Weekly Round-up-February 1st-6th 2015

Sunday, the 1st-Superbowl Sunday!  Be on the lookout for a possible snow (or rain) storm and try to get to bed at a decent time, preschool pals!

Monday, the 2nd –Regular class schedule and “Quilt” squares will go home with VHC and VBS classes today.

Tuesday, the 3rd –Regular class schedule and  “Quilt” squares will go home with the Panda Bear class.

Thursday, the 5th-Regular class schedule

Friday, the 6th-Regular class schedule, Mixed-up Chameleons-Please bring two items that are opposite and 8:45 a.m. – Preschool staff meeting

Preschool Office News:  Please bring in your tuition payment sometime next week, if you haven’t already done so.  Morning spots for the VHC class are currently filled.  A waiting list is available.  We do still have openings in the afternoon VBS class and the Panda Bear class for next school year.  Thanks so much!

 Mixed-up Chameleons News-Today we focussed on counting items. (One-to-one correspondence).  This was very hard for a lot of the MUC’s.  If possible, try to reinforce this skill at home by having “number” scavenger hunts, where your child gathers up twenty blocks, animals, dominoes, etc. to count.  Our goal for them is to be able to count items one through twenty and be able to oral count to 35.  These are needed skills before kindergarten. 🙂

Very Hungry Caterpillar and Very Busy Spider News:   We wrapped up our unit on People with Occupations in our Neighborhood this week.  We have enjoyed all of the parent guest speakers, our community helper performance and our field trip to the fire and police station!   It has been great learning a lot of practical, common sense knowledge from this study.

Friday Enrichment News- This week we will be learning about dinosaurs.  The kids all love this unit!  Our book will be “Dinosaurs” by Gail Gibbons.  This week’s letter is R.  Remember to bring in your R picture.

Brown Bear/Polar Bear News: )-Valentine’s Day fun is here!  Our new felt board story, “This Little Valentine,” is fun and teaches shapes  .  We will be introducing our “Made with Love” fingerplay and “Love Your Friends” song.  We have a special “Matchmakers” game where the kids can practice making matches and we will sing our “Sharing Song” while practicing sharing.  Our letter will next week will be O.  Monday starts a round of Valentine’s Day themed art projects.  Fun stuff!  If you haven’t already registered for next year, please do so ASAP.  The spots for next year are quickly filling up.  Thanks!