Ms. Mitchell’s Class
We have been busy this past month. Earth Day gave us the opportunity to thank God for our wonderful earth. We learned a silly song “Don’t Throw Your Junk in My Backyard.” We highlighted this by having the children bring in some items that could be considered trash and we put them on our display board. We talked about why we should recycle and why we should be sure that the trash made it into the correct containers.
Kids Space Pasadena Adventure came to our school and the children were able to learn about constellations and how the stars were used to tell stories long ago. They loved crawling into the mini-observatory. It was fascinating.
May has arrived and that means the end of the school year is very near. During the month of May, we celebrate Cinco de Mayo with lots of music and a Mexican hat dance, a song or two in Spanish and special snacks.
Mom’s Day at Preschool is also this month. We hope you can join us for this special occasion as the children share their day with that special someone in their life. The children are learning songs to honor you at the end of the day.
We’ll be celebrating summer birthdays in May and June. If you’d like to celebrate your child’s “un birthday”, please let me know so we can mark it on the calendar.
Our year is fast coming to an end with graduation for our “Green Aprons”. We have started practicing our songs for the evening of June 10th and 11th. Please be sure to mark your calendar for the special evening.
Mrs. Granger and I would like to thank you for sharing your little angels with us. They have grown so much since the beginning of the year. It brings smiles to our faces when we hear the children in our classroom say things like “Look what I made at the play dough table” (or blocks or easel) or “I can write my first AND last name”! The children are so proud of their accomplishments!
We can’t thank you enough for supporting our class through your donations of party items, attending school functions, attending work days and last but not least, your kind words and encouragement throughout the school year. You really do make a difference and your children will love the memories that you have created for them!
Having been published in “Chicken Soup for the Grandparent’s Soul”, I will confess to being very fond of these books.. I’d like to end this last newsletter with a story from “Chicken Soup for the Soul ~ A Fourth Course”. It is from a teacher named Krista Lyn Johnson and is entitled “On That Note”.
One year I was teaching second grade, a new child entered our class mid-year. His name was Daniel, and he brought a special light to our class! Daniel came over to me one afternoon at the end of the school day. He said, “Mrs. Johnson, I have a note for you from my old teacher. It’s not on paper though it’s in my head.” Daniel leaned over and said, “She wanted me to tell you how lucky you are to have me in your class!”
I send every child in our classroom out with that special message for their Kindergarten Teacher.
All Our Love,
Ms. Mitchell, Mrs. Granger & Dale