Hello BP2 Families,

I am so excited to begin the Fall 2014 semester. In the next few weeks we will be getting a lot of new friends in our classroom, how exciting! The Children’s Enrichment Center (CEC) has started using creative curriculum, so as we are adjusting to our new schedule, new friends and new curriculum we will be focusing on exploring the classroom, learning classmates names, learning how to get along with new friends, and learning the new routine. This will occur during the first couple of weeks and will help me to get to know each of your children on a more individual personal level. Once we have received our new curriculum we will start to implement these new lessons as well as our Zoophonics letters and Spanish Immersion Words (which we will do during our morning circle time).

Each family should have received a welcome packet! If you could return the last 4 pages (Parent Communication Information, Child Information Page, Class Book Page, and Photo Release Form) as soon as possible that would be awesome! Please let me know if you need another copy.

I will be communicating to families via email as well as in notes/daily sheets that I will put in the “red folder” just outside the BP2 door. Please be sure to check this daily when you pick your child up so that you do not miss any important notes or artwork!

I really appreciate communication from families, so please do not hesitate to talk in person or email me about any concerns or questions you are having about your child or the BP2 classroom! I want every child to have a wonderful and fun learning experience, which can be encouraged with parent-teacher communication and teamwork!

I really look forward to working with you and your child this semester!

-Ms. Allison



Spanish Immersion:

We will be using a Spanish Immersion technique in our classroom, where we learn different words/phrases in Spanish! So, ask your children about the new words they are learning, and don't be surprised if they start using some of them at home. We will start out by focusing on the days of the week and add a few useful phrases as the children are ready! Here are some words to look out for (and practice at home if you would like!):

Sunday - domingo (doe-ming-go) no motion

Monday -  lunes (loo-nays) motion = "rainbow" above head with hands

Tuesday - martes (Mar-tays) motion = salsa dancing

Wednesday - miércoles (me-air-coal-les) motion = hand and voice starting low and moving                          up/louder with each syllable

Thursday - jueves (hue-way-ves) motion = throat "clearing" to start the deep throat "hue"                            noise

Friday - viernes (vi-air-nes) motion = making the "v" sound to start them

Saturday - sábado (sa-ba-doe) this is their favorite, no motion needed :)

"Bless you" - salud (sa-lood) used when sneezing --this actually means "health" as in a                               wish for the person sneezing to have health

Thank You - gracias (gra-c-ias) --actually means "grace" and is used for "many thanks"

You Are Welcome - de nada (de nod-a) --literally means "it's nothing" as a repy to thanks


Stay connected with our class:

-Follow our CEC Instagram Account @GVSUCEC for awesome pictures and updates about the CEC

-Check in with our class website monthly for updates and important information!

-Sign up to receive text updates from me by texting “@cecbp” to (616) 965-7752


Events to watch out for:

Picture Day – Wednesday, September 24th (If you would like to have your child’s picture taken we are asking you have your child at the center no later than 8am.

CEC Field Trip to Post Family Farm – Thursday, October 2nd – we will be picking out pumpkins, enjoying a hayride with delicious doughnuts, and more! Families are welcome to attend as well, more information to come!


Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments or concerns. Thank you in advance for your support and communication!

Allison Horne










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