Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Our Garden of...Seeds

We planted our seeds yesterday; therefore, we have a garden of seeds! We hopefully will have a garden of sprouts and then flowers! We learned plants need sun, water, and air to grow. We will be taking care of the flowers so they will grow. Check back for updates on how our flowers are going. Also, if anyone knows of any master gardeners or botanists who would like to talk about plants, we would love to have them in class with us!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Excitement is Growing...

We are beginning our plant unit! The children are quite excited. We read "I'm a Seed" to learn how to identify the parts of a plant. We also learned what plants need to survive. We will be planting our own seeds tomorrow and will observe how they change. Each child will have the opportunity to plant various seeds. It should be neat to see the roots since we will be using clear cups and most of the time we never see roots. I cannot wait to see the children make their observations and begin to notice the differences between the plants each child plants. The children will need to make sure their plant is in the sun and to give it water! Ask your child about plants and if you are out and see some plants, take some time to use some of your five senses to observe them. In addition, feel free to comment about our planting and any suggestions you may have!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Spring "Pause"...

I hope everyone has a wonderful Spring Pause this coming weekend. We will return to school on April 25! I look forward to hearing how the children spent their 4 day weekend. Feel free to comment, the kids love to see who has posted comments!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Field Trip...

Our field trip is April 29th. If you have not turned in your permission slip or money for the field trip, please do so, as soon as possible. As a reminder PM children will need to arrive at school by 9:10. In addition, we will be arriving back at school at 12:45 and your child will need to be picked up from school, there will be no bus service at this time. We no longer need chaperones; therefore, if you turned in the slip requesting to chaperone, then you will be able to chaperone. If you have not turned in your slip and you wanted to chaperone, I am sorry but you will not be able to ride the bus to the museum. There will be more information coming regarding the trip next week!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

PTO News...

Tuesday, April 12th - Special Parent Information Night 6:30 to 7:30pm
Guest Speaker, Laura Nabors - Child Psychologist and UC Professor. She will be speaking about Increasing Your Child's Self Esteem. She will be answering questions and providing everyone with suggestions and actual projects to complete at home. Please attend this informative, worthwhile event! Child Care will be provided.
Wednesday, April 13th - Mom and Son Laser Tag Event

6 to 8 pm for K-2nd grade; return payment of 15.00 for each couple and 3.00 extra for additional siblings to your child's classroom teacher or 20.00 at the door.
Thursday, April 14th - Last Skating Party of the Year!

6-8 pm at Beechmont Rollarena $3.00 for admission/$1.75 for skates
Wow, busy week! Hope you find something that looks good to you! Also just a reminder, we are still collecting donations to make baskets to raffle off at the Mom's Night Out Event on May 6th! Look for a reminder note in folders this week! The grade level list is as follows... Preschool - School Supplies, K - Ice Cream Social, 1st - school supplies, 2nd - Summer Fun stuff, 3rd - fast food gift cards, 4th - P&G items, 5th grade - family fun night, Teachers - build your own pizza! Deadline is April 18th.

Friday, April 8, 2011


From Science Observation

Our tadpoles arrived this past week and the children are quite excited about watching them grow! We are keeping an observation journal and becoming “scientists” as we study them. We read the book "A Closer Look" on how to observe science using magnifying glasses! The children are doing a fantastic job! It is a lot of fun!

Monday, April 4, 2011

A Closer Look...

From Science Observation

We are working on science and observation of various items in the classroom. We read a portion of the book "A Closer Look." We used magnifying glasses to help us observe various items in the classroom. We then wrote an "Observation Journal" about what we observed. The children are beginning to understand how scientists observe things around them and write down information.