Safety and Parent Teacher Conferences

Hello tiger families!
Our week together was short but we got a lot done!  We spent time this week finishing up some projects and we continued with our letter S from last week.
We focused on “SAFETY” this week: strangers, fire safety, 911, bike safety and cleaning/chemicals that aren’t safe for kids to use.  This lesson created lots of dialogue and I encourage you to keep this dialogue going at home.
Monday:
We started the day reading Bob books and creating C-V-C words.  I am very impressed with how many tigers can read and how many are beginning to put letters together to create new words!  This was great letter, sound, spelling and word practice.
Then we learned about a Quetzal bird.  It has a very long tail and it flips backwards in order to fly forwards.  It’s body is small but because of it’s long tail, it can’t fly without doing a backwards flip to give it some momentum.  The tigers then painted their own Quetzal bird using the actual colors that it is in real life.  The Quetzal bird lives in Guatemala where Abner lives.
Tuesday:
Our entry activity was painting the center of our sunflowers which you will see at the “T” party.  These sunflowers are huge and each petal has the words that their classmates said about why they are special or what they love about each tiger.  It’s a favorite P5 project and the tigers are excited to see the whole sunflower come together!
We also made our Mother’s Day gifts.  They turned out wonderful and the tigers are so excited about them.  They are wanting to give them to their moms now! :)
We finished up our last page of our “Me on the map” project which will be coming home at conferences.
Wednesday:
We started our day by writing our phone numbers 5 times!  This was excellent number and fine motor practice but also a good way for the tigers to practice their phone numbers again!  I am very proud of how hard the tigers are working on their numbers and their number formation has greatly improved in the last two weeks!  Bravo!!
We went to the library where Ms. Strand read us a book based on a true story about an elephant seal who lived in Argentina. The seal would climb out of the river and lay in the road to visit the people each day.  People would take the seal hundreds of miles away to be with other seals, but this elephant seal always made it’s way back to the river in Argentina, in the middle of the city.  Now to this day, the people of Argentina have a sign posted that read “SLOW, elephant seal crossing”. The seal is still alive and each day it makes it way out of the water and to the road to lay in the sun and visit with the people!
Wednesday afternoon we had choice time and worked in small groups to plant seeds.  We planted radishes, green beans, parsley and romaine lettuce.  The tigers each got to take home their seeds to water them and once they sprout they can be planted in your gardens!  Enjoy!!
Important Dates / things to note….
 
Show and Share:  Letter T!  
Adult shoe with laces:  If you haven’t done so already…. Could you please send ONE adult shoe with laces, with your child on Monday!  One that we can keep for the week.  :)  It is easier to teach children how to tie shoes using an adult shoes because they have longer laces to work with.  Long laces are more forgiving when they are learning to pull the loops. Thank you!
March 31: Letter “T” party from 12:45-1:30!  “Fancy” clothes encouraged!
April 6:  Hot lunch
April 14:  11:30 dismissal (Good Friday).  No preschool EDP.
April 24:  First day back from Spring break!
Future dates….Mark your calendars:
May 12:  Grandparents Day!  More details coming soon, but this is a special day for any and all grandparents / grandfriends to join your child at school.
June 2:  P5 Zucchini car races!  Stay tuned for more details…but you do not want to miss this!
June 7:  End of year celebration.  All and encouraged and welcome to attend!  More information will be coming soon, but you won’t want to miss this last P5 event!
June 9:  Last day of P5.  School ends at 11:30am.
I look forward to meeting with all of you at our Parent Teacher conference on Thursday or Friday!
Enjoy your four day weekend!
Warmly,
Ms. Boldon

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