Weekly Newsletter

Oceans

Dear Parents,

This week we started talking about oceans and the different characteristics of this massive part of our earth. During the course of the unit we will be talking about the different animals that we can find, specifically sea turtles, sharks, octopus, and fish. At the end of our unit we will have the opportunity to experience first hand this wonderful life form in the Centro de Exhibiciones Marinas Smithsionian located in El Causeway. We will keep you updated on this fieldtrip!

Morning Routines

Salt Water vs Fresh Water

As part of our Morning Routines, we try to include different activities that teach different aspects of our units. In this activity we tasted the difference between salt water and fresh water. Their reactions were amazing!!

ABC

Writing letter at this age can be very tricky for them. In this activity we used out bodies to create different letters. This will give the opportunity for children to really get the sense of straight lines and curved lines in capital letters.

Land Animals and Ocean Animals

We classified different ocean animals depending on if they swim or if they walk.

Class Pet

Rainbow

This Tuesday we welcomed out class Pet "Rainbow". Students will have to take responsibility in taking care of our fish and feed him every day. We will be looking at how he swims, what he eats, and his general activities through out the day. It will be a great way to learn more about oceans.

Commotion in the Ocean

This week we read the story "Commotion in the Ocean" by Giles Andreae. We looked at different types of animals that we can find down under and what each of them does. It was fun to paint their favorite animal of the story.

Choice Time

Integrating objects relating to the ocean allow children to interact directly with the topic while they explore and use their 5 senses to learn. Check out some of the things we did in each choice area.

Art Show

On Friday April 24th we will be holding the Pre-Kinder Art Show. This year we decided to use recycle materials for our creations, that is why we are asking all parents to help out by send the items listed in the letter below. Lets make an effort to help out our planet!
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Announcements

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  • Easter Break is coming up. School will be closed from the 30th of March until the 3rd of April. Classes will resume on April 6th.
  • Next Saturday March 21st the PTA will be hosting in union with ISP our annual Family Fun Fair. PK 3 parents are invited to volunteer on the Face Painting Station so if you are willing to do so, please email Patricia Martinez (patriciaprivasc@gmail.com) so that you can be included in the list. I hope all of you can make it!