Miss Cleasby's 4K News

News for the week of January 28th

Rhyming Theme

This week we will continue our "Rhyming" theme! Nursery Rhymes are a great way to teach kids about rhyming words. We will be learning some nursery rhymes such as "Humpty Dumpty", "Hey Diddle Diddle" and " Jack be Nimble" and making some art projects related to them. Below is a link to Game Goo, one of my favorite websites for fun, educational games. The beginner level games are perfect for 4K students. I have also included a video to the silly rhyming song "Down By the Bay" which was is always a hit with the students.

Click on the links below for some nursery rhyme videos:
Hey Diddle Diddle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAhhZ0w0iQU
Humpty Dumpty: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k97qQEagoFA

Down By The Bay featuring Yoly!

Will the groundhog see his shadow?

Later this week we will be discussing "Groundhog's Day" coming up this next Saturday. We will be making predictions and graphing whether or not we think the groundhog will see his shadow. Hoping for a cloudy day! :) The following is a groundhog song we will be singing in class:

Groundhog Day (to the tune of "Where is thumbkin?")
Where is groundhog? Where is groundhog? (thumb behind back)
Here I am! Here I am! (bring thumb forward)
Shadows on this sunny day (wiggle thumb)
Frighten groundhogs all away (thumb behind back)
Winter will stay! Winter will stay!

Where is groundhog? Where is groundhog? (thumb behind back)
Here I am! Here I am! (bring thumb forward)
My, oh my a cloudy day (wiggle thumb)
I will stay outside to play (move thumb around)
Spring is near! Spring is near!

Jolly Phonics

Our Jolly Phonics letter of the week is "U". The jolly phonics action for the letter /U/ is to keep one hand steady and raise the other, as if raising an umbrella, and say u, u, u, u. Below is the Jolly Phonics vowel video again which contains the letter "U" song.
Jolly Phonics Vowels


* The "Star of the Week" in the A.M. class this week is Rylee! There is no P.M. Class "Star" this week. During the week of February 4th-8th Paige will be the A.M. class "Star" and Riley will be the P.M. class "Star"!

*A Kindergarten registration folder was sent home last Thursday. You can send registration items to school with your child and I will make sure they get to the office. Please call the office at 764-5442 by February 12th to set up a Kindergarten visitation time.

*Pillar 2 of the four-part Parenting Counts series will be offered on February 20th from 6:00-8:30pm. Pillar 2 will focus on social and emotional development. To register, call Sheila at 920-723-0307 or online at www.thrivepsychology.com This class is free to 4K parents!

*The A.M. class craft night will take place on Monday, February 11th from 6:00- 7:00pm at the Elementary School Room 231. The P.M. class craft night will be held on Tuesday, February 12th from 6:00-7:00pm. at Holland's Preschool. We will be making a valentine craft, singing some songs, and having some treats. If you would like to volunteer to bring a treat or drink to the craft night that would be wonderful! Please just e-mail me and let me know what you would like to bring so I can keep track of the treats. I hope everyone will be able to attend!