Week of April 2

We’ve had great fun in the Panda bear room these past two weeks! The children are enjoying playing with trains and cars, blocks and Duplos, play dough and kinetic sand. They are engaged in imaginative play in the housekeeping area, with the dollhouse and they are enjoying playing with their friends from the Little Chick room. They are busy! The children have created some beautiful artwork using a variety of mediums: scrub brushes and paint, painting with foam rollers, eye dropper art, and blow art, where the children move watered down paint around by blowing through a straw. We read Three Little Pigs by
James Marshall, Bear Sees Colors by Karma Wilson, Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney, Splish, Splash, Spring by Jan Carr and We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury. And we continue to sing and recite the Nursery rhymes we have learned over the past few weeks. We have also played with magnetic letters and numbers, counting bears, and a number match game. Numbers are very popular in our class right now! This past Monday, we had another great visit with our favorite musician, Hugh Hanley. We sang songs, recited finger plays, and moved to the music. It was fun! Gym with Coach Kate is one of the highlights of the week for the Panda bear class. They love to run, jump, and move! As a reminder, parent/teacher conferences will be held during the week of April 9 – 13. Please return your conference schedule as soon as possible. Conferences are a great way to talk about the progress your child is making and to talk about any concerns. I’m looking forward to meeting with each one of you! Also, COF morning Preschool will be closed the following week, April 16 – 20, as it is school vacation week.
Thank you! Have a great weekend!

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