Ms. Coolidge Newsletter
Sept. 11-15, 2017
*PICTURE DAY Mon. Sept. 18
Forms went home Mon.
We are in full swing now that we have been in school for 9 days! The children are settling in and learning to be a family of friends, working together as a team, and doing their best to be safe, responsible and respectful. We have our highs and lows, and the marble jar is slowly but surely filling up :)
These first weeks of school we have been talking about the idea that each individual is special, as we get to know each other in this new, big group.The high frequency word “I” has been introduced to the Kindergartners: the word we use to talk about ourselves, and it is always written with an uppercase I, as are all names. The children have been sharing what is special about/important to each of them and drawing/writing about themselves, their families and friends.
We were excited to observe our chrysalis hatch out into a beautiful Monarch butterfly, pump its wings and get ready to fly off into our Secret Garden and away! We are keeping a close eye on the second chrysalis with its magical golden dots. “Metamorphosis” is the tricky word we’ve learned that describes the life cycle/changes it undergoes.
On Thursday we enjoyed our first “4 Winds” lesson on “Signs of Leaf Eaters” as part of this years theme “Ecosystems: Discovering Connections in the Natural World”. Our knowledgeable leaders, community members Linda Fuerst and Jody Schubert, took us on a wonderful nature walk, followed by a fun puppet show and activities.
Next Wednesday morning Sept. 20 our PreK/K class will be hiking along a trail near school. Permission slips are in the red folders (the second page of the blue notice). Please sign and return these and remember to have your child dress warmly, as it is often chilly in the mornings. Thanks!
Have a lovely weekend,