Mon, Nov 11, 2019

We had happy, happy week in JK! We spent the week learning about the letter Hh. We used hammers and made silly heads. We also used highlighters to practice writing the letter Hh.

Our math skill this week was patterns. We created pattern headpieces for our Thanksgiving Play as well as necklaces to wear. We worked on both two part and three part patterns.

We introduced the Thanksgiving story this week. We learned about the Pilgrims, the Mayflower, and the Native Americans. We created our own tell and draw of Squanto.

Looking Ahead:

Thursday, November 14th- Report Cards sent home

Friday, November 22nd- Thanksgiving Play 9:00 (Dismissal following the program. Aftercare will be available for those enrolled.)

Thu, Oct 31, 2019

We had a magnificent week in JK! We introduced the letter Mm and we made moon letter cards with glow in the dark paint. We practiced writing the letter Mm with magna doodles built with magna tiles and drew pictures with markers.

We continued our farm unit this week and focused on animals. We made chicken hats and discussed predators. The boys were daddy hens and spent the day protecting their egg from the sneaky, sly fox who would sneak in and grab their eggs. The boys had fun building chicken coops and fox traps! We read the book “Pigs Pigs” by Gail Gibbons. We did a STEAM activity to go along with “The Three Little Pigs.” We “built” houses and tried to see whose house would not be huffed and puffed and blown down! We finished our farm unit with a delicious Harvest Breakfast. We had foods from the farm and enjoyed music from Mr. Hancock. Thank you to all the party parents who helped provide for our party!

Next week is the PDS Book Fair. The books will be set up in Baber Gym and our day to visit is Thursday at 12:00. Please pick your son up from our classroom.

Looking Ahead:

Thursday, November 7th- Book Fair visit 12:00-12:30

Thursday, November 14th- Report Cards sent home

Friday, November 22nd- Thanksgiving Play 9:00 (Dismissal following the program. Aftercare will be available for those enrolled.)

Fri, Oct 25, 2019

What a Nice week in JK! We introduced the letter Nn. We made noodle necklaces, and created our nest letter card.

Hi ho the dairy-o! We have loved diving deeper into our study of the farm and studied farm animals this week. We learned how milk gets from a cow to carton, and we even “milked” our own cow and churned cream into butter. We got to taste our hard work! Mmmm…. We will wrap up our farm unit next week with a Harvest Breakfast!

We were also busy getting ready for our Grandparents’ Day program. We celebrated 70 years of Spirit and Song at PDS. Thank you to all the grandparents and special visitors that came!

Reminder for Nurse Alice Ball:

With Halloween coming up, we ask that ALL treats of any kind MUST be on the nut-free list.  Any candy/cookie/cupcake label has to clearly state that the product was made in a peanut and tree nut free facility…any product with language that says something like "made in a facility that also processes nuts" is not allowed.  

Looking Ahead:

Thursday, October 31st: Harvest Breakfast 11:00-12:00

Friday, November 22nd: Thanksgiving Play

Fri, Oct 18, 2019

We were rocking and rolling this week while we introduced the letter Rr. We made rainbows and created our own robot. We used rainbow crayons and talked about Roy G Biv and the colors in a rainbow.

Continuing our farm unit, we read the book "Food From Farms" by Nancy Dickmann. Also, each boy planted their own bean seed. We talked about all the things that seed will need to grow.  To introduce the different parts of vegetables we eat, we read the book “The Vegetables We Eat” by Gail Gibbons and sorted pictures based on the different parts we eat. We had a wonderful time on our field trip touring the Agricenter Farmer’s Market. This tour reinforced the parts we eat of different fruits and vegetables. Is it the package, which is the outside; seeds, which are usually on the inside but not always; or both? We also talked about the different sizes, shapes, and colors of the fruits and vegetables. We ended our field trip with a hay ride and a picnic lunch- the weather was perfect! Thank you to all our parent volunteers- fun was had by all!

Looking Ahead:

Friday, October 25th- Grandparents Day ( half day dismissal)

Thursday, October 31st – Harvest Breakfast (11:00-12:00)

Friday, November 22nd – Thanksgiving Play @ 9:00

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