Sunday, April 16, 2017

HAPPY EASTER/HAPPY PASSOVER!


Dear Parents,

We had so much fun celebrating Easter in school this week.  First we decorated Easter baskets and then we colored eggs with the Quarter Note Class.  The children had so much fun dipping their eggs in the different color dyes.  They were so surprised to see how beautiful the color was.  When the eggs were dry the children decorated them with stickers.






































The highlight of the week was when we went on a egg hunt.  The children each found at least six eggs on their walk.  They put them into their basket along with the eggs that they had colored.






















Love, 
Ms. Bonne and Ms. Barbara

Saturday, April 8, 2017

WHO IS THE TALLEST PERSON IN YOUR FAMILY?

Dear Parents,

We had another great week in class.  We took a little break from our art reproductions and created  wooden sculptures.  The children were given two eyes, glue, a choice of wooden pieces, and were told to create something. The results were phenomenal!




                    



In math, we counted, compared, and contrasted "Who is the Tallest Person in Your Family? "(represented by Unifix Cubes).



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I guess it was unanimous that the Daddy was the tallest person
in everyone's family.

Hooray!  We have finally finished learning all the alphabet letters and their sounds.  Some of the words we came up with beginning with "Z" were: zoo, zipper, zebra, and zig zag.  We ended our week by decorating alphabet letter cookies.







Finally, the art show is here!  The children worked so hard preparing for  the show.  They painted sunflowers, created sculptures, made  rainbows, painted  sailboats (inspired by Fisk Hugh Lane), and created Van Gogh's bedroom.  It was truly a success!  We want to extend a special thank you to everyone who contributed to making the art show a successful one, such as the Willow Flute Ensemble, Lisa for the violin demo, and of course all of our parents.





















We read to the children some stories explaining about the holiday of Passover.  Hooray! It's Passover,  by Leslie Kimmelman  and  The Matzah Man A Passover Story,  by Naomi Howland Then we made our own matzah men/women.  
                              
We made fried matzah (matzah brie) with the the children.  It is a traditional food eaten at Passover.  The children each had a turn cracking an egg and and stirring it into the softened matzah. The children all loved eating it.  Mmmm, was it good!


Notes from Yuting:
This week we read "From Head to Toe" by Eric Carle. On every page is a different animal moving a different body part. Each time the children imitated an animal's movement, they proudly said "wǒ hui!" (I can do it!) 
We then sang "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes" as we learned the Chinese names of our body parts.

That's it for this week's update. Have a great weekend!

Yuting

We look forward to celebrating Passover and Easter over the next two weeks.

Love,

Ms. Bonne and Ms. Barbara