Jan.25, 2019 Newsletter
I am thrilled that the children have all remained well this week but not so much for the teachers! Both Cindy and I have caught cold bugs (I even missed a day of work) and Cindy still hasn’t shaken hers off.
We still managed to have fun with Letter E and hibernation. To introduce the letter E, I read the story of “Elmer the Elephant.” Elmer was a multi colored elephant who was laughed at by the other elephants because he just didn’t look like them. At the end of the story, something happens to make Elmer embrace his uniqueness. I loved the way the children created their own Elmer. This also ties into Dr. King’s dream: it doesn’t matter the color of your skin, we are all alike.
One of my favorite units is hibernation and what some animals do to prepare for Winter.
I was so proud of the way the boys and girls made the hibernating bear in the cave. For this craft, they had to color, cut, glue and draw!! What an awesome project! I read “The Bear Snores On,” about a hibernating bear who sleeps through a party made by forest friends until something wakes him up. Ask your child what woke up the bear in the story.
Another funny book is ,”The Silly, Snowy Day,” about a turtle who doesn’t want to hibernate. We covered our turtle with leaves just like in the story.
Today, the children had a blast acting out animals in Winter. They all had a turn to act out four animals. They had a chance to be a bear in a cave, a bird in the nest, a bunny in the snow and a bat in a cave. Enjoy the photos below that Cindy and I took.
You don’t want to miss the Open House this Sunday from 2-4 p.m. Here is your chance to visit the 4 Yr. Old classes and meet the teachers. You will find out about the curriculum and what exciting activities are in store for next year!
Speaking of 4 Yr. Olds, Happy Birthday to Shayan Azarvan who celebrated his special day on Thursday. Thank you for the nice goody bags for everyone.
Next week’s focus: Letter F, Shadows, Hibernation and Groundhogs!! We will all wear our pajamas next Fri. Feb. 1.
In the meantime, have a nice weekend!
Wanda and Cindy