Ms. Yael's Class : January


Dear Families,


Continuing our winter based themes, we will be reading “Polar Bear, Polar Bear What do you Hear?” for the next two weeks. We have a lot of fun art and movement activities planned. The children will learn all the different sounds animals make as they get to act them out. This week is spirit week:

1/27- Pajama Day

1/28- Crazy Hat Day

1/29- Crazy Sock Day

1/30- Animal Day

1/31 Wear Red Day


Vocabulary Words: polar bear, lion, hippopotamus, flamingo, zebra, snake, (boa constrictor), elephant, leopard, peacock, walrus, zoo-keeper, growl, roar, snort, fluting, hiss, trumpeting, snarling, yelping, bellowing


We are reading:

“Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do you Hear?” By Eric Carle and Bill Martin, Jr.



We will be:

Making Polar Bear Hand Prints

Making Polar Bear Masks

Making Polar Bear Stencils using some of Eric Carle’s techniques

In our sensory Bin

We will be playing with snowballs


Our fine motor activities;

Polar Bear matching cards

Winter themed play doh shapes


On the Playground and in our Indoor gym:

We will be sliding down a “snow” wedge

Searching for hidden animals

You can follow this theme at home by:

• Reading any books you have at home that have to do with animals

• Discussing the sounds different animals make and what color different animals are with your child


Brrrr, it’s cold outside. Please make sure your child has at least one change of winter clothes with us at school.


Have a great week!


Yael , Emily, Chauna and Anu