The Blue Room Note — January 14-25

Happy 2019, I hope you had a great winter break and are off to a wonderful new year! We will be getting into deeper thinking and responding to stories, as well as, discussion of what it means to be kind and have freedom. Hibernation will be our theme this coming week, followed by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Reminders:

  • Please, Please be sure your child is wearing appropriate clothing for the weather. This winter has started out a little wild and it is always colder at Kinderfarm. Continue to send snow pants through winter, they are needed for the extra warmth!
  • Book orders are due this Wednesday, January 16th.
  • Share Day is this Friday, January 18th. Your child may bring one item to share to the class. If your child attends all day, he/she may bring a two items to share.
  • There will be no school Monday, January 21st, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 14-18

Monday:This morning, the children in the blue room will be relating to a story character, pretending to hibernate, and creating a cave with our bodies. Making our snack with teddy bears will be our activity this afternoon. Books: “Winter Dance” and “When Will it Be Spring?”

Wednesday:Our project today will be responding to a story through art. The blue roomers will paint a yellow bear brown and then use a utensil to make the bear look more realistic. Ask your child what utensil we used for our project. Books: “Bear Snores On” and “A Warm Winter”

Friday:Share Day!

January 21-25

Monday: No School, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Wednesday: Today will allow for cutting practice and discussing ways to be kind. Each child will cut a bell and write one way he/she can be kind. We will also learn a new song titled “Let Freedom Ring.” Books: “Henry’s Freedom Box” and “I am Martin Luther King, Jr.”

Friday: “The Black Snowman” by Phil Mendez, is a book that I recently discovered. To go along with learning about Martin Luther King, Jr., this book talks about the life of two brothers who live in a big city. ASKyour child to tell you about the color of the snow in the city. The children will then put black circles in order from smallest to largest (sequence) to create a snowman!

 

Happy Hibernating,

Mrs. Rogers