Welcome to WLPS! I am looking forward to the new school year and getting to know all of you and your children. I enjoyed greeting familiar and new faces at the "CLASS VISITS" last week! Thank you for coming!
The first couple of weeks of school we will be getting acquainted with WLPS, each other, and the Jacksonville University campus. Please remember to spray your children with "bug repellent"! Weather permitting, the children will play outside each day, and later in the week we will be walking around our JU Campus…tennis shoes are preferable for outside play and walking around campus!
Our unit theme this month will be "Apples". We will learn all about apples—different varieties, where and how they grow, the different parts of an apple, and what different varieties taste like! Yum! Later in the month we will cook Apple Pie and Apple Sauce!
"Sharing" (show and tell) will be each Wednesday. Your children may bring one favorite item from home to share with the class. If possible, it should relate to the theme we are studying… (no items having to do with violence, or super heroes, please!)
Wednesdays will also be our JU Library days! I will let you know when we will begin this activity.
Our days will be very busy! We will be learning new songs and fingerplays, moving and dancing in Creative Music and Movement, reading stories, painting pictures, building and constructing with blocks, cooking, sorting and classifying manipulatives, putting together puzzles, using our gross motor skills playing outside, pretending in dramatic play, writing, and more! Your children will be very tired when they go home!
The monthly "Parent Newsletter" with an overview of activities planned for the 4's class each month will be available at WWW.JU.EDU/WLPS, and also on the 4's bulletin board located in the hallway. Please check these two sources often for updates and information. If you have any questions about anything, please do not hesitate to ask me or Mrs. Garrett.
Have a wonderful week!