Happy New Year to all of our wonderful preschool families! It’s hard to believe that the holidays are over but we hope that great memories were made and lot of joy was shared during these special times. We cannot thank our families enough for making both of our holiday parties a huge success (Santa was a nice surprise too!) Last month, we discussed what makes celebrating the holidays special to each of us along each child creating unique and beautiful ornaments and decorations for their families. Our class Elf on the Shelf, Snowflake, had a fun time visiting our class to report back daily to Santa. At our Winter Wonderland Nature Science Center, the children explored & examined various wintry and holiday items, enjoyed playing with homemade snow as well as discovering holiday treasures in our sensory been table. We had fun singing & reading the Frog Street Press song books for letters H and C, numbers 5 and 6, the color red, and the oval shape. In our in ABC Music & Me unit “Outside My Window”, we discovered the sounds & sights of different types of weather and explored the movement of ice skating by using paper plates to “skate” around the room. We enjoyed pretending tissues were “snowflakes” falling as well as playing instruments either loud and soft using bells.
Important Dates & Reminders:
1/8/18 - School resumes
1/15/18 - NO SCHOOL - MLK Holiday
1/22/18 - ECS Parent Committee Meeting - 9:30 am - room 27, District Office
**2018-2019 School Year Preschool Online Registration for ECS/District Office location (Mrs. Siegel's class), Black Mountain, & Horseshoe Trails locations begins February 12-13th for returning families (those families who are currently enrolled for 2017-2018, including siblings). Registration for new families begins February 15-16th.
Please contact the ECS office if you have any questions: #480-575-2440 or visit our website at www.ecsforall.org.
- Letters this month: S, I, B
- Numbers this month: 6, 7
- Shapes of the month: diamond
- Colors of the month: white
- ABC Music & Me Unit: “Carnival of Music” (handouts are attached to home copy of newsletter)
- Science Center: Winter-based activities with sensory snow, snow storm in a bottle, winter play dough and animals who live in cold climates or animals who hibernate.
- Activities: Focus on the winter season and its effects on nature from animals to plants to the different types of wintry weather that we experience.
- Harmony lessons with our alien friend Z
- Character Counts lesson: Fairness
- January books: The Snowy Day, Snow Party, Snowflakes Fall, One Winter’s Day, Snowy Blowy Winter, Snowmen All Year, nonfiction books about all things winter - weather, environment, animals, hibernation.
:-) Mrs. Siegel & Mrs. Miller