This week in YK, we finished up another week of the rainforest unit. Our focus was on animals that live in the trees. We discussed these animals and learned which layer of the rainforest they live in. Our crafts this week have been so much fun! We made swinging monkeys, colorful toucans, red-eyed tree frogs, and slow and steady sloths. Next week, we will have a “taste of the rainforest”. Please be on the lookout for a handout in your sons folder on what you can bring to help! Our EC Family Night is right around the corner and we can’t wait to show you all we have been working on!
The YK boys will participate in an exciting STEAM day next Friday, April 13. STEAM activities involve science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. It was a blast last year and we can’t wait to explore this day with your boys! Have a great weekend!
We swung into our Rainforest unit this week and it has been a blast! This past week focused on plants and trees that make up our beautiful rainforest. We learned about the different layers and even began discussing some of the neat animals we may find in each layer. We incorporated our shape for this unit by creating a space of our own, a rectangle rainforest! Next week we will mainly focus on the Easter story and enjoy a fun Easter egg hunt on Wednesday and Thursday. Please remember to send in your Easter eggs by Tuesday! The boys will be working hard during this unit preparing our classroom for EC Family Night on April 19. We can’t wait for you to see our very own rainforest! Have a great weekend!
We wrapped up our community helper unit with a very tasty week! We loved learning more about chefs and food service workers through lots of fun activities and cooking adventures. The boys enjoyed helping a pastry chef create her famous chocolate chip cookies and also a special masterpiece of their own, cheese pizza! In centers this week, we worked on patterning through a game called Pancake Pile and practiced sorting colors with fruits and vegetables. The favorite center this week was our class pizzeria! We will swing into our rainforest unit when we return from spring break. We hope everyone has a safe break and we look forward to seeing your boys on March 19th!
What an exciting week as we focused on construction workers and all the great things they do to help our community! This week we were able to explore various tools they use and how they each work. This was a very popular topic among our boys! We built houses out of popsicle sticks, created a backhoe machine using familiar shapes, and made safety tool belts. On Wednesday, the boys constructed a treat of their own. They added hammered Oreos to chocolate pudding and put a sour worm on top! We never knew “dirt” could be so tasty! Centers this week were a hit with these hard at work boys. They included a road building center, design & drill, and construction worker dramatic play. On Friday, the boys built towers cementing them together using shaving cream. It was a lot of fun!
Next week, we will wrap up our community helper unit focusing on chefs and food service workers. On Thursday, the boys will come to school dressed as their favorite community helper! We will begin our Spring Break holiday on Friday March 9th. Classes will resume March 19th. Have a great weekend!