Friday, January 14, 2011

This week in the Green Room

Hello Parents,

Mother Nature dumped a bunch of snow on us Tuesday which caused afternoon preschool to be canceled so this week seemed very short for some of us.

We made winter trees by painting our hands brown and sprinkling sugar on our hand print which looked like winter snow. It is great to see how many of your kids have decided that having paint on their hands is not nearly as bad as they thought it was at the beginning of the year. This shows us that they are feeling more comfortable with sensory issues. Finger painting is one of their favorite things to do now!

Thursday was BEAR DAY. This was such a huge hit and we still have several bear projects to do so we are going to continue bear day to next Thursday, January 20th. Please have your child bring their favorite bear to schotol on Thursday the 20th.

We talked about hibernation. Ask your child about it. They should be able to tell you what it is and how these animals prepare for hibernation. We did a science experiment where the kids could feel how the fat or flubber these animals build up during this time protects them from the cold while they "sleep". We made bears and paw prints with coffee grinds. Our classroom smelled great all day! Ask your child to sing you the new songs we learned about hibernation. Here is how it goes so you can sing with them. Several parents have been asking for the words to the new songs. The song is sung to the tune of Frère Jacques.

Bear is sleeping, bear is sleeping
Let it snow, let it snow
Sleeping all the winter, sleeping all the winter
Snug and warm, snug and warm

Bear is sleeping, bear is sleeping
In a cave, in a cave
I wonder when he'll wake up, I wonder when he'll wake up
In the spring, in the spring

Just a reminder that we do not have school on Tuesday, January 18th. Olentangy school district is off this is an in service day for us as well.

Also Thursday, January 20th is the last day to turn in pizza order for the Little Caesars pizza fundraiser. This is a great way to earn money for the preschool for our enrichment curriculum. We don't have school on that Tuesday but you can drop orders off or bring them in on the 20th. Thanks again!

Have a fantastic weekend. Together we teach,

Mrs Ramsey & Mrs. Reed

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