Green Bear News

January 23-27, 2017

What we learned last week...

We read the book Polar Bear Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? last week. This was a fun sing songy book that was repetitive and catchy for our kiddos :) The song is below in the videos :) We worked on identifying/labeling the animals in the book, identifying/labeling the concept of big and small with different animals. We also learned about polar animals and winter.

What will we learn this week?

We have enjoyed learning about the animals in Polar Bear Polar Bear What Do You Hear?, so we are going to continue to research and explore more animals that you may see in the zoo. Students will work on retelling a story by choosing an animal and tell a story using the animals picked by the students.

We will continue to work on counting, size seriation, shapes and letters of the alphabet.

Matt and Molly...

We will be reading "The Very Cold Dog".

Table Time Activities:

Monday - Leopard - using dot markers, students will add spots to leopard; add facial features

Tuesday - Peacock - using markers, students will color coffee filter, spray with water and attach peacock body with features

Thursday - Walrus - students will use scissors to cut out circle, assemble walrus

Friday-Zoo Keeper-students will draw a self portrait

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Upcoming Information and Events:

*Library books are due back on Monday of each week (our actual library day is Tuesday)!

  • January 26 - Dental Screenings
  • February 16 - Playdoh with Parents (more info to come)
  • February 17 - NO SCHOOL: Teacher Professional Development
  • February 20 - NO SCHOOL: President's Day
  • Tuesday, March 14: S.T.E.A.M. NIGHT!! (more info to come)
  • (Science,Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math)

    5:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.@ Great Beginnings Early Education Center

Below is the link to the Great Beginnings website.

Please refer to the calendar for the updated events.

Bedtime Reading Habits

The link below has some great tips for creating good reading habits. It has some helpful reminders!

Fun Sensory Tubs and Other Ideas To Do At Home:

Other Books to Read:

Polar Bear Polar Bear, What do you Hear?
I'm A Little Snowman + More | Kids Songs Collection | Super Simple Songs
Christmas Freeze Dance Music That Stops | Party | Dance Songs for Kids | Kids Christmas Songs
Polar Bears for Kids, Polar Bear Cubs at the Zoo, Arctic Bear Swimming
Polar Bear Swimming (Kids love it)
Penguin Song - Penguin Dance - Brain Breaks - Kids Songs by The Learning Station
5 Little Penguins | Counting Song | Children, Kids and Toddlers Song | Patty Shukla
Let's Go To The Zoo | Animal Song for Kids
Wag Your Tail | Animal Action Verb Song | Super Simple Songs
Animal Songs for Children & kids | If I Were An Animal nursery rhymes | Patty Shukla
Yes, I Can! | Animal Song For Children | Super Simple Songs