Koala KR News

Hi Koala Families,

Upcoming Events

Wednesday May 23rd: Wacky Day*
Wacky Day is a fun day to be silly.  Dress in mixed up clothing and put fun things in your hair, just to name a few.  The teachers and staff will be the example of how to be wacky.  The children will have the opportunity to make themselves wacky throughout the day.  Please see your classroom sign up genius for supplies needed.

Thursday May 24th: Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast/Leave Your Mark At PCP.
We want to thank you for all the ways you gave this year to our school. Mystery Readers, Classroom Helpers, etc. anyone who gave of their time or talents please come enjoy a FREE pancake breakfast with you child from 8:00-8:30 or a hot dog lunch from 11:30-1:00pm.  There will also be an opportunity to purchase & paint a tile so we can remember your student for years to come.  Hope to see you there!!

Friday May 25th: Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast/Make a Tile
We want to thank you for all the ways you gave this year to our school. Mystery Readers, Classroom Helpers, etc. anyone who gave of their time or talents please come enjoy a FREE pancake breakfast with you child from 8:00-8:30 .  There will also be an opportunity to purchase & paint a tile so we will can remember your student for years to come.  Hope to see you there!!

Monday May 28th: No School – Memorial Day

Tuesday June 5th: Last Chapel 10:30am

Wednesday June 6th: Last Chapel 10:30am *KR Recognition*

*Calling all Kinder Readiness parents.  At our last chapel we will have a special recognition to say good-bye to our KR friends heading to TK or Kindergarten.  All KR children are invited.

Thursday June 7th: Last Day of DKZ

Friday June 8th: Daddy Day 8:30am

Monday June 11th: Beach Day

Tuesday June 12th: Beach Day/Last Day of School

*For our Beach Days, please send your child with dry clothes, towel and a bag for wet things to go home all labeled with your child’s name.

This Week in the Koala Class

This week in the Koala class we took a dive into the Ocean.  We have been learning about fish, whales and crabs.  Our stories this week have been: The Rainbow Fish, The Rainbow Fish and the Big Blue Whale, The Rainbow Fish to the Rescue, A House for Hermit Crab and Commotion in the Ocean.  Each book inspired many fun art projects.  We used shimmery dot bottles on foil to look like the shinny scales of the Rainbow Fish.   We painted with puffy paint and added jewels. We read several non-fiction books about sea animals. Did you know a squid has no bones?  Our letter this week was R for Rowdy the Rodeo Rat. For science this week we put 1 seashell in water and 1 seashell in vinegar. Wonder what’s going to happen. Stay tuned. Hint it has to do with high acidic levels. The children have worked really hard on learning and writing the phone numbers that you provided for us.  We will continue to work on our number and letter writing.

Coming up Next Week

Next week we will continue our discussion of the Ocean.  Don’t forget next Wednesday is Wacky Day!  We are excited to see what you come up with.

Thank you

Thank you Mrs. Peterson, Aiden’s mom for being our Mystery Reader. The children loved the book, On The Plane. The flashlight was great too!

The Big God Story

Jesus is the Way

Remember Verse: The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. Psalm 145:18

Specialty Enrichment Classes

Hello families! We had a great time in Specialty Enrichment Classes this week. On Tuesday, we were able to use real doctor tools to check out our bodies. We used a stethoscope to listen to our heartbeats and used a reflex hammer to test our knee reflexes. On Wednesday, we explored Narnia by trying Turkish Delight! The children all thought it was yummy! We also drew what we thought Narnia could look like. On Thursday, we learned about Ada Twist, Scientist and did some fun science experiments! I wonder what we’ll explore next week!

 

Spanish News

Hola! This week in Spanish we began learning about the clothes we wear! We talked about our zapatos (shoes), pantalones (pants), camisas (shirts) , and calcetines (socks) to name a few items. We read the book La Ropa de Lupe and learned all about the clothes that Lupe le gusta (likes). This week we also played bingo using pictures of common clothing articles that we wear. It is amazing how much we have learned so far this year!

DKZ Fun

Flop Flop Flop as Froggy would say.  This week we have bee exploring Frogs in DKZ.  Its sure amazing to learn about all the differences in animals.  Did you know that like Frogs there is are a few other animals that are Amphibians?  After a little research we found a Mud Skipper Fish and Salamanders are also Amphibians.  We compared a Frog to a Toad and learned that Frogs lay eggs in a bunch and Toads lay eggs in a row or a line.  Frogs leap and Toads hop or walk.  Frogs have long legs and Toads have short legs.  We watched a video clip to see a Tadpole turn into a Frog.  We also discovered that a group of frogs is called an Army.  For art we did fly swatter painting, marble painting on a lily pad, frog crayon rubbing and paper plate frogs.  We heard many fun stories at circle time about Frogs, “The Teeny Weeny Tadpole”, “Fish Is Fish”, “I Don’t Want to be a Frog” and “There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Frog”.  In addition to our circle time stories we introduced the Froggy Series of books to the children.  Froggy has many fun adventures.  Where oh where will we go next week in DKZ?

   

Nature Hut Adventures

The Environment – Protecting our Earth

The environment is everything around us. All our surroundings including the air, soil, water, plants, and animals make up the environment. Plants and animals need a healthy environment to survive. In the Nature Hut this week we focused on ways to protect our Earth.  There were recyclables in the sensory bin for the students to explore and measure and pour dried rice.  Spin art on the record player was a hit in the Hut! We discussed how the earth spins on its axis and one full rotation of the Earth makes a day. Balloon paintings of the blue and green earth looked like views of it from space. The children worked hard to beautify the Nature Hut’s back fence using roller brushes and long handled bamboo brushes this week.

 

 

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