It was a great week in TK! The heavy rains from the week before washed away a lot of our garden's bark, but TK came to the rescue! They felt so responsible as they learned how to fill tubs of bark with little shovels and work together to move the tubs to their new places. They were thinking they were so grown up, and I was thinking they were so adorable!
The next day fire fighters came to visit TK and Kindergarten! They got to see the nice fire fighter who was behind the mask and big heavy clothes. The students learned that they should never hide if they ever see a fire fighter in all of that equipment, because he/she is there to help them. The fire fighters also told them how important it was to learn their address and ask Mom and Dad if everyone in the family could make an emergency plan, and then have their own fire drill, just like we do at school. It was exciting to finish up by meeting Smokey the Bear, getting really close to the big fire trucks, and spraying the fire hose all by themselves!
Another big highlight of our week was STORYBOOK DAY, and hopefully you've heard some of the highlights. We started with a special guest reader, Gabby Gerster (our school president), who shared a funny book with us. Thank you, Gabby! Then group time turned into Storybook Group Time with three great books that led us into three hands-on activities. (Two of them are in backpacks today.) Ask your cutie what story went with their Big Green Monster, groovy shirt painted just for Pete the Cat, and delicious big red strawberry they got to taste on its own and with a little chocolate sauce. My favorite part of the day, though, was watching each of our TKers find their special spot in the room and share stories with their stuffed animal or baby doll. It melted my heart!
We also spent the week thinking about and practicing Y. Playing a game that thinks about all the words that start with the /y/ sound would be fun. We also have been talking about inviting others to join us when we play. The flyer that went home today gives great ideas on starting a conversation about why it's important to include others.
Last, we are excited for our field trip to Gold Country Gymnastics that is FOUR DAYS AWAY! Remember to send your cutie to school that day in comfortable clothes and a disposable water bottle/snack bag (so nothing is accidentally left behind). Our pick-up time at school will be the same.
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Tuesday, April17th - Field Trip to Gold Country Gymnastics
Friday, April 20th - Career Day! (School Spirit Day) Wear what you want to be when you grow up!