Parent Teacher Conferences are Thursday April 25th and Friday April 26th
During the conferences the parent association is hosting a Book Fair up in Gym 2. Their will be lots of great books to buy and as we always say in Polar Room, “You can NEVER have too many books!” ☺
Save the Date: The Polar Bear Theater Week production of “Pete the Cat and his 4 groovy buttons” will be at 9am Friday May 17th
Letter of the week: M
Some books we read this week:
Plants in Spring, by Martha E. H. Rustad
The Earth Book, by Todd Parr
Flutter, Butterfly!, by Shelby Alinsky
Pete The Cat And His Four Groovy Buttons, by Eric Litwin
Our Letter of the Week was “M” and our Scholastic Letter Book this week was “Monkey’s Miserable Monday”, by Valerie Garfield
This week we told the children that we would be putting on a show in May. We talked about what a theater production is and found out that many of our friends had seen shows like “Frozen”, “Fancy Nancy” and “The Paw Patrol” so they knew that the actors on stage act out a story for the audience.
We continued to learn about spring and in during circle time we made observations about what we noticed outside. We observed that many of the bushes and trees outside had little green leaves and that they were a light green not a dark green color. We also noticed that some trees have flowers on them and we talked about what kinds of trees (like apple, cherry, and dogwood) that grow flowers before they grow leaves.
In center time this week we divided into groups and worked on letter recognition and phonics. The children working on letter recognition saw a picture, such as a bear, that had a capital letter next to it. They had to identify the object and then name the letter. The groups working on phonics had to look at the object and then choose what letter they thought the word started with.
On Friday a representative from Vine Sanctuary came to visit us. Anna works at the farm and the children recognized her from on-line videos we see of her reading a different children’s book each month while surrounded by animals. Anna showed us some more pictures of the farm and told us about her day there, and what she does to take care of the animals. The children had lots of questions about how the animals eat and sleep and how they all get along with each other. It was such a pleasure to learn more!