We continued learning about different emotions through our unit of inquiry about feelings. This week we focused on feeling scared. We started the week by reading the story Everybody is Scared Sometimes. We then had a discussion about what it feels and looks like to be scared as well as what makes us scared. We made a poster showing this information. We also talked about what to do when we feel scared. The children agreed that when they are scared it is a good idea to find mom, dad, or a trusted adult to help them feel better. We also read a few books about characters that are scared or worry, including the stories Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend and Wemberly Worried.
In addition to our unit of inquiry, we also learned about our artist of the month, Pablo Picasso. Picasso is most famously known for co-founding the cubist movement. We looked at some of Picasso’s works involving portraits. We then made self-portraits in the style of Picasso.
This week we also spent time preparing our Mother’s Day cards and presents. Happy Mother’s Day to all our moms and we hope you liked your cards and presents.
Tomorrow, Thursday March 22nd, is an early release day. PreK students will be dismissed at 11:45.
Spring Break is from March 25th until April 7th. School will resume on Sunday, April 8th.
Swimming: Starting May 1st
We are excited to announce that Pre-K classes will begin swimming in our small UAS pool after spring break!
Our first day of swimming will be Tuesday May 1st 10:15 – 10:45am and we will swim EVERY TUESDAY at this time.
Please have your child wear their swim suit to school so we have more time to get things done before swimming. It will be necessary to have them wear only 2 piece suits for easy toileting. Please do not have your child wear a 1piece body suit or girl’s 1-piece swim suit. They must bring a swim cap. They are available for purchase in the school uniform shop but they can wear any kind.
They can wear their uniform or just any t-shirt and shorts over their suits on the day of swimming. They should also wear sandals, flip flops or crocs for the day as well. Please bring a separate waterproof bag with a towel, swim cap, and underwear to change into after swimming. LABEL ALL CLOTHING AND CAPS PLEASE.
The pool is only a few feet deep and they will be closely supervised, so it is not necessary to send in water wings or floating toys.
It is in a covered area but we may do water activities beforehand outside, so please apply sunscreen before they come to school.
Please read and discuss the following rules with your child.
- Walking feet only-No running
- Use #2 voice (inside voice)
- Wear swimming caps
- Sit and slip into pool
- Gentle play only
They must listen and follow the rules during swim time to participate. If you have questions, please email me.
Please check out our Flickr page for pictures from this week.
Thank you for a great week. We hope you have a wonderful spring break and we look forward to seeing everyone on Sunday, April 8th.