LEARNING OBJECTIVES We will explore our five senses through science projects (comparing hot & cold), Winter themed art, math ABC & team activities. The children will explore animals that live in the cold climates and how animals prepare for winter. We will continue to emphasize the importance of problem solving through attainable tactics (e.g. stories, children solutions kits, and 1-3-5min hour glasses).
While eating family style meals, the children have practiced being independent by serving themselves and cleaning up their dishes.
Students practiced sharing tactics and patience while using the sand timers
The students continue to use their imagination and creativity during the pretend play dialogue, both indoors and outdoors.
The students were fascinated with using glue bottles and watching the glue drip onto construction paper.
The students have been working on their social skills, being a team player & working on their problem solving techniques during daily activities and routines.
FIELD TRIP Nutcracker at Fox Theatre in Redwood City Friday, December 6, 2019 from 10:00AM-12:00PM. The children and teachers will walk to and from the Theatre.
Ms. Stephany, Ms. Clara, Ms. Lourdes, Ms. Concepcion worked in small groups with the students on fine motor skills activities (open-ended art, cutting, name tracing).
All teachers have continuously worked with all students on PDA’s (Positive Descriptive Acknowledgement); teachers will point out (narrate aloud) children’s successful moments individually and/or to the group. We have started to write up the PDA’s and we transcribe the PDA onto post-it’s to resemble Pete The Cat’s buttons (displayed on wall by our playground double doors). Simultaneously, we will phrase acknowledgement of the actions in connection to our rules or life skills being demonstrated. Our three main rules being practices with the children are, “We are Safe,” “We are Respectful,” and “We are Friendly.” Help us by implementing similar rules at home when possible.
Janette, Art Specialist on Mondays and Thursdays, children continue to enjoy cutting and pasting art projects.
Ying Li, Mandarin Specialist on Tuesdays and Thursdays, students attentively engage in practicing Mandarin songs.
Adrian, P.E. Specialist on Wednesdays, continue to practice crazy 8’s warm-up, eight laps around the world, and mosquito tag.
REMINDERS •Check daily your parent mailbox and the white board for announcements by the entrance. •Please help us remind your child to wash their hands when you first arrive to school. •Make sure your child has extra clothing in their cubbies and check for unclean clothing in small plastic bags daily. •If your child visits the doctor’s office bring a doctor’s note the next day of attendance stating specifically that the child is not contagious. •Please make sure that your child is under your supervision when arriving and leaving the school premises (i.e. child is not outside alone when arriving or leaving classroom). •Electronic sign in/out system daily. If electronic system doesn’t work use paper sign in/out. Also sign off for absences on the binder (e.g. put date, sign, and reason for absence). •Please remain courteous while entering and leaving the apartment complex premises. •Last day of each month will be Pajama Day, your child can wear their comfortable/safe to play in pajama. •Dress you child accordingly given the cold, rainy, & windy weather. •On Wednesday its Share Day, if a toy is to be shared, it goes into the Share Box upon arrival & is picked up from the Share Box upon departure. •One stuffed animal is okay for rest or naptime. • Please make sure to check your child’s cubby DAILY for dirty clothes and avoid over filling your child’s cubby with their belongings; children cannot find their essentials throughout the day. •Please take naptime items home on Fridays to launder and return Monday. •Teachers continue to provide paper so parent(s)/family members can write a note every morning as words of encouragement and reminding your child how much you love them. Place the note in box by the sign in/out binder. •Scholastics book orders are due every second Tuesday of each month. By purchasing books for your child you allow our school to earn points to buy books for the classroom.