Class Update March 19 Week
Did any leprechauns visit your house over the weekend? Luckily, none visited our classroom, otherwise it would have been a mess! Here are some details about this week:
*Friday, March 30 is an EARLY DISMISSAL day. All children need to be picked up by 1:00. There will be no Treehouse services that afternoon.
*Remember to download photos from Shutterfly periodically. After the school year ends in May, the site will be inaccessible. It’s been such a joy to capture moments of your little ones in our classroom this year!
*Thank you to Maggie’s mom and Harrison’s mom for sending in yummy green items for our St. Patrick’s Day snack. We feasted on cupcakes, grapes, cucumbers, peppers (along with some avocado ranch dressing), and green juice boxes.
*In April, we will be reading the City Mouse and Country Mouse story. The Fours program does some fun activities for these events each year. More details will come home after Spring Break, but for now, your child can start thinking of ways to dress up as someone who lives in the country and as a fancy person who lives in the city.
*As the school year’s end and the transition to kindergarten becomes closer, we wish to encourage parents to help their child be as independent as possible during morning drop-off time. If you walk your children in to the classroom in the mornings (which you are welcome to do), please allow them to fully unpack their bag, hang up their jackets, and put their belongings away independently. We also suggest allowing your child to experience morning carline several days a week in order to encourage self-confidence and independence for kindergarten. Thank you!
*Please save these dates:
Date Event Place Time
Friday, March 30 Early Dismissal/NO Treehouse 1:00pm
April 2-6 Spring Break
April 13 Country Day (children only) Classroom
April 20 City Day (children only) Classroom
Curriculum Notes for the Week:
*Morning Work: The children will take a few minutes to practice activities with the letter D. We are also working on printing our first and last names. After morning work, the children get to enjoy some playtime with their classmates.
*Happily Ever After (Peter and the Wolf): We will continue our unit by listening to and retelling the story, identifying same and different beginning sounds, understanding more, and identifying categories.
*Letter (D): This week we will read books with letter D sounds. We will identify upper and lowercase D, determine pictures that begin with D, make a dinosaur wheel, and create a little something special for our dads.
*Science (Animals and the World Around Us): We will be learning about dinosaurs for the Letter D.
*Social Studies (Leadership): Since we had a visit with Harrison’s mom about Norouz and we celebrated St. Patrick’s Day, we will finally discuss leadership this week. What is a leader, what is a good leader, how does one become a leader? We will talk a little about using our voices/votes as leaders for things we want in our classroom (such as a certain snack or a literacy video on a rainy day).
*Math (Unit 4/Measure Up): This week we will finish our unit by discussing times of a day (morning/night) and we will talk about pennies and nickels. The children will receive their math booklets, Jenny Saves the Day.
If there is anything we can do for you, please let us know.
Dr. Elizabeth Hill and Ms. Hannah Frary