THEME: DISCOVER THE RAINFOREST
This week our classroom will come alive with the sights and sounds of a tropical rainforest. We will learn about the levels of the rainforest, the vegetation and the many creatures that inhabit each; including frogs, spiders, snakes, monkeys, jaguars, toucans, butterflies and sloths.
At the science center we’ll explore a coconut and a pineapple and use pattern blocks to make rainforest snakes. Music time will find us singing and moving about like monkeys, alligators, snakes and more!
Books we’ll be reading include: Rainforest Babies- Kathy Darling
Who Lives in the Rainforest? ; Monkeys; and Rainforest Colors-Susan Canizares
The Great Kapok Tree- Lynn Cherry
Flashy, Fantastic Rainforest Frogs- Dorothy Patent
The letter of the week activities are O is for owl and P is for parrot.
**January 28 – February 1 is a SHARING WEEK. The children are asked to bring in an item related to the rainforest theme on their scheduled sharing day.
REMINDERS, REQUESTS, AND OTHER INFO:
*There is no school on Monday, 1/21, for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
*The classroom bulletin boards will become a tropical rainforest with many of the children’s creations. You will be invited to view all of these at the Art Show which will be held on Saturday, April 6th. More info will come home as the date nears.
*Looking ahead…The children are welcome to distribute Valentine cards to all of their classmates on Monday 2/11 through Wednesday 2/13. Everyone will decorate a bag to receive cards and the bags will be sent home from Wednesday 2/13 – Friday 2/15.There are 22 Red Apples and 15 Yellow Apples.
*Your child may sign the inside of the cards, but please leave the outside envelope blank for ease of distributing the cards.
*The Yellow Apple Group will begin home visits with the class book buddy this week.
Knuffle Bunny, and two books by Mo Willems, will go home with each child for two nights and the children are asked to write about their experience in the class journal. All are looking forward to their turn!
Monday (21) Martin Luther King, Jr Day
Tuesday (22) graham crackers Matt
Wednesday (23) yogurt Dominic
Thursday (24) fruit Luke, Evie
Friday (25) pretzels Maddox
Monday (28) bananas Georgia
Tuesday (29) cucumbers & dip Sophie
Wednesday (30) Cheerios & raisins Nora
Thursday (31) applesauce & crackers Stella
Friday (1) yogurt