Mount Pleasant News
SPRING IS IN THE AIR!
Lucky me and lucky you! It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day and Spring Time too!
What goes up? This month, the 2′s look to the sky to explore wind and all things that fly! Birds, Airplanes and Kites too! Let’s see how many bubbles we might pop! Little Blue and Little Yellow get together to make a new color…green! Hopefully, we will be seeing more green as we welcome Spring.
The 3′s classes will be learning all about change. They will explore the life cycle of the butterfly after painting caterpillars. The children will be amazed when they pull their caterpillars from cocoons and discover a beautiful butterfly! This time of year, there will be many other insects to discuss including ladybugs, bumblebees and dragonflies. Stories about spring and lessons about the physical changes that occur outside in the springtime will abound. Our class bears will all be waking up from hibernation and the children will be excited to tell them all that has happened during their long winter nap. The leprechaun will visit in mid March and the children will be quite surprised with what he will undoubtedly leave in the classroom! Our letters this month are T, U, and V and our numeral is 8. Finally, the children will be reading Dr. Seuss books all month and creating a Dr. Seuss hat to display in the hallway. How exciting to see which class has the tallest hat at the end of the month!
March is an exciting month in the 4′s! The Touch Tank from Grice Marine Laboratory of the College of Charleston will visit us on March 2nd. The children will love Captain Pete and all the wonderful sea life he brings with him! We finish the Ocean Unit after studying the letters Ww & Hh, focusing on whales and hermit crabs. The third week of March brings us a little time to get ready for our Mother’s Day Teas which are scheduled for the 2nd week of April. We also will be visiting Porter-Gaud on March 21st for the 4′s Field Day! The children have a blast getting to run & play all morning! The last week of March brings us Spring Break! We are looking forward to a great month!
Our letters this month in reading are Gg, week of March 3rd, Xx, week of March 10th , and Zz, week of March 17th .Our math study will focus on the value and counting of money and begin with the introduction of fractions. The unit topic is Sea Life through invertebrates and vertebrates. We will have an exciting Surf Seining field trip on April 4th to culminate this fun unit. Afternoon enrichment will explore Charleston and include the children’s very own large map of the peninsula!