We had a very fun day today. We celebrated our February birthdays. We watched Winnie the Pooh as part of our celebration. We finished our solid shape necklaces we started yesterday. We used Mod Magic to form the shapes. We rolled the clay and flattened to make the faces of the solids. The necklaces are not completely hardened, and some of us are pulling on the necklace and breaking the shapes, so I suggest taking it off when home and letting it dry to harden more for a couple days. We worked with solids finding the different faces of similar shapes, and played Cover the Pizzas with pattern blocks. We read another story by Rosemary Wells called Otto for President. I was very impressed at how well the children figured out the motives of the candidates. In the end, Otto won because he listened to the children in the school, especially the kindergarteners, and because he didn't attack his opponents. I think the cookies probably helped him win too!
Please note the Black HIstory Month program originally scheduled for tonight has been postponed until next Friday evening. Your child should have a flyer that was in their cubby in their backpack.
There are a few upcoming events I would like you to know about.
Wednesday, March 18, at 3:30 in our classroom I will be having an organizational meeting for The Great American Bake Sale. This has become a class tradition for my classes, and one that the children often talk about when they come back to visit me. We have a bake sale at Giant Foods at Cabin John to raise money for the No Kid Hungry Campaign, which is part of Share Our Strength. You may see some commercials for the bake sales on Food Network. They also have a show about childhood hunger in America, but I don't know if it will be on anytime soon, so I will have a page on our website about the bake sale, as well as information about childhood hunger in America. If you cannot come to the meeting but would like to help out, please e-mail me. I will be sending out a Sign-Up Genius for the planning meeting, but then you will receive two more e-mails about baking for the bake sale and selling. Every year I am overwhelmed at the enthusiasm the class has for this activity, as well as the support of the Potomac community. Every year but one, we have raised over $1000. Last year we raised over $1300! Be sure to check the website for more information.
Tuesday, March 31 our class, along with Ms. Wang's third grade class, will be having a Book Character Celebration. We would like children to dress up as one of their favorite book characters that day. We will have some special activities with our third grade buddies to celebrate the book characters we have come to love. I have not told the children about this yet, but wanted to give you a heads up so you can start thinking about a costume. Check Pinterest for ideas!
Wednesday, April 1 and Thursday, April 2 are the dates we have for Kindergarten Orientation. These two days your children will not come to school so alternate plans will need to be made for them.
Have a wonderful weekend! (NO SNOW PLEASE!)