After reading several stories about Dr. King, we discussed what his dream was. We all talked about being fair and kind to one another. The Kindergarteners each wrote a short sentence explaining what their dream for the world was. We hope you got a chance to see them!
Mr. Chris came and we learned about Jazz music. We heard music from Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington. We had a lot of fun moving to the beat! We also learned about music from around the world and learned about different instruments from each country. From Russia the Balalaika, from Japan the Coto, from India the Cithara and from Israel the Accordion. We had a lot of fun listening to the different languages and the different instruments.
2/2 Dental Health - all children 3 yrs and over will be having a presentation about dental care. If your 3yr old or older does not attend on Mondays they are welcome to join us. The presentation begins at 10:30 so please have your children here by 9:45. Pickup time is 11:30.
2/2Groundhog's Day - we will be celebrating by reading a story about the groundhog and making an art project.
2/9 Gertrude Hawk fundraiser will begin. All orders need to be returned on or before 2/20
2/11 Jamming for Juniors
2/13 Valentine's Day Celebration. We will be having fun doing art projects, reading stories and singing songs about our valentines! Parents please check your child's classroom for the party sign-up sheets and the number of valentines each child will need.
2/16 President's Day - no school
2/19 Picture Day - all children are asked to come for the morning session. Please have your children here no later than 9:00. Please look for the flier that will be sent home soon.
2/25 Jamming for Juniors
Febuary - classroom
We will be recognizing Black History Month by introducing the children to some famous black leaders. For President's Day we will be celebrating by coloring pictures of Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. We will be reading stories and singing songs about the presidents.
We will be celebrating the 100th day of school soon. The children have been busy coloring their crowns so they can wear them for our celebration! Chinese New Year will be celebrated by reading stories, coloring pictures and having some special treats. It's the Year of the Goat!
Stone Soup Drive We will be learning about our community and how important it is to help one another. The classes will be reading the story "Stone Soup" and discussing how working together can make a real difference in the world. During the month of February we will be collecting soup for a local food pantry that goes directly to local children in need. We are asking for donations of good old fashioned hearty cans of soup. As a school we will also be making our own stone soup!
* Show and Tell - 2/6 the letter Kk, 2/13 picture of someone you love, 2/20 something the shape of a circle, 2/27 something the shape of a square
* Geography Enrichment Program - The biggest explosion in nature is a volcanic eruption. Our Kindergarteners have been waiting patiently for this lesson since September. On 2/13 they will learn about volcanoes around the world. We will talk about a few different kinds of volcanoes and then view and analyze photos of them. Each of the students will also study a simple diagram of a composite volcano. They'll then be asked to color it and name it's parts. On 2/27 the kindergarteners will learn about the weather. The teacher will use the "pop-up" science book to get the kids involved and let them see and understand some of the basic things that go on in our atmosphere. We will mix in some geometry for this lesson and as a result students will bring home a handmade paper cube labeled with the elements of weather.
* If any parent is interested Mrs. Gorman has six kidstuff coupon books left. The price is $25 each.