Making connections between books and real life experiences help children appreciate the magic of reading! We recently made a connection between the book Bear Shadow by Frank Asch and our adventures in the sun. The silly bear thinks he can outrun his shadow or leave his shadow behind, much to the delight of the preschool students. We tried to outrun our shadows, and found that shade is the only place we could "hide" our shadows.
Please make sure your child comes to school with an extra pair of socks, snow pants, mittens, boots and inside shoes appropriate for using in the gym. As part of our spring cleaning we will be asking parents to update your child's extra clothes, since there has been some growing going on in our room!
We practiced patience and using encouraging words while taking turns glueing each numeral to our chart. It did take quite a long time to complete, but we have grown our attention and concentration levels considerably since the beginning of the year! Of course, this was a "challenge by choice" activity, as other centers were open to students.
Another favorite 100's activity is placing 100 gems onto a numbered chart. Students love the "jewels" and feel very proud to show us their work once they have placed all 100 gems onto the board. Of course, once all those gems are counted, they do need to go back in to the box to "get this work ready for the next friend".
Wow! Well, the groundhog definitely saw its shadow on the 2nd and since then we have certainly had some wintery weather! After yesterday's snow day, it felt so disappointing to not get to play outside, but with the windchill at -7 we did not venture out into our wintery wonderland.
To celebrate Valentine's Day on Tuesday, we are inviting Pre-K students to wear their pajamas to school for a pajama party! We will make heart shaped pancakes and enjoy strawberry smoothies. Children have been making valentines for their classmates, but if your child would like to make cards at home we have 12 students. PLEASE: NO CANDY Valentine's. (Yes, I know it's Valentine's Day, but our school is a nut free school, and many candies contain traces of nuts- which creates a hazard for students with nut allergies.) If you are so inclined as to donate something delicious for our party- please consider: strawberries, blue berries, raspberries, cream cheese or jam.
We had a great start to 2017, with all students returning well rested and excited to be at school! We ventured out to the school garden and were surprised that the fence has been taken down for the winter. We were nature detectives and discovered some left behind vegetables, and noticed some had been nibbled on. We found some deer scat- and we just knew that it was a clue to what had nibbled all the corn off the cob!
Mark your calendars!
Thursday, December 15th Open House at 5:15 followed by winter concert at 6:00. Pre-School students will be singing
"The Mitten Song", and we will join the K-1 class to perform Jingle Bells.
Friday, December 16th Early Release. Pre-school dismissal starts at 1:15
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