POP Kids School Newsletter
CJ Savage, Administrator
Important Dates: Angie Seiller, Program Mgr.
Jan. 1 week – Tuition due
Web site: popkidsschool.com
Friday, Jan. 8 – Last day
for In-House Registration
Friday, Jan. 15- Last day
for Alumni and POP
member registration School News
Thursday, Jan. 21 – Last Happy New Year! We pray that even when they are
day for Open Registration everyone had a fun-filled yet enunciated. Many people omit
Thursday, Jan. 7 and 21, peaceful Christmas break. Thanks final sounds of a word; this is
Extended Day to everyone who made our last why we will pay special
Friday, Jan. 5 and 22 - day of school before break so attention to this in the
Extended Day much fun… those who helped classroom (doG instead of
with parties and the Christmas dog).
Thursday, Jan. 14- No
school for MDO’s due to
program. It was truly
MOPS appreciated! We think the Reminders:
children had a great day. *We will go outside if it is
Friday, Jan. 15- NO
SCHOOL: Teacher in-
above 32 degrees and it is not
service day January will be filled with too wet or snowy. Please send
opposites. We are going to have warm coats, gloves and hats.
Monday, Jan. 18 – NO
SCHOOL in observance of
fun pretending that it is the We have a long winter ahead
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day opposite of winter…summer! so we want to be prepared if
There are many games, books, it’s nice enough to go outside.
finger plays and songs that help
us learn opposites. Phonemic *If you have an airbag in your
awareness this month will car on the passenger side, DO
Reading with concentrate on the beginning and NOT let your children sit in the
your ending sounds. Simon says front seat for drop-off. A
“Touch your Tummy”. Final slight fender bender could
children: consonants are more difficult cause the airbag to inflate.
Use the ideas
from our Author
Author of the Month-Helen Oxenbury
Helen Oxenbury grew up in illustrated by Helen Oxenbury.
of the Month
Ipswich, England. She loved to We will talk to the children
discussions. draw more than anything else. about the importance of
She entered art school and was illustrating in a book.
*Discuss new thrilled that she could draw all
vocabulary day! Some examples of what we do
When she had her first child she for the Author of the month:
*Talk about the decided she wanted to illustrate
author and children’s books. Helen and her Pre-K II ---The Three Little
illustrator husband live in England. She Wolves and the Big Bad Pig.
loves to play tennis. Prior to Mrs. Savage coming
*Make predictions Helen has won many awards for into the class, Mrs. Lolli will
*Retell the story her book illustrating. read the traditional version of
*Have Fun! Most of the books we read are the Three Little Pigs. She will
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Registration Author Continued:
Advice: point out the repetitive parts of will discuss predictions by holding
the story, listening for rhyming up the book you read and asking
Since registration words and possible generate the children what they think the
is this month for other words that rhyme. Mrs. book is going to be about. By
the 2010-2011 Savage will have the class retell looking at the cover of this book
school year, many the Three Pigs story, and the we will discuss what the children
times it is hard to sequence when she comes to think this book will be about and
know what to do in visit. After the story, we will write down the predictions.
January for the discuss real and
coming year. fictional…real…little pigs having We will discuss the meaning of
Helpful hints: Ask a mother pig…pigs being hunted some possibly unfamiliar
your child’s by wolves…pigs being smart. words…lazy, fetched, weepy and
teacher’s advice; Fictional…animals walking on two upset.
discuss options legs…pigs building houses…pigs
with CJ and Angie; and wolf talking in English…pigs Tue/Thurs. Three year old
think of your cooking…pigs eating a wolf. classes ---The Great Big
individual child Pre-K classes---Pig Tale Enormous Turnip. We will
and not what other We will discuss the author and discuss what a folktale is. (A
people might think the illustrator. Look at the cover folktale is a story passed on by
or are doing with of the book and talk about what words not the written word). We
their children. the story will be about. Discuss will discuss how when we cannot
Above all, please some new words and their do something sometimes it is
remember that meaning. Bored, sty, gossip, good to get help and together it
this is preschool. snout, trotter, wily, banknotes, can be done, it is called
They are here to flock, rapturous (as in rapturous cooperation! After reading the
adjust to a school sigh) story if time permits we will
setting, have fun, This story is about two bored discuss and show the actions
interact with other pigs, Bertha and Briggs. They tugging, pulling, puffing, and
children, learn the would lie in the grass and moan panting.
skills that will and complain.
provide the M/W/F Three year old class---- MDO and Bright Stars author
foundation for Farmer Duck Prior to Mrs. information will be sent home in
kindergarten and Savage coming to class, Mrs. Hill backpacks.
enjoy a loving,
community. Other news:
At this time, there are no spots Serving in Christ,
open for the 2nd session of Angie Seiller and CJ Savage
Extended Day. Please see Angie
if you would like to be placed on 683-1600
the waiting list. Payment for the Popkids@fuse.net
next session is due with tuition in
Registration forms may also be
downloaded from our web site: