Week of November 27

It was an exciting week back after a long break for Thanksgiving.  I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend.  We finished up our community helpers on Monday talking about sanitation workers.  They have a very important job keeping our community clean!  We also talked about recycling and pollution which leads into out next unit “The Forest.”  This is a fun unit where we learn about so many different animals and what they live, what they eat, and how they survive.  And what better forest creature to start with other than the Owl!  The books we read this week were The Great Trash Bash, Woodsy Owl and the Trail Bikers, Owl, Little Owl’s Night, and The Busy Tree.

Our art activities included making a picture frame out of recycled meat trays (they never actually had meat on them though).  We decorated them with sparkles and colored tissue.  They are wonderful!  We also started our forest decorations.  We were busy painting giant green leaves to shade our animals in the forest.  We also enjoyed decorating owl shapes with feathers.

We worked hard on our letter H list this week as well.  We decorated letter H pages with helicopters, hearts and happy faces.  We also enjoyed trying honey on our rice cakes for a special letter H snack.  We also welcomed December on Friday.  It’s hard to believe time is going so fast!

We discussed starting our “Literacy Bags” with the group.  We showed them what the bags are and explained how they work.  We hope to start them next week.  I will email an informational sheet and we really need you to review it and decide if you want to commit to your child participating.  It’s very open-ended and should be fun for everyone!  We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

I would also like to send out a few reminders.  First, we need to update out extra clothes to more appropriate pants and top.  If you could send in an extra outfit including underwear and socks and we will send home the warmer weather clothes that we have.  The other reminder is for full day friends who brush teeth.  We are required to have the toothbrushes replaced every 3 months, so the Friday before winter break, we will be sending those home to be replaced.  Please send in a new toothbrush for your child once yours is sent home.  Thanks so much and have a great weekend.


COMING UP: Forest (Moose and Deer)

REMINDERS:  Please send in cooler weather extra clothes if you have not already done so.  Thanks.


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