Friday, January 22, 2021

January 19 - 22

 Our community celebrated the birthday of Corneila Connelly.  We had a birthday party where we sang and received a special gift.  We continue to remember Corneila's words, "actions not words".

We loved using our special Corneila legos!

martin-luther-king-jr-clip-art-22089 - St. Francis de Sales Catholic Academy

We celebrated another very special birthday on Tuesday - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

It was the Lower School's turn to be in the MPR so we celebrated from our classroom on ZOOM.

We learned and talked about how we can make the world a better place like Dr. King. 

Some thoughts:

Wear our masks to protect others.

Hug someone when they are sad.

Love each other.

Try new things - like food.

Play with everyone!

Thank you to Dmitri and family for giving our classroom this very special book!  All Are Welcome reminds us that HCA is a school where children have a space, a place, and are loved and appreciated just like the school in the book.

As a school community, we worked on a project to honor Dr. King, each class colored a section and picked meaningful words to write onto it.

Here is the finished project.

Our letter of the week is Bb.

In science we made our own Bubbles!!!

We used baking soda, food coloring and vinegar to make our bubbles.

The children were quite excited to see the bubbles created by the chemical reaction.

Play dough is an open ended toy that provides endless opportunity of play.  Play dough provides many benefits and I wanted to share one, fine motor.  Fine motor skills refer to the ability of using our hands and fingers skillfully.  These skills are used while writing, eating, playing with toys, and dressing to name a few.  Our hand muscles are strengthened through the resistance provided when your child manipulates play dough. A child strengthens their hand muscles when they squeeze, roll, poke, squish, flatten, pull apart, or use cookie cutters when using play dough. 

We used play dough to make the letter Bb!

A great way to practice letters and their sounds is having your child find things that begin with a certain letter in their environment.  We had a Bb seek and find where we identified pictures of objects that begin with the letter Bb and circled them.  

Have a great weekend!

  • Save the date: January 27th - School Picture day (Individual photos only) -Please refer to Mrs. Richards' email for more information.

  • February is Black history Month, and March is Women’s Month. Please email if you have any ideas. 

  • EC report cards will be sent home the week of February 1, 2021. 

  • Look forward, There is no school on Friday, February 12 and Monday, February 16.

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