10/14 Weekly Enrichment Spotlight

Weekly Enrichment Spotlight



In art, we got to make pumpkins using crayons and watercolors! Ms. Dana has been teaching us to use texture in our artwork every week. Thank you for such a fun art class, we can’t wait for next week!

Take A Peek Into Our Week/Ms.Kate/October 11,2019

It was fire prevention week👨‍🚒🚒 in our classroom this week!!

We had so much fun doing a variety of activities that taught your child how to keep their bodies safe if a fire occurs. We did some fantastic activities such as Stop, drop, and roll, get low and go ( how to crawl out of your house), the difference between fire and electric, how firefighters help us, and much much more!! The kids absolutely loved this week!!!!

One of our younger students is working on our pumpkin spooning work! When spooning it helps the child master three finger grip and thus prepares them for activities outside the practical life learning area.
The 45 layout helps your child to visualize and develop an understanding of place value, order of numbers and concentration.
The Metal Insets are used to help with pencil control, to refine hand movements in preparation for writing.
Journal writing can help your child process feelings, build writing skills, and communicate their ideas.

Field Trip to the fire station!


Reminders: please check your child’s folder this weekend, we have another field trip coming up!

Picture day is the 16th!

We hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

10/7 Weekly Enrichment Spotlight

Weekly Enrichment Spotlight


This week in music we used the tambourines and scarves to match the beat in different songs. Some songs were smooth and some songs were choppy. Thank you Ms. Lisa for a great music class!

9/30 Weekly Enrichment Spotlight


Weekly Enrichment Spotlight

We had a great time in art class! Ms. Dana had us rotate through stations and explore with different types of materials such as paint, markers, and play dough. Thank you for a fun week in art class!

Take A Peek Into Our Week/Ms. Kate/October 3,2019 🎃

We had such a fun week this week!! Our theme was all about pumpkins!! Together we had fun doing a pumpkin investigation which included giving a description of what our pumpkin looked like, measuring our pumpkin with the pink tower blocks, seeing if our pumpkin sinks or floats, and we counted the pumpkin seeds! We also talked about the like cycle of a pumpkin, and labeled the different parts of the pumpkin!! They had a blast!! Our class also had fun creating different pumpkin crafts and science experiments!!

How does cutting help a child’s development? The opening and closing motion of cutting with scissors helps children develop the small muscles in their hands otherwise known as fine motor skills. These muscles are crucial for holding a pencil or crayons and gripping and manipulating small objects.
Our kindergarten friend is working on the Vowel tree. The vowel tree is tactile, engaging way to teach and practice decoding words. This manipulative can be used with beginning readers to more advanced readers.
The direct purpose of the sandpaper letters is to teach the child sounds of the alphabet by means of muscular and visual memory.   


Book share is every Friday!

Friday I will be sending out Halloween party sign ups!

Please keep ALL toys in car or at home!! Thank you!!

9/23 Weekly Enrichment Spotlight


Enrichment Spotlight: Science


This week in science class, Mr. John mixed water, food coloring, baby oil, and salt in a bottle to teach us about density. Afterwards, we got to pretend to be in the experiment! Thanks for a fun science class Mr. John!

Take A Peek Into Our Week/ September 19,2010/Ms.Kate

Hello, Hello!! I hope all of you are having a fantastic week like we are!! This week’s theme was all about kindness and respect. I really love both of these lessons, because all of our discussions, crafts, books, and lessons, really makes an impact on your kiddos. Kindness is a key ingredient that enhances positivity and helps children feel good about themselves…Children with a positive outlook have a greater attention spans, more willingness to learn, and better creative thinking to improve results at school!

Our new friend is working on the spindle box.The spindle boxes have important purposes of reinforcing the idea that the symbols represent certain quantities of separate objects, introducing the concept zero and it’s symbol, and reinforcing the sequence of the numerals.
The direct purpose of the sandpaper letters is to teach the child the sounds of the alphabet by means of muscular and visual memory.
One of our kindergarten students is working on the Vowel tree. This work is a tactile, and engaging way to teach and practice decoding words.

REMINDERS: Don’t forget our school field trip is tomorrow! Please make sure all lunches are bagged lunches. Also, please make sure your child is wearing appropriate shoes for the farm!

Please make sure your child leaves ALL toys at home or in the car. Thank you!!!


Take A Peek Into Our Week/September 13,2019/Ms.Kate

Happy Friday everyone!!

What a great week we had!! Our theme for the week was all about Community Helpers! We had fun learning about Doctors, dentists, librarians, mail carriers, construction workers, and teacher’s! We also had fun making some really cool crafts with Ms. Amanda. This week we have been continuing working on our Grace and Courtesy lessons. TGIF!!!

Our different Continent map puzzles have been a big hit in our class this year so far!! When using our different map puzzles your child will gain fine motor skills, and recognition of the different countries.
One of our new friends is working on our Go Together cards. This material explores the concepts of association and recognizing things that go together.
Why teach about syllables? Dividing words into parts, or ” chunks” helps speed the process of decoding. Knowing the rules for syllable division can teach students read words more accurately and fluently. Understand syllables can also help students learn to spell words correctly.



Next week is our field trip!! Don’t forget to turn in your field trip forms!!!

Please make sure your child is wearing appropriate shoes. That means no open toe, and that they are able to put their shoes on and off by themselves!

Have a super weekend!

Enrichment Spotlight

Week of September 9th-13th

    This was our first week of music, and we had a great time! Ms. Lisa taught us about loud and quiet music as well as smooth and jumpy music. We can’t wait for next week!

Take A Peek Into Our Week/Ms.Kate/September 5,2019

Welcome back everyone!! I can’t believe how fast our first two weeks went by!! Our first week was all about Grace and Courtesy. We learned how to roll and unroll our mats, carry a tray, how to sit in a chair correctly while sitting at the table, opening and closing the door the right way, and lots lots more!! Together we also made our own classroom rules!! This week our theme was Apple’s. Together we learned about the life cycle of the Apple, the different parts of the Apple, different foods you can make with apples, and lots of fun crafts with Ms. Amanda!!!

The Metal Insets are used to help with pencil control, to refine hand movements in preparation for writing.
Our different animal puzzles are designed to stimulate the child’s interest in the natural world and help them identify the animals represented and is a hands on opportunity to learn the anatomical parts of each animal.
The Dressing Frames primary purpose is to teach children how to dress themselves through mastering different clothing fasteners. This process also test’ s a child’s hand eye coordination and fine motor skills, as they work with each material.

Ms.Amanda’s Enrichment Corner!

Today was our first week in art!!! Ms.Dana went over the classrooms expectations and then we got to decorate our name tags. It was super fun!!
This week in science class we each got to help out Mr. John! We added baking soda to a balloon, and then shook it into a bottle full of vinegar. When the vinegar mixed with the baking soda, it blew up the balloon! It was so cool!!