Monday, January 31, 2011

January 31st - February 4th

Happy Lunar New Year!
This week we will continue our unit on "Our Neighborhood" and also include lessons and projects for the Chinese New Year, celebrated on February 3rd. We will be making paper lanterns, dragon shadow puppets, rabbit masks (in celebration of the Year of the Rabbit!), and create our own ink drawings using traditional Chinese ink. We will have a parade on Wednesday and Thursday showcasing our works of art. Please join us at 11:45 if you would like. Gung Hay Fat Choy!
Letter - G
Color - Blue
New Month - February

As a reminder, Valentine's Day is Monday, February 14th. We would like to make cards and mail them to "someone special". Please leave us the address of (1 - 3) family members or friends. (There will be an address list next to the sign-in sheet.) We will be walking to the Post Office on Wednesday & Thursday to mail our handmade cards! Made 100% with love.

Monday, January 24, 2011

January 24th - 28th

Theme: Exploring Our Neighborhood
Letter: F
Color: Green
Number: 6 (counting to six, 3 +3)
Shape: Rectangle
In the next few weeks, we will be exploring our neighborhood and some of the merchants on 24th street. We will be visiting our local bakery, Flowershop, Whole Foods, the Post Office and the firehouse! We are so lucky to have so much to see right outside our studio.

On another note, please no Clogs. They are causing lots of spills! We would also like to ask not to have lace-up shoes. It is making potty time a long process with so many shoes to tie! Thank you.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


January 17th - 21st
Letter - E
Color - Yellow
Number - 3
This week we begin rehearsing for our Curious George play. We will also continue learning about the calendar and discussing days, weeks, months and years. We are beginning work on our journals and will start to work on our covers. Don'[t be surprised if we have yellow paint on our hands and clothes as we are painting, coloring and collaging with YELLOW!!!

Monday, January 10, 2011

January 10 - 14th
Themes:Curious George (exploration) & the calendar (learning about days, weeks, years...)
Letter - D
Color - Orange
Shape - Square
Projects: Sensory Bottles, Rainbow collage with found objects (orange), Journals, Practice cutting and adding shapes to journals

Share Days: Wednesdays and Thursdays
Please help children find items from home beginning with the letter "D"! Bring to school on Wednesday or Thursday.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Snack Time!

At Pixie Hall, we always try to give a healthy, organic and tasty snack. Often times, we bake our own breads or muffins and always supply the freshest of seasonal fruits and veggies. If there is something your child really enjoys, please let us know! We are always looking for yummy and nutritious food to serve your kids. You will all be pleased to know that they are VERY hearty eaters! As a reminder, snack time is at 10:00. Bon appetite!

Red & Rainbows

Parachute time at the park!