We hope everyone enjoyed the 3-day weekend. This week we tried something a bit different. Instead of reading a different book everyday, we read the same book all week & participated in different activities based on the book. On Tuesday we read, There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow. We predicted what the book was about by looking at the cover before reading, then answered questions after reading. On Wednesday, we used a puppet to read the story & “fed” her the various items from the book. On Thursday, we practiced sequencing after hearing the story again, trying to remember what order the cold lady ate the various items. We used the words “first,” “then,” “next” & “finally.” Ask your child about the story, what the cold lady ate & what happened when she hiccupped!
During art, we painted on aluminum foil with cool blues to create beautiful winter skies. On Wednesday afternoon as we sang "Snowflake Snowflake" we noticed it was snowing. This led to an impromptu discussion wondering about how the rain turned to snow. Which then led us to read, The Story of Snow. Learning about snowflakes made us want to create snowflakes with gemstones. So we did! The Wednesday afternoon class was also singing Frozen so we passed out scarves, put on music from Frozen & flitted around the classroom!
Shout out to Tyler for his friendship & patience! Tyler who is 3½ was observed to patiently teach Annaliese who is 2½ how to use tongs by squeezing them together to pick up some wood blocks. Annaliese intently watched & listened to Tyler’s lesson. This is just one example of how mixed age groups work & learn together in the classroom.
January 10 – Jonah
January 11 – Max
January 14 - Collin
January 23 – Kellen
January 29 - Gianni
Happy 2nd Birthday to Collin!
Thank you to Collin’s family for sending in munchkins to help us celebrate his birthday on Thursday morning.
Songs We Sang
Winter Hokey Pokey
Creative Kids Anthem
Criss Cross Applesauce
Make a Circle
ABC U Later
Easy Goodbye Song
ABC Snowman Chant
Books We Read
There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow (Lucille Colandro)
The Story of Snow (Mark Cassino) (Wednesday PM Class)
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Dates to Remember
January 19 – Scholastic Book Orders Due
January 15 – School Closed
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
The most important thing you can provide for your child is play.
They need unstructured time to just play.