Here are the updates for next week, please take a look as we have made some revisions to the schedule.
HAG AL LAILA PARADE-Thursday, May 11th will be the parade at 8:15-8:40 ( we are not participating in the parade.)
RAMADAN HOURS: Once Ramandan begins we will be starting a shorten day schedule. There will be supervision on the playground starting from 8:10am and classes will be held from 8:30-11:30.
DOLPHINARIUM: Monday, May 8th we will be going to the Dolphinarium! The children have so been looking forward to this field trip. Please have your child wear their BLUE school t-shirt that they wore at the beginning of the year. If you no longer have that shirt please send them in their school uniform.
BLACK AND WHITE DAY: Thursday, May 18th will be our color of the month day at school. Please have your child either wear or bring in something that has either black and/or white.
END OF THE YEAR PRE-K CELEBRATION- We will now have our celebration on THURSDAY, MAY 25th.
All Pre-K classes will come together from 8:15-9:15am to acknowledge the children, perform some songs, and eat some food together.
FOOD-We need your help bringing in breakfast themed food such as eggs, fruit, veggies, croissants, sausages-please NO food with pork or nuts. You may bring your food that morning and place it in the cafeteria.
FANCY– You child may come dressed in nice dress clothes.
FAMILY– All family members or friends are welcome to come!
FUN– You may proceed to the cafeteria to bring your food and get a seat once you drop off your child in the morning by 7:55am. The classes will come to the cafeteria and begin the performance portion at 8:15am. Once the performance and acknowledgements are over everyone will eat and socialize!
We hope you can all join us on this special morning,
THIS WEEK IN CLASS WE…
The children have shown a lot of interest in the different properties of water and in class they had an opportunity to go fishing, paint with ice, break ice with hammers, and build with ice and cars.
Yesterday in class I asked them what they would like to learn more about for our How the World Works inquiry such as the different kinds of water or the animals that live in the ocean. After a very close vote the majority of the students decided they would like to spend more time investigating sea animals. First we made a list of all the animals that can live in the ocean/waters. They came up with 15 different types of animals such as fish, dolphins, crabs, and sharks.
Then we watched a few live camera videos from the Monterey Bay Aquarium located in California. (They have some really cool videos if you have a time to check them out at home.) They said they would be very brave and watched the shark, jelly fish and sea otter video and we watched how they moved their bodies, what they ate (mostly fish) and how they interacted in groups.
Afterwards, during group time I brought in a fish for the children to touch and we explored what a fish looks like up close. They noticed from their observations that the fish felt “cold” and was very “smelly”. Then we did a form of Japanese art called Gyotaku and made fish prints using black or blue paint to represent the ink. They were all such risk takers and had so much fun painting the fish to make their print.
Our first observation of the fish. We went around the circle first smelling the fish, then touching the fish and examining it’s scales, eyes, and tail.