Mrs. Koplin's 4K News

News for the week of February 1st

Friendship/Love Theme

This week we will begin a "Friendship/Love" theme. We will be water coloring hearts and making an " I Love..." art project. If you have not yet done so, please send an undecorated shoebox to school for a box to decorate for our Valentine Friendship party on January 12th. Our dramatic play area this week has been changed into a "4K Post Office".


Click on the links below for some Valentine math games:


http://www.abcya.com/valentines_day_counting.htm


http://www.abcya.com/valentines_day_puzzle.htm

Jolly Phonics

Our Jolly Phonics letter of the week is "R. The action for the letter "R" sound is to pretend to be a puppy pulling a rag, shaking his head from side to side saying /rrrrrr/. See the Jolly Phonics Letter "R" video below.
JOLLY PHONICS r song from Read Australia - Having FUN with phonics

Fishing For Ice Science Experiment

We periodically do science experiments in 4K! This week we will do an experiment called "Fishing for Ice" which was meant to spark a conversation about " Why Does Salt Melt Ice?" See the link below for the easy directions to try this fun experiment at home.

A.M. Class Pictures

P.M. Class Pictures

Parent Craft Night

Our 4K Parent Craft Night is coming up next week on Tuesday, February 9th! If you have not yet RSVP'd online or sent back the RSVP sheet in your child's folder please do so as soon as possible. Even if you are not planning on attending please send back the sheet checked * we will not be attending* so we have an idea of how many people to expect. Click on the link below for more information on craft night.

https://www.smore.com/qrdpf

Reminders

* Our winter recess day is tomorrow! Please send your child to school dressed in snow gear (snow pants and boots). Also, please help them remember shoes to change into and a plastic bag for wet snow gear.

* If you received a traveling backpack last week please remember to send it back to school with your child by tomorrow (Monday, February 1st).

* February Scholastic Book Orders are due next Tuesday, February 9th. If you would like to place an order go to https://clubs2.scholastic.com/ and use the classroom code GP4G8 or send in the class paper copy.


* This week we are playing a simple math game called the High/Low game. We will be sending home a copy of the game this Friday. Please take the time to play it with your child and help reinforce the concepts of number identification, counting, and comparing!