Dear Peacocks parents,
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Hello Peacock parents!
As a reminder, we will still be outside for 2 hours everyday. Every child should have snow pants and a coat or a snow suit, waterproof shoes, gloves, a warm hat, and extra socks. We will be sleeding up to twice a week while there is snow and the school has sleds for the children to use. Please do not send sleds from home. If your child has a sled at the school, please take it home. Also, every child who would like to participate in the sledding should bring a helmet from home. Lastly, every child should also have inside shoes and a sweater or fleece to wear indoors.
Circle time: This week in circle time we revisited the letter A which we learned last week. This week we learned the letter B and that was also a topic of discussion in circle time. We also took a moment of our circle time to talk about how to treat eachother. In these moments when we are sitting together as a group we feel it is important to remind the children that we must take care of eachother!
Art: Following our learning of the letter B this week, the children colored in some worksheets of the upper-case and lower-case version of the letter. Also, the children have alot of time to draw and color freely. They all have their own personal books to draw in and they are free to take the book from their box whenever they are finished with an activity or we have free play time.
English and Vocabulary: We are continuing our learning of one letter per week. This week we are focusing on the letter B. Every child had the opportunity write the upper and lower-case on paper and to color in both versions of the letter. Along with this, during circle time we asked the children to think of words or names that begin with the letter B. The children also did some baking having to do with learning the letters! We put toger some inedible dough for the children to shape letters out of and then we baked the dough to make the letters hard The children had loads of fun with this project!
Math: This week we saw the need to revisit the even numbers. Once again we built the tower of cups with even numbers written on them. As a result more children are starting to understand the concept of odd and even numbers. Also some of the children continued with learning number placement. Hopefully those children can move on to rounding numbers next week. A good number of the children find math fun! The children really like to challenge themselvs to figure out problems using mathmatical process and logic. Some of the children are even using this logic to play an ipad game wheich asks them to build a bridge strong enough for a train to cross. We can even see that they have learned that triagles are the strongest shapes to build with!
Outings: This week we will be going to the big hill behind the school again to go sledding. Adriana has suggested that we try to find out where some of the children will be going to school next year and to plan a trip to visit the school. This sounds like a great idea and we will keep you updated on the execution of this idea.
If you should have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to email, call, or speak directly with us.