Preschool Publication

September 25, 2015 Ms. Ronda & Ms. Lisa

A Glance Inside Room 325

We have had a busy week! We have talked about The Little Red Hen and how we could be helpful in our classroom. We even wrote a class book about it! Your child practiced writing and drawing to be an author and illustrator of our book. We played a Little Red Hen Cover-All Counting Game. We rolled the dice, counted the dots, and put the corresponding number of blocks on the hens to "cover-all" (see pictures below). We also had the learning opportunity to make our own pizzas after we read The Little Red Hen (Makes a Pizza). We again talked about how we can help each other and be kind to one another. Below is a reading of The Little Red Hen (Makes a Pizza) that I found on Youtube. Of course, you could get the book at the Mid-Continent Library to read together as well. :) During Animated Alphabet, we met Uncle Upton. We made our learning come alive by drawing UNDER the table, singing his song, and writing U's.
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The Little Red Hen Makes A Pizza

We Started our Lessons on Feeling Buddies This Week!


At Liberty Early Childhood Center, our staff embraces the philosophy of Conscious Discipline by Dr. Becky Bailey. Conscious Discipline is a vehicle to help us promote positive social emotional development. Conscious Discipline is a philosophy that helps teach children missing skills that are necessary to be able to manage upset appropriately and negotiate the social world around them. This would include helping children to understand their emotions so that they are able to consciously make choices regarding how they react in situations. We are using the Feeling Buddies Toolkit to promote learning these skills. This week we met four buddies--Happy, Sad, Scared, and Angry. You might want to ask your child about the Feeling Buddies that he/she met. For more information on Conscious Discipline, please refer to the parent section at www.consciousdiscipline.com.

Conscious Discipline Includes I Love You Rituals

One of the new I Love You Rituals your child learned this week is "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star." This I Love You Ritual helps us greet each other and lets us connect as a classroom community. I hope you and your child can connect throughout the day. Give this I Love You Ritual a try; you and your child will be glad you did!

Twinkle, twinkle, little star (wiggle fingers together with your child's),

What a wonderful child you are (pat each other's shoulders).

With bright eyes (point to each other's eyes) and nice round cheeks (touch each other's cheeks),

A talented person from head (touch each other's heads) to feet (touch each other's feet).

Twinkle, twinkle, little star (wiggle fingers together with your child's),

What a wonderful child you are (give each other a hug)!


One little caring connection like this can help you accomplish these four things:

1. Optimize your child's brain for success

2. Increase learning potential through touch

3. Create loving rituals that hold people together even during the roughest times

4. Strengthen the bond between adults and children

What's Happening?

  • September 30th (Wednesday)-Parents as Teachers Meet Me At the Library (Woodneath Library at 8900 N. Flintlock Rd, KC 64157) This is for ages birth to kindergarten; there is no need to pre-register. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.
  • October 3rd (Saturday)-Trike-a-Thon (more details came home in your child's folder)
  • October 13th and 15th (Tuesday and Thursday)-Parent/Teacher Conferences and Book Fair (more details to follow)
  • October 20th (Tuesday)-Parent Parliament at the Early Childhood Center
  • October 30th (Friday)-Fall Parties

Want to play?

If you would like to be a part of a playdate/connections list, please send me your preferred contact information (name, phone and/or email--whichever you are willing to share with other families), and I will make up a list for each session to share so families/friends can get together, invite others to birthdays or similar events, and have fun! Please send in your information to rruckman@liberty.k12.mo.us by Wednesday, September 30th if you are willing to share your contact information.

We Need All Future Eagles at Nest Fest!

As part of Liberty North's Homecoming Week (September 28 - October 3), Liberty North Student Council is hosting the sixth annual Nest Fest Homecoming Community Carnival next Thursday, October 1, from 6:00-8:00pm. Nest Fest is held outside the main entrance to LNHS, is FREE to the Liberty community, and includes fun, family-friendly activities for kids and adults of all ages. Activities include carnival–type games hosted by Liberty North clubs and athletic teams, an inflatable obstacle course, dunk tank, the Kansas City Zoomoblie, and so much more! Red Robin will also be there, providing a $5 dinner option, including hamburger/cheeseburger, chips, and a drink. The Eagles are excited to once again host this carnival that unites community members of all ages in our Homecoming fun at no cost. (In case of inclement weather, Nest Fest will be held inside LNHS.)

Next Week...

We will be learning about The Three Little Pigs. We will put the story in order and learn about book handling and print. We will also continue our Feeling Buddies lessons. We will meet the letter O and Ollie Ostrich.