We will learn about the importance of recycling and also have fun painting and creating with recyclable items. This week the children will make a Valentine bag to receive Valentine cards from their classmates.
Valentine cards may be sent in any time now. The children will deliver the cards to their classmates’ bags from February 12th – 14th. They will bring the bags home on Valentine’s Day and on Thursday 15th.
February 12th – 16th THEME: POST OFFICE AND VALENTINES
If you would like to participate and have your child bring in cards, please send in enough cards for your child’s entire group. There are 16 Red Apples and 18 Yellow Apples. For ease of delivery, leave the outside envelope blank; this way the children will easily be able to deliver them to each Valentine bag.
We ask that no food items be sent in with the Valentine cards.
February 19th – 23rd is school vacation week. Enjoy the week!
February 26th -March 1st THEME: AUTHORSThis is SHARING WEEK. The children are asked to bring in a favorite book on their scheduled sharing day.
The March snack calendar is now available to sign.
Please note: Lunch Bunch will not be held on Friday, March 15th.
The Yellow Apple group has started home visits with the class book buddy, Knufflebunny. All Yellow Apples will have a turn to bring Knufflebunny home for 2 nights. We are so excited and can hardly wait for our turn!
Update – January 2nd – 5th, January 8th – 12th, and January 15th – 19th 2024
Theme: Winter and Arctic Animals
Welcome back and best wishes for a happy, healthy 2024!
We have many fun learning experiences planned for our exploration of winter.
Circle time activities will include reading books about snow, winter, and arctic animals. We will conduct an experiment to create salt crystal snowflakes, explore the arctic animals and rice in the sensory table, cut out hats and mittens to decorate and make pinecone bird feeders. Music time will find us moving like snowflakes, dancing the freeze dance, and singing winter songs.
The letter of the week activities are M is for mitten, N is for name and O is for octagon.
REMINDERS, REQUESTS AND OTHER INFO:
-The February snack calendar is available to sign.
-A signup sheet for parent/teacher conferences will be posted at arrival time.
-Registration forms for the 2024-2025 school year have been sent home.
Registrations are accepted on a first come, first served basis.
-Tell your friends! An Open House for new families will be held on Saturday, January 20th from 9:30-10:30. New families may begin registering at that time.
– Snow pants can be worn on the playground for snowy fun, and we’ll send them home at the end of the day. Please label all outerwear.
-When wearing snow boots, please send slippers or shoes in the backpack to change
into once we’re inside.
-There is no class on Monday, 1/15, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
– Lunch Bunch will not be held on Friday, January 19th.
This is SHARING WEEK. The children are asked to bring in an item related to music on their scheduled sharing day. Lots of songs, carols and musical instruments will add to the musical fun.
The letter of the week activity is L is for lights.
A favorite song for this time of year:
Hat, Whiskers, Belt and Boots (Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes) Hat, whiskers, belt and boots, belt, and boots. Hat, whiskers, belt and boots, belt, and boots. Twinkling eyes and a little cherry nose, Hat, whiskers, belt and boots, belt, and boots.
Excitement is in the air and in the classroom as the holidays near. All the children are working on a special gift for their families which they can’t wait to take home.
*All holiday crafts for these past few weeks will be sent home with each child on Monday 12/18 and Tuesday 12/19.
Polar Express on Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th
Will be especially festive days at PPP! The classroom will become the Polar Express and all will get a ticket to take an imaginary ride with their classmates. The children are welcome to wear their pajamas to school for the Polar Express!
Rhyming activities will be the focus of the learning experiences for this week in school. Rhyming books and rhyming songs will reinforce this important pre-reading concept.
The letter of the week activity is J is for jet.
WEEK OF: DECEMBER 4 – 8, 2023
THEME: CELEBRATING THE SEASON
Holiday fun has begun! Songs, books, games, and crafts will fill the classroom as we explore this festive season.
The letter of the week activity is K is for king.
REMINDERS, REQUESTS AND OTHER INFO:
*A photographer from Barksdale will come to Fellowship Hall on Thursday,
November 30 for picture retakes and for those who would like their child’s picture taken. Thursday children (who have requested this) will go to Fellowship Hall with a teacher at 9:30. Non-Thursday children are asked to come at 10:00 to have their pictures taken. Please let me know if you would like to be added to the list of those planning to have pictures taken.
*Progress reports will be issued in December. These do not need to be signed or returned.
*In mid-January there will be a sign-up sheet to schedule a phone conference with your child’s teacher.
Monday (27) pretzels & cider – Calvin
Tuesday (28) birthday celebration – Morgan, Jack C., Vera
Wednesday (29) Goldfish – Kaetlyn
Thursday (30) graham crackers -Liam
Friday (1) yogurt – Vera
Monday (4) animal crackers -Jenna
Tuesday (5) cheese & crackers – Oliver
Wednesday (6) Kix cereal – Jack S.
Thursday (7) hummus & pita bread – Gigi
Friday (8) carrots – Jonathan