Friday, June 13, 2014

Goodbye Everybody Yes Indeed!

Dear Parents and Families, 

Wow, what a year! To better state that- what a GREAT year! We had so much fun, covered a lot of material, and participated in many fun and exciting projects. It was so wonderful to witness each of your babies blossom into AMAZING three year olds!

Each of your children has brought such joy and happiness to our classroom. We have been so fortunate to have such a wonderful group of children this past year. Our friends and family often laugh at me when I refer to your children as “our kids”. They are like our own children. They all have touched our lives and this school year in very positive and rewarding ways. 

May you all have a wonderful summer!

Presenting the Sweet Peas Class singing High Hopes Part 2!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed A...

Before Morning Meeting, the Sweet Peas class played in the Sunflowers room in the doctor’s office. Jenny swallowed a horse of course. That goodness she was surrounded by such wonderful medical pracitioners who gave her lots of medical potions and tools.

Next, the Sunflowers and Sweet Peas joined forces and talked briefly about the schedule for tomorrow and some of their feelings about graduation. Then we read I Know a Shy Fellow Who Swallowed a Cello. Then we sang Samabalae. 

During Free Play, Hudson, Max, and Scarlett dug in the sandbox. Then dressed up in hats and purses nd it was off to the fire station to find instruments.  The Sweet Peas joined the Sunflowers for show and tell and lunch, where they read two Frog and Toad stories. 

Monday, June 9, 2014

Happy Birthday and Jacob's Last Day

It was all fun and giggles this morning! The children decorated birthday hats and signed birthday cards. Then Scarlett, Jacob, Lili, and Harry opened the presents that their friends had made for them.  Then it was time for a Dance Party. We danced to The Goldfish, We Are the Dinosaurs, and Victor Vito by The Laurie Berkner Band.

Before lunch, Jacob picked out Knuffle Bunny Too by Mo Willems for us to read. The parents then joined us for lunch and the birthday festivities continued. We even had a surprise visit from Hudson! We concluded our morning singing Hey Jude, Octopus' Garden, and Yellow Submarine by The Beatles with instruments and singing Goodbye Everybody Yes Indeed as we hugged Jacob good-bye.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Once There Was A Little Old Ant...

We began snack telling the story of the brave little ant that thought he could move a rubber tree plant. The rubber tree plant was so big and very heavy. Everyone thought that ant can't move the rubber tree plant because the ant was too little. The brave little ant said to himself "I might be little but I can do this! I've got high hopes!" So he pushed and pushed the rubber tree plant with all of his might and it moved! Now the little ant can move not only one rubber plant, but many rubber tree plants. The ant was very brave and never gave up. Oops there goes another rubber tree plant!

We went to Horatio Park where we played and read Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses by Eric Litwin outside. Then we had our dress rehearsal at Integral Yoga. The children did an amazing job using their big singing voices!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Jaya Reads To Us and Practice Part 1

Brandon literally jumped into the classroom and greeted his teachers with a big "Hello". Hudson's sister, Jaya, was our surprise reader today! She read Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses by Eric Litwin. Ava from the Sunflowers class joined us for this very special event. Then we sang High Hopes to Jaya and Lisa.

Then the boys were excited to work together with the letters. Then everyone chose to just play independently and quietly in different areas. Max dug in the sand box. Brandon was excited to build train tracks and Hudson played with the animals. Perhaps the boys just needed to have some quiet time to themselves after last nights late festivities from the Art Show and Purple Cake Day Fundraiser.

Before lunch, headed over to Integral Yoga for our very first practice. We will be heading over there again tomorrow to perfect our performance.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

A Day At The Park

Hudson gravitated instantly to the letters on the Daisies table. Brandon and Max joined him shortly after they arrived. The Sunflowers and Sweet Peas joined forces for their own morning meeting in which they also talked about graduation and what it means to graduate. 

Next, the whole school got together to practice our graduation songs and the Daisies stood up one by one to announce what they wanted to be when they grew up.

Afterwards, the whole school went out to the park!