Weekly Round-up-January 14-18th

Monday, the 14th

  • Regular class schedule

Tuesday, the 15th

  • Regular class schedule
  • Ladies Night at Sandy’s-7:00 P.M. -19 Allen Avenue

Thursday, the 17th

  • Regular class schedule

Friday, the 18th

  • Regular class schedule
  • January book orders due
  • Mixed-up Chameleons-Please bring in 15 small edible items in a labeled sandwich bag, separate from your child’s lunch, to eat and count today.

Preschool Office News:  

  • Please see Sandy if you would like to come in and share about your hobbies or career.
  • We are currently collecting baby food jars for a Valentine’s Day project.

Mixed-up Chameleons News-(Kindergarten Preparation Class)-  Today we worked in our centers, including exploring our neighborhood!  We constructed garbage trucks during our art center, played with rice in our sensory center, read books on the rainbow rug, and played grocery store in our dramatic play area.  Father Eric came in and talked to the students about the occupation of being a priest.  We also had the opportunity to play “Fly Away” and “Duck, duck, goose”, practice for our community helper program, and enjoy the warm weather during recess.

Very Hungry Caterpillar and Very Busy Spider News:  Happy New Year!  This week we got new seats on the rainbow rug and new groups for Center time.  We sculpted with playdough, worked on our cutting, writing our names, and crayon and marker control.  We went over our HOW I ACT chart and talked about our classroom rules.  We remembered that we wanted to be like “Trey the Terrific Turtle” and not like “Oscar the Ornery Octopus”.  We also picked the color yellow for the week, went over some calendar activities, which included reading the book Chicken Soup with Rice by Maurice Sendak.  We talked about the letter “N” and explored our AMAZING! neighborhood that came together from our winter homework.  We learned the song “Who Are the People in Your Neighborhood?” and recognized some of the people we would be likely to meet while walking around town. We also read Pete the Cat,  Rocking In My School Shoes.  We read the book, Maybe You Should Fly a Jet, Maybe You Should Be a Vet, talked about what we would like to be when we “grew up” and got our assignments for the community helper performance coming up.

Friday Enrichment News:  We have started our winter unit.  Last week the children learned about the letter N and made snowmen out of glue and shaving cream.  They are very abstract!  This week we will talk about the letter O and continue learning about winter.  The children will work on a sparkly snow picture using salt and chalk, will go on a snowball hunt and hear a story about a REALLY big snowball!

Brown Bear/Polar Bear News:  It is time for winter fun.  Be on the look out for winter themed art projects.  The kids will be creating a picture out of snow (which is really shaving cream and glue.)  Our feltboard story is about 5 cookies that get eaten one by one by a hungry child.  Our songs all revolve around snow.  We are singing “I’m a Little Snowman,” “Dancing Snowflakes,” and “Sledding.”  We are up to the letter N and the shape next week will be an oval.