This week we will learn the three Rs of recycling: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. By participating in the classroom learning experiences the children will learn ways to recycle, classify recycled items, create art projects with a variety of recyclable materials and discover the importance of caring for the environment.
-Also, each child will decorate a Valentine bag to receive Valentines cards from classmates.
*Valentine cards may be sent into school anytime this week and next. The children will take their bags home on February 13th and 14th. If you choose to send in Valentine cards, please send enough for your child’s entire group.
*There are 18 Yellow Apples and 19 Red Apples.
*Children may sign their names inside the cards, but please leave the outside envelope blank for ease of distributing the cards.
REMINDERS, REQUESTS, AND OTHER INFO:
*Congratulations to the Corr family (Red Apple Liam) on the birth of new baby, Owen, on January 19th!
*We enjoy playing in the snow on the playground! Please send your child dressed for winter fun each day.
*Be sure to check the spare clothes in your child’s backpack so they have everything they need…just in case.
*Enrollment for the 2023-2024 school year is underway! We had a successful Open House last weekend and registration forms will be accepted until we are at full enrollment. The next Open House will be on the Saturday morning of the art show, 4/1, prior to the start of the show. Tell your friends!
*Thanks for sending in the recycling items, we are now all set for the week!
Theme: Dinosaur Dig
Weeks: January 16 – 20 and January 23 – 27, 2023
During these two weeks we will explore the exciting world of dinosaurs…always a favorite topic in preschool! During group activities we will discover the meaning of the words extinct, fossil, prehistoric and paleontologist. The children will gain information about many different types of dinosaurs by participating in the following:
-making fossils in clay and completing dinosaur puzzles,
-conducting a volcano experiment at circle time,
-moving like dinosaurs as we sing Laurie Berkner’s- We are the Dinosaurs and
-creating a variety of dinosaurs which will be on display at the Art Showon April 1st.
The letter activities are N is for newspaper and O is for owl.
REMINDERS, REQUESTS AND OTHER INFO:
*January 23 – 27th is a sharing week. The children are asked to bring in an item related to the dinosaur theme on their scheduled sharing day.
*Congratulations to the LaRocco family (Yellow Apple Brandt) on the birth of baby, Charlotte Jane, on January 6th!
* Looking ahead…we are collecting recyclable materials for the upcoming recycling theme. Please send in any tissue boxes, small soap boxes, oatmeal containers, cereal boxes, egg cartons and plastic caps for our art projects.
Monday (16) No preschool for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Tuesday (17) chips & salsa – Isla
Wednesday (18) Goldfish- Grace
Thursday (19) Cheerios & raisins- Jenna
Friday (20) yogurt- Preston
Monday (23) cheese & crackers- Apollo
Tuesday (24) animal crackers- Kaetlyn
Wednesday (25) applesauce- Michael
Thursday (26) pretzels- Ford
Friday (27) hummus & pita bread- Vivienne
**If you know of anyone looking for preschool for the fall, please let them know they can email for information on registration and attend our Open House on
Saturday, January 21st from 9:30-10:30!
Welcome back and best wishes for a happy, healthy 2023!
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’ll play winter charades and do experiments with ice and gummy bears!
In the dramatic play area, we’ll use our imaginations to go ice skating and ice fishing.Music time will find us moving like snowflakes, dancing the freeze dance, and singing winter songs.
The letter of the week activity is M is for mitten.
REMINDERS, REQUESTS AND OTHER INFO:
·The January snack calendar has been sent home. The February snack calendar will be available to sign this week.
Registration forms for the 2023-2024 school year will be sent home in early January.
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.
Lunch Bunch will not be held on Friday, January 13th.
Congratulations! to the Leavitt family (Yellow Apple Dylan) on the birth of baby Charlotte on November 21st and to the Enos family (Yellow Apple Preston) on the birth of baby Leanne on December 2nd.
Tuesday (3) yogurt – Charlise
Wednesday (4) bananas – Hallie
Thursday (5) mini bagels & cream cheese-PPP will do
Friday (6) pretzels – Jack M.
Monday (9) Clementines – Charlotte
Tuesday (10) mini muffins – PPP will do
Wednesday (11) graham crackers – Olive
Thursday (12) cheese & crackers – Vera
Friday (13) Pirate’s Booty – Michael – no Lunch Bunch today-1/13
December 5th – 9th, December 12th – 16th, December 19th and 20th, 2022
THEME: HOLIDAY TIME
Holiday excitement is in the air and in the classroom as we explore this festive season! We plan to read books about the winter holidays, play group games and create fun holiday crafts. Music time will find us singing many popular songs of the season and all of the children will be busy working on a special gift for their families!
The letter of the week activities are K is for kitten and L is for lights.
December 12 – 16 is a SHARING WEEK. The children may bring in a musical item on their scheduled sharing day.
* Monday (12/19) and Tuesday (12/20) 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.
All of the children’s holiday creations will be sent home on Monday 12/19 and Tuesday 12/20.
Monday (5) Cheerios & raisins – Wyatt, Julian
Tuesday (6) Clementines – Vera & birthday muffins – Apollo
Wednesday (7) pretzels – Jenna
Thursday (8) graham crackers – William
Friday (9) chips & salsa – Nola