Blue Family April 1-12

Blue Family Newsletter

Weeks of April 1st-12th

 

Mark Your Calendar!

Wednesday, April 3rd          Picture Makeup Day

Friday, April 12th                All School “Kids Day” at Lover’s Point Beach

April 15th-April 22nd            Easter Break

Wednesday, May 8th           LAST All School Chapel

Friday, May 10th                 Mother’s Day Tea

 

The Blue Family will be meeting in the classroom. Please drop-off your child at the gate after they use the bathroom and wash their hands.

 

Writing our Name:  Each child signs in on arrival in the morning. Some children are still working on a proper pencil grip which facilitates their writing. If you notice your child writing with their fist or their hand is too high up on the pencil, please show them the correct way to hold a pencil. Some children are also working on the ordering of the letters in their name or need a visual cue to make sure they include all the letters in their name. To get a bit more practice if you need it, use the dry erase practice name strip that went home in your child’s cubby last week. The 3-year olds in class will get theirs sent home next year. However, they are tracing their names each morning.

 

Beach Day:  Instead of coming to school on Friday, April 12th, the Church site and Grange classes will be meeting at Lover’s Point beach in Pacific Grove.  The teachers will be present from 9:00-12:30 but each child must have an adult with them.  Please bring any toys or snacks that you would like to use. Also, don’t forget sunscreen and a blanket or towel!

 

Week of the Young Child:  We will be sending home an ocean animal for you to decorate with your child to celebrate Week of the Young Child which is April 8th-April 12th.  They will be posted on the wall by the sign-in table. Get creative and have fun working on this project together. 

 

What’s Inside Bag:  The children having been excited about bringing the What’s Inside Bag home.  Everyone has gotten one turn and it’s making the 2nd round now.  Please make sure to put only 1 item in the bag.  Please work with your child to come up with 3 clues & put them inside the bag as well.

 

 

 

Here is our curriculum for the month:

 

Science:   We will be learning about the OCEAN

 

Technology:   We will continue hammering roof nails into the tree trunk and using screwdrivers at the “Take-Apart” station where the children take apart appliances to see how they work

 

Engineering:  We will have lincoln logs, magna-tiles and legos for building

 

Art: We will have fingerpainting, shaving cream with pipettes and watercolor, easels on the patio and in the sand. Free art cabinet is open each day

 

Math: Nuts and bolts, gear pegs, Gears, Puzzles 4-50 pieces, Beading, Colored ocean animals, small letter blocks, small people, Dinosaur egg color matching game, Shell seriation, Shell matching game, Large playing cards, Giant Uno,Nemo Memory Game, Chutes and Ladders and Candyland.

Collection boxes: Trolls, Keys, Colored Bugs, Silly Frogs, Colored Flowers.

 

Music:  “Slippery Fish,” “Take me out to the Ballgame,” “I’ve been working on the railroad”

“Wise Man built his house” “Jesus Loves Me,” “He’s Got the Whole World in his hands”

 

Literature: Thank you to Nora’s Dad, Joe, Flynn’s Dad, Jason and Kip’s Mom, Brandi for signing up to read to the class.  The children love to hear stories from special readers.  Parent/Grandparent/Sibling/Aunt/Special guest Readers--let me know if you would like to come in on a Friday at 12:50 to read a story to the class. There is a sign-up sheet on the table.  Just pick the date that you would like to come and bring a story from home.

We read Robert Munsch books every Wednesday.

 

Dramatic Play: We will have capes and wings outside for the children.

 

Sensory:  Pom poms with ice cream containers and ice cream scoops, Wooden fruit and

vegetable cutting, Water small fish and shark grabbers, Easter bunnies, eggs and Easter grass. Sand with small pails and scoops, mini blankets and people, and shells. Bubbles with strawberry baskets, wooden pizza pie cutting.

 

Large Motor:  Monkey bars, movement games such as, “Duck Duck Goose” and “Freeze Dance.” Hula hoop and parachute

 

Enjoy the springtime weather!

 

Miss Jennifer & Miss Alexa

Sandy French