Ms. Allison

Hello BP2 Families,

We at the CEC are super excited for the holiday season! We are going to use this month to continue adjusting to our new schedule, new friends and new curriculum! We will be starting a study on "Holidays" and all the cool smells, sights, flavors and sounds that happen during this time. We will also be continuing our zoophonics letters as well as me continuing to get a feel for your child's unique learning needs. We will also be starting to work on our Spanish Immersion Words (which we will do during our morning circle time) later on in the month.

As a reminder, 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!


-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 reply 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:

CEC Holiday Party- Thursday December 11th 6pm in the Niemeyer Multipurpose room! We can't wait to celebrate the holidays and put on a cool holiday program with the kiddos!

Holiday Break - Wednesday December 24th-January4th - The CEC will be closed these days, we hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

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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