Snack Families: Please no citrus (oranges, cuties, etc.) because we have an allergy to the peeling.

3/4: Walden

3/18: Walden

3/25: Yi

4/1: Albritton

4/8: Barnes

Coming Up:

3/11-15: Spring Break

3/19: Spirit Day

3/20: Book Character Day

3/25-29: Spring Book Fair

3/28: Dad's Night 5:30-6:30

Our Unit:  "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" 

Looking back, we:

  • discussed the meaning of the words reduce, reuse, and recycle
  • practiced writing the letters "B" and "R" using "Handwriting Without Tears"
  • added recycled materials (paper boxes, plastic bottles, paper tubes, etc.) to the Block Center 
  • filled the sensory bin with shredded newspaper, trash trucks, recycle bins, and clothes pins to pick up small plastic pieces
  • turned the Home Center into a drive thru restaurant with food/drink containers from Chick Fil A, McDonalds, and Starbucks
  • colored a giant rocket ship which will be used in the Home Center
  • passed around objects that begin with the letters "B" and "R" 
  • strengthened our fine motor skills as we cut plastic straws and wavy lines
  • made a list of things we can reduce (water, paper towels, wasted food)
  • read books like "Trashy Town," "Don't Lose It, Reuse It," "The Paper Bag Princess," "I Stink" and "Something From Nothing" 
  • matched the correct number of people to the number written on cars
  • learned the song, "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle"

Coming up, we will:

  • have one more week of "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle"
  • enjoy Spring Break from March 11-15
  • dedicate a week for spring activities
  • prepare activities for Dad's Night
  • build a class creation using recycled materials and then paint it to display in our room
  • learn more letters that use diagonal lines including: K, A and M

Home Connection:

Encourage your kids to help recycle materials or even reuse items like boxes or bottles to make crafts from home. Also, have your child/children sing the song we learned in group meeting called, "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" which is to the tune of "The More We Get Together".

"Reduce, Reuse, Recycle"

Reduce, reuse, recycle

Recycle, recycle

Reduce, reuse, recycle

It's easy to do!

For your world is my world

And my world is your world.

Reduce, reuse, recycle

It's easy to do!

Snack Families: Please no citrus (oranges, cuties, etc.) because we have an allergy to the peeling.

2/4: Navarre

2/11: Shackleford

2/18: Steele

2/25: Tolleson

3/4: Walden

Coming Up:

2/6: Online Auction (look for our class artwork)

2/7: Our class will start going to Chapel (we leave our classroom at 8:40 to be on time)

2/14: Class Valentines Party at 11:00 (Valentines for 14 children)

2/20: Spirit Day

2/27: Parent/Teacher Conferences (No School for children, but childcare is available upon request)

Our Units:  "Clothes" and soon to be "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" (with a week for "Winter" and "Valentines")

Looking back, we:

  • decorated a pair of paper pants (some choosing a pattern) for our clothing unit
  • practiced writing the letters "S" and "J" using "Handwriting Without Tears"
  • added animals you would see in the winter to the Block Center where they could make animals hibernate or build a shelter
  • sorted fabric by rough or soft in the sensory bin (and examined with a magnifying glass)
  • created a party hat by adding streamers, cupcake liners,tissue-paper, and feathers  
  • worked on our class art project for the upcoming auction
  • passed around objects that begin with the letters "S" and "Q" 
  • sorted shirts by big, medium, and small
  • packed suitcases full of clothes in the Home Center and the kids pretended to travel many places
  • read books like "Little Red Riding Hood?," "The Girl Wore Too Much," "The Mitten" and "Caps for Sale"
  • practiced letters by drawing in shaving cream
  • paint shiny "snow" on black paper
  • learned the poem, "I am a Tailor"
  • sorted buttons hidden in black beans

Coming up, we will:

  • conclude our clothing unit
  • write about things we love
  • make creations out of recycled materials
  • read books about winter, Valentines and recycling
  • have our Valentines party
  • be learning a winter poem

Home Connection:

Have the children recite the poem, "I am a Tailor" and show the hand motions.

"I am a Tailor"

I am a tailor making clothes.

Stitch, stitch, stitch, my needle goes.

I am a cobbler making shoes.

Tap, tap, tap, it's as good as new!

Snack Families: Please no citrus (oranges, cuties, etc.) because we have an allergy to the peeling.

1/14: Glidewell

1/21: Hicks

1/28: McWilliams

2/4: Navarre

2/11: Shackleford

Coming Up:

1/14: After school programs begin

1/15: Spirit Day

1/21: No School for Martin Luther King day

2/6: Online Auction

Our Units: "Clothes"

Looking back, we:

  • painted and decorated a shirt for our new clothing theme
  • practiced writing the letter "Q" using "Handwriting Without Tears"
  • added fabric and rubberbands to the Block Center where they used fine motor skills to wrap the blocks
  • matched a wide variety of socks in the sensory bin 
  • worked with friends to complete puzzles of occupational people (chef, firefighter, ballerina, etc.)
  • worked on our class art project for the upcoming auction
  • passed around objects that begin with the letter "Q" then made a list of "Q" words 
  • shared what we did for the Christmas break
  • sorted shirts by big, medium, and small
  • had a "Clothing Store" in the Home Center where the kids could buy/sell shirts, sweaters, shoes, hats, etc.
  • read books like "Button, Button, Who's Got the Button?," "A Pocket for Corduroy," "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" and "Llama Llama Red Pajama"

Coming up, we will:

  • be sorting fabric by different textures
  • reading more books about clothing like "Caps for Sale," "Who Wears What?," and "Clothesline Clues"
  • use "Handwriting Without Tears" to learn the letters G, S and J
  • have the children cut pictures of clothing from magazines to glue on paper
  • match pictures of different clothing (shoe, shirt, dress, etc.) to their correct shadows

Home Connection:

Have the children practice zipping, buttoning, and snapping their own clothes. We will continue to work on these skills in class for our "Clothes" Unit. Also, the Kindergarten Shepherds will visit our class next week to teach the kids how to put on their own coats. It will take time and perseverance, but the rewards are great!