Newsletter, Feb.26-March 2
Week in Review
Notes and Reminders
- Thanks to Hazel’s family for the delicious snack this week!
- Beaumont had a fire drill on Monday. We practice this drill once a month. Pre-K did an awesome job!
- We will be conducting lice checks over the next several days. This is a proactive measure to help prevent the spread of lice in our classroom. If lice/nits are detected, students will be sent home and treatment must occur before they return to school. Also, if you know that your child has lice, please let us know. Then we can be more proactive too. If you need more information, please review our lice/nit policy.
- The middle school day goes until 3:45. If picking up before then, please make sure that children in the lobby including Pre-K students are attended at all times. We strive to maintain a great relationship with our host school and classes are actively going on during our full-day pickup time. Please model appropriate behavior and encourage students to continue to follow classroom and school rules while in the building during pickup time. Some examples are walking (rather than running) through the classroom or lobby, leaving toys and classroom materials in place, keeping hands and bodies to self with other students, and using a quiet voice. This is also a transition time for our aftercare friends, and a peaceful environment helps set them up for success in the hour and a half they remain with us. Thanks!
Monday: In Morning Meeting, we introduced Jett as the new Person of the Week and our new weekly job helpers! We also used our hundreds chart to count down to the last day of school. This week we began our unit on Dr. Seuss. For our first day we read The Lorax and thought about all the wonderful different animals, plants, and places on our planet. Then we created some Lorax-inspired art about those things–coming soon to the Pre-K gallery walls!
On Tuesday, we read Horton Hears a Who! in our curriculum groups. We discussed the idea that people come in all different shapes and sizes, and they all deserve to be heard and respected. For our special project, we recreated a scene from the book using pipe cleaners, pom-poms, and markers!
Wednesday: Today was Wacky Wednesday and we enjoyed some silliness. We read Green Eggs and Ham, Wacky Wednesday, and The Cat in the Hat in our small groups. For our project, we all made wacky hats to wear on Friday in celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday. We folded large pieces of paper into paper hats and then added feathers, stamps, ribbons, and colored them with markers.
Thursday: In our small groups, we read The Cat in the Hat Comes Back, and There’s a Wocket in My Pocket. Students finished up some projects from this week, and enjoyed some extra time playing outside in the sunshine today too.
Friday: Today we celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with a wacky dress-up day, wearing our wacky hats, doing some silly games in the gym with Teacher Mike and playing a Happy Birthday song to Dr. Seuss on our kazoos. Students colored some dot-to-dot pages, mazes, and coloring pages from Green Eggs and Ham and Horton Hears a Who. We also enjoyed a wacky snack of popcorn, pickles and fruit snacks. Today we also opened the dramatic play area that now resembles some of the scenes from Dr. Seuss’s books. In the afternoon, we read Jett’s Person of the Week book and played another silly tune on our kazoos.
Gym Time with Teacher Mike:
We had some serious DR Seuss fun in the gym this week! We played Cat in the Hat tag, Mac and Cheese Tag, Horton hears a Who and other DR Seuss themed activities. It was great to see the kids run and play in their wacky outfits on Friday. The gym can be pretty chilly so a sweatshirt or long sleeve shirts are always appreciated so that they don’t have to play wearing heavy jackets.
Have a great weekend!