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February Friends and Fun in Pre-K 1!

Hi Families,

Back to a 5 day week after our Snow Days last week. We certainly had a great week with lots of fun things happening. Mrs. Lehane came in on Monday to read to us. She read Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon by Kat Zhang. On Tuesday, we had a visit with Mrs. T. She sang the story of If You'll Be My Valentine, sang a shadow song, talked about hibernating and brought Gus the Groundhog. We had fun singing and dancing with her.

Our Reading Street Book this week was See How They Grow: Owl by Mary Ling. "Close-up integrated photographs and an informative text follow every stage of an owl's development from its hatching from an egg to its full-grown stage." Our vocabulary words were chick, down, owl, eggshell, feathers and tasty. Our Reading Street Song was Fly Little Owl. The children had fun pretending they were owls as we sang our song. On Thursday, we used a tape measure to show how tall an owl is and each child stood next to it to see where it came up to on them.

Our song was A Bunch of Baby Beavers.

Art Easel: Water color painting & today red sparkly paint with heart stencils.

Project Table: Valentine Wreaths....paper plates to decorate by gluing hearts, jewels and pom poms B is for bird...there were pieces to make the letter B and then the children could turn it into a bird Making Valentine cards B is for binoculars...the children had a lot of fun making their own pair of binoculars. We talked about owl eyesight this week and how they cannot see well from side to side. The children looked through the tubes to look around. On the rug near the Pretend Center, I put brown pom poms (mice) for them to find.. They noticed that they had to turn their heads the same way an owl does to see things that are not right in front of them.

Math Table: Geoboards

Discovery Table: Microscopes with paper and crayons to draw what they saw.

Writing Table: B Worksheets, doodle boards and white paper with stamps

Listening Center: Love Is My Favorite Thing by Emma Chichester Clark

Our Sensory Table now has shredded paper, arctic animals and bristle blocks.

Today, we read Happy Valentine's Day Little Critter by Mercer Mayer. Just a reminder that we will be celebrating Valentine's Day in our classroom on Monday, February 14th. We will be exchanging cards, dancing and having a special treat to eat (just like Little Critter in our story did).

Here is the information I sent out previously......

Valentine's Day Info ❤

We will be exchanging valentines in our classroom. We have 10 children in our class. As far as delivering cards it is easiest if you send in the valentines just signed by who it is from and leave the "to" blank. We are a nut-free school and are asking that food and candy not be sent with the valentines. Stickers, tattoos, pencils, etc are a good alternative if you would like.

Also, please send in a Valentine mailbox for your child. The children can make this out of a box (tissue box/shoebox) or bag. Please make sure to put your child's name on their mailbox. Feel free to even put their picture on it. Have fun making it! If you have any questions, just let me know.

Do not worry if you do not have a mailbox or cards. I will have white bags that can be decorated & used as a mailbox. I will also have materials for cards if anyone needs it.

Looking ahead, next week our Letter of the Week will be R.

Have a good weekend,

Mrs. Kelley


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