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Weekly Letter #25 - February 26, 2012

posted Apr 3, 2012, 8:02 PM by Coop Webperson   [ updated Apr 3, 2012, 8:02 PM by John Lim ]
Hi Wildflower Families --

I hope everyone is having a nice weekend!

Last week, we talked about reptiles, and we had great fun making clay snakes, bubble wrap chameleons, and bowl turtles. We wrote a story about a Tiger named Catla and read Gator Gumbo and Tortuga. We talked about the letter ‘Ww’ and thought of many, many “words,” including “wagon,” “wibbly-wobbly-woo,” wipe,” “weird,” and Wii.” And, we learned the ASL signs for “snake” and “turtle.” Also, Liz came and read the children some stories in Spanish. .

This month our unit is March Madness, which really means that we’re having a month of random themes that are very fun, but don’t really fit into a larger unit. So this week, we’re talking about music and movement. We’ll try some yoga poses, paint to different types of music, make tube kazoos and plate shakers, create a sound tape, and do other fun activities. ‘Xx’ is the letter of the week and we’ll learn ASL for “music” and “dance.”

I’ll be putting out a new sign-in activity this week. The children will be writing out their names on a laminated tag. This should not be a stressful activity, and we’ll gradually work on fine-tuning it (writing with an initial cap followed by lower case letters, appropriate letter order and spacing).

Don’t forget to get your babysitters lined up for the silent auction next week, too!

As always, thank you for sharing your children with me --

Miranda
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