133 Red Newsletter

133 RED NEWSLETTER

February 12th, 2016

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

v  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! 

v  EXTRA CHANGES OF CLOTHES:  We are all happy to see the sun peeking through the clouds, but with slightly warmer weather comes mud and puddles.  Even though your children have snow clothes, we have noticed that they are still getting wet.  Please bring your child at least two pairs of pants, two shirts, many socks and many pairs of underwear so we have something to change them into.  Thank you all for your help. 

  • CAMP AND KINDERGARTEN CONFIRMATION:  If you applied for either camp for the Summer of 2016 or Kindergarten for the 2016-2017 school year, you will receive written confirmation of your spot the week of February 22nd.  If you have any questions please speak with Suzie Brunner, our Preschool/Kindergarten Coordinator.  She can be reached next week by email at sbrunner@gbnchildcare.com .

 

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 week has been very busy in 133 and we had a lot of information to get through!  The children discovered that dinosaurs are shaped differently based on where they live.  We looked at dinosaurs that lived on land, dinosaurs that lived in the water, and dinosaurs that flew through the air.  We noticed that dinosaurs who lived in water had flippers, or tails that looked like paddles.  These dinosaurs were called Ichthyosaurs.  We also saw that these dinosaurs had long sharp teeth for catching fish.  The air dinosaurs had wings that allowed them to soar through the sky.  Some of these flying dinosaurs, called Pterodactyls, had the same long sharp teeth as the water dinosaurs!  They also used them for catching fish!  The land dinosaurs had feet for walking around their environments to look for food. 

            We also learned that dinosaurs hatched from eggs.  Scientists have found dinosaur nests with batches of eggs in them.  We thought it would be fun to make our own dinosaur eggs!  We used water balloons and paper maché to create our eggs.  Next week, after they've dried, we are going to paint the eggs!    

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

Hilary, Gina, and Jessica