BROWN BEAR NEWSLETTER
What happened this week?
Our block center turned into a winter tundra with white felt, styrofoam, Arctic animals, etc. They've had so much fun that we're going to turn the Arctic and winter into our first project. We're going to research the areas and create different winter inspired projects. We may be asking for your help/ donations should we run into a snag and need something.
We also read two versions of The Mitten. The children discussed the differences of the two books and had fun acting out the version written by Jan Brett. We estimated how many bears counters could fit inside a real mitten, and then explored if tiny bear counters vrs. large bear counters would have the same outcome. All of the children laced a mitten, and some colored and cut out the animals in the story to place inside. Your child may want to retell you the story with their mitten and animals.
We completed our second set of work jobs and will begin the next 10. These work jobs focus on letter sound match, letter writing, cutting, one to one counting, puzzles, ordering biggest to smallest and more fine motor activities. Please work with your children on their number recognition. Several are still having trouble. Make it an I spy game! At the very least, they should recognize the numbers 1-4 (their age).
What's happening next week?
Information about the Mardi Gras Parade
The parade will begin at 10:00am and will last about 30 minutes or so.
Dates to remember.....
2/13 SMEP Gala
2/15 School Closed: President's Day
2/26 Dad's Hoedown Breakfast
3/2-3 Group Photos