Little Gorilla Yellow Class Newsletter Kari Cronister, B.S. Supervising Teacher February 27 – March 1 We started this week with a new teacher, Miss Ashlee. Miss Ashlee’s theme for the week is all about animals and the kids have been excited this week doing projects that include animals. Monday we read a book about different kinds of animals and we wrote down all the animals that we read about in our book. We also colored different pictures of animals and made puppets out of them. The kids had a lot of fun with this project.
Tuesday we read the book “Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do you hear?” We told our own stories about what they thought polar bears might hear or see and they drew their ideas in their journals. There is definitely a lot of imagination in preschool! On Thursday we finger painted bears hibernating in their caves. The children loved finger painting and expressing their ideas through art. The weather has been excellent for outside play aside from Tuesday night. Some of the kids requested new toys to play with outside. This week we were able to get out the Frisbee’s, sidewalk chalk, bug finders, hoola hoops and soccer balls. Some of the students suggested we play Duck, Duck, Goose (because of our animal theme) during our outside time. We can’t wait to see what next week holds for our classroom. We are going to continue our study of animals and our puppets will move into the dramatic play area.
Car pool is over, and now we walk home from school everyday. Recycling Mason: Here's a booger, Momma, put it in recycling.
Frozen Custard Please Last night Braden and I attended the Playground Party hosted by The Center. On our way I promised Braden we could get some "concrete" from Freddy's (local ice cream/burger joint) which is frozen custard. Even though it was 30 minutes past his bedtime when we left the party, he had not forgotten: Braden: Mom, can I have a brick? I mean a sidewalk? Mom:What? Braden: You know, you said after the party..... Mom:(cracking up) Oh, you mean concrete? From Freddy's?
Salad in the Water Last night for dinner I fixed a refreshing pitcher of ice water with mint and lemon balm from our garden. Mason pointed to it from his high chair and declared: Mason: Salad in the water! Dollar Vacation During Braden's Birthday Lunch on the porch I asked River if she was getting excited about their family trip to Branson. River:Oh Yeah! We even get to go to Silver Dollar City! Braden: Oh Yeah, my Mom takes me to Dollar Tree! Obviously Braden has no idea what SDC is or that the Dollar Tree doesn't quite compare, but as long as it's a big deal to him. . . .we will keep going!
The Substitooth When I picked Braden up on Friday, his teacher wasn't there, but he had a substitute. This happened one other time, when Ms. Vacca had a toothache. I asked Braden who is substitute was, and he said "Nothing" Me:Was Ms. Vacca here, today? Braden: No, we had 3 different teachers. Me: Who was that man? Was he your substitute? Braden: No, Ms. Vacca was sick today, so he helped us do our work. Me: I know, Braden, that is called a substitute teacher. Braden: I thought it was a substitooth, like Ms. Vacca had before.
Hello to all! We are going to attempt to provide you with an endless source of pictures, video and stories to ooh and aaah at until your heart is content. As Braden reminds Blake every morning as he leaves for work "don't be boring" we will try not to be boring! We thought life was interesting with Braden, now that we've added Mason to the mix we've learned new levels of parenthood!