MWF Yellow Family January 14-25
Yellow Family Newsletter
Dates to remember:
Jan 17 Fun!Raiser Meeting after drop off
Jan 21 Martin Luther King Day: no school
Jan 28-Feb 1 Scholastic Book Fair
Jan 30 Reado Burrito Night 5:30-6:30
Welcome back Yellow Family! I hope you all had a fantastic break with your family and a great Christmas. Thanks to all of you for the wonderful cards and gifts, you are all so generous and kind. We will start our days inside this month, but we do venture outside in the cold and sometimes wet weather so please dress in layers with warm footwear. Please check the extra clothes and Velcro shoes in your child’s cubby for size and season and refresh them so they can be comfortable if they need to change. Please have your child go potty then wash hands before coming into the classroom, back to those good old routines, thanks!
You may notice some new category names under activities. I will list our STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) first, then follow up with the rest of our curriculum.
This month’s activities:
Science: Sink or float experiments.
Technology: Magnifying glasses.
Engineering: Red solo cups, cardboard, large Popsicle sticks.
Art: Easel painting, collaborative heart lid mural, Water coloring on the fence outside, free art cabinet.
Math: Puzzles 8-50 pieces, Number cans 1-10, Cuisenaire sticks, Block serration, Story cards 3-6 steps,1-1 correspondence game, Colored bears, Colored blocks, Beading, Number cups and colored dogs, Number rocks.
Literature: Mousetronaut, by CF Payne, Charlie the Ranch Dog by Ree Drummond, Llama Llama and the Bully Goat by Anna Dewdney, Llama Llama Home With Mama by Anna Dewdney, Duncan the Story Dragon by Amanda Driscoll, Sakes Alive a Cattle Drive by Karma Wilson.
Dramatic Play: Bake Shop and playdough. Veterinary office.
Sensory: Pom-pom color matching game, Wood chips forest animals and wood cookies, Ducks in water, Snow and penguins then polar bears, water for washing with brushes and soap pumps, feed the squirrel with seed small buckets and teaspoons, Sink or Float., Washing dirty farm animals after rolling them in the mud.
Large motor: Obstacle course.
Fine motor: Name writing and beading.
Snack: Breaking broccoli, then spreading jam with a knife.
Family Time: Upon arrival in the morning we will now use a pencil on paper to sign our names. We are also beginning a drawing and dictation journal that we will work on once a week. We have begun talking about what is means to be kind to one another and will be discussing acts of kindness that we see as a group at the end of each day.
Happy New Year! Miss Mika and Miss Ann