Weekly Round-up-January 9th-13th 2017

Monday, the 9th-Regular class schedule

Tuesday, the 10th-Regular class schedule-Daphne’s mom comes to speak to the VBS class at 2:30.

Thursday, the 12th-Regular class schedule and book orders due.  Bradley’s mom comes to speak to the VHC class at 11:20.

Friday, the 13th-Regular class schedule, 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. If you need tuition receipts for your 2016 taxes, please let us know as soon as possible.

Mixed-up Chameleons News-(Kindergarten Preparation Class)-Today we began our number days. We are working on one-to-one correspondence with items. We are also working on oral counting and some beginning addition and subtraction. We practice writing our numbers 1-5, and writing our names.  For an extra challenge, we are asking preschool pals who already know how to write their first name to work on writing their last name.

Very Hungry Caterpillar and Very Busy Spider News: Happy New Year! This 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 began to learn about our Community “Neighborhood” helpers, including Fire figheters.  We also  had a great time interacting with our preschool pals!

Friday Enrichment News: We started the New Year with the letter “N”.  The kids had a great day transitioning back into class after break. They’re doing an excellent job with name recognition so we’ll now start with writing our names!  Our book for the day is The Best Nest by P.D. Eastman and we made our very own best nests!  Next week is the letter “O”. Just a reminder to please bring in a picture for our letter of the week!

Panda Bears: It is time for winter fun. Be on the look out for winter themed art projects. The kids played with play dough (which they love), decorated some warm mittens, and squished shaving cream.  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 M and Maddox the Mouse came for a visit.