***Flag Day this Thursday***

In celebration of UAE Flag Day, UAS will be taking our annual human flag photo this Thursday.  Pre K students should wear a RED shirt.  They can wear black or their blue uniform shorts on the bottom.

We will be heading to the field at 7:55am to take the photo.  If you are running late, please meet us at the field….

 

Thank you

Mrs. Waldo

HIghlights from this week.

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THIS WEEK

PUMPKIN DISCOVERY– The children have been very interested about our pumpkin and so far we have seen different sizes, colors and shapes of pumpkins. We measured our pumpkin with blocks and found out it is 15 blocks tall and 10kg! These discoveries have led to many math discussions and an interest in size.  We tested our pumpkins to see if they would sink or float and made many predictions about the pumpkins. They have been weighing themselves in comparison to the pumpkin. We have cleaned and carved our pumpkin into a Jack-o-lantern! Then we cooked the pumpkins and the seeds and ate them. We all really enjoyed the pumpkin.

HALLOWEEN- I’m sure the children were excited to come home and show what was in their buckets from trick or treating down the hallway- in the drama room and in the hallway. We had a wonderful celebration with amazing costumes, a parade, and Trick or Treating! We asked them not to eat any candy until they return home. Thank you for taking the effort to find little toys and items. It was wonderful that the buckets weren’t full of candy this year.

This week we also started practicing how to put on and take off our shoes.  Parents please have your children practices this at home. Next week we will start letting the kids play in the sand box and if they can not empty the sand out of there shoes and put them back on themselves then they can not go in the sand box yet. Thank you for your help on teaching them this skill.

Next Week

Sunday and Monday– will be professional development days for teachers. No school for students which makes next week a short 3-day week for students.

TUESDAY- Orange Day please have your child wear something orange to school.

Carving our pumpkin last Wednesday led to natural questioning of seeds. This week and next we will continue learning about seeds and plants. Each student will  plant 3 seeds which will be hanging in our sunny windows in baggies until they sprout and are ready to be placed in soil. We will go for a walk around the school and found many different trees and plants.

November 2– Flag Day… more information to come as we receive it.

 

Highlights from this week.

This week we worked on our Hungry Little Caterpillars and made some wonderful Vegetable Art.  We made our MATMAN’s this week. The children enjoyed  I bought a pumpkin that we will carve next week for Halloween. The kids had library this week and came home with a new book, please read with them this long weekend.  PINK for Brest Cancer Awareness Day, the kids look great in there pink today. 

Qinyi Matman

Giuseppe Arcimboldo was an Italian painter best known for creating imaginative portrait heads made entirely of objects such as fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish, and books. If you need to brush up on your art appreciation, you too can watch the video that your children watched.

HALLOWEEN TREATS- On Thursday, October 26th – Pre-K and KG-1 classes will be trick or treating from class to class. As part of the American Halloween tradition, the children will receive something when they knock on the door and say, “Trick or Treat!” We are trying to encourage less chocolate and candy and MORE small treats (pencils, erasers, rings, stickers, plastic jewelry, tattoos, rubber balls, small toy cars, etc). Daiso and The Party Store have a lot of fun treats like this. We would also like to encourage healthy snacks – fruit snacks, raisins, pretzels, breakfast bars, etc. In order for us to have this special celebration we will need each child to bring in individualized treats for at least 30 children. Please DO NOT send any small hard candies or jelly cups (heart candies, mints, etc.) as they pose a choking hazard. We have several children who have severe allergies to nuts so please do not send any products that contain nuts. The children will not be eating the candy at school so you will have a chance to check through it before your child eats it. We are encouraging them to share what they receive at school with their families.
If you have not sent in yet please send in this week.

October 26st – Children to dress up in Halloween costumes that is easy for your child to go to the bathroom, that is comfortable, not to scary and not to hot. Do not send weapons to school please.

There will be a parade at 8:05am that your child will walk in. You can stand outside on the big playground. To make this easier on your child please do not stop and allow the line to move. If you think your child will be upset by seeing you you might want to wait for the pictures that we will post on the blog. 

October 31st is Orange Day, please have your child wear something orange to school that day.

 

Highlights from this week.

I want to say Thank You to all the parents who sent in fruit or vegetables for the class to try. The children loved trying all the new foods and telling me which one was there favorite.

LIBRARY CHECK OUT– This Sunday Ms. Leslie allowed each student to check out one book (their choice) from the library. Every Sunday, the children will be able to take that book home until the next Sunday. They will only be allowed to check out a new one if the return the previous book on Sunday. Make sure to have them take good care of them and spend time reading them to your child. PLEASE RETURN THRER BOOK ON SUNDAY.

 

MANNERS MATTER- This week we learned and practiced using our best manners, especially when eating our snacks. They are proud to be trying their best to:

  1. Stay in their seats while eating. 2. Eat healthy foods first and 3. Say “please” and “thank you.”

I have had some questions about how snack time works. Basically, the children have a morning and an afternoon 20 minute time to eat their food. We know how important it is to make sure they eat during the day, so we encourage them a lot during this time. I do not allow them to get up before the 20 minutes is over, even if they say they are finished. I encourage them to talk quietly to one another and encourage quiet talking and have table conversation. I ring a bell after the time and they clean up- packing up their own bags. I am proud how independent they have become in this area.  Please enforce these manners at home as well.


GOOD READS
– I will be sharing some wonderful favorite books that are great for your child to have at home. These are stories I read over and over to them. The last 2 weeks our story focus has been The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. In it we saw the foods the caterpillar ate and the changes that happen when a living thing eats healthy foods.

We got a new student this week, this is Zayed.

UPDATES FOR NEXT WEEK-

 

ORANGE DAY- Tuesday, Oct.31st , is the day your child may wear orange or bring in something orange to show/share for show and tell! (No need to wear uniforms.)

 

HALLOWEEN TREATS- On Thursday, October 26th , Pre-K and KG-1 classes will be trick or treating from class to class.  As part of the American Halloween tradition, the children will receive something when they knock on the door and say, “Trick or Treat!”  We are trying to encourage less chocolate and candy and MORE small treats (pencils, erasers, rings, stickers, plastic jewelry, tattoos, rubber balls, small toy cars, etc). Daiso and The Party Store have a lot of fun treats like this.   We would also like to encourage healthy snacks – fruit snacks, raisins, pretzels, breakfast bars, etc.  In order for us to have this special celebration we will need each child to bring in individualized treats for at least 30 children.  Please DO NOT send any small hard candies or jelly cups (heart candies, mints, etc.) as they pose a choking hazard.  We have several children who have severe allergies to nuts so please do not send any products that contain nuts.  The children will not be eating the candy at school so you will have a chance to check through it before your child eats it.  We are encouraging them to share what they receive at school with their families.

Please send the items to school by Wednesday, Oct. 18th

YOGURT BUCKETS– Each Pre-K child will collect their treats on Oct. 26th  in a 1kg. yogurt container. Please bring in one washed 1kg. yogurt container with a lid by Oct. 18th .

Thanks for your support!

 

 

Highlights from this week.

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT– It was great to see so many of you at our Back to School night on Monday. For those that were not able to make it, I have uploaded the presentation I gave here.

ARTIST OF THE MONTH– The first artist we learned about is Yayoi Kusama from Japan that does exhibitions around the world. One activity she is known for is setting up a room to look like a house and having visitors stick circle stickers around to show that art can be anything. They loved decorating our windows with circle stickers!

LIBRARY DAY-Sunday we had our first library day. The children enjoyed reading and learning all about the books. Next week we will start checking out book to read at home with our family.

DRAMA ROOM- We had our first day in the drama room. They really enjoyed playing with the puppets, castle, and camping area.

MY BODY- Healthy Living- From exercising to washing hands properly to eating healthy food, Pre-K is beginning to understand how to keep our bodies fit. Some highlights were running on the track and having a race, brushing our paper teeth, sorting food, and getting very messy with finger paint and then washing up.

UPDATES FOR NEXT WEEK- 

BABY PHOTOS– I have 6 baby photos so far. Please send in or email one baby photo of your child (between 3×5-5×7 size) for a class activity by October 8th.  

FRUIT AND VEGGIE FEAST– We will continue our healthy living unit next week and Wednesday, Oct. 11th, we ask each student to bring in one fruit or vegetable cut into small pieces to share with the class. We will try them all and graph our favorites. Here is a link to a sign up sheet. Please go on a pick something to bring. https://docs.google.com/document/d/138qrlhoBpdIfP6ZnkHOGLqNOIc4HVuwSib3Ser8uHbY/edit

 

Have a nice long weekend and look forward to seeing the children on Sunday in their WHITE UAS SHIRTS.

 

IB MAN

IB Man 

 

Dear Parents,

I will start this on Thursday

I am sending IB Man home with your child on Thursday.  Take him with you wherever you go the weekend and have your child be prepared to tell us about his adventures.  Our class is anxious to learn about where he has been. Please write down some of the activities you enjoyed with IB Man in the journal using the IB Learner Profile words that are on IB Man.  Please take pictures of your adventures and email them to me so we can put them in our book.

Please return IB Man on Sunday.

We look forward to hearing and seeing what IB Man did all week with your child.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Waldo