This month has definitely been packed with many fun things to celebrate! After spending the first 2 weeks celebrating not only Dr. Seuss' birthday but 4 of our classmates birthdays as well, we spent all of last week celebrating the arrival of Spring and St. Patrick's Day. We reviewed the 4 different seasons that we experience throughout the year. We sorted out what kind of weather we can expect during each season and how to dress appropriately to protect our bodies. During centers we worked throughout the week on identifying shapes and matching them together. We also practiced drawing shapes and counting how many we had in all. The kids also made beautiful seasons art work. They painted their hands to use as the tree trunk and branches, and then decorated them to match how they would look outside in the Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. Later in the week we talked a little about St. Patrick's Day. We read several stories that taught us about Leprechauns and different things they like to hunt for. We practiced counting gold coins, and each student made a clover sun catcher filled with all things green! We ended the celebration in Music class with the students getting to march in the St. Patrick's Day parade down the primary hallway playing instruments and dancing.
This week we began learning about the celebration of Easter. We read stories focusing more on the story of Easter and how Jesus was our savior. In art each student painted and decorated a cross that we will send home today. They also began painting an Easter egg that we will turn into a bunny early next week! During center played an Easter hunt game that helped the kids practice letters and their sounds. We also created Egg patterns that are proudly hanging inside our classroom.
Show & Tell-Thursday, March 29th (There is a note in your students' folder today)
Thursday, March 29th- Noon Dismissal (Holy Thursday)
Friday, March 30th-NO SCHOOL (Good Friday)
Classes resume on Monday, April 9th.
Have a great weekend!