Ms. Lauren's Class : February

January 27th-February 7th 2020

 

Dear Families,

The children have enjoyed all of our winter activities that we have been doing this month with snow, snow balls, winter clothing and winter animals. We will continue with the cold weather and talk about polar bears and read the Eric Carle story, Polar Bear, Polar Bear What Do You Hear? We will practice listening to different sounds and animal sounds, make a polar bear, make different animal masks, explore ice, a matching game and make a polar bear snack.

Our theme for the next two weeks will be "Polar Bear, Polar Bear What Do You Hear!"

Vocabulary words we are using:

· Winter, cold, polar bears, ice, elephant, lion, leopard, flamingo,

· hippopotamus, zebra, snake, peacock and zoo keeper.

Movement:

· Wednesday music, gym time and yoga

· The students will practice throwing fake snowballs

· Winter yoga with Carolyn (OT)

 

We are reading:

· "Polar Bear, Polar Bear What Do You Hear?" By: Eric Carle

 

Art Projects:

· The students will sponge paint with white paint to make a polar bear individually

· The students will make different animal masks on a paper plate

· The students will make a collage of the different animals in the story “Polar Bear, Polar Bear What do you hear?”

 

We are singing:

· Animal Dance (To the tune of :”Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear Turn Around”)

Polar Bear, Polar Bear

Turn around.

Polar Bear, Polar Bear

Touch the ground.

Polar Bear, Polar Bear

Growl real loud

Polar Bear, Polar Bear

Sit on the ground.

*Seal- Arf

*Penguin- Squak

*Snowy owl- Hoot

We are cooking/eating:

· Rice cake Polar Bear

· Animal crackers

 

Sensory:

· Exploring fake snowballs and real or fake snow or ice cubes

You can follow through with this theme at home by-

· Read the story, “Polar Bear, Polar Bear What Do You Hear” or other winter stories at home

· Using vocabulary words listed above

· Practice the different animal sounds and listening to animal sounds

· Pretend to be different animals

 

Reminders:

· With the cold weather please be sure to dress your child to go outside.

We try to get out as much as we can.

· Check backpack and notebooks for notices and notes

· Label all clothing

 

Have a good week!

 

Ms. Lauren, Head Teacher