STARS Classroom News

January 11 - January 15

What Happened Last Week!!

Last week we started our new winter theme. Our book was The Mitten. We worked on labeling/identifying the animals in the book. We also worked on sequencing the story.

What Will Happen This Week!!

We will continue our winter theme. We will continue our anchor book The Mitten. We will continue to label/identify the animals in the story and to sequence it. The students will be working on answering questions about the story and about the differences/similarities of the animals in the story.

Matt and Molly

Molly Makes a Snowman: We will continue our Matt and Molly story. Molly dresses the snowman with a mittens, scarf, and hat. Matt walks by and is cold. He gets an idea and puts on the mittens, scarf and hat to stay warm. We will be learning about the things we need to wear to keep warm when it's cold outside. We will be working on answering questions about the story.

At home you can be teaching your children to put on their own mittens, hat, and scarf.

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Table Time Activities

Monday - Winter hat- cut strips of paper, glue on strips and glue on circles(can make a pattern)glue on cotton


Tuesday - Snowy Owl- Paint with bubble wrap to make snow, glue on branch, tear brown paper and glue on owl, glue on cupcake holders, eyes and nose.


Thursday - Mitten: Sponge paint white paint on blue paper for the mitten background. Paint a watered down glue/water mixture on mitten and then glue tissue paper squares on top.


Friday - Snowman picture-Have students draw a snowman while teacher models. Have a solution of half Epsom salts and half water, students will paint it on for snowy/ frosted effect.

Upcoming Events and Important Information

Love and Logic Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun
(For use with youth ages 0 to 6 years)
Lee’s Summit Christian Church
800 NE Tudor Rd
Thursday’s, January 14, 21, 28 and Feb 4, 8
6:30 to 8:00 pm


Holy Spirit Catholic Church has generously donated new and gently used winter coats for the students at Great Beginnings. If your child is in need of a winter coat, please notify their teacher or call Mary Beth Panek, School Social Worker, at 986-2466.


A flyer was sent home in your child's backpack regarding a picky eater info. night. It's this Tuesday January 12th from 6-7pm. Let me know if you need another one.


Transportation will be checking coats: Please read the information regarding winter coats and car seat safety- http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/news/2012/12/winter-coats-and-car-seats-keeping-your-child-safe-and-warm/index.htm


Below is the link to the Great Beginnings website. Please refer to the calendar for the updated events.

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Fun Sensory Tubs and Other Ideas to do at Home

Other Related Books

Songs

Hello Hello! | Kids Song | Nursery Rhymes | Super Simple Songs
Time to Say Good-bye
Little Snowflake | Super Simple Songs
Mittens Song for Kids | Winter Song | Colors Song
Five little Snowmen | Snowman
I'm A Little Snowman + More | Kids Songs Collection | Super Simple Songs
I'm a Little Snowman Songs for Children | Winter Songs for Kids
Clean Up Song
Counting Snowflakes | Christmas Songs for Kids