Early Learners Highlights

February 4, 2022

Dear Early Learners Families,


It's official! Our preschoolers are 100 days more amazing! The week was filled with fun, reflection, and exploring, and we can't wait for you to read more about it below!


If your child will be going to Kindergarten next year, you can expect to take them to Kindergarten Round-Up at their home elementary school for a short visit this spring. More details about Kindergarten Round-up will be coming in the next few months. In the meantime, please save the date for your child's school!


Kipling - May 13

South Park - May 17

Walden - May 6

Wilmot - May 10


Have a wonderful weekend,

Janet

What's Happening in Early Learners?

Our Early Learners had a busy week celebrating our 100th day and ushering in our Black History Month unit! Earlier this week some classes also recognized the Lunar New Year and wrapped up our study of the Winter Olympics. The children have been excited to share their plans to watch the “real” Opening Ceremonies or new favorite Olympic sports with their families!!

Wednesday was a truly special day in our program as we marked 100 days of growth, achievements, and fun together! The classes celebrated with dance parties, jump-a-thons, cute hats, building challenges, crafts, writing projects, and time sharing favorite memories. They were especially excited at the idea that they get to keep going to school on day 101, 102, 103… and beyond!

We started our Black History Month unit by focusing on stereotypes. The children especially enjoyed the book “Mixed,” a story about different colored dots that first lived in a segregated city before realizing that their differences make life much more interesting. We have also started talking about both historical and present day prominent Black figures. The children have been fascinated by facts about leaders from Barack Obama to Harriet Tubman. Throughout these introductory lessons we return to the message that people can do or be anything they dream regardless of how they look or what group they belong to. Students in our 3s classes have done a great job relating some of these more complex themes and lessons back to familiar stories such as “Mixed!” We are excited to learn about artists, athletes, and the quilters of Gee’s Bend next week!

Upcoming Dates

February 21 - No School, Legal Holiday

February 22 - No School, Teacher Institute

February 27 - South Park Bingo Night

March 19-27 - No School, Spring Break


**Reminder - Early Childhood does not have Early Release on Wednesdays!

Keep in touch!

Janet Gruenwald

Assistant Principal

South Park Elementary School

Program Director District 109 Early Learners