THREE YEAR OLD WEEKLY SCHEDULE
Week of December 4th
This week we continue to prepare for Jesus’ birthday by coloring our 2nd candle on our Advent Wreath. The children will appreciate gift-giving as a sign of love and share the gift they would give to the baby Jesus. They will hear about St. Nicholas, Jesus’ cousin, John, Juan Diego and Our Lady of Guadalupe. The children will practice writing the letter “L”, paint a lion and share their “list” for Santa. We will begin to match one-to-one, recognize different sizes, shapes and colors. n addition the children will continue learning Christmas Carols, reading Christmas stories and making Christmas crafts for home and display in the classroom.
Week of November 27th
This week we begin with preparing for Jesus’ birthday. The children will begin singing songs for our Christmas program on December 21st. We learn this first week of Advent that Advent is a time of waiting and getting ready for Jesus’ birthday. The children will practice writing the letter “K”, hear stories about “Kris Kringle”, paint a king and learn how animals get ready for winter. Also, the children will begin telling “Mustafa”, our classroom Elf on the Shelf, their wishes for Christmas
Week of November 20th
The children will be celebrating with Fr. Joe Genito in prayer and song at our school Thanksgiving Prayer Service. At snack time with the two and four year olds, we will be wearing our Native American head bands we made in class and sharing muffins made by the 5 day class, popcorn and apples. In our Bible story, Jesus tells us to help others by sharing food and our love with others. We will review counting the numbers 1-10.
Week of November 13th
This week the 3 year olds will make “Thank You” gifts and cards for Thanksgiving. The children will be learning the letter “J”, the number 10 in English and Spanish, the colors, red, blue and green and finding shape patterns. In Religion, the children are learning that God has given each of us special talents to use and share and that God made many different kinds of people and loves us all.
We are learning the Pledge of Allegiance, singing Thanksgiving songs, playing games like “Jump for Your Supper”, jumping with tinkling sticks, jump ropes and hula hoops.
Week of November 6th
This week the three year olds will learn about the letter Ii. On election day, we will vote for our favorite snack. In Religion class, the 3’s will be reminded to play fair, share, be loving and be alert to all the things going on around us. This week we will count in English and Spanish and practice writing the number 9. As we continue to prepare for Thanksgiving, we will learn about the Indians (Native Americans), teepees and dreamcatchers. The children will add feathers to their turkeys and learn why feathers were so important to the Native Americans. We will read, “The Thankful book”, “I Love You More Each Day!” and “Thanksgiving Day”. And finally, we will make a Poppy Flower to remember and pray for all Veterans on November 11th.
Week of October 30th
This week the children are learning about the letter “H”, the color brown, triangles, circles and the number 8. In Religion, the children will hear that Jesus wants us to help others, Saints are in Heaven with Jesus and Mary and Angels protect each one of us. (We recite the Prayer to the Guardian Angel at dismissal each day)
We will celebrate Halloween with a special snack, play Halloween Bingo, and read, “It’s Halloween Night!” and “I Am (Not) Scared”. We will begin talking about the First Thanksgiving and what we are thankful for.
Week of October 23rd
This week we are learning new “G” words, counting and writing the number “7”, tracing the letter “G”, making and hearing stories about ghosts and good friends, reviewing left and right, the color black, farms and scarecrows and the shapes circle, square and triangle. We continue preparing for our Halloween Parade too.
In religion, the children will learn the importance of rules (at home, on the playground, in the classroom and being safe on Halloween). The children will learn 2 important rules: Love God and love others. In addition, the children will learn that by caring for ourselves and others, we are saying “thank you” to God for the gift of life.
Week of October 16th
This week the three year olds are learning that God loves us and that we can show our praise for God in prayer, songs, music, caring for Creation and loving others. We will go on a nature walk, plant seeds and hear about Pope Francis.
The threes will learn to write and recognize the letter “F”, count to and write the numeral “6”, explore the Fall Season, play “Follow the Leader” and learn how to safely play tag games. The children will listen to stories about farms, fur and feathers friends, review our 5 senses, and continue to prepare for Halloween through songs and art activities.
Week of October 9th
This is our 5th full week of school. We will count and write the number 5, practice tracing and writing the letter “E”, paint an elephant, count to 5 in Spanish, sponge paint a blue bird, match Halloween shapes, and begin making Halloween crafts to decorate our homes.In Religion, we will learn a new Morning Offering prayer, continue praying the “Hail Mary”, learn that Jesus’ community gathers in His name every Sunday for Church services.
As a school community we will have an assembly to meet the Bryn Mawr Fire Chief, Dan Dougherty, and learn about Fire Safety, firefighters and see a real fire truck.
Week of October 2nd
This week the three year olds will learn about our new month of October. We will learn about Christopher Columbus, Fire Safety Rules and Halloween. We will practice writing the letter “D” and the number “4”. We will paint a dog, make dots on a Dalmatian, search for d’s and learn how pumpkins grow.
In religion, we will celebrate the Feast of St. Francis who loved all animals, begin praying the Hail Mary in honor of Jesus’ mother and learn “God Bless America”.
Week of September 25th
This week our parents will come to visit our classroom. The children are learning about the letter “C”. We will paint yellow bananas, watercolor a cat and stamp the letter C. We will make our handprints into a tree and add leaves for the “Fall” season. We will make a traffic light out of circles using the colors red, yellow and green and play “Red Light, Green Light”. We will learn a clown poem, make a clown puppet and count beans from bean pods.
In Religion we are learning that Bible stories teach us about God, we will explore choices and visit Church
Week of September 18th
This week the three year olds will be learning about the letter “B”. The children will paint a butterfly, trace and paint the letter B. We will go on a “Bear Hunt”, play bean bag games and sing Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear and play with bubbles and count buttons.
We will sponge paint an orange and review all of our color words.
The children will hear their first Gospel Weeklies Story, learn that Baptism is when we join God’s family, review the sign of the cross, and learn Jesus loves us.
Week of September 11th
This week the children are learning the names of their new friends. They also helped name the classroom rules. The children will paint an apple with water colors, sponge paint and trace the letter A.
The children sang Happy Birthday to the Blessed Mother, will practice making the sign of the Cross and begin to learn a morning prayer, mealtime prayer and a good-bye prayer. But most important, the children will learn that Jesus loves them.
The children practiced a fire drill, played hand bells, and will come together and pray and sang as a school community.