Weekly Round-up-January 13th-17th

Monday, the 13th-Regular class schedule

Tuesday, the 14th-Regular class schedule

Thursday, the 16th-Regular class schedule

Friday, the 17th-Regular class schedule, January book orders due and Mixed-up Chameleons-Please bring in 10 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 practiced learning the days of the week and brainstormed words that started with the letter “N”.  We also had preschool pals demonstrate behaviors form the “HOW I ACT” chart.  We worked hard on our small motor skills by making a community helper bear and worked on writing.  We also learned more about numbers, counting and specifically, the number “5”.  Next week we will take a deeper look at what the people do in our neighborhood and focus on occupations.

Very Hungry Caterpillar and Very Busy Spider News:  Happy New Year!  With our short week, we were able to get new seats on the rainbow rug, review our “How I Act” chart and introduce the letter “N for Neighborhood”.  We also read the book “Month by Month, A Year Goes Round” by Carol Diggory Shields and reviewed the passage of time through days, weeks, months and years.

Friday Enrichment News:  We have started our winter unit.  The children got to make snowmen out of snow (glue and shaving cream).  They are very abstract!  This week we will talk about the letter N 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 L and the shape next week will be an oval.