Show and Tell has started! Check the calendar outside the classroom for your child's assigned date.
Feb. 14th, Valentine's Day Card exchange and celebration. (Kids Only)
Feb 18- 19th, President's Day. School Closed.
Feb. 20th, Professional Development. School Closed.
March 18th - 29th, Spring Break.
April 25-26, PT Conferences.
We had another exciting week! Below is an update on what the Yellow Room children learned this week in school.
Themes this week:
This week we continued our second author study of the year on the incomparable Theodor Seuss Geisel, also known as Dr. Seuss.
We also learned about Groundhog's Day.
We practiced our rhyming skills by writing in three rhyming words on the infamous red and white striped tall hat worn by the Cat in the Hat.
For math this week, we estimated how many squares long are our feet. After reading The Foot Book, we traced one of our feet on a piece of paper and then glued down one inch squares straight across. After counting the squares we wrote down the number and compared it to our estimate.
After reading What Pet Should I Get?, the Yellow Room kids wrote responses to the prompt "I would get....". We discussed how Dr. Seuss used his imagination to make up the beloved characters in his books. We followed up by using our own creativity to combine two animals and create new ones. We then sketched them in black sharpie and used bold water colors to add the finishing touches. These one of a kind creations are now adorning the Pet Shop window in the hallway. We hope you stop by for a minute and check them out.
Letters of the week are 'P' and 'B'. We followed up with stories, jingles, cheers and filled out our letter journal pages.
For cooking, the kids assembled different sized pancake circles to resemble groundhogs. They added mini marshmallows and chocolate chips for facial features.
In math, we continued our study on measurement. We once again practiced measuring each other. In pairs, they worked to find out how many Loraxes tall they were.
For an art activity, the kids made a groundhog. Each child received a cut-out outline of the head and added details. As a follow up, the children graphed their prediction for Groundhog's day. They glued their groundhog together and placed it on the column of their choice. We can't wait to find out if Phil will predict an early Spring or longer Winter. Stay tuned!
Book we read:
The Cat in the Hat, by Dr. Seuss
The Cat in the Hat Comes Back, by Dr. Seuss
The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss
The Sneetches, by Dr. Seuss
Fox in Socks, by Dr. Seuss
Hop on Pop, by Dr. Seuss
Songs we sang:
"Let It Be"
Places we visited:
In library, Lindsay read Jumanji, by Chris Van Allsburg.
In PE, we practiced our push ups and planks.
In Yoga, we saw the light in each other and practiced our lotus pose.