Adventures In Learning Preschool – Orange

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Red Robins December News

Orange Preschool

 

Look what we learned last month

“N-O-V-E-M-B-E-R is how we spell November”… Catchy tune EH!  As you already know, in the month of October we had a blast learning to spell our colors through music (singing).  That being said, and by popular demand, my students have requested that we keep learning through music (singing) and spell our months of the year as well.  Among other things!

Amazing how music (singing) can have such a powerful and positive impact on learning, even at a young age!

So in our month of November not only did we learn to spell (sing) the remaining colors of the rainbow, we also learned to spell (sing) November, but wait we didn’t just stop there!!  My students insisted we continue to find things to sing while we learn.  So, parents if you hear your amazing child singing the sounds of the alphabet letters A-I (so far), well, you’ll know where it came from.  Oh, and if you’re lucky, you might even see a silly dance to go along with each sound!

As the musicality runs thick in our class, and the pride of learning over flows, we decided to get in “Tune” with our patriotic side and discuss and sing our National Anthem during the week of Hooray for the USA.  Once again, fascination set in after hearing the story behind the National Anthem, which prompted many questions about our American Flag.  So, we decided to take a little walk through history and go over certain versions of our flag, including Betsy Ross and her circle of stars and why there were only 13, up to our current one with 50.  I’m not going to lie, I was very excited to see just how interested they really were about history, so I took it a step further and introduced the statue of Liberty, or as one of my students put it “The Lady with the Spikey Hat.”  With a smile across my face, I explained to them that they were in fact referred to as “Rays” seven to be exact, symbolizing the seven seas and continents of the world!  “Whoa” was their response.  As you can probably guess more questions arose, and I’m pretty sure this history lesson will be going on for the next few months with the explanation of simple geography!  So stayed tuned.

Well as it turns out our week through history didn’t just involve our National Anthem, American Flag or the Statue of Liberty.  We also talked about the era of the 50’s, as we hit our 50th day of school.  So we incorporated some math (counting skills) by counting out the 50 stars on our American Flag.  There may have been one or two students joking about how much faster it would be to count the stars on Betsy Ross’ Flag.

Family, Family, Family is the atmosphere we try and foster for 8 hours a day five days a week in our Red Robin class.  We look out for one another as a brother or sister would each other.  So this month we had many discussions about our own families and just how important they are to us.  We took some time each day to talk about the things that we are thankful for.  Parents I’m happy to say that you were at the top of their list.

As the month of November slowly comes to an end, we have once again had a great time learning many different things from history to early math, singing the sounds of letters A-I in sync as a group. 

 

What we will learn this month

N-O-V-E-M-B-E-R has been amazing to us as a Red Robin Family.  We are all just as excited to see what December has in store. 

Perhaps it will snow in our class …. (Ah, the Imagination!)

What we are Learning……..

Walking in a winter wonderland is how you will feel when entering the Red Robin class during the month of December!  During this musical month we will be learning about many interesting things pertaining to science (weather) as well as the many different customs around the world!  We will also be discussing what a New Year means, which will prompt us to do some early math (counting skills).  Ah and let’s not forget there will also be lots of singing (music) involved and maybe even a Lil concert!  Hmmmm so watch out, and make sure you check your emails for more details.

Until next time, thank you and Happy Holidays!

  This month we will also be continuing our Zoo Phonics.  Your child will be learning the letter and sounds of F-I, as well as working on the letter formation.  Homework will also start this month, so please don’t forget to visit the Adventures In Learning website to print out your child’s homework!

Themes:

  • Transportation Things That Go!
  • Winter Celebrations
  • Winter Fun

Language & Literacy:

  • Opposites
  • Identify & Write all upper and lower case letters in order

Zoo-Phonics:

  • Jerry Jellyfish J j
  • Kayo Kangaroo K k
  • Lizzy Lizard L l
  • Missy Mouse M m
  • Nigel Night Owl N n

Social & Emotional Skills:

  • Sharing
  • Speaking / performing in front of a group

Cognitive & Mathematical Skills:

  • Sequencing and Patterning
  • 1 to 1 correspondence and quantitative concepts

Science & Social Studies:

  • Days of the Week
  • Weather
  • Diversity, People & Places

Large & Small Motor Skills:

  • Eye hand coordination
  • Pincer grasp (pre-writing skills)
  • Drawing human figures “Draw a person”
  • Jumping, hopping, skipping, and galloping
  • Riding a tricycle
  • Writing name

 

Rockstars!   

RAD job to all my RAD Red Robins, they now all know their Birthdays! 

 

  1. Thank you to all the families who participated in the Cookie Dough Fundraiser.

    Thank You to all the families who brought yummy food and helped out with our Fall Feast.

     

     

    Please purchase 2 paperback books that can be handed out to either a boy or a girl.  Please wrap them with no name for a book exchange with Santa.  Your child may not receive the books that you brought for the book exchange.  Please have the books at school by Friday, 12/12/14 in order to participate.

    The following donation is needed please: snowflake foam stickers and any other foam stickers or foam sheets that have holiday prints on it.  Thank you!

    We still need a couple of family photos from a few families.  If you need help, please bring some pictures in and we will put them together for you.

    Please try to pack at least 1 fruit or veggie in your child's lunch.

    Please make sure that you bring your child's sheet and blanket back on Monday after you have washed them.

    Please send your child with a jacket and label the jacket.

    Book Club – Our Favorites…

    Who will help Santa this Year?, Who will Guide my Sleigh Tonight?, There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell, A Kwanza Miracle, This is the Dreidel, The Grinch Stole Christmas

     

    Dates to Remember

    Santa will be here on Friday, 12/19/14 at 9:15 AM. We will be having a book exchange, so please provide 2 paperback books wrapped by 12/12/14. 

    Friday, 12/19/14 we will have a pot-luck lunch. Sign-up sheets will go out 1 week prior.

    We will be closed:

    -Thursday, 12/25 and Friday, 12/26/14

    -Thursday, 1/1/15

    We will Close at 3 PM on Wednesday, 12/24/14 and Wednesday, 12/31/14.

    January Lunch Orders are due December 16th. 

    No lunch Service 12/29/14 through 1/2/15.  You must provide your child a lunch.  Cater Tots will be closed.

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