We can’t believe there is only 1 more week until Spring Break!! The Spring semester has flown by!! Hopefully Spring Break will bring some nice Spring weather! 

Reminders:

  • Snack Family Week of March 4th - Sturdivant 
  • SPRING BREAK!!! March 11th - 15th
  • Happy Birthday George!!! - March 13th 
  • Snack Family Week of March 18th - Talbott
  • Spirit Day! March 19th 
  • Book Character Day! March 20th 
  • Snack Family Week of March 25th - Underwood
  • Spring Book Fair - March 25th - 29th 
  • Happy Birthday Margot!!! - March 26th 
  • Dad’s Night!! March 28th @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Snack Family Week of April 1st - Smith

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Unit:

​​​​​​​We have spent the last few weeks on our unit “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” learning about ways to keep our Earth healthy, clean, and safe! We have talked about different ways to recycle and what it means to reduce and reuse waste! We have: 

  • Learned the Poem Reduce, Reuse, Recycle  - it’s a song so ask your child to sing it to you! 
  • Asked the questions:  What do people throw away? , How can we create less trash?, Where does our trash go after we throw it away?, and How can we reuse junk? 
  • Planted 5 different types of beans to see which one grows the tallest! 
  • Practiced cutting out pictures from old magazines in the sensory table
  • Painted with recycled paper towel and toilet paper rolls
  • Sorted recycled items by small, medium, and large 
  • Created and painted a robot and a castle (check Brightwheel for a picture!) out of our recycled items 
  • Read books about Reuse, Reduce, and Recycle like : The Paper Bag Princess, Radio Man, I Stink!, The Adventures of Gary and Harry, & Dinosaur Woods 
  • Continued “letter of the week” with letters B & R! 

Coming up:​​​​​​​

Spring Break is fast approaching!! We will spend 1 more week discussing Reduce, Reuse, Recycle until we leave for break. When we come back, we will be learning about Spring and getting ready for Dad’s night! 

Home Connection:

​​​​​​​Take your child on a walk and pick up trash! Let your child help sort recycled items! Also, keep reading!! 

Have a fantastic Spring Break! 

Miss. Moore and Mrs. Redmond  

It’s been a great start to the second semester and we have gotten right back into the swing of things! We have had so much fun that we can’t believe January is already over! 

Reminders:

  • Snack family week of February 4th - McKee
  • Online Auction starts February 6th! - Look for our class art!!
  • Snack family week of February 11th - Miltenberger
  • Class Valentines Day party- February 14th @ 11 AM
  • Snack family week of February 18th - Murphy 
  • February 24th- Happy Birthday Miss. Moore!!
  • ​​​​​​​Snack family week of February 25th - Smith
  • February 27th - Parent Teacher Conferences (no school for Pre-K 3, details and schedule to come)

Clothes Unit:

​​​​​​​Since coming back from Christmas Break, we have been learning about clothes! We brought in different types of clothes, talked about the variety of clothes, discussed how we wear clothes, and much more! We:

  • Learned the poems I am a Tailor and My Clothes.
  • ​​​​​​​Dressed wooden paper dolls in different outfits.
  • Played with dolls dressed for various occupations.
  • Talked about what kind of clothes we wear when its cold outside versus when it is hot outside.
  • Created a clothing store in the Dramatic Play center and had a Winter Clothing Sale! 
  • Washed baby clothes in the sensory bin! 
  • Practiced clipping the wet clothes from the sensory bin on a drying rack with clothes pins (fine motor skills practice!!!)
  • Looked at different types of fabrics under a magnifying glass in the Math and Science center.
  • Sorted different sized blocks in laundry baskets.
  • Practiced scissor skills by cutting out shirts and pants - then decorating them! 
  • Balanced different types of buttons in the Math and Science center. 
  • Searched for buttons in colored rice in the sensory bin.
  • Talked about different jobs and the type of clothes people wear to work. 
  • Practiced buttoning, zipping, lacing, and snapping. 
  • Painted with PomPoms and clothes pins.
  • Experimented with instant snow in the sensory bin!! 
  • Mitten and boot pattern matching.
  • Practiced addition with a ladybug counting game! 
  • Introduced the letters Q, G, S, and J 
  • Read the books: Llama Llama Red Pajama, Caps for Sale, Goldilocks and the 3 Bears, A Pocket for Corduroy, Wash and Dry, Corduroy, Who Wears What?, The Girl Who Wore Too Much, and Clothesline Clues.

Coming up:

​​​​​​​We have wrapped up our clothing unit and will spend a week each on Winter and Valentine’s Day. We will begin our next Creative Curriculum unit “Reduce, Reuse, Recylcle” in mid-February! 

Home Connection:

​​​​​​​Ask your child about the difference between a Cobbler and a Tailor and to recite our I am a Tailor poem! Have them show you how the Kindergarten Shepherds taught them to put on their coats! Ask them also about the two new words they learned in Library....fortunately and spectacular! 

 

Welcome back! We are so happy that school has started back up again and hope that everyone had a great Christmas break! 

Reminders:

  • Snack Family Week January 14- Frankowiak
  • After School Progams begin again January 14th! 
  • Spirit Day - January 15th
  • Happy 4th Birthday Lilly! - January 20
  • Snack Family Week January 21- Glendenning 
  • NO SCHOOL - January 21
  • ​​​​​​​Snack Family Week January 28- Hunt
  • Happy Birthday Mrs. Redmond! - January 29

Clothes Unit:

We started the new semester with our unit on clothes! We have started talking about the different types of clothes, what clothes can be made of, and the different features of clothes (buttons, snaps, buckles, etc.). We:

  • Recited the poem My Clothes
  • Practiced lacing, snapping, buckling, and buttoning in the science in math center
  • Talked about the different objects clothes might have 
  • Made a chart of what we know about clothes (check it out outside our classroom!)
  • Dressed wooden paper dolls
  • Talked about the letter Q
  • Read the books Llama Llama Red Pajama, Caps for Sale, & A Pocket for Corduroy

​​​​​​​Coming Up:

​​​​​​​ We will continue the month talking about clothes by examining different types of fabric, sorting clothing types, reading more books about clothes, and talking about the different clothes that are worn in different seasons! We will also continue with our letter of the week! 

Home Connection: 

​​​​​​​Have your child practice buttoning, zipping, and snapping their own clothes! We have been practicing these skills in class as they relate to our clothes unit (it’s also good independence practice!). Talk to your child about the different articles of clothing that they are wearing that day- pants vs. shorts, dress vs. shirt, skirt vs. pants, collard shirt vs. t-shirt, etc. Keep reading with your child! After a hectic holiday season it is good to get back into the swing of school by reading at home! 

 

We missed our class and are so excited for the semester! 

Mrs. Redmond and Miss. Moore