133 Newsletter 2/19/16

 

133 RED NEWSLETTER

February 19th, 2016

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

·        MOVIE NIGHT:  Thank you all for attending our movie night!  It was so much fun to be together and enjoy a fun movie!  We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! 

·        MAD SCIENCE WORKSHOPS: Mad Science Group Inc. has franchises located around the world, who bring science education to millions of children each year. Our innovative programs help kids learn about science through our fun after-school programs, preschool programs, in-class workshops, camps, birthday parties and special events. They will be coming to school on Wednesday, February 24th.

Our classroom workshop will be from 10:10 to 10:40 a.m.  Our topic will be: Dino Dig!

Please have your child here by the designated time to participate in their classroom experience

 

COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS
Nature and Science at Wonder Works: Electric Toys and Magnets

Date: February 26, 2016

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM CST

Website:http://www.wonder-works.org

Event Description:

Play with static electricity made with balloons and hair and discover tricks you can play with it. You can also play with toys powered by current electricity from batteries and transformers. We will peek inside some of the toys to figure out how they work. Hint: Their motors will have magnets! There will be lots of magnetic construction materials to build with, plus magnets to explore the art-room sandbox-see what sticks to magnets, and what does not.

Location:

Wonder Works Children's Museum 6445 W. North Ave. Oak Park, IL. 60302

Date/Time Information:

February 26, 2016  10am-Noon

Contact Information:

708-383-4815

Fees/Admission:

Included With General Admission of $6 Per Person

 

CURRICULUM UPDATE:

          This was our last week focusing on dinosaurs, and we have learned so much!  The children know almost all of the most common dinosaurs and have developed favorites.  We read the book How I Captured a Dinosaur by Henry Schwartz.  In the book, a little girl becomes very interested in dinosaurs.  She learns all information she can about them and when she goes on a camping trip with her family, she uses her knowledge to find one alive!  She takes the dinosaur home to her town and introduces it to her friends!  It was a very fun book to read to the children and they wanted to see if they could take their own dinosaur home. 

          Last Friday, we made our dinosaur eggs.  We allowed them to dry over the weekend and this week they were ready to paint.  We explained to the children that scientists do not know what color dinosaur eggs were, so we decided to use wild pretty colors on our eggs.  We had purple, orange, green and blue!  But this Friday was the real treat.  The teachers secretly put each child's favorite dinosaur into their dinosaur egg!  We said that the dinosaurs needed help hatching from their eggs.  The teachers had each child break open their egg and the children were delighted to find a tiny dinosaur toy to take home!  They laughed and played with their individual dinosaur toys until lunch time. 

          Next week we will be switching gears (ba-dum-ching), we will be learning about cars!  For the next two weeks we will be discovering the different parts of cars, and how to take care of a car.     

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

Hilary, Gina, and Jessica