131 newsletter 3-4-16

131 RED NEWSLETTER

March 4th, 2016

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Fun Fridays in March: Preschool and Kindergarten are invited to
participate in Fun Fridays throughout the month of March. Each Friday will be a different themed day.
                     Friday March 11th: Pattern Day
                      Friday March 18th: College Day
                           Thursday March 24th: Wacky Sock Day
                  Friday April 1st: Inside Out Day
 
Storytime with the Glenview Library: Storytime with the Glenview Library
will be here on Wednesday, March 9th. Sylvia Kraft Walker will be
returning to read of fun stories. Room 131 time slot is from
10:00-10:40.

 

 Vision and Hearing Rescreening:  If you were absent for the vision and
hearing screening on Tuesday, March 1st, Julie Kupsty will be returning
on Tuesday, March 15th at 10:00 a.m. She will also be performing
re-screening on that day as well.

 

Individual Pictures: We will be having individual pictures the week of
March 14th.  Look for more information to be passed along soon!

 

SCHOOL CLOSED: We will be closed for our annual Spring Break Day on
Friday, March 25th.

 

CUBBY CLEANING: Please remember to take home your child’s artwork at the end of the day. Our cubbies are getting full and we are limited on space. Thank you for your help.
 

COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS:

St. Patrick's Day Parade 2016 - Elmhurst

Name: St. Patrick's Day Parade 2016 - Elmhurst

Date: March 5, 2016

Website: http://www.elmhurststpatsparade.com/the-parade

Event Description:

Come to ou 20th annual parade - now the second largest St. Patrick's Day parade in the Chicago area! Celebrate Irish tradition with leprechauns, clowns, jugglers, dancers, bagpipes, marching bands and floats at Elmhurst St. Patrick's Day Parade. The parade will begin at the intersection of Wilson Street and Spring Roads and continue north on Spring Road. 

 

CURRICULUM UPDATE:

The final stage of our project on art helped us to learn about shades. We discussed the difference between tints and shades and learned that shading means we make colors darker. The children were shown two different works of art. One was very bright in color and the other very dark. They were asked how each picture made them feel. It was interesting to hear how the bright paintings made them feel happy while the darker and more shaded pictures made them feel sad and even sleepy! For an art activity the children were given bright colors and a bottle of black paint. They could shade their paints as much or as little as they wanted. It was fun to see them mixing and shading together at the tables and sharing with each other about the colors they made. The class also spent some time learning about Pablo Picasso and Georges Seraut. We compared their styles of art and looked at many of their finished products. It has been a great tree weeks learning about art and experimenting with colors, various art forms and leaning a bit about some famous artists. Next week we will begin our new project on Big Cats!

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

 Gregg, Susan and Susan