Class Update April 23 week
Our Fours program had a great City Day! It was so much fun to dress up, and learn about the cities of Atlanta, Chicago, and New York. We hope your little ones enjoyed their day as much as we did.
Here are some details about this week:
*A very special THANK YOU to Kelly Miller, Kelsey Watson, and Nick Watson for volunteering their time on Friday for City Day! They purchased materials for the activities, created posters, and helped run each city center with the children. Thank you to Ray Starbird for allowing us to borrow his amazing kid-sized electric cars.
*Be sure to check Shutterfly for posted photos. Please remember to download them, as the site will be unavailable after the last day of school.
*Due to Standardized Testing in the upper grade levels this week, we will not have as many specials classes (Spanish, Music, Art). We will fill that extra time with more playtime, as we understand how important it is to socialize at this age level. Our usual schedule should resume Thursday.
*Please leave items like jewelry (necklaces, bracelets, watches) at home. They tend to get lost or misplaced.
*We have 25 days left of school, and kindergarten is right around the corner! This is the time we encourage greatest independence. Please let/have your child:
-pack his/her school and lunch bag for the day without directions
-dress himself/herself for the day
-go through carline more often (this is to help prepare for carline in the future)
-buckle himself/herself in to the car (by the end of May is a good goal to have this practiced and done)
-carry his/her own bag into the classroom (without any guidance on putting things away)
*Please continue to keep a change of clothes in your child’s school bag. We are still experiencing accidents.
*Please save these dates:
Date Event Time
May 21 End-of-the-year Party (parents invited) TBD
May 25 Last Day of School/Early Dismissal/NO TREEHOUSE 1:00pm
Curriculum Notes for the Week:
*Morning Work: The children will take a few minutes to practice activities with the letter I. We are also working on printing numbers. After morning work, the children get to enjoy some playtime with their classmates.
*Happily Ever After (The City Mouse and the Country Mouse): We will finish our unit by listening to and retelling the story, identifying long and short, review colors and shapes, and follow directions.
*Letter (I): This week we will read books with letter I sounds. We will identify upper and lowercase I, determine pictures that begin with I, and make an inchworm ruler.
*Science (Animals and the World Around Us): We will be learning about Earth Day and how the gardens and the Earth work. We will also discuss reduce, reuse, and recycle.
*Social Studies (My Country): This week we will make an American symbols mini-book and a bald eagle paper bag puppet.
*Math (Unit 5 Working with Numbers): We will continue our new math unit by discussing and writing putting together stories and taking away stories.
If there is anything we can do for you, please let us know.
Dr. Elizabeth Hill and Ms. Hannah Frary