Monday, January 25, 2010

Birthday Fun and Story Retelling

This month we have been celebrating a lot of birthdays! We have one January birthday in every class and at least one half birthday in every class! We have celebrated the July half birthdays this month so we have all been enjoying yummy treats.

Last week and this week we have been practicing retelling the story I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly individually. We have the pictures and the book to help us retell the story. The MWF class will be practicing that this week. We have had a lot of fun reading this story and especially saying, "She swallowed the spider that wiggled and jiggled and tickled inside her"!

Here are pictures from our activities:

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Family of the Week Update

We have had many new friends join us in the last couple of weeks. I have updated the Family of the Week Schedule and it is posted on the right sidebar. Please check it out so you know when your turn for Family of the Week is coming up. Your child will bring home the Family of the Week bag with a note inside the week before his/her turn. There is also a note on the right sidebar for ways you can participate. I also list the upcoming Family of the Week in the weekly newsletter.

Don't forget to check it out!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Writing and Stories

This week we started a unit on "I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly". We had a lot of fun reading the story and talking about the different animals she swallowed. We also spent time listening to the story and helping Miss Stephanie put animals on the flannel board in order when the animal we were holding was read. On Thursday and Friday, Miss Stephanie became the old lady and we had to feed the old lady the animals!

Also on the slideshow are pictures of everyone practicing their daily message this week. Every day, we do daily message at circle time. Miss Stephanie says a message like "Today we will read a story". Then she writes one line for each word on the board. She points to the lines and reads it again. Then she writes the words on the lines as she says the message. Then we all read it again. Last, everyone gets their own dry erase board and marker to write the message. Some of us write the message letter for letter, some of us write with letter like symbols and others of us are still scribbling. When we are done, however, we all read back the message we have written.

Here are the pictures!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Thursday and Friday

There is no school for preschoolers on Wednesday January 13th.

On Thursday January 14 and Friday January 15 there are some changes with transportation.

AM-The morning classes will have busing into school but WILL NOT have busing home. Please be at school to pick up your child with your sign by 11:50.

PM-The afternoon classes WILL NOT have busing into school but will have busing home. If your child normally rides the bus home, we will plan to send him/her home on the bus unless we hear otherwise.

If your child is normally on the bus and you are either picking up or dropping off you will do that in the bus lane in the front of the school. If you participate in the parent pick-up and drop off you will continue to do what we always do.

If your child will not be riding the bus, please remember to call transportation.

If you have any questions please let me know!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Donors Choose Link

Welcome back! You will notice on the right sidebar there is a link for a proposal. is a wonderful website for teachers to request materials for their classrooms. Anyone can view the proposal and make a donation of any size. We have been very lucky to receive materials for our classroom from in the last several years. Our large rug, costumes, and construction toys all came from Our new proposal is for more materials for the block area.

Here is the link.

Thank you for taking the time to check it out!