Category Archives: Birds Update

Updates from the Birds Classroom

Birds’ News (Fall Newsletter)

In September, we are studying animals and bugs. We learned about wild and domestic animals, where they live, and what they eat. Our bugs included bees and butterflies. October has us looking at cats, both wild and domestic, and colors: sorting, naming, and matching. The end of the month will cover dragons and dinosaurs, and then creatures centering around Halloween.

In November, we will concentrate on exercise, food, and gardens. Each area will have art project emphasizing the letters each topic begins with as well as stories related to the letter. Please ask your child which letter the art projects begin with, and how they relate to our topic of study. At present, we are spending two weeks on each letter, but soon we will do a letter a week. Do ask your child how we “doodle “ letters—they each have a notebook containing completed letters. Also, just a reminder to send in a photo of your child and the family…we plan to make a “family wall” with all the photographs.

In the coming month, our class will go to Maple View Farm. There will be a hay ride, a walk by the animals, and, of course, ice cream. We also move into our new school!! Many of you were able to see the new facilities after the school picnic. See you there.

Kris and Elvira

Birds News (Summer Newsletter)

The Birds are finishing their alphabet books. They begin by “doodling” on the letter which is a series of 4 doodles including echo, stripes, spikes, bubbles, and then practicing the letter. Once this is completed each child paints his/her letter. June is our “moving on” ceremony on Friday, June 13. The rest of June we will complete our Father’s Day projects, create a sea urchin, and study the ocean.

July brings celebrations for the 4th and America the beautiful, the beach, and sea creatures. Many of you will visit our sea shores, and we would welcome any sea shells, driftwood, or coral! In August we will study animal families. Several animals have different names for their family groups and for their babies. We shall say goodbye to our present Birds as we wish them every success in their adventures at their new schools. In September, we will welcome our new Birds into our classroom.

Have a healthy and happy summer!

Birds’ News (Spring Newsletter)

In March we are concentrating on our auction canvases; they are both coming along nicely. We celebrated St Patrick’s Day complete with shamrocks, leprechauns, and pieces of gold and we enjoyed our treat of chocolate chip cupcakes.  In between snow days, we have introduced the four seasons and worked on our doodles for letters “J, K, and L”.

April brings the transition to spring (hopefully, we are leaving any snow and ice behind) along with our learning about the seasons, the twelve months of the year, weather, and Easter. We plan to start some seeds in the classroom and perhaps make a terrarium. Our letters will be “M, N, and O”.

May will include May Day celebrations, butterflies, and Mother’s Day projects. Our seedlings should be strong enough to go outdoors.  We can watch them grow and learn about the sun, soil, and rain and how these elements influence our plants.  Our letters of emphasis in May will be “P, Q, R, and S”.