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All families should have 2 key cards for entry into the building. Please notify the administration as soon as possible if you loose a key card so that we can deactivate it (there will be a $15 replacement fee for any lost key cards). When entering the building please make sure the door is closed behind you and do not let anyone you do not know into the building. Thank you for your help in this matter.
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Two more weeks in the books! The Peapods are busy exploring, developing new skills, and having fun! We now have another walker! Everyone is getting so big. Some of us are now pulling ourselves up to hold on to the toy shelves. Some of us are starting to turn over, and we’re even starting to creep. We also have some who like to “ hide” in the toy shelf .
We are having so much fun playing with our new water mat. We love how we can slap our hands on it and watch how the critters move in it.
We always enjoy when Ms. Laura sings to us especially one of our favorites “The Wheels on the Bus.” Ms. Lu read One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr Seuss.
We are also very happy to have Ms. Hana join our Peapod room.
We can’t believe how quickly time is flying! We’ve been having the best time in Peapods II! We have been loving our new room set up and all the new toys that came with it.
We’re really into anything that involves a sensory activity. Whether it’s using our fingers to paint or playing in the cold snow using the sensory table, we love exploring all the different textures life brings us.
Each week will be focusing on a theme and doing activities based on that theme. For the last two weeks we’ve talked about friendship and kindness along with this weeks theme of “Read Across America”.
We read Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons, written by Eric Litwin. We filled our sensory bottles with buttons and love to shake them and make music. Our favorite activity to do is to sit in our library area and read all our cool new books.
We can’t wait to see what these next two weeks will bring!
As we are heading into March, we’ve slowly but surely been getting ready for St. Patrick’s Day and working on naming what things are green.
The Seedlings had a lot on fun working on their gross motor skills by kicking a soccer ball into a goal and walking on our colored turtles. We are very excited to have these new turtles and can’t get enough of them! We also had a blast jumping and stomping on bubble wrap!
We have been working on our fine motor skills by putting our puzzles together and using our connectors! With our connectors, we like to pretend that they’re long snakes and make a hissing sound with them.
For Read Across America week, we have been enjoying the Jon Klassen Hat trilogy, I Want My Hat Back, We Found a Hat, and This Hat Is Not Mine. We loved using popsicle stick puppets to act out the story of I Want My Hat Back .
Little Sprouts had a blast this week! We loved playing with the balance turtles in the indoor playground.
We enjoyed taking turns and drawing shapes on our white board, we all drew 3 circles to make a snowman! We were very excited to play with the snow in our sensory bin. We talked about how cold the snow was, how we can use it to make snowman, snowballs, and how you can lay in the snow and make snow angels!
During circle time we enjoyed singing our Good Morning song, ABC’s, numbers, and talking about the weather. We loved reading our favorite books for Read Across America! A few of our favorites were Frosty the Snowman by Jack Rollins and Steve Nelson, The Way I Feel by Janan Cain, The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen
The last 2 weeks the Beanstalks have had lots of fun! We really loved the snow in our sensory table it was so cold but lots of fun to play with. We enjoyed playing on the playground on sunny days. Our favorite activity is to sit and read books together. We also love to sing our “How Are You Today?” song during circle time. It’s fun to hear how everyone is feeling!
We’re thrilled to welcome Ms. Analee to our room! We’re so glad we have someone new to read and play with us!
We had lots of fun in the last two weeks!! Last week we learned about the author Eric Carle. Some of the books we read included “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”, “Panda Bear Panda Bear What Do You See”, we loved all of those books.
We did some very fun art projects like paper plate ducks, name caterpillars, watercolor seahorses and panda bear hand art.This week we are learning all about reading Read Across America! The books we read this week were “Cat In The Hat”, “If You Gave A Pig A Pancake”, “Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See” , etc.
The art projects were so fun we did a thing 1 and or thing 2 hand print, a pig hand print, etc. We are also learning how to spell our names which is exciting!!
Pre K 3
These past two weeks we have had a lot of fun reading.
Last week we spent the week reading Eric Carle books! The Very Hungry Caterpillar!, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, The Mixed-up Chameleon and Little Cloud. For small group we did a Color Hunt, where the children went around the room and got items to match the color paper on table. We also had tissue caterpillars and put water on them to make them grow. We decorated our special letter and played with Cloud Dough.
This week was Read Across America so we had the children bring in their favorite books to read! We had fun playing with play-dough and shaving cream. We spent Wacky Wednesday looking for “wacky” things around the room. We also had fun creating our own picture like an illustrator of a book.
Pre K 4
In PreK 4, the children have learned about Black History Month and celebrated Read Across America by focusing on different authors each day. We learned about prominent Black figures like Mae Jemison and Alma Thomas and discussed self-acceptance. Our favorite books this week were I Am Enough by Grace Byers and The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt.
We have been working on creating patterns and graphing. We used coins to create patterns to celebrate President’s Day. The children practiced graphing by spinning a spinner 10 times and graphing the corresponding icon. We also worked on number order.
In our journals, we wrote about three ways to show kindness and completed different writing prompts based on our author of the day. The children practiced recognizing lowercase letters, letter sounds, and rhyming words. Our HWT letters were lowercase letters l, k, u and g. We also reviewed writing numbers.
PreK 4 really enjoyed Read Across America week and having their parents come in to read to the class. Thank you for participating!