at school!  On Monday we made a thank you card for Deputy Camacho.  When we delivered the thank you cards on Wednesday, September 11, we told Deputy Camacho thank you for  taking care of us and keeping us safe while we are at school. Deputy Camacho is our School Resource Officer.  

Each month the students help fill St. John’s Food Pantry, the Samaritan House.  Please help support St. John’s Samaritan House by sending in each month’s outreach collection with your child.  This month we are collecting Macaroni and Cheese for the Samaritan House due no later than Monday, September 30.  

 

Here are some things you can do at home this week to support your child’s learning at school:  

Math: This we have begun to work on recognizing numeral one as well as writing numeral one, and counting one objects.  Over the next few weeks we will continue to spend some time working on the Number One and learning a new counting rhyme below.  I encourage you and your child to count objects around your home with your child: forks, spoons, towels, chairs, and so on.  Touch each object as the two of you count it. Ask your child to tell how many she or he counted.

The Bee Hive

Here is the beehive. (make a fist)

Where are the bees?

Hiding inside where nobody sees

Watch them come creeping out of the hive

One, two, three, four, five (release one finger at a time from the fist/hive)

…BUZZ-ZZZ (wiggle fingers)

 

Religion:  We are discovering that God loves and cares for everyone.  Our weekly Bible story is “The Good Shepherd Cares for His Sheep” based on Luke 15:4-7.

Science:  Today was our first science lesson, First Impressions!  We began to learn that we all respond differently to animals, but we have to help to take care of God’s creatures.  The children then drew a picture of their favorite animal. The children did great!

Social and Emotional Development:  We have been learning many new songs at school.  The following is one of the new songs that we have been working on this week at school.  Sing it with your child and have some fun doing the motions together. 

I Am Special Tune, Where is Tumbkin?

I am special, I am special     (point to self)

So, so special.      (march in place)

I am special, I am special      (point to self)

There’s no one (march in place, hug self)

Just like Me!

 

Show and Tell:  Our Show & Tell for the week of September 16, 2019 is the Shape of a  Circle. Please remember to help your child find an item that is the Shape of a Circle.  The students and I talked about some examples of show and tell for the Shape of a Circle.  We came up with donuts, oranges, the sun, the moon, the clock  

Dates to Remember:

September 16--St. Elizabeth Ann Seton’s Night at Papa Murphy’s.  Pick up a Take ‘n Bake from Papa Murphy's, mention St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School, and Papa Murphy’s will donate a portion of the sales back to our school!

 

September 19--Grandparents Day.  The grandparents of the SEAS school children are invited to attend this special day and Mass with the students.  Each child’s grandparent will be sitting with their grandchild in Mass with us. If the grandparent cannot attend, we ask that an adult/family member come sit with your child.  Please see the following for the schedule: 

 

8:45 a.m--9:10 a.m. The grandparents will visit our classroom from 8:45 to 9:10.  

 

9:15a.m.-9:25a.m.  We will walk with the grandparents to Mass at 9:15 a.m.

 

9:30 a.m.  Mass begins.

 

September 20--There is no school.  The teachers will be attending inservice at Bishop McGuinness High School.

 

September 30--Macaroni and Cheese is due for the Samaritan House.

 

Please send me an email if you have any questions or concerns.

 

May God Bless You and Keep Us Safe,

 

Mrs. Normann-Petersen



About Mrs. Normann-Petersen

Mrs. Normann-Petersen brings 17 years of teaching experience to our Prekindergarten 3 classroom and joins us from a Catholic school in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. She earned her bachelor's degree at Sam Houston State University and recently relocated to Edmond from Houston.

 

Show and Tell

Parent,

You will find the weekly themes for show and tell below.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Mrs. Normann-Petersen

Show and Tell August and September

Week of August 12: None is Needed

Week of August 19: Family Photo--to keep in the classroom

Week of August 26: Favorite Toy

Week of September 2: Color, Yellow

Week of September 9 : Number, One

Week of September 16: Shape, Circle

Week of September 23: Season, Fall

 

Welcome

Welcome to the PreK 3's class.  Mrs. Normann-Petersen is delighted to have your children in her classes.  If you have any questions please email me.

Many Blessings,

 

Mrs. Normann-Petersen

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Important Dates:

August 29, 2019:  Watch DOGS Kickoff

September 19, 2019:  Grandparents Day

September 20, 2019:  No School.  The teachers will be attending inservice at Bishop McGuinness High School.