Weekly Newsletter

Balls

Dear Parents,

We just started our new unit on "Balls" this week. You might be asking yourself "why investigate balls?". Well the answer is pretty simple. Children love balls. They play with them in many different ways. Throwing, catching, tossing, rolling, bouncing are just a few of the things that you might do with a ball. As they start to investigate this amazing toys, they learn about gravity, friction, making balls, creating games with balls and so much more. So why not have our students be able to use them on a daily basis.


This week we started our investigation period by just experimenting with them. Around the classroom you can find different centers that have activities related to this topic. By today thursday we could see how much they have learned by just playing with them. Our questions of the day have supported their learning by braodening their understanding while being creative.


This study shows how to us children's interest in balls to help them explore social studies and science concepts related to the features and nature of balls, and to use skills in literacy, math, technology, and the arts as they investigate.


Best regards,

Miss Camila and Miss Javiera

Peace Day

How Peace Begins

Peace begins with saying sorry.
Peace begins with not hurting others.
Peace begins with honesty and trust.
Peace begins with showing cooperation and respect.
World Peace Begins With ME!
--Halley Hal
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Peace Catchers

This week we created peace catcher so we can catch all the peacefull thoughts from our students!

Morning Meeting

"The Little Red Hen"

What a fun story to read to our children to help them understand the importance of helping. In "The Little Red Hen", the Hen wanted to make bread after she found wheat to plant. After finding out the none of her friends wanted to help out in the process of making bread, she decided to eat it on her own.

By helping others, children can feel a sense of accomplishment so lets ask them to help out in the class.

Fable: The Little Red Hen from Speakaboos

Show and Tell

Stage fright can be a big issue for small children. They might feel exposed to a new situation that inhibits themselved from speaking their minds. By allowing them to bring toys from home and showing friends about their interests, they can build up this skill.

Small Groups

The Little Red Hen

The dry ingredients...

5 pounds of flour
1 cup of sugar
2 tablespoon of salt

For the yeast.. (you can also buy the instant one and add 3 and a half tablespoons of that one)
4 cups of warm water
5 envelopes of yeast
2 tablespoons of sugar

Wet ingredients
4 eggs
1 3/4 of oil

Process

On a small bowl you mix the yeast with the warm water, add the sugar and you let it sit, until it rises.

On a separate and BIG bowl add the dry ingredients all together: flour, sugar and salt.

Mix eggs and oil together and then you add them to the dry ingredients.

Last, you add the yeast and knead the dough until its even. Cover the dough with a towel and let it rising for about an hour.

When finished... cover the loaf with some egg on top of it so that it gets golden brown in the oven.


Some people also add sesame seeds or poppy seeds or both.

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Tongue Twisters

Tongue Twisters are one of the few types of spoken wordplay that are fun to recite and are a great tool to aid children’s language development.

Alliteration is also practiced when we say tongue twisters. Alliteration is the repetition of a certain sound.

This week we used the tongue twsiter:

Barbara blew beautiful bubbles in the big blue bathtub.

Can you find words that have the same first letter as your name?

This week we took things to the next step. Since our students have already learned their first letter of their names, we wanted them to find words that start with the same sound. We will continue practicing this skill as the year goes on.

Writing letters

We continued the last activity by allowing children to write the letters in their name in random order.

Art Class

Lines

This week we had our first Art class with Mrs. Mirtie and Mrs. Sara. They came to practice lines with them.

Reminders!!

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  • No School tomorrow Friday September 25th.
  • Yearbook Pictures will be taken on October 29th. Make sure to send your child wearing the complete school uniform on that day.
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