- Thursday, April 11th: Writopia Film Screening @ 1:30 (Kids MUST have an adult attend.)
- Thurs. & Fri., April 25th-26th: Parent Teacher Conferences (Parents only, haha!)
- Thursday, May 16th: Brooklyn Bridge (Kids MUST have an adult chaperone.)
- Friday, May 31st:Field Day (Kids MUST have an adult chaperone.)
- Friday, June 7th: Last Day of School Breakfast 8:30-9am (Kids MUST have an adult attend.)
- Monday, June 10th:Graduation
We had another exciting week! Below is an update on what the Yellow Room children learned this week in school.
Themes this week:
- We discussed and celebrated Mardi Gras!
- Finished up learning about Leprechauns.
- After reading and learning all about Leprechauns, the Yellow Room kids made a leprechaun trap in anticipation of catching Lucky the school Leprechaun. They also made their own likeness as a Leprechaun. To accompany the art work, they wrote a response to "If I caught a Lerprechaun...".
- Catching a Leprechaun was trickier than we thought. But, give the kids some credit, they tried. After a failing to catch him with our trap, we learned that Lucky had left us a game to play. Using our thinking skills, the kids solved all the riddles of Lucky's scavenger hunt. After running around on the third and second floor, our last clue led us straight back into the Yellow room where we found rainbow cupcakes with green frosting. It was a well deserved treat!
- Thank you to Erin Ahrens for coming in and teaching us about Mardi Gras. After she read us a story, we all got dressed up in colorful beaded necklaces and paraded around the school as the Yellow Krewe. Afterwards, Erin treated us to delicious King's Cake.
- To conclude our study on the Library, we met Theresa. She works as a librarian at the NYPL Bloomingdale branch on 100th st. She read us the book Clive Is a Librarian, by Jessica Spanyol and told us all about her job. She even had time to answer ALL of our questions.
- Letters of the week are "Y" and "Z". We followed up with a story, a jingle, a cheer for both letters and finished up our Alphabet journal. YAY!!!!!
- In math, we used unifix cubes to measure Leprechauns. We also counted all the gold coins that were magically left all around the building by Lucky.
Highlight of the Week:
- Science! After learning that Leprechauns hide their pots of gold at the end of rainbows, we wondered what a rainbow actually is. We then read and learned that rainbows are an arch of colors that we see when sunlight hits water drops in the air. As a follow up, we went to the tables and used skittles to review the color order of the rainbow on a small plate. We then remembered that rainbows need water to form and after gently pouring some water on our plates, we magically saw our very own rainbows form.
Books we read:
- Let It Rain, by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
- Ten Lucky Leprechauns, by Kathryn Heling and Deborah Hembrook
- The Littlest Leprechaun, by Brandi Dougherty
- The Night Before St. Patrick's Day, by Natasha Wing
- Stella Luella's Runaway Book, by Lisa Ernst
Songs we sang:
- Jolly 'Y' and 'Z' Jingles.
- I'm A Little Leprechaun.
Places we visited:
- In PE, we practiced our planks and push ups.
- In library, Lindsay finished up reading our first chapter book, Flat Stanley.
- In music, we are learning I Can See Clearly Now.
- On Thursday, we visited the second floor gym for our monthly school-wide assembly.
Wishing you a happy and fun filled Spring Break!
Enjoy the photos.
Lots of smiles and sunshine!
The Yellow Room Teachers