Preschool/Orange Room Newsletter
January 14th, 2021
The children have loved our arctic animal theme this week! We read “Where is Home, Little Pip?” by Karma Wilson. Afterwards we got out our play penguins and made snowy scenes using shaving cream. The kids loved this activity and talked about Pip Pip all week.
We also read “Polar Bear, Polar Bear What Do You Hear?” by Eric Carle. This was another favorite. Both Sam and Lillian chose to read this book during their free time. I was so proud to see them pointing at the words and reciting what they had heard me read.
During our morning prayer on Wednesday, Eliana asked if we could pray for Lillian. So sweet! I love how caring these children are! We are STILL cleaning up leaves from this fall. Wyatt and Jayden enjoy helping me clean them up while we go outside to play- what a blessing!
Last week we sent letters to community helpers asking questions about their jobs. The Mailman has already sent his letter back. The children were so excited to hear it! The Police officers have offered to bring in their K-9 and answer questions in person. This will take place next week. The preschool and pre-k are really looking forward to this!
Next week we will be learning about hibernation! For a fun way to do this, the Orange Room is inviting their favorite stuffed animals (particularly bears) to spend the week in our room. We will make a cave for them to sleep in until February 2nd (Groundhog day). If your child does not have a bear, any animal will do. Please have them in by Tuesday, Jan. 19th as that is our “Hibernation Day”. All animals will be stored where children can not reach them, will not be toys to be played with or touched during the day, will only be held by the child who owns it, and sent home in a plastic bag (feel free to send the animal in a plastic bag). Please no over-large animals and be sure to write your child’s name on the tag! We will take them out on Groundhog Day and ask them what they did during hibernation.
We have been enjoying our time outside every day- simply cut shorter during colder weather. Please help your child practice independently putting mittens on. It is developmentally appropriate for children of this age to be able to put mittens on.
Miss Erica has arranged a box-top competition for us. This will run from February 1st to March 1st. More information will be on the way; however, now is a good time to download a box top app for scanning receipts.