EARLY BIRD NEWSLETTER
Vol. 2 November 16 2015
This Week in Class
By: Byron Barton
This week's theme is "airport". In our Book of the Week, we will learn the steps for taking a plane ride. The people in the book will go to the airport, wait in line, get on the airplane, and fly up in the sky.
For Special Center, the kids can play with cars, trucks and planes at the crayon table. They will also have an opportunity to practice the Small Group symbolic play activity for going on an airplane.
Objects, Places, Activities: Suitcase, Line, Airplane, Seatbelt, Sky, Trip, Airport
Actions: Wait, Hold, Go, Stand, Walk, Sit, Fly
Modifiers: Time, Fast, On
Songs: “Go” song, "Wheels on the Bus" song
Small Group: The children will take turns flying on our pretend airplane. They will first hold their suitcase. Then they will sit on the plane, put on their seatbelt, and take off.
Early Birds at Home
As the holidays approach, Early Birds are thinking about holiday vacation! This week we will be talking about taking a trip on an airplane. Throughout the week, the children will also have opportunities to talk about other types of transportation like cars, trains, and buses.
If you'll be taking a trip this fall break, you can start preparing your child now. Practice the symbolic play routine we do in Small Group this week. Make a list of activities or toys your child can play with in the car or on the plane and put them in a special suitcase/travel backpack. Also, start talking about what you'll be doing and who will be there. You could make a picture book of all the things to do on vacation (download photos from the Internet of your hotel and destination or show pictures of relatives). Even if you're staying home this year, have fun pretending to take a trip.
Check out our new class Instagram account earlybirdsgetthewords. We try to post new pictures and videos after every class!
Early Bird Illness Policy
If you fear your child may be coming down with something, has a fever or virus, or has had a fever or virus within the past 24 hours, please keep him/her home. When the kids are not 100% well, they have difficulty learning and benefit less from being at school. Also, keeping them home helps prevent epidemics! If you know your child will be absent, please call or text 214-864-3013. Thank you for your cooperation!!!!