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SNOW DAY WORK 3/9/2018

Math: "Rhythm"-Create patterns through music. You can use musical instruments that you may have at home, or use your bodies. Ex: Pat (your head), Clap (your hands), Pat, Clap,...or Clap, Pat, Tap (the floor), Clap, Pat, Tap. ***Create simple or complex patterns depending on your child's ability to extend and copy the pattern.***

Science: "Snow Melting Experiment":

Materials needed: a large bowl, large measuring cup, and snow.

1. Fill the bowl up to the top with snow.

2. Show your child the measuring cup. Point to the different lines and explain how the lines are used to explain how much is in it.

3. Ask your child to make a prediction on how much water will be produced from the melted snow. They can use their words, or point to the lines on the measuring cup.

4. When the snow is melted, have your child pour the melted snow into the measuring cup. Document your findings.

Language/Literacy: Read to your child for 15 minutes or more!

Gross Motor: "Musical Genres": Play different types of musical genres for your child to listen and dance to. Ask your child, "Which musical genre did you most enjoy? Why?" and "Which did you least enjoy? Why?"

Document your child's responses and bring them to school.

Examples of Musical Genres:

Jazz, Folk, Blues, Heavy Metal, Classical, Reggae, Country, Rock, etc.

Important Info/Reminders:

- ***Remember Daylight Savings Time on Sunday. Time to turn those clocks up an hour.***

-ART FESTIVAL RESCHEDULED: The Art Festival will be rescheduled for Monday, March 12th.

This will be a dress down day for PRE-K4 ONLY. Children are allowed to wear colorful/art inspired attire on this day. Ex: Tie Dye Shirts, Their Favorite Color(s), etc.

-Parents, next week we will explore the world of music. Any donations of music materials that the children can experiment with would be greatly appreciated. Our goal is for the children the acquire a love and appreciation for music.

- A special Thank You to Emma's mom, Marty Ferguson for bringing in several art materials that we were able to utilize in many abstract and colorful ways!

Our Week At A Glance!!!

March 13th - March 17th


Count to 100 Dance by the Kiboomers! Children will participate in a math song/dance and then we will practice writing our numbers to 100 throughout the week.



Sound and Volume Vibrations Science Experiment: children will participate in a science experiment where they learn how sound vibrates air using a CD player, glass bowl, plastic wrap, and tissue paper.

Science Experiment

Social Studies:

-The children will learn about famous Musicians from around the world.


We will continue to have a focus letter each week as we travel the alphabet from A-Z.

The focus letter of this week is letter Uu "U-up-/u/". It is important to note that we will review the letter's phoneme(s), how to write it properly, discuss whether the letter is a consonant or vowel, and chart words that begin with that letter.

We will continue to introduce and expose the children to the Fundations alphabet cards and writing paper that they use in Kindergarten.

Read Aloud:

“The Music Inside Me” -fourth and fifth grade students of marvin elementary school in Norwalk, Connecticut

Gross Motor:

Listen & Move: The children will

listen & move


The children will learn about St. Patrick and how he used the Shamrock to teach others about the Holy Trinity.

During Monsignor's Ash Wednesday homily, he explained that Lent is the season of the heart. During these 40 days of Lent, the children will focus on strengthening their hearts for Easter.

This week the children will learn about what it means to give alms.

Homework: "Music Study"

This week we will explore the world of Music. Over the weekend talk to your child about some of the Famous Musicians in the world. Have your child pick their favorite Musician and then do some research on their music. We will allow them to talk about their favorite Musician during circle time!

Fundations Alphabet Cards

Number Rhymes:

1-Start at the top and down you run, that’s the way you make a one!

2-Make a candy cane and give it a shoe, that’s the way you make a two!

3-Around and around just like a /B/, that’s the way you make a three!

4-Down and across and slice through the door, that’s the way you make a four!

5-Short neck, belly fat, Mr. Five wears a hat!

6-Make a /c/ then in you go, now you’ve made a six you know!

7-Across the sky and down from Heaven, that’s the way you make a seven!

8-Make an /s/ and then don’t wait, go up and make the number eight!

9-Make a circle and then a line, that’s the way you make a nine!

10-A one and zero make ten a hero!