Weekly Round-up-February 22nd-26th 2016-"R" is for Right to Read

Monday, the 22nd-Regular class schedule and Eric Carle study
Tuesday, the 23rd-Regular class schedule and Margaret Wise Brown study

Thursday, the 25th-Regular class schedule and Donald Crews Study

Friday, the 26th-Regular class schedule, last day to turn in Right to Read week reading logs, Mixed-up Chameleons please bring up to “3” favorite books today to share with your preschool pals, pillow, sleeping bag and stuffed animal friend for our reading celebration!

Preschool Office News: Please bring in your last tuition payment, if you haven’t done so already. Also, please keep reading for Right to Read weeks! The VHC class needs a total of 23 pops to win their popcorn party, 46 for an additional doughnut party. The VBS class needs 15 pops to win their popcorn party and 30 pops for an additional doughnut party.

Mixed-up Chameleon/Kindergarten Preparation Class News: Today we continued our Right to Read weeks by learning about author and illustrator Maurice Sendak. We read “Where the Wild Things Are” and made a “Wild Thing” using colored pencils and rolled dice to see how many body parts to add to the wild thing. We had a mini-lesson on rhyming words and focussed a lot of time on our core curriculum.  We also played “Duck, Duck, Goose” and got the parachute out to help teach opposites and teamwork!  I absoultely love this class!  They are wonderful and such a joy to teach!

Very Hungry Caterpillar and Very Busy Spider News: This week we began our author studies. We learned read books by and learned about Dr. Seuss and Leo Lionni. We discussed the definition of what an author is and became authors together as we worked on writing a class book. During our writing, we are learning that print goes from left to right, beginning writing process skills, recognizing letters, and how to use punctuation to emphasize our writing. We also made a fish in a dish to go along with the Cat in the Hat and painted fish to go with the book “Swimmy” by Leo Lionni.  We also worked on a class collaboration story. Next week we will continue with “R” is for Right to Read.

Friday Enrichment News- Today was all about the letter “R” with raspberries, rain, rattlesnakes, and rainbows! Our science book was “Rain!” by Linda Ashman. The kids loved making it rain in their jars.  We made raspberry pictures for art after reading “Raspberries!” by Jay O’Callahan. We also read  “Planting a Rainbow” by Lois Ehlert, who is one of our featured authors for the Right to Read Weeks! Our letter for next week will be S.

Panda Bear News– So much loving and sharing has been happening with the two’s this past month. In art we played with shaving cream, created crowns, and quill painting.  We will wrap up our sharing unit and will start St. Patricks Day fun and spring animal songs. We will start learning our “Yellow Duck” and “Eight Baby Pigs” fingerplays. Our feltboard story will be “Five Green Shamrocks” and our songs will be “We’re going to the Farm” (Farmer in the Dell), “Farm Sounds” (Wheels on the Bus), and P-I-G-G-Y (Bingo).