Weekly Round-up-February 11-19


Monday, the 11th

  • Regular class schedule
  • If you are providing a non-perishable supply for the Valentine’s day parties, please bring to school today.

Tuesday, the 12th-Happy Birthday, Mrs. Cindy! 

  • Regular class schedule
  • Pinkalicious & Redalicious day!  Wear as much pink, or red as you can!

Thursday, the 14th

  • Regular class schedule, plus a make-up day for the Panda Bear class.
  • Valentine’s Day classroom parties for all classes – (children only).  Please remember your valentines and Valentine collecting box today!
  • Turn in your quilt square by today.

Friday, the 15th

  • No School-President’s day Break
  • A perfect time to start reading for “Right to Read” weeks!

Monday, the 18th

  • No School-President’s day

Tuesday, the 19th

  • Regular class schedule with a make-up day for the Panda Bear Class
  • Right to Read weeks begin

Preschool Office News:  (Mrs. Cindy)-Please remember to bring in any outstanding tuition payments and your Valentine’s day party item.  Thanks!

Mixed-up Chameleons News-(Pre-K)-  (Mrs. Sandy & Mrs. Mandy)-Today Teresa Le, Chase’s mom, came to talk to our class about Dental health.  She spent a lot of time talking with the students and had them break up into small groups to practice brushing their animal friends teeth.  She then handed out lots of goodies to encourage everyone to brush their teeth two times a day for two minutes.  Audrey Hamel, and her dad Michael, helped everyone get a jump start on celebrating Chinese New Year by handing out goodie bags.  We had a lesson on rhyming words, shared our rhyming objects, and a read a book called, The Missing Tarts by B.G. Hennesey.  While reading the book, we pointed out rhyming words and then went on a heart/letter hunt.  We also worked on finishing assessing for our progress reports.  We have noticed that a number of students need to work on writing, cutting, and other small motor skills.  We are going to work on having a small motor skill activity available during center time to help encourage development in this area.  Any extra work at home would be helpful, too.

Very Hungry Caterpillar and Very Busy Spider News:  (Mrs. Sandy & Mrs. Mandy)-  We started off our week by getting new learning center teams and new seats on the rainbow rug to give us a fresh perspective for the month.  We introduced the letter “Q”, and talked about when a “Q” begins a word, you will almost always see it with a “u” because they are “married”.  We talked about quilts, and how you take lots of pieces and sew them together to make something greater.  We used this as an analogy to our preschool pals and our classroom.  We talked about how each preschool pal plays an important role in our classroom, and our class would not be the same without them!  We also learned a Valentine’s day song called “Kisses, Hugs, & Dreams”, participated in a music and movement song called “Wave” with Valentines where we worked on learning our body parts and sharing, read Clifford’s First Valentine’s Day by Norman Bridwell, and worked on learning opposites, which many preschool pals have already been able to grasp this concept.  We also worked a lot of assessing reading readiness skills, fine motor skills, and math skills this week.

Friday Enrichment News-(Mrs. Susan)-(9:15-11:45)-  The children really enjoyed our day all about bears!  We started with using our scissors and cutting out body parts (the belly) for our “circle bear” art project.  After snack, we read “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” by Michael Rosen and then did our own bear hunt re-creating the story as we hunted throughout our room.  The kids could have done this all day long!  We ended our bear day by reading “The Magic School Bus Sleeps for the Winter” by Eva Moore to reinforce our word of the day “hibernation”.   Next week we have no class on Friday.  When we return we will talk about Presidents and our letter for the week will be S.

Brown Bear/Polar Bear News:  (Mrs. Katrina & Mrs. Kim)-

We will be wrapping up our Valentine’s Day fun.  The children have been doing a great job with our heart matching game and with our sharing exercise.  Sharing can be really difficult at this age and the kids are starting to get the hang of it.  Ask your child about our story, “The Icky Sticky Anteater.”  It’s about an anteater who doesn’t like ants!  Our letter next week is R and our shape is a heart.