131 RED Newsletter 4.8.16

131 RED NEWSLETTER

April 8th, 2016

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

ART STUDIO DAY: We had so much fun exploring several different art forms today! It was great to see how much fun the children were having and how proud they were of their creations.
FAMILY BREAKFAST: Save the date! Our annual Week of the Young Child Family Breakfast for Preschool/ Kindergarten is Thursday, April 14th from 7:30am – 9:00am. If you have a younger sibling in the Infant or Toddler program, they will be holding their breakfast on Friday, April 15th.  Please refrain from bringing siblings between program breakfasts. It is a wonderful opportunity to spend one-on-one time with your older or younger child. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to seeing you all there!

Book Fair: During WOYC, Allison Mengarelli, Manager of the Book Bin in Northbrook will hold a special book fair in our mini-gym. Books will be for sale on Thursday, April 14 7:30-9:30 am and on Friday April 15 7:30-9:30am. The book fair will also be available on-line from Monday, April 11- Monday, April 18. We hope you take advantage of this opportunity to purchase books for your children, friends and family. You might even find the perfect book to present as a gift to your child's classroom!

Clothing Drive: In order to support underserved children and their mothers, we will be sponsoring a clothing and cleaning supply drive for The Lake County Haven during WOYC as well. Spring is a great time of year to de-clutter and donate. Look for signs and bins throughout the school and help by providing gently used clothing and supplies for children and moms in need of them

WAGNER FARM:  We are excited to announce an in-school field trip on Wednesday, April 20th from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wagner Farm will be coming. The children will have an exciting opportunity to learn about Wagner Farm's livestock in this hands-on program.  They will not only see, smell and touch the animals, but also discover the unique contributions of each animal in sustaining the farm. Each class will transition through three stations as they learn about the life cycles of dairy cows, sheep and chickens. The students will make valuable connections between the seasonality of farm work, the cultivation of farm animals and the specific role of each animal in supporting the farm family, contemporary consumers and American agriculture. If you have any questions about this event please speak with Suzie Brunner, our Preschool Kindergarten Coordinator.

VACATION: Gregg will be off April 11th and 12th. My sub will be Tammy.

 

COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS:

Cinderella... After the Ball

Name: Cinderella... After the Ball

Date: April 15, 2016

Website: http://www.MarriottTheatre.com

 

Event Description:

Ever wonder what happens to Cinderella after the Ball? Come witness her quest for happily ever after as she and her besties, Rapunzel and Sleeping Beauty, take matters into their own hands to save the kingdom from the villainous Pinocchio. Girl power abounds in this contemporary world premiere musical tale that is sure to delight children and adults alike with its toe tapping music and quick witted humor.

Location:

The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences, 10 Marriott Dr, Lincolnshire, IL. 60069

Date/Time Information:

March 3 - May 8, 2016  
Most Tuesdays-Sundays at 10am and 12:30pm

Contact Information:

Box Office 847-634-0200

Fees/Admission:

$17.23

 

 

CURRICULUM UPDATE:

The children continued to focus their attention on the alphabet this week. For group time we did a group activity in an effort to practice our identification and handwriting skills. A teacher used a dry erase board to write a letter for the children to see. After we raised our hands and identified the letter and the sound it makes, the children practiced writing the letter on their own chalkboard. They were all so excited to show their teachers how they make their letters! It was a great activity and gave us another chance to praise them for all their hard work and abilities. For art the children used old magazines to cut out as many letters as they wanted. They worked their fine motor skills to cut around each letter and then glued it onto construction paper. Our letter walk from last week was such a success we decided to do it again! As a class we walked all around the school to find letters. The children also learned the difference between upper and lower case letters. We know that upper case letters look different than lower case letters. Some are bigger and some are smaller. Some look almost completely different! It was great to see so many children practicing both upper and lower case letters at our literacy table this week. Next week we will continue learning about letters and have more opportunities to identify, write and sound out!

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

 Gregg Susan and Susan