Ladybug News

Ladybug News

January 2019

Dear Families,

I hope you had a lovely break. I am happy to be back and it will be good to swing into a routine.  This month we will be focusing on nursery rhymes and fairy tales. This theme presents wonderful opportunities for children to begin memorizing short poems and work on retelling familiar stories.  Studies have shown that learning nursery rhymes at a young age helps with language development and reading fluency. If you want to learn more about it, check out this PBS article. If you want to get some ideas on how to extend this nursery rhyme unit at home, check out this Rocket Reading article.

Highlights of the month:

Social and Emotional Development: Strong Feelings, Naming Feelings, Managing Disappointment

Art: Little Miss Muffet’s Spider, Humpty Dumpty reconstruction

Math: Counting words, 10 Bears in the Bed, 5 Little Ducks, 5 Little Monkeys

Dramatic Play: Goldilocks and the 3 bears

Literacy: Syllables, Alliteration, Rhyming, Counting words

Music and Movement: Hopscotch, Basketball, and Freeze dance

Sensory Table: Rubber duckies and soapy water

Author of the Month: Mother Goose

Updates and Reminders:

  • Colt Corral on Wednesday 1/9 at 3:05

  • Crazy hair day 1/31