Early Childhood

Mrs. Lavarreda and Ms. King

April 17, 2017

Happy Monday! We hope you have enjoyed the long weekend; it is always nice to have an extra day to do fun activities with the family. Last week we’ve had many activities in the classroom; we started our week talking about important facts about Spain such as the location of the country, city and country life, seasons, family and celebrations (we are learning the birthday song in Spanish), money, and music. We also learned about pets in Spain and some rules, laws, and customs; this week we are planning on preparing a dessert (Natilla) to eat during our special group snack. During this week we will have lessons on important places, sports, as well as concentrate our art lesson on the famous artist Picasso; we will read his biography, techniques, and will have a special project in our art shelf. Also last week we were able to plant our flowers; the weather was amazing and we enjoyed this activity very much. We will have a watering schedule so everybody has an opportunity to take care of the garden. During our planting time we reviewed the requirements for living things and importance/benefits of having some worms in the soil.

Our kindergarteners will continue preparing for their achievement test this coming week (April 24th-28th); they will review the most important topics during kindergarten time and will reinforce their measurement lessons by preparing our Spanish dessert (they will measure all the ingredients themselves)! And we know they do a great job. During the next two weeks we will have the “Safe Touch Program” in the classroom; Ms. Payne our school counselor will give the lessons. We are asking parents to bring students to school on time so they don’t miss such important lessons; we will appreciate your help on this matter.    

This coming Tuesday April 18th at 10:00 a.m. we  will have another inside field trip; a high school cast from the Germantown Community Theatre  will come to our school and perform “The Little Prince”, we are so excited about this play especially our kindergarteners who have been reading the book during kindergarten reading time. Parents please plan on bringing your kids on time for this special day!

This Sunday, April 22nd is Earth Day and we are planning on having a special lesson and talk about recycle, reuse, compost, and planting; we will conclude our week by going on a nature walk and spend extra time to appreciate even more the beautiful nature that surrounds our school. Our students will work on some Earth Day coloring sheets one day during carline and our kindergarten will work on a small booklet during their working time.

Special note: Picture day is this coming Wednesday, April 19Th; send your child to school with a nice outfit, you are welcome to send changing clothes for your child to wear after the picture.

Reminders:

  • Thanks to The Dubal Family for bringing snack this week.
  • Please return Monday folders, mat covers, and lunch/pizza forms on time.
  • Apply sunscreen/bug spray to your child before school.
  • Students need a water bottle and a cloth napkin for lunch every day.
  • Girls need to wear shorts under their skirts or dresses please.
  • We prefer students to wear enclosed shoes to school to avoid any accidents.

 

Have a great week!

 

View this week's pictures.