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February Fun in Pre-K 1!

Hi All,

What a difference a week makes. We had indoor recess last Friday due to the arctic weather. Today, we were outside enjoying the sunshine with the temperature at almost 60 degrees!

We had two visitors this week. On Monday, Mrs. Lehane read us Skippyjon Jones by Judy Schachner. The children loved the voices she used for the characters in the story. On Thursday, Mr. G was read Pete The Cat and The Perfect Pizza Party by Kimberly & James Dean.

Our Reading Street Book this week was A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle. "A hermit crab who has outgrown his old shell moves into a new one, which he decorates and enhances with the various sea creatures he meets in his travels."

Our Reading Song was I'm a Little Hermit Crab. Our vocabulary words were crab, decorate, empty, shell, inside and outgrown.

Our Letter of the Week was R. Our song was Racing In My Red Race Car.

We also read Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister and Ravi's Roar by Tom Percival.

Other activities in our classroom this week were:

Discovery Table: Snow....we have barely seen any this winter. So, we made some in our classroom. Each of the children helped to make snow and we then dumped it into our Sensory Table. The children enjoyed measuring, mixing and feeling the snow we made.

Project Table: I Love You To Pieces Craft...a heart was decorated with markers, tissue paper and jewels.

Hermit Crab Craft....the children painted their shell with sponges and were able to add glitter too. They stamped their hand to make a hermit crab. These were drying and will be put together next week.

Rainbow Fish Craft...the children decorated their fish with dot markers and were able to cut aluminum foil to make sparkly scales

Our Pretend Center has changed to be a school. I love listening to the children as they play school. They are assigning jobs, doing calendar, teaching letters and counting.

Math Table: Number Scavenger Hunt-This was a hit! Looking high and low all over the room the children located numbers 1-10. Each day the numbers were moved and we had many laughs today as they tried to locate them all.

Writing Table: Letter R Worksheets and supplies to create Valentine cards.

Art Easel: Doily hearts to paint

Sensory Table: Arctic animals with blocks and our homemade snow.

On Monday, February 13th we will be attending a Valentine Dance with the other classes during our school day.

We will be celebrating Valentine's Day in our classroom on Tuesday, February 14th.

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.

I introduced the children to Flat Mrs. Kelley today. Each Friday, a child will bring "me" home for the weekend. There is a binder included and you can write down all that you do with Flat Mrs. Kelley and the adventures you have taken her on. Feel free to take pictures or draw pictures in the journal too. Flat Mrs. Kelley went out today for the first time. Each child will have a turn.

Looking ahead, Show & Tell for Letter K will be on Wednesday.

Have a good weekend!


Mrs. Kelley


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