Category: Green Room

Green room: April 23-May 24, 2018 final newsletter

The Green Room

April 23 – May 24, 2018  Final Newsletter

Hello and welcome to the Green Room!  We’re still waiting for spring to arrive here on the farm when it comes to temperature, but we do see lots of other signs that spring is here. We have chicks, ducklings, and lambs to take care of and to watch play.

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.

  • If we’re lucky enough to have some sunny days, 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 24th. Graduation will be at 6 pm on that date.  Information will be sent home the week of May 1st.  Graduation is for children entering kindergarten in the fall.
  • Summer and fall registration is still being accepted. All forms can be found on the website.
  • Just an FYI: I will be not be here teaching from May 9-18th.  I am heading to Golden, Colorado to see my daughter graduate, move her to a new apartment and then bring her home for a short break before she starts her first job!
  • Kinderfarmers will head over to Atrium Village for a final visit of the school year. This trip will occur the afternoon of Tue. May 15th or Thurs. May 17th.  We’ll  let you know the exact date when it is set.

 

 

April 23-27:  Baby animals on the farm

Mon (4/23):  In the morning, we’ll be sequencing chickens from egg to baby chicks.  Kinderfarmers will be using their listening ears in order to follow all the directions.

Tues (4/24):  We’ll be creating baby sheep in our classroom!

Wed (4/25):   Pretending to be mother hens will be fun when we sit on our nests.  Can your kinderfarmer guess how many eggs they are sitting on without looking?  We’ll practice turn taking and good sportsmanship when we play our game.

Thurs (4/26):   We’ll be working magic turning our hand print into a baby duckling.  Listening and following direction skills will be used today.

Fri (4/27):  Friday Fun Day:  Pin the tail on the bunny! Turn taking and good sportsmanship skills will be emphasized.

April 30-May 4:  How does our garden grow?

Tues (4/30):  We’ll put seeds in a baggie and then tape it in the window to conduct a science experiment with lima beans to discover if beans really only need water, sunlight and air to sprout.

Wed (5/1):   We’ll repeat yesterday’s science experiment with green beans today and start to track which type of bean grows fastest!

Thurs (5/2):   We’ll be back out in the garden to continue planting seeds in our raised beds.  Ask your kinderfarmer how many worms they found!

Fri (5/3):  Seeds, seeds, seeds, what to do with all the leftovers?  Make a necklace of course!  Kinderfarmers will be getting creative decorating circles with seeds.

May 7-11:  Graduation prep

 Mon (5/7):  In the morning, graduation prep will be starting today!  In the afternoon, students will roll and cut play dough into spring animal shapes with cookie cutters.

Tues (5/8):  Graduation prep will continue in the morning.  In the afternoon, Kinderfarmers will visit the baby animals and go on a nature hunt using their senses.  I wonder what they will smell, hear, and feel?

Wed (5/9):  Graduates will need to work on making their tassles this morning.  In the afternoon, we’ll be planting seeds in our garden beds.

Thurs (5/10):  Graduates will continue to work on their tassles.  In the afternoon, we’ll be back in the garden to continue planting seeds for our summer produce.

Fri(5/8): Fun Friday! We’ll bake some brownies this morning to have for our afternoon snack.  In the afternoon, we will get out the parachute to practice listening and following direction skills.

 

We will finish out our final two weeks participating in a variety of outdoor activities.  There’ll be gardening, horseback riding, pond exploration, water and sand play, flower picking, picnicing, nature hunts, graduation practice and enjoying our bottle babies.

I wish my graduates the best of luck in Kindergarten.

 

Baby animals make us all laugh and coo.  They bring out our nurturing side and it’s a wonderful sight to see.

Thank you for sharing your child with me,

Mrs. Sheri Waldron

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Green room: April 9-13 & 16-20, 2018

The Green Room

April 9-13 and April 16-20, 2018

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. I’m requesting that you send your child with rain boots instead of shoes at this time due to the mud from the rains. Thank you for your co-operation!  Also, 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.

 

  • Summer and fall registration is still being accepted. All forms can be found on the website.

 

  • Our last Scholastic book order is due Wednesday, April 11th.

 

  • Our share days this month are: April 13th and April 19thPlease 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.

 

 

April 9-13:  Spring on the farm

Mon (4/9):   We’ll work on a “hands up for spring” bulletin board for the green room.  Listening ears, turn taking and following directions will be important skills today.

Tues (4/10):  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.

Wed (4/11):  Today we venture out to look for signs of spring!  Ask your kinderfarmer what we discovered!

Thurs (4/12):  It’s National Grilled Cheese Day!  (One day early, but that’s ok with me!)  We’ll head into the kitchen to make our snack and enjoy some warm cheesy goodness!  Having good listeners that can follow directions will be necessary to practice kitchen safety.  In the afternoon, Ms Casey will be in to read and play some games with us.

Fri (4/13):  Share Day!

April 16-20:  Spring is in the Air!

 Mon (4/16):  Ms Casey will be in to read and play some games with us.  In the afternoon, we will head into the kitchen to make some sunshine muffins.

Tues (4/17):   We’ll be marble painting suns to help warm us up and think warm spring thoughts.  Turn taking, cutting and name writing skills will be worked on today.

Wed (4/18):  We’ve seen lots of Robins and Red wing Blackbirds on the farm.  Today we’ll make a nest and pop in a baby or two!  Scissor skills, listening, following directions, and patience will be needed today.

Thurs (4/19):  Share Day!

Fri(4/20):  Our conclusion this week, is to head out and dig in our garden beds.  What will we find after a cold hard winter?  We’ll soon find out!

My hope is that it will finally feel like spring and not just late winter when we finally get to the end of these two weeks.  We’ve already seen signs around the farm, we know spring’s on its way.  We’re just so ready for it to finally be here!

Have a wonderful two weeks,

Mrs. Sheri Waldron