Events:

  • We will be closed on 01/20/2020 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Reminders:

  • Please hand in an updated Vaccination Record to the office each time your child receives a vaccine. A new Universal Health Record is required after each yearly physical. Blank copies are available in the lobby.

Peapod I

We have been having a great week! Some of us saw that we can watch ourselves in the mirror while we dance.  It is very entertaining! Some have been crawling over and under obstacles; not much stops their determination!
We have been enjoying Ms. Lu and her bubbles.  She also read our book of the week Snow Bunny Tales by Rosemary Wells.  Our song was 5 Little Snowmen.

Peapod II

This week in Peapod II, we did a lot of singing and dancing. We love to sing “If You’re Happy and You Know It.” It’s fun to clap and stomp our feet along to the song . We’ve been practicing stacking our blocks and knocking them down. Our book of the week was Little Blue Truck by Alice Shurtle.

Seedlings

This has been an exciting week for the Seedlings! We had tons of fun with our art projects.  We painted some snowflakes, used dot art to decorate a pair of mittens, then used our egg crayons to color.  We love using the egg crayons because it’s different from the ones we are used to.  We were lucky enough to go outside most days and enjoy our beautiful playground! We love using our slides and riding cars and scooters.  During circle time, we sang “Ring around the Rosie.”  We really enjoy doing the movements, but naturally, our favorite part is falling down.  We read Horns to Toes and in Between by Sandra Boynton.

Little Sprouts

We had a fun week in Little Sprouts talking about the season of winter! We read There Was A Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow by Lucille Colandro and Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anne Dewdney. We sang “Frosty the Snowman” and “Five Little Snowmen”. During circle time, we talked about what clothes we wear when it’s cold outside. For art, we colored pictures of snowmen and snowflakes using crayons. Our sensory table is filled with white shredded paper and cotton balls to resemble snow and snowballs. We also practiced identifying colors. Some of us really know our colors! Next week we will be talking about the different animals that live in cold areas.

Just a few reminders: please continue to label all of your child’s belongings (clothing, cups, containers, etc.) so we know who everything belongs to. Also, we will still be going outside weather permitting. Please send in appropriate outdoor clothing (hats, gloves/mittens, scarves, etc.). Have a great weekend and stay warm!

Beanstalks

Beanstalks learned all about the features of clothes this week! We took a look at the clothes we wore all week and learned that our clothes come in different sizes, colors, and have different functions. We practiced opening and closing buttons and zippers and putting on clothes by ourselves. We read Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons and Pete the Cat’s I Love My White Shoes! We made groovy shirts with buttons just like Pete and we also colored shoes in our favorite color! We learned the letter “D” for Dress Up this week and reviewed letters we learned at the beginning of the year. We are getting really good at identifying letters and their sounds. We continued to practice spelling our names and we practiced our one-to-one correspondence with math games. We had fun exercising with Stretch n Grow. Next week we will conclude our clothes study by learning about special clothes people wear. Have a great weekend!

Saplings

We had a busy week in Saplings! This week, the class continued learning about clothes. In large group, we focused on the features of clothes. The kids learned buttons, zippers, buckles, and snaps keep our clothes on our bodies. The stories that we read this week were Button, Button, Who’s Got the Button? by Trish Holland and The Mitten by Jan Brett. In Literacy, we focused on recognizing upper case letters. The kids matched T-shirts with letters on them. Our letter this week was “I”. The class learned to write the letter; we make a big line going down, a little line on top and a little line on the bottom. In math we sorted buttons by size, shape, and color. Next week, we will be celebrating our clothes study. Have a great weekend!

Pre K 4

This week in Pre K 4, the children described what what they would look like if they were a snowman and wrote about it for their weekly journal entry.

We worked on letter identification by playing a game where they had to use a spinner labeled with uppercase letters and then match the uppercase to the lowercase letters.
We began to understand rhyming words by looking at picture cards sounding out the word and then finding the picture card that rhymes.

This week, our math activities include graphing, counting and writing numbers.

Our favorite book this week was Snowmen At Night by Caralyn Buehner.
Next week the children can look forward to learning about Arctic animals.