Diana's Update 2-20-2020

posted Feb 20, 2020, 11:09 AM by Cynthia Friedman
The kindergartners enjoyed a few days of Valentine activities including sewing heart bracelets, making cards, decorating festive bags and learning some new rhymes and songs like “February is a Short Month,” “A Heart of Paper,” “Mail Myself to You,” “I Love You,” “L-O-V-E Spells Love,” and more. They were so cute in their pajamas.

I love you, I love you
I love you divine.
Please give me your bubblegum;
(You’re sitting on mine.)

We will celebrate Dr. Seuss on his birthday, Monday, March 2. We plan to wear stripes of all kinds as we enjoy his books.

Recent Shape and Say stories: “Gertie the Goat,” “Polly’s Powder Puff,” “The Voracious Vacuum” and this week, “Jacking the Jalopy.” A couple of “J” activities the children are enjoying are reciting and acting out the poem “Junco” by Adam Stemple and a dance called “Jump, Jim Jo.”

The junco is a tiny bird,
But tougher than the rest,
Hopping up and crouching down
And puffing out its chest;
It flaps its wings and jumps about
When it comes time to feed.
I can’t believe the fuss it makes
For one sunflower seed.

Our new chapter book, Warton and the Castaways by Russell E. Erickson, relates another adventure of Morton and Warton.

The children had a good time studying the wedge as a simple machine.

The garden beds are being prepared for planting peas. The children have learned the parts of the plant. Also, a tomato is so close to being ripe.

Rachael lead small groups in a popcorn science experiment to determine if air or oil is a more effective way to pop the kernels. (You may have heard “Song of the Popcorn.”

Each day we are reading a few of the original stories the children composed and illustrated. The young authors are so proud.

We hope to see you at Game Night this Friday.

Save-the-Date: Thursday, March 5, Kindergarten Curriculum Sharing, 3:05-4:05 and 6:00-7:00. This is an opportunity for your child to show you the work they’ve been doing in class.