133 Newsletter 3-24-16


March 24th, 2016


·        FUN FRIDAYS IN MARCH:  Friday, April 1st Inside Out Day

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



Cinderella... After the Ball

Name: Cinderella... After the Ball

Date: April 1, 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.


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






          The baby animals we have been seeing are too cute!  This week we learned about how a tadpole turns into a frog.  The interesting thing about frogs is that you can observe them changing from tadpole to frog unlike a caterpillar in their cocoon.  We read the book, A Frog Grows Up, by Melvin and Gilda Berger.  The children saw that tadpoles hatch from small jelly like eggs.  The tadpoles use their tails to swim around in water.  The children asked how they stayed underwater for so long.  The teachers explained that tadpoles have gills for breathing water, as they grow up, the tadpoles lose their gills and develop lungs for breathing air.  The children observed that the tadpole had no legs, and then over the course of several weeks, legs startedto sprout!  First, the back legs sprouted, then the front legs.  The tail gets shorter and shorter and the frog's mouth gets wider.  Soon, the children noticed that the tadpole was really looking like a frog!  The adult frog can then crawl out of the water, use their lungs to breathe and use their sticky tongue to catch flies. 

          For art, we realized that frogs swim in water and that ponds usually have many different colors that you can see.  The pond reflects the blue sky or a red sunset, there is green algae, and the water can sometimes look brown or yellow.  We decided to use water colors to mix the many colors that a pond can reflect.  The children saw that when the colors mixed, they made more interesting colors!  The pictures are hanging in our classroom! 

          Next week, we will be looking at different mediums of art and the artists that created some of the most iconic pieces in our history.  They will see pieces like the Sistine Chapel ceiling by Michelangelo (the man, not the Ninja Turtle), Frida Khalo's self portraits, Jackson Pollack's splatter paintings, and pointelism by Georges Seurat. 


Hilary, Gina, and Jessica