Puppy Pal News

brought to you by Mrs. Pernick and Mrs. McIntosh

The Week in review

This week the Puppy Pals continue to embrace our project on birds and we had our first birds visit the feeder on Thursday. The black capped chickadees arrived, the children were very excited. We have filled our classroom library with bird books, and the children have been asking many questions about the birds. They are particularly inquisitive about the eagle, all bird eggs and the nests. Mrs. Parks, our JK-2nd grade art teacher has been kind enough to give us clay that we have made into eggs and a bird. The clay will be fired and glazed, and the finished products should be complete by our poetry day. Molding clay is a wonderful learning medium that develops creativity, dexterity and fine motor skills. As we learned about bird eggs the children looked at the shape of the egg and tried to create the oval shape on their own. On Friday the Pals observed the bird feeder and water color painted black capped chickadees.

Upcoming Events

Sharing Basket- something snuggly

Conferences -February 4th (pm) and February 5th (am)

Poetry Day and Valentines party- February 12th- 8:20-9:30

Winter break- February 15th-19th

French Week- February 29th- March 4th

Puppy Pal Work

The Puppy Pals continued to learn more classic and fairy tale literature this week. We read more versions of Cinderella, including Cindy Ellen - A Wild Western Cinderella! We are turning our loft into Jack and the Bean Stalk scene and will continue to use Jack and the Bean Stalk next week in our curriculum. We also learned about letter Nn this week and realized that there are only 4 n's in all of our combine first names.

We give a big thank you to Shyla and her family for the delicious snacks this week. TJ is the extra snack child next week.

We have Valentines Day party coming up. We wanted to mention that the children can give Valentine cards.

We have been asked to convey that there be NO CANDY treats of any kind given for Valentines Please.

We hope you have a healthy and peaceful weekend,


Amy and Kathleen