Weekly Round-up-September 22nd-26th 2014

Monday, the 22nd-Regular class schedule and VBS Birthday treat for Gibson’s birthday, Mary’s Music class starts today:  11:45-12:30.  

Tuesday, the 23rd-Regular class schedule and “If You Give A Dog A Donut” Day for VHC and VBS classes.

Thursday, the 25th-Regular class schedule and Banjo visits for VHC and VBS classes (Yes, we still have school today, even though Wyoming is off.)

Friday, the 26th-8:45 a.m. – Staff meeting, Regular class schedule, Friday Enrichment please bring a picture that starts with the letter D and Please wear GREEN and bring something GREEN to school today Mixed-up Chameleons!  Paxton birthday snack.

Preschool Office News:  Please note Sandy will be bringing her black lab, Banjo, to school one day next week to the VHC & VBS classes. Please let her know if you do not want your child to be around the dog.  Please remember to keep all costume jewelry, sunglasses, capes, and other accessories to a minimum.  These items have been getting lost, broken, or fought over, so this will help us to maintain the peace. Also, if you haven’t done so already, please turn in your child’s yearly medical form.

Mixed-up Chameleons News-(Kindergarten Preparation class) – “Yellow Day”!  Today we learned all about yellow through songs and different activities.  We celebrated “Cat-a-palooza” with Pete the Cat by reading all of the Pete the Cat books!  We made Pete the Cat at art and practice our math skills with Pete’s groovy buttons!

Very Hungry Caterpillar and Very Busy Spider News:  “C’ is for cat!  This week we learned all about the letter “C”!  We read four Pete the Cat books, met Audrey’s, Ani’s and Xander’s cats, talked about how to care for a cat, and made a Calico cat at art!

Brown Bear/Polar Bear News:  The two’s class had another exciting week.  Our new letter was B.  We had a visit from a Ballerina puppet who told the class all about B and the B sound.  We also found out what was inside our B mystery box – a ball!  Then we sang the ABC song.  During art we decorated an apple, glued blue buttons on the letter B, and had fun with Band-Aids.  We also continued with our same songs and felt board stories.   As the year progresses, you will notice that we do the same songs, finger plays, and felt board stories for about 2 to 3 weeks.  At this age, the children really enjoy the repetition.  They are excited when they know what is coming next in the story.  By the end of the unit, many of the children are actively participating in the stories.  Sorry about any confusion at pickup time.  For now, if the weather is nice, we will dismiss from outside, and if it is rainy or too cold, we will dismiss from the muscle room.  Have a fabulous weekend.  We are looking forward to another week of preschool fun!

Friday Enrichment News  The kids have really enjoyed getting to know one another and our daily routine.  The “Kissing Hand” was well received and the art project is hanging in the hall.  This week we will be reading “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice  Sendak.  We will be making our own little monster.  The letter this week will be D.   Again, please have your child bring in a picture that starts with D to share during group time.  This week the children were re-introduced to the green, yellow, orange and red card reminders in the Friday room.  This is the same system they use in the multi-age class.  We are also working on mastering our name recognition.