Hi Koala Families,
Monday February 19th-Friday February 23rd: No School Winter Break
Monday March 5th: Teddy Bear Picnic *Please See Sign up Genius for ways you can help. Thank you.
Tuesday March 6th: Teddy Bear Picnic *Please See Sign up Genius for ways you can help. Thank you.
Monday March 12th: Author Day *Please See Sign up Genius for ways you can help. Thank you.
Thursday March 15th: Author Day *Please See Sign up Genius for ways you can help. Thank you.
Tuesday & Wednesday March 20th & 21st: Parent Teacher Conferences – No School
Tuesday & Wednesday March 27th & 28th: No Chapel
Friday March 30th: Good Friday/Easter Chapel & Celebration 10:30am. All children and families are welcome to this special Chapel & Easter Celebration.
This Week in the Koala Class
Love, Love, Love is in the air in the Koala class. This week we enjoyed many fun stories around love and caring. Two of our favorites were: Four Valentines in a Rainstorm and Heartprints. We handed out Valentines and made delicious parfaits for snack. We did heart fold over paintings, marble painted with valentine colors. Our letter this week was “V”. It’s amazing how many words start with letter “V! We enjoyed painting with celery and dipping it in red paint. It made beautiful “roses”. The children loved the song “Do You Know This Friend of Mine?” It’s to the tune of “Muffin Man”.
Coming up Next Week
Next week there is no school. Enjoy the time off with your families. When we come back to school on February 26th our topic of discussion will be Transportation.
Thank you parents for helping make our Valentine’s Day Parties wonderful!
The Big God Story
God Is Powerful
Remember Verse: For the Lord is good and his love endures forever. Psalm 100:5a
Specialty Enrichment Classes
It was another great week in the Specialty Enrichment Classes! On Tuesday, we headed outside to go on another nature walk. We observed the plants with our magnifying glasses. On Wednesday, we learned all about the piano. We were able to play on a small piano, dance to piano music, and learn how a piano works. On Thursday, we learned all about la comida, which is food in Spanish! I wonder what we will explore after the break!
Hola! This week we have been learning about body parts and reviewing the names for the days of the week. We also read Te Quiero in honor of the Valentines holiday. The story reminded us that our parents nos quieren (love us) no matter what. We also played a matching game to review words like brazos, Piernas, y Cabeza.
This week in DKZ we introduced two new artist: Pablo Picasso and Georgia O’Keeffe. Picasso was famous for his abstract art. For art we played a game called “Roll-a-Picasso. The children were given a paper with different choices of heads, eyes, noses, mouths and patterns. Once they rolled the die they saw which drawing connected to the number, then they drew it on their paper at the small table top easels. They were very abstract and the children did an amazing job on them. A few friends worked together on it. Georgia O’Keeffe was an American artist that was famous for her paintings of enlarged flowers. The children painted portraits of flowers, planted flowers and played in the flower shop.
Nature Hut Adventures
Are seahorses really fish? Yes, they are! Are starfish, fish? No, they are not! What lived in all these seashells? These are some of the questions asked in the Nature Hut this week as we examined different types of sea creatures. The dried sea horse, sea stars (otherwise known as star fish) and scallop, conch and cowry shells were on display for the kids to examine. We looked up what creatures lived in each of the shells and were impressed with the interesting array of sea snails, gastropods and hermit crabs that used to inhabit the shells. Each of the kids got a chance to paint and take home their own shell and to dig sea creatures and shells out of the sandy sensory bin, too.