January 21-31, 2013
During the next two weeks our theme will be Winter. We will discuss the season winter and the different things we observe during this time of year. Snowmen building, independently putting on winter clothes and creating ice experiments are just a few of the activities will be involved with during the two weeks.
Practicing name recognition, letter formation, print awareness, and pre-literacy skills.
Building a snowman is a favorite activity for all the children.
Two Chefs are Better Than One
Working together to encourage cooperative play was just one part of the fun during community helpers.
- Print Awareness
- Letters Qq and Rr
- Number 8
- Concepts: Sequencing, Long vs. Short and More/Less
- Cooperative Play
- Polite Words
- Answering a variety of "wh" questions using at least 2 details
- Labeling numbers 1-8 and capitol letters A-R
- Beginning to label lowercase letters and identify letter sounds.
If I were a firefighter...
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
What will Peter do in the snow? This will be one of the books we will read during the two weeks.
If I were an artist...
- Use the attached handouts in the e-mail to work on letters Qq and Rr and number 8. Please send to school pictures of objects that start with letters Qq and Rr.
- Make a snowman outside. Make sure to dress in the appropriate winter clothes. Encourage children to dress themselves as much as possible. If it doesn't snow build a snowman inside using white trash bags and newspaper.
- Use the attached recipe in the e-mail to make Snowdough. Practice making numbers, shapes and capitol and lowercase letters with you snowdough.
- Create a winter story with your family. Everyone takes a turn to add details to the story. Write down what is said and explain to your child what you are doing as you are writing. Have them help illustrate the story to create the finished product.
- Bundle up and go on a winter walk. What signs of winter do you see as you walk?
We had a great time making cakes of all sizes and shapes!
What would you do if you saw a winter wonderland outside of your home?
Ms. Ronny assisting making chef hats.
The children drew foods a chef could make around the band of the hat. We saw drawings of cakes with pink frosting, hamburgers with pickles and ketchup and pizza with mushrooms. Yummy!
- Wednesday, 2/6 is a Late Start Day. There will be no AM Class.
- Our Valentine's Day party will be on Thursday, 2/14. More information to come later!
- If there is a 2-hour weather delay there will be no early childhood classes for that day.
The children are invited to sit among the Carmel Symphony Orchestra and hear excerpts of classics. Following the interactive concert, children can participate in an instrument petting zoo.
When: Sunday, 2/3
Time: 2:00 PM
Where: The Palladium at the Center of the Performing Arts in Carmel
Price: See website
2. Monday, 2/18 is President's Day. We will not have school this day. Connor Praire however is open and it is free!
3. Hamilton East Public Library wants to make sure all children are prepared for a lifetime of reading and have created the 1,000 books before kindergarten program. If you are interested in learning more about this program visit their website at http://www.hepl.lib.in.us/
** Also check out the winter reading program that they will have starting 2/1. This is similar to their summer reading program. There will be prizes during the month.
4. March 1st starts registration for Fishers Parks and Recreation summer camps. These camps can fill up quickly. If you are interested visit their website at http://www.fishers.in.us/department/?fDD=9-0
This website will also give you information about other programs they have going on currently.
5. SPRING 2013 REGISTRATION OPENS JANUARY 1
Registration for baseball, softball, soccer, 7v7 football, boys and girls lacrosse, rugby, tennis and track and field will take place from January 1 to January 31. Registration forms and online registration will be available on January 1. The forms will be available on this website, at all HSE schools, the Fishers Library and the S.P.O.R.T.S. office. Parents registering online can pay online with a credit card for a small convenience fee or can print the form and submit it to the S.P.O.R.T.S. office with cash or check payment (credit cards are not taken in the office).
For more ideas about other community events you can visit www.hamiltoncountyfamily.com