PreK/Kindergarten Extended Day
January was full of fun and interesting topics. We learned about dinosaurs, what happens when you soak an egg in vinegar, and we wrote letters to our future first grade selves. In February we are continuing to explore child directed interests during our letter of the week activities!
For letter H we made homes for hermit crabs, hearts in preparation for Valentines Day and hosted a crazy hat day. During letter I we will make igloos, learn how to make ice grow, and do a writing prompt describing what ingredients make you, you! Making Jellyfish, letter sorting jars, math with jellybeans are activities we will do during letter J.
Along with the letter of the week we have been doing alphabet pages. Your children trace the letters and then practice writing them on their own. Every week we also make a list of words that start with the letter of the week. Everyday your children add more and more vocabulary to our list. Our curriculum is based on the handwriting without tears curriculum.
As a reminder with the snow every child needs to be sent to Extended Day with gloves (preferably waterproof), snow-pants, jacket, hat, snow boots (please have shoes to change into after going outside), and a plastic reusable shopping bag to place all of the wet snow-gear in. If you gave your child permission to go sledding on the hill next to the school, you must provide a sled and a helmet. Your child will not be permitted to sled without these two requirements.
February Vacation: February 16th-20th- We wish you a great winter break!
--If you would like to donate any extra snow gear to Extended Day, we would really appreciate it.
--3-M reusable hooks
--White laundry bins
Items to note:
Please update your child's extra clothes bag. They have grown and the weather is a bit colder than the fall.
PreK-Please bring in an extra pillow case so we can give you the current one to wash.
PreK-Please note pickup is at 2:25pm. It is essential that you arrive before our Kindergarten friends arrive.
Thank you for all your support and cooperation!
Angelica, Mackenzie, Christiane & Emily