Down on the Farm!

Hello Ladybug Families,

This week in Ladybug Class we will be learning all about the farmyard. We will be weighing and measuring oats, making fluffy sheep, and getting pigs muddy! We will also be thinking about life-cycles, and we will be releasing our beautiful butterflies into their natural habitat

 Snack this week is kindly provided by Piper's Family, (mwf), and Juliana’s Family, (t/th)

We wish peace, love and happiness to all the children all over the world.

Sarah

 

Happy Easter Ladybug Families!

Hello Ladybugs!

This week in class with our focus on Easter, we will be thinking about new life. We will reflect on the wonder of watching nature around us blossom into Spring. We will be counting eggs in nests, exploring the life cycles of animals and we will be hunting for eggs on our very own Easter egg hunt!

In class these past weeks we have been drawing spring pictures on each others backs, as a way of developing nurturing relationships with each other, and learning to relax through gentle touch. Ask your little ladybugs to draw some spring pictures on your back . Combining this with slow deep breathing together is a wonderful way to release stress.

  • Snack this week is kindly provided by Keito’s family, (M/W), and Joshua’s family, (T/Th).

  • School is closed this Friday 19th April for Easter.

We wish peace, love and happiness to all the children all over the world,

Sarah

Seeds and Plants

Hello Ladybug Families,

This week in Ladybug class we will continue to explore the wonder of seeds and plants. We will be making blossom trees, investigating inside different fruits on a seed hunt, and we will be making our own parts of the plant book.

We have picture day this week on Tuesday and Wednesday 9th and 10th April.

Snack this week is kindly provided by Jackson’s family (mwf), and the teacher’s (t/th).

We wish peace, love and happiness to all the children all over the world.

Sarah

Spring is in the air!

Hello Ladybug Families,

I hope you have had a really happy and restful Spring break with your little ones. We are eager and excited to return to class as we begin to explore our unit on plants and seeds. We will be digging in the dirt in our planting table, playing in our very own flower shop and trying our hand at painting some still life sunflowers, Van Gogh style!

Snack this week is kindly provided by Iker's Family, (mwf), and Greyson’s Family,(t/th).

Class photo's will take place on Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th April.

We wish peace, love and happiness to all the children all over the world.

Sarah

Rhyming words and taking a breathe!

Hello Ladybug Families,

It was so lovely to meet with you for our Spring parent/teacher conferences. It is fascinating to observe just how much your little ones have grown and changed in a few short months. I am so delighted to hear that some of my little Ladybugs are using breathing techniques at home and even teaching their grown ups some calming techniques!  This is a skill that will stay with them for a lifetime and will always be a great tool throughout life’s inevitable ups and downs.

In class this week we will continue to play and learn about Dr Seuss. We will be fishing for one fish, two fish, making a hat for that silly cat, and painting with our feet! Play with rhyming words if you have a chance this week. How many words rhyme with cat?

Snack this week is kindly provided by Hannah’s family, (mwf), and Fletcher’s family, (t/th).

We wish peace, love and happiness to all the children all over the world,

Sarah

A Seusstastic Week ahead!

Hello Ladybug Families,

This week in Ladybug class we will be celebrating the work of Dr Seuss, and we will be reading many of his fantastic books. We will be playing in our own Ladybug shoe store, and exploring the Foot Book. We will be counting with 10 apples up on top, making 1 fish, 2 fish art, and studying patterning with the cat in the hat.

Ms Amber and I are looking forward to meeting with you for parent conferences this Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th March for parent conferences. Conferences will be held in the classroom. School is closed for students on these days. Please feel free to make play dates in the playground with Ladybug friends while you pop into the classroom to chat.

This week snack is kindly provided by Gabriel's family, (m,f), and Audrey's family,(th).

We wish peace, love and happiness to all the children all over the world.

Sarah

 

 

Chef, Plumber, Doctor or Vet? Community helpers!

Hello Ladybug Families,

This week in Ladybug class we will continue to explore the idea of community helpers. We will be working in our vet clinic, delivering mail as mail carriers and experimenting with our chef skills! We will also continue to practice our mindfulness exercises. Ask your little ladybug to show you their finger tapping exercise and their gentle rocking. They can teach you how to breathe in ‘ blue calm’ energy. This is such an important skill for us all to learn.

We are excited to welcome Daniel’s Mom, Beatriz, to our classroom on Monday to talk about her job as a professor at UNC. If anyone else would like to come and describe their job to the children, we would love to have you!

Thank you for signing up for teacher conferences. School will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 12/13th next week.

We wish peace, love and happiness to all the children all over the world,

Sarah

What do you want to be when you grow up?

Hello Ladybug Families,

In Ladybug class this week we will be studying community helpers. We will be working in our own vet clinic, exploring construction work and working on our plumbing skills in the water table!

We would love to have our parents come and tell us all about the jobs you do in the community. Let me know if you would like to be a special guest in our class. 

Snack this week is kindly provided by Vivienne's family,(mwf), and Sam's family,(t/th).

We wish peace,love and happiness to all the children all over the world,

Sarah

Bugs!

Hello Ladybug families,

I hope you are enjoying the long weekend.

This week in Ladybug class we will continue to learn all about bugs! We will be digging for worms, hunting for bugs in the grass, and making spiders webs!

Snack this week is kindly provided by Nora's Family, (MWF), and Reese's Family, (T/Th).

We wish peace, love and happiness to all the children all over the world.

Sarah

 

 

Happy Valentines day from Ladybug Class!

Hello Ladybug Families,

This week in Ladybug class we will begin learning about bugs and all sorts of creepy crawlies!. We will be making spider’s webs, caterpillars and butterflies. We will also have a slightly delayed volcanic eruption in class this week! 

We are celebrating love and kindness together for Valentine's, and we will be exploring a Valentines sensory bin, and play dough hearts. I love all my Ladybug friends and families so much, thank you for sharing this year with me.

We will be placing Valentine bags at each child's cubby on Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th this week. If you would like to send Valentines, please post them in each bag in the hallway. 

Snack this week is kindly provided by Mia's  family, (mwf), and Liam’s family, (t/th).

We wish love, peace and happiness to all the children, all over the world,

Sarah

 

 

Volcanic Eruptions in Ladybug class!

Hello Ladybug families,

This week in Ladybug class we will continue to learn all about dinosaurs. Our paleontology base camp and bone dig sensory table provided lots of opportunities to begin to explore the concepts of measuring, weighing, and comparing size. We will also be working on building our very own volcano in class this week. We will be doing some simple chemistry to make it erupt too! If you have any newspaper at home, please bring it into class to help with our paper mache volcano construction.

I hope you will join me in warmly welcoming Liam to our T/th class and Piper to our MWF class.

  • Snack this week is kindly provided by Madeleine's family, (mwf), and Oliver's family, (t/th).

  • Lunch bunch continues on Wednesday and Thursday till 1pm.

  • We are excited to eat pancakes in our pajama's on Tuesday 12th, (t/th), and Wednesday 13th, (mwf), at 10am. Wear your pajamas to school, and we will enjoy a lazy ladybug day! Please make sure your little ladybugs still have coats and sensible shoes for outdoor play on these days.

  • If you would like to send valentines to the class, we will put class lists in the cubbies, so you have each child's name. We will make Valentines bags in the classroom, and will fill them on Wednesday 13th, (mwf), and Thursday 14th,(tth) to send home with your child.

We wish peace, love and happiness to all the children all over the world,

Sarah

 

Dinosaurs Roar!

Hello Ladybug Families,

This week in Ladybug class we will be learning all about dinosaurs! We will be working in our very own paleontology laboratory, digging up dinosaur bones and studying fossils.

Snack this week is kindly provided by Lena's family, (mwf), and Keaton's family, (t/th).

Our Ladybug friends are really loving lunch bunch! Thank you for providing delicious lunches for our friends. Lunch bunch will continue this week on Wednesday and Thursday until 1pm.

The ladybugs are doing a really wonderful job of checking in and washing hands independently in the morning. Good job friends! We have also been working on putting coats on by ourselves. Please encourage your children to have a good try at getting coats on before you step in to help. They can do it with a little encouragement and feel a great sense of achievement when they do!

I’m sure you will all join me in wishing Kristen and her family the best of luck and much happiness as they return to South Korea. We will miss you Kristen, but we will keep you in our hearts and wish you well for your new adventures.

We wish peace, love and happiness to all the children all over the world.

Sarah

Happy MLK day!

Hello Ladybug Families,

Lunch bunch was such a great hit with all my Ladybug friends this week. There is really nothing more exciting when you are 3 than a lunch box and some friends to eat with!  Thank you providing delicious and nut free lunches for your children. We look forward to this treat every Wednesday and Thursday for the rest of the year.

In class this week we will be basing our learning around the wonderful book, ‘We’re going on a bear hunt ‘. We will be retelling the story through movement, looking at prepositional words such as over, under and through and designing our own bear caves, nests and burrows!

Some reminders:

  • School is closed this Monday 15th for Martin Luther King Jr Day.

  • Snack this week is kindly provided by Kristen's family, (w/f), and Juliana's family, (t/th).

    We wish peace, love and happiness to all the children, all over the world.

    Sarah

 

 

Time to hibernate!

Hello Ladybug Families,

The Ladybugs have been discussing hibernation in class this week. Today seems like a good day to curl up inside, safe and warm out of the ice and rain! We will continue to explore the season of Winter this week. We will be experimenting with the concept of freezing and melting, writing our names in snow, and we will be making stained glass mittens.

We are very excited to start our lunch bunch program this week. My m/w/f friends will stay for lunch on Wednesday 16th, and my t/th friends will stay on Thursday 17th. Pick up is at 1pm. Please leave peanut/tree nut free lunches and a drink in your child’s cubby each Wednesday or Thursday.

Snack this week is kindly provided by Keito’s family,(mwf), and Joshua’s family,(t/th).

We wish peace, love and happiness to all the children all over the world.

Sarah

A new year begins!

Hello Ladybug Families,

Happy New Year ! I am so looking forward to seeing all my Ladybug friends again this week, I have missed you all so much! I just returned home from London late last night, where I got to spend lots of cuddle time with my new 12 week old nephew and my much missed family.

This week in Ladybug Class we will be learning about snow and ice. We have an igloo to curl up in,  an ice hole to fish in, and we will be experimenting with ice.

You may notice a few changes in our classroom over the next few weeks. When your children sign-in in the morning I will be removing their picture from their name card, leaving only the letters of their name.  Don't worry if your child needs a lot of help initially to recognize their name, we will work on it together! We will also be starting our lunch bunch program on Wednesday 16th January for MWF class and Thursday 17th January for T/Th class. Pick up is at 1pm after lunch on these days. Please bring a packed lunch, and a non carbonated drink for your child in a named lunch box, and leave it in the cubbies. Please be mindful that no peanuts or peanut products can come to school for the safety of our children with allergies. This means no peanut or almond butter. A note about lunch bunch is in the cubbies. If you have any questions about our extended day, please do not hesitate to ask Ms Amber or myself at school this week.

  • Snack this week is kindly provided by: Jackson's family, (m/w/f), and 's Jackie’s family, (t/th).

We wish peace,love and happiness to all the children all over the world in 2019!

Sarah

 

 

 

Thank you Ladybug friends!

Hello Ladybug Families,

Ms Amber and I just wanted to take time to thank you for all the generous gifts we received this Christmas. We really are touched that you would take time to think of us,  Thank you, you are the best!

Have a wonderful Christmas with your family and friends. I feel so fortunate to be able to share 2019 with my little Ladybugs.

Wishing peace, love and happiness to all the children, all over the world.

 Sarah

 

 

Brrrrrr! It's cold outside!

Hello Ladybug Families,

I hope you are keeping warm in this chilly weather. I'm sure the appearance of snow was very exciting for my Ladybug friends!

In Ladybug Class this week we will be making stained glass mittens, practicing our cutting skills with wrapping paper and ribbon, and playing with gingerbread play dough.

We have been working together to practice breathing and relaxation in our class. Ask your children about taking deep belly breathes. The ladybugs know breathing helps their bodies and minds! Try it, it works for grown ups too!

This week snack is kindly provided by Gabriel's family, (MWF), and Audrey's family, (T/Th).

We wish peace, love and happiness to all the children all over the world,

Sarah

 

 

Christmas is coming!

Hello Ladybug Families,

This week in Ladybug class it will be starting to look a lot like Christmas! We will be learning the Christmas story, building Christmas trees on our light table, and exploring Christmas Ornament water play.

  • Please mark an important date on your calendars! Our Ladybug families are warmly invited to watch our Christmas show on Wednesday 19th December at 11am. Come and sing some Christmas songs with us, and we will enjoy milk and cookies together after our performance. T/Th families are welcome to bring their children to perform in the show on Wednesday and enjoy some Christmas cheer!

  • Snack this week is kindly provided by Daniel's family, (MWF), and Asher's family, (T/TH).

  • Check out new photos in our class photo albums!

Wishing peace, love and happiness to all the children all over the world.

Sarah

Food Glorious Food!

Hello Ladybug Families,

I hope you all had a happy and peaceful Thanksgiving with your families.We have had a lovely time exploring the colors of Fall in our classroom. We are now moving on to discover the wonders of food! We will be looking at the tastes, smells, sounds and feel of food.  We will be shelling peas, painting with spaghetti, washing dishes and working in our own Ladybug Pizza restaurant!

  • Snack this week is kindly provided by Vivienne's Family, (mwf).

 We wish peace, love and happiness to all the children all over the world.

Sarah