133 Newsletter 3-18-16

133 RED NEWSLETTER

March 18th, 2016

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

·        FUN FRIDAYS IN MARCH:

Thursday, March 24h Wacky Sock Day

                                            Friday, April 1st Inside Out Day

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

 

COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS:


Chicago Flower & Garden Show

Name: Chicago Flower & Garden Show

Date: March 18, 2016

Event Description:

Spring ahead, with family fun for all ages at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show, presented by Mariano's. Join in the fun -- and learn new things -- at the new and expanded Kids Activity Garden, where you roll up your sleeves and plant something, get up close and personal with creepy-crawly bugs or just enjoy some time on the swings or a slide in our indoor playground. Tickets for children are just $5.

Location:

Festival Hall, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL.  60611

Date/Time Information:

Mar. 12-20, 2016  Sun-Wed: 10am-6pm Thur-Sat: 10am- 8pm

Contact Information:

312-241-1250

Fees/Admission:

Children ages 4-12: $5 Adult weekday: $14 (purchased online before the show) Adult weekend: $16 (purchased online before the show)

 

 

CURRICULUM UPDATE:

          In honor of springtime we have been learning about baby animals.  The children have been learning about what different animals are called when they are babies.  Baby owls are called "owlets", baby kangaroos are called "joeys", baby dogs are "puppies", baby cats "kittens" etc.  The children seem very interested in what each animal is called as a baby.  Connor asked, "What is a baby human called?"  We explained that a baby human is called an "infant". 

          On Friday, we read the book Mister Seahorse by Eric Carle.  The book is about a father seahorse who cares for his babies in the deep blue sea.  The children thought it was silly that the father seahorse carried the babies in his tummy.  They were surprised when the teachers explained that in real life, father seahorses actually do carry their babies in their tummies and not the mother sea horse.  We explained to the children that the mother seahorse puts her eggs inside the father seahorse's pouch on his belly.  He carries them around, keeping them safe, until they are ready to hatch.  He then cares for the little babies and teaches them how to survive as a seahorse. 

          Next week, we will be talking about more baby animals including frogs!  We will talk about the lifecycle of a frog and show the children how this transformation takes place.   

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

Hilary, Gina, and Jessica