The Green Room
January 15-19 and 22-26. Happy New Year, Happy 2018!
Hello and welcome to the Green Room! The temperatures are feeling very chilly on the farm with the constant blowing of the wind. Parents, please dress your child warmly. Not only do we go out daily to feed our animal friends, but I also like them to spend time each day playing outside. Kinderfarmers need winter coats, snow pants, hats and gloves as well as socks, long sleeve shirts and layers that can be removed as the day warms (if we get that lucky!). Your child can always use extra socks and mittens! Lastly, please, please, please, put your child’s name on all their outer gear.
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.
Martin Luther King Day is Monday, January 15th: no school this day.
Scholastic Book orders are due back on Wednesday, January 17th.
Share Day will be on the 19th and 25th. If your child comes full day, please send in 2 things; 1 for AM, 1 for PM classes.
Summer/Fall registration information can be found on our website right now. Registration will open to the public on February 1st.
January 15-19: Let it snow, snow, snow!
Mon (1/15): No School: ML King Day.
Tues (1/16): Using snowflake cookie cutters and paint, Kinderfarmer’s will create a magical scene on black or blue paper. Listening, following directions and patience will be needed.
Wed(1/17): We’ll turn ourselves into snowmen today with the magic of a paper plate! Listening, cutting and gluing skills will be in demand.
Thur (1/18): Green roomers will be busy making snowflakes today for their snack. Afterwards, a group game of snowman pokey will help us practice listening, attending to directions and motor planning skills,
Fri (1/19): Share Day! Please send in something that fits in your child’s backpack for them to share with their friends. Polite listeners as well as strong speakers will get lots of practice today.
January 22-26: Snowmen!!!
Mon (1/22): How do you build a snowman? We’ll be using problem solving skills as we sequence the steps needed.
Tues (1/23): Listening and following directions will create beautiful snowmen using doilies, paint and a sponge.
Wed (1/24): Let’s play Snowman bingo! Listening skills will be needed.
Thurs (1/25): Share Day! Please send in something that fits in your child’s backpack to share with their friends.
Fri(1/26): We’ll end our week making snow scenes with partners using shaving cream.
There’s nothing like a fresh new year! Your kinderfarmer will learn so much this year and I look forward to being with them as they continue their journey. Don’t forget that there won’t be school on Monday, January 15th due to Martin Luther King Day.
Mrs. Sheri Waldron
The Green Room
December 11-15 & 18-22, 2017 and Jan 8-12, 2018.
Hello and welcome to the Green Room! Parents, I know I’ve said this before, but please dress your child warmly. Not only do we go out daily to feed our animal friends, but I also like them to spend time each day playing outside. Kinderfarmers need winter coats, snow pants, hats and gloves as well as socks, long sleeve shirts and layers that can be removed as the day warms (if we get that lucky!).
Backpacks now go into the classroom. In the coatroom, please put hats and gloves into coat sleeves, coats and snowpants on a hook and boots underneath.
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. Inclement weather policy can be found here.
Just a reminder that January tuition is due Dec 25th. Parents, you can pay this before break or mail it in, but it needs to arrive no later than Jan. 1st or a late fee of $10 will be added to your tuition bill. Thanks.
*We will be going on a field trip to Atrium Village Nursing Home on the afternoon of December 19th from 1:15 to 2:45pm.
Holiday Traditions Around the World
Mon (12/11): In the AM, we will be preparing for St. Lucia. The girls will be making candle crowns and the boys will make star wands. In the PM, we’ll play some reindeer games!
Tues (12/12): As it is the first day of Hanukah, we will be making menorahs and learning about the festival of light.
Wed (12/13): Anne Marie’s mother, Sophia, will be here in the morning to share their family’s tradition of St Lucia. In the PM, we’ll paint wreaths.
Thurs (12/14): Los Posados is a festival of light for our Spanish speaking friends. We will explore this and then make our own lanterns to light our way. Following directions and cutting skills will be will be very important today. In the afternoon, we will be making door decorations for our field trip to Atrium Village next Tuesday.
Fri (12/15): What does your Kinderfarmer want to find in their stocking? We’ll find out today as they cut out toy wishes from advertisements to glue onto stockings.
Dec 18-22: Our final week of 2017!
Mon (12/18): We’ll be making Christmas ornaments in the classroom today! Scissor skills, gluing and attending to task will be some of the skills used as we get creative.
Tues(12/19): Can a kitchen scrub brush create a wreath? We’ll find out today! Dipping and following a circle will be the skills we’ll be working on. In the afternoon, we will head over to Atrium Village in Hills to share some holiday joy with the residents.
Wed(12/20): We’ll play two fun games today: snowball relay and fishing for candy canes. Good sportsmanship, turn taking and following directions will be worked on as we play.
Thurs (12/21): In the morning, we will read about one of my favorite storey book characters, Strega Nona and try some Panettoni. In the afternoon, we’ll have a hot cocoa party!
Fri (12/22): Our final day together will be spent playing holiday bingo. Listening and identification skills will be used today.
January 8-12: Happy New Year 2018!
Mon (1/8) and Tues (1/9): We’ll be working on reestablishing our routines in the classroom and catch up with what everyone did over their holiday break. We’ll also be talking about goals for the new year and what they would like to do or try in the new year.
Wed (1/10): We’ll work on our bulletin board in our room making some snowmen to hang up.
Thurs (1/11): Baby, it’s cold outside and we need some mittens! Green roomers will cut and lace 2 mittens together to make a functional mitten! Lacing, cutting and decorating skills will be needed today as well as being a good listener.
Fri (1/12): In the morning, we’ll head into the kitchen to whip up a batch of brownies for afternoon snack for the whole school! In the afternoon, we’ll burn off some calories with an exercise CD. Listening ears will get a workout as well as our bodies.
This school year is flying by. I’m wishing for a snowy Christmas for myself and to all my families. May your holidays be blessed. Mrs. Sheri Waldron