Wheel Away!

November 14, 2014


We kicked off our week talking about WHEELS! Wheels are everywhere, and many children love every wheeled object: tricycles, bicycles, cars, trucks, wagons, trains, skates, and scooters. Wheeled toys give children mobility, ignite their imaginations, and enable them to get places more quickly. Vehicles driven by adults are fascinating for their speed and size. Children ride in cars, buses, trains and airplanes.

This study will build on children's experiences with wheels and expand their knowledge about wheels. They will observe, gather data, explore their community. A study of wheels also offers a meaningful way for children to use skills in mathematics, literacy, the arts, and technology as they learn important concepts related to physical science and social studies.

What you can do at home:

Talk with your child about wheels. Look for wheels in unexpected places. Try to figure out how they work. Help your child imagine what life would be like without wheels. As you read books with your child, notice and talk about wheels in the illustrations.

Thank you for playing an important role in our learning.

A note from Mr.Ricardo (Spanish Teacher)

Dear Parents,

On Tuesday, November 18th, the Elementary Spanish Department is having a special assembly in commemoration of the Independence Day of Panama.

PK students are going to recite the poem “Panama” by Ricardo Fabrega. On that day the students should come wearing long blue-jeans and a blue t-shirt.

Parents are more than welcome to come and enjoy the show at 2:00 pm at the Elementary Gym.
If you have any question, do not hesitate to contact us.

Thanks in advance for your support.

PK 4.2 Ricardo Gonzalez rgonzalez@isp.edu.pa

Song of the week-Wheels on the Bus

The wheels on the bus go round and round

The wheels on the bus go round and round

Round and round, round and round,

All through the town.
The people on the bus go up and down..
The driver on the bus says Move on back..

The babies on the bus go wa wa wa
The mommies on the bus go sshh shh shh
The horn on the bus goes beep beep beep.

Books of the Week!

We sang our song of the week “The wheels on the Bus” and read different versions of it. We were so inspired that some of us even made our own version! We added them to our library center, and we even read our book to our friends! Bookmaking is so much fun!

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We All Go Traveling By (US)
The Wheels on the Bus
The Wheels on the Bus - Pete the Cat

Special Guest- Mrs.Marilyn Harbison

We had Louise's grandma Mrs. Marilyn, visit our classroom. She has come all the way from Dallas, Texas! She came to our classroom to read us a book. Louise chose a book from our classroom, which is the most popular book this week in our class. The book with no pictures by B.J. Novak. It is such a silly book, which children love and have been wanting to read it over and over again. #booksmatter #wordsmatter

This book is trending all over the world, and children all over the world LOVE IT! : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cREyQJO9EPs

We then got to see a special dress and pajama that she handmade especially for Louise!

Thank You!!

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Firefighters to the RESCUE!

The importance of dramatic play!

  • Children learn about themselves and the world.
  • Children work out confusing, scary, or new life issues.
  • Children develop important complex social and higher order thinking skills.
  • Children cultivate social and emotional intelligence.
  • Children synthesize knowledge and skills.

    This week the dramatic center had a new fire truck! This meant fire fighters to the rescue! We also provided firefighter books and fun stories to enhance the center.
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    We love the ART Center!

    Wheel Painting!

    We loved this activity! Once we got to the art center, there was paint but no paintbrushes
    How are we going to paint? What are we going to do? Well for this activity we used our toy cars, dipped the wheels in paint and started rolling and driving around. We were so curious and excited and the result was fantastic!

    The result: MASTERPIECES!!!

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    Wheels all AROUND!

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    Conscious Discipline - I LOVE YOU RITUALS

    I Love You Rituals - Your Guide For Meaningful Connections

    From the Office..

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