Tue, Mar 24, 2020

Dear Parents,

As I begin this communication, I am struck by the most frequent greeting of late that seems to be, “I hope you are safe and well”. How different that is from the greeting we have come to expect as, “Good morning, how are you today?” These are different and somewhat uncertain times, and I sincerely hope you are safe and well.

Mon, Mar 02, 2020 - 27 Views

Feb. 24-28

It was another great week learning about community helpers in YK! We kicked off the week with such an exciting visitor! Howard Hooser had a special visitor come talk to us all about his exciting job as a truck driver. He even brought along his semi-truck for us to look at and we got to take turns sitting in the truck. We focused on firefighters at the beginning of the week and the boys were beside themselves with excitement. We read several books about firefighters and practiced singing several songs about firefighting! We talked about what number to call in case of an emergency and talked about what you do if your clothing catches on fire. The boys thought it was hysterical practicing this by shouting, “STOP! DROP! And ROLLLLLL!” As they did this they completed each motion laughing harder each time! We had an actual firefighter come and talk to us and you would think a celebrity made an appearance in YK! Henry Martin’s great uncle told us all about his job as a firefighter and brought equipment and his uniform. The boys watched with mouths wide open, stunned in pure aw and clung to every word he had to tell us! It was quite the exciting morning! We got to enjoy chapel and read community helper books during library on Wednesday. We transitioned to learning about veterinarians the last half of the week and had so much fun with this topic. We made snakes out of colored popsicle stick, jewels, and stickers! We practiced caring for Magellan as we role-played what it would be like to be a real veterinarian.

In centers this week, we opened up a pet hospital and cared for all kinds of stuffed animals using stethoscopes, otoscopes, q-tips, tongue depressors, band-aids, blood pressure cuffs, and other tools. We practiced stop, drop, and roll in one center. We built fires with blocks and pretended to put them out with our fire hoses. We dressed up as our favorite community helpers in the dramatic play center. We drilled plastic screws using a battery-operated drill, which was a huge hit for the boys. We also continued working hard with our toolboxes and worbench as well as using our mailbox to role-play what mail carriers do on a daily basis.

We are looking forward to learning about chefs next week! We have filled our compliment jars and will be making home-made pizzas and muffins next week to celebrate while learning about what it takes to be a real chef!! A reminder that spring break begins next Friday so we will not have school that day. School will resume Monday, March 16th. We hope you all have a wonderful weekend with your boys and look forward to another incredible week with them next week.

Mon, Mar 02, 2020 - 30 Views

Feb. 24-28

It was another great week learning about community helpers in YK! We kicked off the week with such an exciting visitor! Howard Hooser had a special visitor come talk to us all about his exciting job as a truck driver. He even brought along his semi-truck for us to look at and we got to take turns sitting in the truck. We focused on firefighters at the beginning of the week and the boys were beside themselves with excitement. We read several books about firefighters and practiced singing several songs about firefighting! We talked about what number to call in case of an emergency and talked about what you do if your clothing catches on fire. The boys thought it was hysterical practicing this by shouting, “STOP! DROP! And ROLLLLLL!” As they did this they completed each motion laughing harder each time! We had an actual firefighter come and talk to us and you would think a celebrity made an appearance in YK! Henry Martin’s great uncle told us all about his job as a firefighter and brought equipment and his uniform. The boys watched with mouths wide open, stunned in pure aw and clung to every word he had to tell us! It was quite the exciting morning! We got to enjoy chapel and read community helper books during library on Wednesday. We transitioned to learning about veterinarians the last half of the week and had so much fun with this topic. We made snakes out of colored popsicle stick, jewels, and stickers! We practiced caring for Magellan as we role-played what it would be like to be a real veterinarian.

In centers this week, we opened up a pet hospital and cared for all kinds of stuffed animals using stethoscopes, otoscopes, q-tips, tongue depressors, band-aids, blood pressure cuffs, and other tools. We practiced stop, drop, and roll in one center. We built fires with blocks and pretended to put them out with our fire hoses. We dressed up as our favorite community helpers in the dramatic play center. We drilled plastic screws using a battery-operated drill, which was a huge hit for the boys. We also continued working hard with our toolboxes and worbench as well as using our mailbox to role-play what mail carriers do on a daily basis.

We are looking forward to learning about chefs next week! We have filled our compliment jars and will be making home-made pizzas and muffins next week to celebrate while learning about what it takes to be a real chef!! A reminder that spring break begins next Friday so we will not have school that day. School will resume Monday, March 16th. We hope you all have a wonderful weekend with your boys and look forward to another incredible week with them next week.

Fri, Feb 21, 2020 - 31 Views

February 18th-21st

We have had a wonderful week! This week is always a favorite amongst the boys. We focused on policemen and firemen this week. In centers we played with our firehouse and police stations and the boys had such fun role-playing they never wanted to leave. We got to dress up as our favorite community helper in our dramatic play area and they boys loved this. We mailed letters with our toy mail and mailbox. We doctored patients in our hospital. It was a joy filled week watching the boys in their element saving the day over and over again as they pretended to be their real-life heroes!

We also focused on Black History month. We read Molly, By Golly! We also cracked open different colored eggs and found they were all the same inside. We talked about how even though everyone looks different on the outside we all are humans and God made us all alike on the inside! We read Officer Buckle and Gloria and talked all about safety, laws, and what policemen do to keep us safe. The boys got to tell us if they were a police officer what their favorite law to enforce would be. We water colored a police badge and wrote their favorite law on it!  We are very much looking forward to diving further into firemen next week. We even have a real fireman coming to talk to us! Also, a real truck driver and his semi-truck will be visiting and we get to take turns sitting inside! The excitement is R E A L!!! We ended the week with a visit to YIPES! STRIPES! Where we got to watch second grade boys parade around dressed as former and the current president. Past presidents gave speeches and the boys performed songs. A PDS teacher also performed the star spangled banner! It was such an awe-inspiring performance. It was a wonderful end to a great week. We hope you have a restful weekend and look forward to more excitement in the week to come.

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