Category: Green Room

April 24-28 & May 1-5, 2017

The Green Room

April 24-28 and May 1-5, 2016

Hello and welcome to the Green Room!  Spring is definitely in the air at Kinderfarm!  Our some of our spring vegetables have been planted, violets and dandelions are perfect for picking and lastly, we’re hoping for  more bottle babies to love!

Be sure to check the Kinderfarm website each week.  In addition to the classroom newsletters which outline the happenings in the classroom, the notes and reminders section keeps parents informed of important information.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to give us a call at (319)351-3438.

 

  • Summer and fall registration is still being accepted. All forms can be found on the website.
  • Just an FYI: We have many end of year activities that we like to engage in when the weather is sunny and warm.  If the weather is nice, we most likely will be outside!
  • We’ve been lucky enough to have some sunny days during the month of April. Please apply sunscreen prior to coming to school, and we will re-apply after your child has eaten lunch.
  • Our last day of class is Thursday, May 25th. Graduation will be at 6pm on that date.  Information will be sent home the week of May 1st.  Graduation is for children entering kindergarten in the fall.
  • T shirt orders will be going out April 24 & 25. They will be due back on May 5.

 

April 24-28:  Week of the Young Child

Music Mon (4/24): Through music, children develop math, language and literacy skills.  We’ll have 2 different guest musicians today!

Tasty Tues (4/25):  Cooking together connects math with literacy skills, science and nutrition.  We’ll be cooking up a crazy snack!

 

Work Together Wed (4/26):  When children build together they explore math and science concepts and develop their social and early literacy skills.  We’ll supply the  materials, Kinderfarmers will supply the creativity.  Ask your child what they built today.

Artsy Thurs (4/27):   Children develop creativity, social skills and fine motor skills with open-ended art projects where they can make choices.  Ask your child what they experienced today!

Family Fri (4/28):  Engaging and celebrating families is at the heart of supporting our youngest learners.  We applaud our families as their child’s first and most important teacher!  How does your child view your family, you’ll find out today!

Our chores this week are:  cats, horse water and recycling.

May 1-5:  May Day and Gardening

 Mon (5/1): We’ll be making and giving May Day surprises for friends in the red room today!   

Tues (5/2):  We’ll be looking at the parts of the plant and working together to sequence the life span of a plant before heading out to the garden.

 Wed (5/3) and Thurs (5/4):  We’ll have some prewriting practice pages to do before we head out to the garden.

Fri(5/5):  Counting and recognizing numbers to twenty will be tested today, as Kinderfarmers count tulips and then need to figure out the correct response when given 3 numbers to choose from.  Can they do it?  They’ve been working hard all year during calendar to count and recognize numbers.

Our chores this week are:   hens and goats,

Is it really almost May?  Where did our year go?  I have seen so much growth in all my students and proud of each and every one of them!

Mrs. Sheri Waldron

 

 

 

 

Green Room: April 10-14 & 17-21

The Green Room

April 10-14 and April 17-21, 2017

Hello and welcome to the Green Room!  The temperatures continue to feel very chilly on the farm with the constant blowing of the wind.  All that wind makes it feel especially cold in the morning when we do chores and want to spend time outside.  Please continue to send light weight (fleece) gloves or mittens in as well as hats.

Be sure to check the Kinderfarm website each week.  In addition to the classroom newsletters which outline the happenings in the classroom, the notes and reminders section keeps parents informed of important information.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to give us a call at (319)351-3438.

 

  • Our share days this month are: April 12th & 21stPlease remember, that share day items need to fit in their back packs.  Do not send in anything glass.
  • Just a head’s up that if the weather is wonderful (fingers crossed!), we’ll be outside preparing the garden boxes, going on horse rides or being photographed with a favorite animal.
  • Mark your calendars now: graduation for our kindergarten bound Kinderfarmers will be Thursday, May 25th at 6:00 pm.

 

 

April 10-14:  Easter eggs 4 ways!

Mon (4/10):  Kinderfarmers will be challenged to cut out four pieces of an egg.  Can they put it back together again?  We’ll see what turns out!

Tues (4/11):  Today we will be painting with plastic eggs to make an interesting Easter egg.  I think the Easter Bunny will be impressed.

Wed (4/12):  An Easter egg hunt will occur today with the added challenge of putting the hidden letters of the alphabet in order as they are found!

Thurs (4/13): Share Day!  Please send in something for your Kinderfarmer to share with their friends.  The children will need one item for each class that they attend.

Fri (4/14):  Let the creativity flow; we’ll work on an Easter egg collage today .

Our chores this week are:  hens, goats and horse water.

April 17-21:  Spring is in the Air!

 Mon (4/17):  Daffodils are typical spring flowers that grow in many of our garden beds.  Kinderfarmers will use a number of skills to create their own daffodils.

Tues (4/18):  Today we venture out to look for signs of spring!  Ask your kinderfarmer what we discovered!

Wed (4/19):  We’ll be outside clearing out garden boxes and breaking up the soil.

Thurs (4/20):  In the morning, we will be working out in the garden.  In the afternoon, Ms Casey from the ICPL will come read us some spring stories.

Fri(4/22):  Share Day!  Please send in something for your Kinderfarmer to share with their friends.  The children will need one item for each class that they attend.

 

Our chores this week are: Pearl, cats and recycling.

 

Everyday in the classroom, we are working on new skills, strengthening old skills and growing our classroom communities.  With the warm weather of spring slowly arriving, it will be wonderful to observe and explore how the farm comes to life during this new season of growth.

Have a wonderful two weeks,

Mrs. Sheri Waldron