Volume 12

January 3, 2022

Message from Teachers

   Happy New Year!   We hope you all had a wonderful time with family and friends the past two weeks!   We are looking forward to a new beginning as we begin 2022.  We will continue to do our best to prepare for the health and safety of all.  Please look for email updates of Parent meetings and other news!  Have a great week.  
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Our four program-wide expectations are Be Compassionate, Be Curious, Be a Community and Be Courageous. This week we will focus on how children can be a Community.

We are A Community when we:

  • Are kind to one another
  • Take care of one another
  • Embrace our differences and cultures
  • Share what we know and care about
  • Solve problems together

In this week’s learning resource, you’ll find an activity related to this week’s expectation. Let us know how it went!

Language / Literacy

Activity 1

Click on the link below and learn about how to identify colors by using sign language.

Math / Science

Activity 2

Venger Drawing – One activity we often do in class is drawing a picture out of a shape, we call this “Venger Drawings.” Draw a square shape on a piece of paper and ask your child to turn that shape into something new. Save the drawing for our class call so your child can show teacher their creation!

   Shapes - Educational Poster Chart - Laminated - Double Sided (18 x 24)


Art / Writing

Activity 3

Community Portraits

Use crayons, markers, paper, pencil.  Talk to your child about what a Community is?  What do you do to help one another?   How do you care for one another at home or other places? 

Draw pictures with your child and let him or her create their own pictures.   Then write down what they tell about the pictures! 

Language / Literacy

Activity 4 

Llama Llama Misses Mama: Book Video – This book is about a Llama who is missing his Mama when he goes to school for the first time. The book talks about how when he is at school he meets new friends and he has a lot of fun. This is a great time to talk about how your child might miss you when you are away from them but they can still have fun until you get back. Be sure to ask for the password to view the video!

Llama Llama Misses Mama: Dewdney, Anna: 8601400945568: Books


Math / Science

Exercise the finger muscles, measure, mix, and enjoy making play dough!

Play Dough Recipe – Try making play dough with this recipe at home. Here is what you will need:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Mix the dry ingredients and knead until smooth. Keep in a covered container in the refrigerator. (Optional: use food coloring to give it color!)