Category: Blue Room

The Blue Room Note — June 24-July 12

Now that it is officially summer, it will be interesting how the weather plays out. The children really enjoy water activities, but some of the cooler days have felt nice! The rest of summer session is sure to be fun with a week of caterpillar/butterfly, Independence Day, and camping on the agenda.

Reminders:

  • Kinderfarm will be closed July 4thand 5th, for Independence Day.
  • Summer session 1 ends July 12. Session 2 begins July 15 and goes through August 16.

 

June 24-28

Celebrate Eric Carle

Chores: Goats, Cats, Recycling, Pigs

Monday:Eric Carle’s birthday is June 25th, this week will focus on caterpillars and butterflies. “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” will get us started before painting a butterfly.

Wednesday:Today’s activities include using props to retell the story “The Crunching, Munching Caterpillar” and butterfly snack bags.

Friday:Exploration of milk weed around Kinderfarm and searching for butterflies will have us outdoors for much of the day! We will also attempt the “caterpillar” dance move!

July 1stand 3rd

Independence Day

Chores: Horses, Rabbits, Hens, Garden

Monday:The U.S. flag and sailing boats (in the water table) will be our focus today. Can your child tell you any details of the flag?

Wednesday:Yard games and a yummy snack involving red, white, and blue will take up our time today.

July 8-12

Camping

Chores: Goats, Cats, Recycling, Pigs

Monday:Ms. Casey from the Iowa City Library will be joining us this morning. This afternoon, we will focus on what you need to go camping. We will pack a bag, read a story in a tent, and create a picture of fire today.

Wednesday:It is “National Teddy Bear Picnic Day”… so that’s what we are going to do, have a picnic with a teddy bear! The kids really enjoy the story “The Bear Went Over the Mountain,” so we will read and act out this story!

Friday:The blue roomers will round out the session and week by going fishing and making smores!

 

Thank you for a wonderful start to summer,

Mrs. Rogers

The Blue Room Note — June 3-21

Welcome to the blue room! My name is Mrs. Katie Rogers and I will be teaching in the blue room Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. I am looking forward to a fun-filled, delicious, and exciting summer. I will be including information about the focus of the week and activities that I hope to accomplish. The summer is a little more relaxed, so on really gorgeous days when it’s just right for the sprinkler, a horse ride, or just a walk around the pond, we will take the opportunity!

Reminders:

  • Please be sure to include the following in your child’s backpack every time he/she comes to Kinderfarm: change of clothes (t-shirt, shorts, socks, undies), a small towel, and a swimsuit.
  • Also, outdoor shoes (for chores and running around) and slippers for inside need to be sent every day.
  • Sunscreen will be reapplied after lunch, so if you wish to use sunscreen on your child for the first part of the day, you will need to apply it before your child comes to school.

June 3-7

Welcome Week

Chores for the week: Horses, Rabbits, Hens, Garden

We will spend the first week getting to know each other, the animals, the Kinderfarm campus, and the rules and routine! We will also be tending to the garden and flowers.

 

June 10-14

Space Week

Chores for the week: Goats, Cats, Recycling, Pigs

Monday:The class will work cooperatively in small groups to complete a space puzzle and each child will create a rocket using the letters of his/her name. There will also be a space station dramatic play area set up for the week!

Wednesday:Today will allow for some outdoor fun with a stomp-rocket and galaxy handprint. Painting with a spray bottle might get a little messy, OLDER CLOTHES would be a good idea for today!

Friday:Exploring the planets with the felt board will be fun after making a moon snack using rice-cakes. The book “Solar System” will help us with our activity today.

 

June 17-21

Week of Dinosaurs

Chores for the week: Horses, Rabbits, Hens, Garden

Monday:Ms. Casey from the Iowa City Library will join us this morning. Measuring how big a dinosaur and a footprint would have been and measuring toy dinosaurs will be our activities for today. First, a mini-lesson on inches and feet!

Wednesday:Dinosaur identification will be on the agenda today. I will choose some from each size-group to build off of our lesson Monday.

Friday:A dino-dig will work on fine-motor skills and team-work. The blue room will be making a snack, creating a stegosaurus will be the objective.

 

Looking forward to a great start to the summer,

Mrs. Rogers