Dear Families,

We had a great first week back! There has been so much growth over the Winter Break. Students are speaking so well with each other and their teachers; they are sharing and taking turns willingly; they are working hard when it is time to focus. It is so wonderful to see all the changes in our young learners as they continue to develop and progress.

This week we swapped out some of our toys and brought in new ones from the Pre K cupboard. Students are thrilled with the change and excited to try new things. Here are some pictures from our free play:

What’s Happening In Our Class This Week

This week, we will be starting our third Unit of Inquiry for the year. We will be inquiring into the Transdisciplinary Theme of Sharing the Planet. Our Central Idea for the unit is, “Human behavior impacts living things.” We will begin by inquiring into the properties of living things and the difference between living and non-living things. Then we will look at the properties of living things, like the fact that they eat and drink, they go to the bathroom, they breathe, and they can have babies. Later, we will learn about how humans have a responsibility to take care of living things and learn about pets and how our behavior impacts them.

Next week, on the 24th of January, Pet Zone will be coming to AIS to share with our class about different pets and how we can care for them. This will give students the opportunity to learn all about how human behavior impacts living things. Student will get to pet and otherwise interact with the animals. It should be lots of fun!

We Need More Wet Wipes!!!

If you haven’t done so already, please send in more wet wipes/baby wipes with your child. We have used all the ones sent in at the beginning of the year, and are in need of more, please!  Please send in 2 big packages of wet wipes/baby wipes with your child!

Important Dates

Sunday, January 15th-Wednesday, January 18th: International Week

Tuesday, January 17th: Cultural Dress Day

Wednesday, January 18th: KG International Day. If you have not yet signed up to bring a food item, please see the sign-up sheet on our bulletin board outside the classroom and sign up! Thanks!

Thursday, January 19th: Early Dismissal at 12:00 NOON.

Thursday, January 26th: Dress Down/Free Dress Day