We look forward to seeing you and/or your child’s guests on Tuesday, November 25th from 8:45 to 11:30 a.m. for Grandparents and Special Friends Day! If you or a loved one are not able to attend, we will be streaming the program portion of the morning live at the following website: http://www.twitch.tv/tmastream There is no password required. The page is simply “unlisted”, so it can only be viewed by people who have the direct link. Please note, the link will only be active during the program portion of the morning from approximately 9:30 to 10:00 a.m.
from Room 4 made quesadillas for snack. Each child created his/her own
quesadilla to taste:
"After washing your hands, put a
tortilla on your plate. Spread on refried beans. Spoon on some
salsa. Sprinkle cheese on top. Watch it cook. Carefully
remove the quesadilla from the toaster oven. Yum! "
The best part was eating the
quesadillas with friends.
Practical Life works were popular this week. Children practiced putting
on a pair of mittens and a hat. We’ll put out snow pants to practice with
soon! The children have been tonging leaves, squeezing sponges with a
special fish press, sweeping up leaves, and polishing wood, silver, or brass.
we made fancy Quesadillas! The children spread on refried beans, salsa,
and cheese, and then we baked our treats in a toaster oven.
– snow!! The children were so excited to go play outside. Friday we
went sledding down the hill on the side of the playground. We do go
outside to play throughout the winter unless it is 15 degrees or colder
(temperature or wind chill), so dress warmly! To play in the snow,
children need snow pants and boots, mittens and hat. They will not be
able to sled or play in the snow without these. Please label as much as you
can, to avoid mixing up or losing snow pants, mittens, etc. You are
welcome to leave a pair of labeled snow pants at school. Please let me
know if you need your snow pants sent home. Let’s go play in the snow!!
Several works have been quite popular recently, including turtle
scrubbing, which is part of our study of reptiles this month.
To scrub a
1.the child needs to put on an apron
2. set up towels, a tub and
3. then fill a pitcher with water
4. carefully carry the pitcher of water to the
5. the child uses soap and a sponge or brush to scrub the turtle
6. to finish, the child needs to empty the bucket of water
7. dry all
8. put them away
This work helps develop and lengthen
concentration, as well as refining motor skills and offering opportunities to
move while learning. It also provides the child with the skills to
successfully clean and care for his or her environment independently.
Another favorite has been using scissors to cut out a turtle
outline, and then attaching the arms and legs with brads. The children
have enjoyed the opportunity to carefully use scissors and a hole punch.
Tracing letters and numbers was a new work this week and an instant favorite. The excitement about tracing extended to writing on dry erase and chalk boards, and also to sounding out words with the movable alphabet and then transferring the words to paper. We’re going to try tracing and writing short stories next week.