“Think and wonder, wonder and think.” Dr. Seuss

by Ric on February 25, 2018

I Hope everyone enjoyed their shortened Mid Winter Break and are excited to get back to school this week…. and boy do we have a fun week ahead of us!!!!

I always say that February and March are two of my personal favorite months of the year at Busy Bee. Visiting the classes during this time reminds me why this is the case. It makes me so happy to see the children so engaged in their play and learning.
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This week will get off to an awesome start with our 100th day of school celebration on Tuesday. We have been busy for weeks preparing the children for the big Treasure Hunt on Tuesday. Every child is welcome to come to school at their regular times for the Treasure Hunt. The children will be following a series of clues that will lead them to 10 different destinations around the building where they will find a treasure bag. The goal for the children is to be able to hunt for 10 bags filled with 10 treasures, ensuring that everyone will go home with 100 treasures. Besides being fun, this day is all about counting, following lots of directions and handling many different transitions through-out the day. Again, all important skills to ensure success in pre-school and beyond.

If you have not brought in your items for the treasure hunt, please do so tomorrow. There is much planning and sorting of the treasures that needed to be done. Items that are brought in on Tuesday will not be able to be used for the hunt.
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We will be starting the month of March off with two very special units that will help springboard us into spring (pun intended). The celebration of Dr. Seuss’s Bday (March 2) will be one of our main focuses this week followed by Rainbow Week next week (I will send out another email later in the week about the activities for Rainbow WeeK).
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Besides being one of the most influential of all children’s authors, Dr. Seuss is also my personal favorite. His combination of playful rhymes, fun loving stories and vividly beautiful text illustrations has lent to their impact on generations of children young and old. This week at Busy Bee, the children will be exposed to the wonders of the ‘Books of Seuss.’

We will revisiting many of Seuss’s favorite characters as we read a variety of his stories aloud. They will be engaging in language play (alliterative language, rhyming, listening activities and sound patterns) as the children recognize and match words that rhyme. A beginning mastery of these skills will help with our goal of becoming emergent readers.

Some of the titles that we will be focusing on are Dr. Seuss’s ABC’s, There’s a Wocket in my Pocket, Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat, The Lorax, and Horton Hatches the Egg, Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You? to name a few.

I look forward to another fun week at Busy Bee.
Mr. Ric
“Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.” Dr. Seuss

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