Little Bears

April 2017

Spring, spring is in the air, I can feel it everywhere!

Welcome April, and spring, and the wonderful season of Easter. This month we will be reading and talking about God’s Amazing Plan!  We will also learn about the season of spring and all that it brings!  Be watching for some beautiful art and special projects!

We will be finishing our alphabet book this month and then it’s on to numbers!  Our virtue for the month of April is COURAGEOUS.

We hope you are enjoying our magnificent art that we are displaying for you all to see in the hallway!  We are budding artists!

Happy Easter!
Teacher Ana and Teacher Amanda


March 2017 

Honk, honk, rattle, rattle, rattle, crash, beep, beep! 

March will be a very busy month for the Little Bears.  Our themes will be TRANSPORTAION and COMMUNITY WORKERS.  The children will learn that transportation means to travel from one place to another.  We’ll have fun discussing all the different forms of transportation we use…cars, trains, planes, trucks, and boats.

We’ll also be exploring many of the different jobs that help our community; doctors, postal workers, police officers, dentists, firemen and so many others!

We will  celebrate a very special week this month.  Hooray... for the WEEK OF THE YOUNG CHILD and St. Patrick’s Day!

Our letters for the month of March are U, V, W, and X.  Our virtue is determined.

Have a blessed month!
Teacher Ana and Teacher Amanda


 

February 2017

Happy February to all!  I can’t believe that we are in the second month of the new year, time sure does fly when you are having fun!

Our themes will be Valentines and Castles during this month of LOVE!  We will be learning about friendship and love.  We’ll have lots of fun using our imagination as we read delightful fairy tales.

Friends, friends, friends,
So many friends to love!
I love my friends, and they love me!
I help my friends, and they help me!
Friends, friends, friends,
So many friends to love!

Our Valentine’s Day parties will be on Monday, Feb. 13th and Tuesday, Feb. 14th.  Please have your child bring Valentine’s Day cards to pass out to their friends.  Only put your child’s name in the “From” section on the card.  Please do not put a name in the “To” section.  The children often become frustrated if they have to find a name they don’t recognize when they “mail” their special Valentines. 

Our letters are R, S, T, and U.  Our virtue is “HONEST”.

Happy Valentine’s Day!
Teacher Ana and Teacher Amanda


 

January 2017

Happy New Year to all!  We hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and special family time!

 Brrrrrr….In the month of January the Little Bears will learn all about snow animals and winter.  We’ll have lots of fun making snowmen and playing with pretend snow. Be watching for lots of “wintery” projects and art work.

One furry bear, fast asleep.
Shhhh! Be quiet and don’t make a peep!
He naps when the snow falls. He naps when it’s cold.
He naps in the winter ---so I am told!

Our letters for the month are O, P, and Q. Our virtue is “RESPECTFUL”. 

Winter Blessings!
Teacher Ana and Teacher Amanda


 

December 2016

Way up high on the Christmas tree
Two little candy canes winked at me!
So I shook that tree as hard as I could
And down came the candy canes,
YUM, YUM, GOOD!

December will be filled with Christmas JOY and FUN!  We will focus on the JOY of Christmas and celebrate the birth of Jesus with our friends and families!

We will also be busy little elves this month making decorations and special art projects for our classroom.  We will also be working very hard on our song SLEEP LITTLE ONE which we will be singing at the Young Child’s Christmas Service.

Our letters are L, M, and N.  Our virtue of the month is JOYFUL!

May God bless you with His peace and love!
Teacher Ana and Teacher Amanda


 

November 2016

Horses, donkeys, cows that moo,
Chicken, kitten, piglet too.
Fish that swim down in the pond,
Ducklings quacking all day long.
All these animals you can see,
If you come to the farm with me.

November is here!  This month our theme will be FARM ANIMALS.  We’ll be learning about farm animals and the foods that they give us to eat.

Later in the month we will be talking about all the special people and things that we are thankful for. We will learn about the first Thanksgiving and make colorful turkeys and other Thanksgiving projects.

Our letters are H, I, J, and K.  Our virtue for the month of November is GRATEFUL.

Have a blessed Thanksgiving with your families and friends.  As we take time to remember what we are grateful for you can be sure that all the Little Bears are on our list…they bring us so much enjoyment each day!

Happy Thanksgiving!
Teacher Ana and Teacher Amanda


 

October 2016

Greetings—and welcome to another incredible year.  Most everyone has adjusted to our routines and daily schedule.  It’s so much fun to make new friends! 

Our zoo theme in September kept us busy!  What amazing animals God created!

The floppy, floppy scarecrow
Guards his field all day.
He waves his floppy, floppy hands,
To chase the crows away.

 

 Our themes for the month of October are fall and Halloween.  We will explore the magic of fall and have some fun decorating our classroom with jack-lanterns!

Our letters for October are D, E, F, and G.  Our virtue is “Responsible”!

Happy Autumn Everyone!
Teacher Ana and Teacher Amanda


 

May 2016 

Hugs for you,
Kisses too!
Thank you, Mom, for all you do!
So sit back and relax-it’s your special day!
Have a happy Mother’s Day!

Happy May everyone! We will begin our month of May preparing for our very special annual Mother’s Day Tea. Please make sure to reserve May 5th or 6th to celebrate with your child…the boys and girls are so excited! Tea and a light lunch will be served.

Our theme for the remainder of the month will be bugs, bugs, beautiful, amazing bugs! We know this will be an exciting theme for the Little Bears to end the school year. We will be reading about all those creepy-crawlies at circle time and we’ll have lots of “buggy” art projects!Our virtue for the month is DETERMINED!

Happy Mother’s Day!Teacher Ana and Teacher Amanda


April 2016 

 

“April showers bring May flowers!” and we are sure experiencing a lot of those showers lately!  Thank you God!

Let’s be fish with flashy scales.
Let’s be birds with feathery tails.
Let’s be bears with furry feet,
The scariest bears you’ll ever meet!
Let’s change back to kids again.
It’s so much fun to pretend! 

This month we will be learning about Zoo Animals and Dinosaurs. Roar!!!!  Look out for all the animal sounds we’ll be making this month!

During the last part of the month, we will be busy creating our special Mother’s Day projects.

Our last letter is “Z” and our virtue is “I can show love when I hurt others” (forgiving).

Happy April!
Teacher Ana and Teacher Amanda


March 2016

March will be a very busy month for the Little Bears.  We will be exploring different jobs that help our community as we learn about “Community Workers.” We will also have a great time celebrating Week of the Young Child and St. Patrick’s Day! 

The Little Bears will also learn about the wonderful season of Easter.  We will be reading all about “God’s Amazing Plan!”

Our letters for the month of March will be U, V, and W.  Our virtue is “I can be patient.”

Happy spring!
Teacher Ana and Teacher Amanda



February 2016

Roses are red,

Violets are blue,

Sugar is sweet,

And so are you!
 

Happy February to all!  The Little Bears had a snowy time learning about winter last month.

 

This month our themes will be Valentine’s Day and Nursery Rhymes. Little ones love the repetition and short stories that nursery rhymes tell!  They can be enjoyed anytime and anywhere!  You can share them at bath time, when getting ready for bed, and driving in the car!  Ask your child about the nursery rhymes they are learning at school!

 

Our Valentine’s Day parties will be on Thursday Feb. 11 and Friday, Feb. 12. Please have your child bring Valentine Day cards to pass out to their friends.  Make sure to bring at least 16 cards and if your child comes both days, they need to bring 32 cards.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask me or Teacher Amanda.

 

Our letters are P, Q, R, and S.  The virtue of the month is…“I can be honest.” 

 

Have a wonderful month full of love and blessings!

Teacher Ana and Teacher Amanda




December 2015

Christmas is forever, not for just one day,
For loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away
Like balls and lights and tinsel in some box upon a shelf.
The good you do for others is good you do yourself! 

Happy Holidays!   The wonder of Christmas has arrived in the Little Bears class.  December will be filled with CHRISTMAS joy and fun!  We will learn all about Jesus and the real reason we celebrate Christmas.

Our letters are K and L. Our virtue is PEACEFUL.

We will be “ringing our bells” as we practice our song for the Young Child’s Christmas Service – Christmas in Our Jammies! 

Merry, merry Christmas!
Teacher Ana and Teacher Amanda



November 2015

I’m a little cowboy!
Here is my hat.  Here are my spurs.
And here are my chaps!
As soon as I get up, I work all day,
I get on my horse and ride away! 

Howdy partners! One of our themes this month is “Frontier Life.”  We will learn about the wild, wild, west and have a great time pretending to be cowboys and cowgirls!

Later in the month our theme will be “THANKSGIVING.”  We will be discussing how Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of the year for giving thanks to the Lord for all of our many blessings. We will learn about the first Thanksgiving and make terrific turkey decorations for our classroom. 

The turkey is a funny bird.
His head goes wobble, wobble,
All he says is just one word,
Gobble, gobble, gobble! 

Happy Thanksgiving!
Teacher Ana and Teacher Amanda



October 2015

We had a great start to the new school year!  The Little Bears seem to be adjusting very well to our daily routine.  In September we had some amazing fun clowning around and learning all about shapes and colors during our circus theme.

Our theme during the first two weeks of October will be FARM LIFE! We will be learning all about farm animals.  We will also talk about foods that grow on the farm and are harvested for us to enjoy! Our letters for October are D, E, F, and G. Our virtue is “I can be a good friend!”

The last two weeks of October we will explore the spectacular time of Halloween! We will have fun decorating our classroom with Jack-O-Lanterns, cats, and bats!

Pumpkin, pumpkin, I’ve been thinking,
You’re the finest one I’ve seen.
Soon you’ll be a Jack-O-Lantern,
All lit up for Halloween!

God’s autumn blessings to each of you,
Teacher Ana and Teacher Amanda