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131 RED NEWSLETTER

February 26th, 2016

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • LIBRARIAN VISIT: On Wednesday, March 9th, we will have a “Storytime with the Glenview Library.” Sylvia Kraft Walker is returning to lead us in a fun and interactive story hour. Our classroom’s time is from 10:50-11:30am.

  • VISION AND HEARING SCREENINGS: DCFS requires all children 3, 4, and 5 years old, not in public Kindergarten, to have an annual vision and hearing screening. Every child must have this done in order for us to be in compliance. The parent permission form has been emailed to you from Pam. If you have already had a vision or hearing screening this year, please bring in the paperwork. HEARING and VISION screening are $5 each or $10 for both! For your convenience, the screenings will take place during the day at our center on Tuesday, March 1 and Wednesday, March 2, 2016. You may drop the permission form and your check (Made payable to Julie Kupstys) at the front desk at any time prior to the screenings

  •    DENTAL HEALTH PRESENTATION: Wednesday, March 2 from 10:00-10:30.

  •      FUN FRIDAYS IN MARCH:   Friday March 4th is Hat day

                                             

COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS:

Name: Junie B. Jones The Musical at Northbrook Theatre

Date: February 27, 2016

Website: http://www.northbrooktheatre.org

Event Description:

Junie B. Jones The Musical is....where we step into the outspoken, precocious and loveable life of Junie B., complete with her Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal and experience funny and fast-paced musical adventures of first grade!

 

CURRICULUM UPDATE:

Our project on art is moving right along. This week we focused our attention on new vocabulary. We learned that black is not actually a color. In fact it is considered achromatic or the absence of color. The children put on their science hats and continued to mix primary colors to come up with secondary colors. We also discovered that if you add white to a color it is called a tint. As a class we worked together to try and make pink. In front of the children were several different colors to choose from. The teacher asked them to pick a color to mix with white. After trying several different colors we were finally able to make pink! When we finished our experiment the children had the opportunity to paint with all the bright colors we created together. Next week we will learn about shading colors, talk about how colors make us feel, and begin to focus on some very famous artists.

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

 Gregg Susan and Susan