STARS Classroom News

April 11th - April 15th

What Happened Last Week...

We continued our bug theme. We read our anchor book The Very Hungry Caterpillar. We continued to answer questions about our story and learned the days of the week. We also sequenced the events of the story and learned the different food that the caterpillar eats on each day of the week.

What Will Happen This Week...

Our theme this week is spring. Our anchor book this week will be Over in the Meadow. It's a fun book. We will sing the book and act it out with stuffed animals. Our book is also a counting rhyme, so we will be counting and learning numbers. I will ask wh- questions and yes/no questions about our book and we will sequence the story by learning which animals go with which numbers.
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**THIS WEEK IS WEEK OF THE YOUNG CHILD SO DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE SPIRIT DAYS! A FLIER WAS SENT HOME

MONDAY- PAJAMA DAY

TUESDAY- FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM APPAREL

THURSDAY- WEAR YOUR FAVORITE COLOR

FRIDAY- HAT DAY

Matt and Molly

Our Matt and Molly this week is a picnic for two. Matt and Molly go on a picnic. We will be answering wh- questions and yes/no questions. We will sequence the story and predict what might happen next. We will determine what part of the story is missing when I take part of it away.
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Table Time Activities...

Monday - fork flower stamping- dip fork into paint to make flower stamps on paper; use marker to make stem and leaf


Tuesday - Small Groups - Turtle sorting


Thursday - MOTOR GROUP- Our occupational and physical therapist will be implementing theme-oriented fine and gross motor activities during this time.


Friday - Shape Turtle - Cut out shell, glue on head, feet and shapes, draw eye and mouth. Scissor skills, hand strengthening to squeeze glue, fine motor by using a marker.




IMPORTANT INFO & UPCOMING DATES

April 11 - Big Truck Night, I will be there from 5pm to 6pm.


*April 20 and April 21-No School: Parent teacher conferences (look for a sign up sheet in your child's backpack....choose your TOP 3 choices) Book Fair will also be there during these times


*April 20 and April 21-Book Fair: Families can start ordering on 4/8 through 4/28. The books will be delivered to school (about a week or 2 after the 28th) and there is a larger selection online than there is actually at the fair for families http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/greatbeginningseec


*April 22-No School!!


*April 21 and April 28-Read from the Start


*Check out Merrell's Message-a blog done by our Assistant Principal Kristen Merrell http://merrellsmessage.com/


Below is the link to the Great Beginnings website. Please refer to the calendar for the updated events.

FUN SENSORY TUB IDEAS/PROJECTS FOR HOME

OTHER RELATED BOOKS TO READ

SONGS

Spring Songs for Children - Spring is Here with Lyrics - Kids Songs by The Learning Station
Five Little Ducks - Spring Songs for Children with Lyrics - Kids Songs by The Learning Station
Five Green and Speckled Frogs - Counting Songs for Children - Kids songs by The Learning Station
Herman the Worm - Camp Songs - Kids Songs - Children's Songs by The Learning Station
Just Dance 4 - "Im Gonna Catch You" Kids Music Video with Lyrics
Spring is Here Song