Category: Green Room

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

green room: March 26-30 & April 2-6, 2018

The Green Room

March 26 – 30 and April 2-6, 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.  Parents, please dress your child warmly to go outside.   Please remember that it is much colder on the farm than in town so do not send your children in rain coats or light spring jackets just yet.  It’s a good idea to put a hat and gloves in your child’s backpack for chilly mornings! 

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.

 

  • Scholastic book orders will go out April 2nd and 3rd. They are due back on the 11th.  This will be our last book order!

 

  • Share Days are Thursday, April th and Friday, April st.

 

  • We are planning a field trip to Atrium Village in Hills to share some chicks with the residents there. We will be leaving the school at 1:30 and returning at 2:30.

 

 

March 26-30:  Count down to Easter

 Mon (3/26):  We will be graphing jelly beans today!  Ask your Kinderfarmer what color and how many they had.

Tues (3/27):  In the morning, we will be decorating eggs with paint daubers.   In the afternoon, we will begin our art project that we will be taking to the residents at Atrium Village in Hills.

Wed (3/28):  In the morning, green roomers will practice writing numbers on a cute Easter egg sheet.  In the afternoon, we will magically turn paper bags into bunnies!  Listening ears will be needed to accomplish this magical feat.

Thurs (3/29):  In the morning, we will complete our art project and then in the afternoon we will be heading over to Atrium Village to share some Kinderfarm chicks and a snack.

Fri(3/30):  In the morning we will be making a bunny eared head band .  In the afternoon, we will have an egg hunt with the red roome

April 2-6:  What exactly is Spring weather?

Mon (4/2):  Today Kinderfarmers will discuss and graph their answer to what type of weather do they prefer.  Ask your student how they answered!

Tues (4/3):  We’ll be exploring the power of wind on objects around our classroom.  Critical thinking skills will be used as well as following directions and turn taking skills.

Wed (4/4): In the morning, choice making and writing skills will be put to the test to answer a weather related question.  Can your student copy their answer from a weather word card?  We’ll find out today!

In the afternoon, we will go hunting for wind with paper streamers.  Can we find it?  Yes, we can!

Thurs (4/5):  It’s raining in the classroom today!  Kinderfarmers will need good listening and quick decision skills as they listen to the thunder claps and place that number of raindrops on their clouds!

Fri (4/6):  We’ll try our hand at making rainy day art with a cookie sheet and some blue paint.  Listening ears and creativity will be needed today.

It’s really looking like spring on the farm now!  Our thoughts are turning towards opportunities to play outside.    Rain boots have been showing up at school.  Please label these with your child’s name.  It’s always amazing the numbers of pairs of one design that are in our coatroom at a time.  In the past, we’ve had to tie yarn onto the boots to color code them!

Lastly, if you haven’t heard the news:  we have baby chicks and turkeys in the barn that are adorable!!

Hope you get some time outside in the sunshine,

Mrs. Sheri Waldron