Miss Cleasby's 4K News

News for the week of February 4th

Valentine Theme

This week we will begin a "Valentine" theme. We will be water coloring hearts and making an " I Love..." art project. We will be decorating our valentine boxes which we will use during our Valentine Friendship party next Thursday, February 14th! If you have not done so yet, please send a shoebox to school. We will be starting learning stations this week. During learning stations we are able to do many activities in a small period of time. This week during learning stations we will be doing an "Exploding Milk" science experiment. Our A.M. class dramatic play area has been turned into a flower shop and our P.M. class dramatic play area has been turned into a 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 "l"

Jolly Phonics

The Jolly Phonics letter of the week is "L". The action for the letter "L" is to pretend to lick a lollipop, saying llll. See the video above of a class singing the Jolly Phonics "L" song and doing the "L" action. We have also begun to sound out easy three letter CVC words! See the Jolly Phonics tutorial video and the Starfall video below for some examples!
Jolly Phonics s,a,t,i,p,n Blending Tutorial
Blending CVC words (e.g., /c/a/t/ ): phoneme substitution, deletion, and blending

Star of the Week

Great job as "Star of the Week" Rylee! Super job at show and tell! Thanks for showing us your pillow pet, night light, and pretty name bracelet. Thanks for having your mom visit and read us some of your favorite books! The personalized book about your name was very neat!

Parent Craft Night A.M. Class

Next week will be a busy fun filled week! Monday (Feb. 11th) is our parent craft night for the A.M. class at the Elementary School Room 231 from 6:00-7:00pm. Tuesday (Feb. 12th) is the craft night for the P.M. class at Holland's Hearts and Hands Preschool from 6:00-7:00pm. We will be making a valentine craft, singing some songs, and having some treats. I hope everyone can make it!

Reminders

* Please send in January reading logs if you have not yet done so. Please circle which reward you would like your child to receive.


*February Scholastic book orders are due Thursday, February 14th . Go to www.scholastic.com/bookclubs if you would like to place an order!