The Peapods have been busy-growing, developing, and discovering. We have had a lot of fun these past few days. We played with our maracas. It was so much fun shaking them . We actually had a mini “jam session “. We have also been pushing our cars and turtle around the room. Some of us are fine tuning our fine motor skills by carefully stacking the blocks one on top of the other all by ourselves. Feeling very proud. We are also becoming very social. We love to wave whenever someone stops by our room.
Ms. Laura and Ms. Melissa sang “5 Little Ducks.” We so enjoyed it. Some of us are able to now sit and listen to stories. We enjoyed Ms. Lu reading If My Mom Were a Bird by Jeddah Robards.
Another amazing week it has been. This week was filled with so many amazing stories and great pictures to look at. We are getting so good at recognizing certain objects and people in these pictures when our teachers ask us to point them out. We also colored a leprechaun using our green dot markers. Our teachers put our faces on the leprechaun and posted it on our class windows. Take a look at them in the morning when you drop us off, everyone loves them. As usual we had fun dancing and jumping around to our music. Our favorite song this week was “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes”. We also got to play around outside which is our favorite part of the day! Have a great weekend everyone!
We enjoyed participating in Read Across America. We read as many as books as possible but that wasn’t enough for some of the Seedlings. The Seedlings were thrilled when the weather warmed up and we were able to enjoy the playground. There were also construction workers on the roof which was super exciting! We talked about what hard workers they were and identified some of the tools.
For art, we have been getting ready for St. Patrick’s Day by decorating shamrocks and hanging them up in our room. We painted them green using our dot art markers. We love being able to decorate our room and make it super festive. During circle time, we sang “Apples and Bananas” and we read Brown Bear Brown Bear by Eric Carle.
What a busy week in Little Sprouts! We had so much fun participating in our spirit week for Read Across America. Everyone did a great job! We also began getting festive for St. Patrick’s day and decorated our classroom! We marble painted with green paint to create clovers for our windows and we also enjoyed using our magic gold coins to create crayon rubbings on paper. Our favorite book this week was The Pout Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen.
This week in Beanstalks we learned about the letter “Uu” and the sound it makes. We got to touch and look at some items that start with the letter Uu. This week was also Read Across America ! In honor of it, we all brought in our favorite book from home and shared it with the class. We also have been focusing on what an author is and what and Illustrator is. This is a great conversation to have at home while reading to your child. A majority of the class wants to be an author because it’s a cool job and we get to use our imagination and create our own stories! Another fun thing we did this week that we loved was being able to dress up differently everyday with different themes! We also did a craft where we created a hat that spelled out our name. We are becoming excellent in spelling our names! Our favorite song for music time that we danced with our shaker instruments was “ Shaky Egg.” We got to play in our March sensory bin in which it had gold coins, letters and words and we trying to spell those words!
Read Across America!
We loved reading our favorite books from home. I got to read a few new ones and loved all the books that were picked out.
During our normal reading time we read The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss, The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett.
We got messy this week when we made Oobleck and pizza dough. Beanstalks II really loved the trains we pieced together. We got ready for St. Patrick’s day by making shamrocks.
We celebrated Read Across America in Saplings this week! We were so excited to bring in our favorite books and share them with our class. We read books that celebrated creativity and diversity. We read silly books and books that reminded us to appreciate our differences. Some books Miss Maddie shared with us this week were Thank You, Omu! by Oge Mora, My Papi Has a Motorcycle by Isabel Quintero, and Boys Dance! by John Robert Allman. We learned about color mixing and adding textures and patterns to our art when we painted like Eric Carle. We also played board games that helped us learn turn taking and following directions. We matched shapes and practiced identifying numbers while playing these games. Next week, we will learn all about pets.
Pre K 3
PreK 3 this week celebrated Read Across America! We explored all different types of books. We got to share some of our favorite books with our class! The PreK 3 class loves to read! We practiced our pencil grip by tracing our names on our March self portrait. We also played The Very Hungry Caterpillar game. We practiced taking turns and matching shapes. We rolled marbles in green and yellow paint to decorate shamrocks for our door. In our sensory bin we found gold and used our fine motor skills to put it in the pot. We are looking forward to start our pet study next week!
Pre K 4
Pre K 4 had so much fun celebrating Read Across America. The children especially loved pajama day and mismatch day. We celebrated by reading many books. A few favorites were Dragons Love Tacos, The Day The Crayons Quit and The Napping House.
We had many activities that went along with our books. Dragon ten frame counting, crayon patters, A friend is writing prompt and uppercase and lowercase letter matching.
The letters of the week were j and y. The children enjoyed doing a word web as a class and practicing writing the letters. This was done while using Handwriting without Tears.
A few of the questions of the day were Where is your favorite place to read?, How many books can fit on our book shelf? and Who writes the words in a book?