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Big Steps 4s

Tuesday-Friday  9:30-12:00
Lead Teacher - Mrs. Laura Foose
Assistant Teacher - Mrs. Lauren Kohl

APRIL Newsletter

Week/Date: April 2-5
Theme/Letter: Spring/Letter U
Books/Songs: We Are the Gardeners, Surprising Spring, Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms, The Tiny Seed, Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt
Crafts: Hydrangea bubble painting, cherry blossom tree painting, paper towel roll flower painting
Skills: Plant life cycle/water cycle, measuring flowers, arranging flowers by size, fine motor: sensory bin (garden), flower bead counting, writing in the “clouds” (shaving cream)
Jack Hartmann Water Cycle song/video

Week/Date: April 9-12
Theme/Letter: Music Week/Letter V
Books/Songs: Ellie in Concert, Giraffes Can’t Dance, Little Critter: Just a Little Music, The Bear, The Piano, The Dog, And the Fiddle
Crafts: fingerprint musical notes, musical instrument, “xylophone”, finish art show crafts
Skills: Attentive listening: clapping different rhythms, music concepts Instrument demonstrations
Video-“Identify that musical instrument”

Week/Date: April 16-19
Theme/Letter: Ocean Animals/Caring for our planet/Letter W
Books/Songs: Sea Turtles, Dolphins, In the Ocean, The Snail and the Whale, Little Otter’s Big Journey, A House for Hermit Crab, Commotion in the Ocean, Ocean Songs
Crafts: Jelly Fish, Hermit Crab, Starfish
Skills: Jelly Fish beading, Scientific discover: Float or Sink? *Story Walk
Video “5 Reasons Why Dolphins are Awesome” SciShow kids
Video “Sea Turtles” Disney Junior

Week/Date: April 24-26 (No school April 23 due to Election day)
Theme/Letter: Butterflies/Letter X
Books/Songs: The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Little Butterfly That Could, The Amazing Life Cycle of Butterflies
Crafts: Butterfly life cycle, coffee filter/clothespin butterflies
Skills: Scientific discovery (caterpillar to butterfly phases)

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