The Red Room Newsletter: July 29 – August 16, 2019


It is hard to believe but the last three weeks of the summer session are upon us. It has been a fun summer and I have really enjoyed having your children in the Red Room. For those of you that will not be joining us this fall, I hope you have a super school year and hope to see you back next summer. For those that are returning this fall, enjoy your two weeks off and I will see you back for what is shaping up to be a terrific fall semester!
Kinderfarm will be closed August 19 – September 2. The Ice Cream Social is Thursday, August 29 from 6:00 – 7:00 PM.
The children are so excited about the next three weeks! They have helped me plan some super fun activities! Space, cats and kittens, and games and sports are the themes they decided upon.
MONDAY – July 20th marked the 50-year anniversary of the first moon landing. With that in mind, we will kick off our space unit by reading the book Mooncake by Frank Asch. In the story the bear wants to taste the moon. The Red Roomers will paint a moon using a mixture of flour and white paint. After adding craters and stars they will dictate what they think the moon might taste like.
TUESDAY – Coloring skills will be put to the test today as the children color the pieces of a puzzle to find the hidden image. They will also have the opportunity to eat pudding “astronaut style”. Ask your child about it.
WEDNESDAY – Today’s focus will be on constellations. Activities will include Splatter Space, Lite Brite, and marshmallow constellations.
THURSDAY – The children will be working together today to make replicas of planet Earth. Did your child paint the water or the land? Ask them.
FRIDAY – We will round out our week by making Moonballs for snack, having a moonrock throw, and making one more moon picture. This week has been out of this world! Sorry, I couldn’t resist. 😉
AUGUST 5 – 9
MONDAY – Of course Red Roomers know that the word cat begins with the letter “C”! This concept will be reinforced today as we make a cat out of the letter “C”. Time will also be spent in the kitchen making cats out of rice cakes, pretzel sticks, and M&M’s.
TUESDAY – How can your child’s handprint become a cat or a kitten? You shall see when your child brings home this super cute project.
WEDNESDAY – Cutting skills will really be put to the test today as the children make a cat but this cat does not have an ordinary tail. After cutting around, and around, and around, the tail will be found!
THURSDAY – Pete the Cat will serve as our guide today. Activities planned will include a black cat art project and a Pete the Cat snack.
FRIDAY – Using only squares your child will create on last cat. Only squares? How can that be?
AUGUST 12 – 16
This week is Game and Sports Week! We will spend this entire week playing different games. We will play board games, card games, hide and seek games, guessing games, and outdoor games. And of course, fishing is a sport…so your Kinderfarmer can plan to be at the pond at some point. Be sure to ask your child what games we played and which ones were their favorites.
Mrs. Norman