3’s Class

 Three’s class   March News

Additional Themes    You can expect much of the classroom content to center around three specific themes.  In addition to our two special events  (Bella / Library) that first week, we will also bring into the classroom the well-known children’s author, Dr. Seuss, for lots of rhyming fun and activities.  From there, we will then transition into rainbows for their color / their brightness before concluding March with all things Easter, learning and valuing its impact on our lives.

Important Dates 

March 6th:  Bella Day (Special Author Visit…parents are welcome to join @ 9:30)

March 8th:  Library Field Trip (meet there, from 9:00 – 10:30)

March 22nd    Final Day Before Spring Break

April 3rd:    First day Back (Ms. Whitney’s baby’s Arrival)

Month’s Focuses

Shape:  Diamond   Color: Green  Numbers: Seven / Eight  Letters: T, U, V, W

“Forgive us our sins.”      Luke 11:4

3’s  class    February

Oh February…how quickly you are here!  We had a fantastic January celebrating Lutheran Schools Week, participating in the many different winter activities, and reviewing just how far we all have come.  Cannot wait to share this growth with each of you for parent-teacher conferences in a couple weeks.  Within the classroom, I anticipate no shortage of fun for the month of February.  In addition to the two highlights, Kindness Tree and Valentine’s Day, we will center much of our learning on good health, the 2018 winter Olympics, and nursery rhymes.

Important Dates

February 8th:  Donut Orders Due     February 13th:    Certificates Delivered

February 14th:   Valentine’s Day Party      February 20th – 22nd:    No School

February 21st – 22nd:   Parent Teacher Conferences

February 27th:   Kindness Party/ Rosati’s Fundraiser

February 28th:    Pediatric Smile Dentist Visit

Month’s Focuses 

Shape: Heart     Color: Pink / Purple        Numbers: Six / Seven     Letters: Q, R, S

“Love each other as I have loved you”      John 15:12

Valentine’s Day Party      Only students from 8:15 – 9:45      Students are welcome to share valentines with their peers (we highly encourage only filling out the “From”…makes for a smoother distribution.  Also, no need to provide any valentine’s box or bag…we will make special bags in class, prior to day.)        Parents to join from 9:45 – 10:30

Parent – Teacher Conferences      Please look for a note home on Tuesday discussing more details.  Heads up…they will take place on the 21st & 22nd, during preschool hours (8:15 – 10:30).  Sign up for a specific time slot in the classroom.

Important Memos

Happy Birthday to one special student     Caleb’s 4th

Show and Tell / Book Buddies will continue.  We appreciate your participation.

Thank you to those that were able to join us for our special 20th anniversary and Lutheran’s school week event. 

Threes Class    January News

Additional Themes

Aside from taking the time needed to transition back and review some of the material we have learned thus far (probably this whole first week), we will spend the month of January covering a variety of themes associated with winter.  To name a few: snowmen, penguins, mittens, etc. will highlight our winter theme and bring attention to our focuses for the month.  To conclude January, we will participate in Lutheran Schools Week…look for more information regarding this week to come out at a later date. 

Important Dates     January 10th          Registration Opens for Next Year

January 11th:       Book Order Sent Home (Due 18th)

January 16th:      Parent Surveys Sent Home

January 22nd:        Lutheran Schools Week

Month’s Focuses     Shape: rectangle   Color: white


Focus Bible Verse     “Do to others as you would have done to you.”      Luke  6:31

Important Memos

Happy Birthday to two special students

Ryann’s  ½    

Teagan’s ½

Show and Tell / Book Buddies will begin again.  We appreciate your participation.

Thank you for joining us for our Christmas Program…the kiddos did fantastic! 

Special Message

Ms. Whitney is Pregnant!       Whether or not you have noticed the growing belly, I can happily share…we are expecting our third (girl or boy) at the very beginning of April.  What will this mean for the end of the school year?… I am optimistic I will be able to remain in the classroom up until spring break; once school resumes in April, Ms. Dona is planning to step in for me. Collectively, we will work hard to create as smooth a transition as possible.  In addition to co-planning those final six weeks, Ms. Dona will also be observing our classroom more often to learn and carry over our routines, schedule, etc. during those final weeks


As we approach the final month of the year 2017, I am overcome with joy and reminded of my many blessings. Your child is one of those blessings!

A good portion of this month’s activities will be centered on the birth of Jesus, but we will also incorporate other aspects of Christmas into our learning such as trees, lights, ornaments, winter and snow. We will be emphasizing the concept of givin

Important dates: 7th cookie pickup

                                21st Christmas Program

Focus:  shape-star, color-yellow, numbers-3 & 4 

Verse: For God so Loved the World!

Happy Birthday Jayden!

Happy 1/2 birthday Molly and Cora

Christmas Break Dec 22-Jan 8



Every October for the last twenty-five plus years, my family and I have spent a weekend camping in Rockville, Indiana.  It has given me some of my most favorite childhood memories, and it continues to do so as I share a very similar experience with my own children.  So I thought, why not bring a little “camp” to our classroom.   As you may have suspected, our theme of Camping will umbrella the many activities we have planned for this month. –Ms. Whitney

Accompanying Themes

Wrapping up Apples, Fire Safety, All things Fall: Pumpkins, Leaves

Important Dates

October 12th:  Book Orders Due   (new flyers on Thursday)

October 25th:   Cookie Fundraiser Starts

October 27th:    Fall Parties

Month’s Focuses

Square   Orange / Black    One    Letters B, C, D, E

“Do not be afraid for I am with you” Isaiah 43:5

Book Buddies / Show & Tell

Last week started our book buddy rotation!  Upon rotation, your child will come home (on a Thursday) with a bag of books, a stuffed animal, & journal. The journal is not required but provides space to draw and/or write about their experiences with the bag.  The following Wednesday, your child will have a chance to discuss their time.

This week will also begin our Show & Tell rotation.  Upon rotation (on a Tuesday) your child will be asked to bring in an item to share that Following day  (Wednesday).  We ask that the item has some element of what is requested. (Look for a post-it in bag)

Fall Parties

Begins at 9:45   Parade       (Around Church)

Class party with Treats, Crafts, and games

(Fellowship Hall and/or Room)

Costumes may be worn to school

Parents may join for the Fall Parties portion of our day.

September 2017

 Classroom Notes     Welcome!

We are all very busy getting things set to begin our new school year! We welcome a new 3’s class teacher,  Ms.Whitney.

Welcome Parents: The first day of school is finally upon us! We can all agree that this day has no shortage of emotions and the uncertainty level, as a student, parent and teacher alike, rate quite high. Having said that, it will always be my priority to create a welcoming, safe and positive environment, allowing all of your children to gain the confidence and thrive day in and day out. So with that goal in mind, the beginning of the year will take some time and patience to develop our classroom routines and learn the importance of group cooperation- listening , taking turns, sharing thoughts, following directions,etc. Yet have no worries, I promise we will get there!:) Hopefully the welcome packet answered many of your questions and gave you a peek into our day and year ahead. During each month, the mentioned focuses below,will be emphasized, but not limited.  As well, through varying modes of learning, we will also incorporate a variety of themes to help highlight the current focuses and keep it engaging, fun, and fresh for your son or daughter.    Monthly newsletters, in addition to progress reports and parent-teacher conferences, will keep our line of communication open. BUT PLEASE, do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns. I will do my absolute best to respond in a timely manner once class has completed for the day. However, if immediate contact is needed, please reach out to Dona via phone or e-mail. I sincerely look forward to the year ahead and take seriously the impact I have on each of these children.                                                                                        I look forward to an exciting year!   Ms. Whitney

 Important Dates: 7th-book orders are due    14th- Ice Cream Social 6-7      

        27th- Field trip to Rader Farm     28th- Picture Day

 Themes/ Focus:  Getting to know on another, Pete the Cat and the groovy buttons, God’s creation, apples     Shape: circle   Color:red     Number: zero

  Focus verse   “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” Genesis 1:1