In celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, the Hoot Owls had green eggs and ham for snack today! Some of them even had seconds!
There was a lot of love to spread around this week with Valentine’s Day!
On Thursday, February 8th, students in the Hoot Owls, Kindergarten and 1st grade celebrated the completion of 100 days of school so far this year! Parties, games, snacks, and activities all centered around the big number 100.
Winter fun continued in the Hoot Owl room when it rained. The children watched as the rain came down and they made “mud.” At snack time they ate the mud and in the mud there was a worm.
On Tuesday morning the Hoot Owls had fun jumping in puddles made from all rain on Monday. It’s a great reminder to all of us of life’s simple pleasures!
December is a time where families celebrate many different events or traditions, depending on their cultural background. A common theme among these differences is special food and festivities around light/candles in preparation for winter. The Hoot Owls spend several days in December learning about some of these.
On December 6th, they learned about St. Nicholas Day. As is customary in Europe, the students lined their shoes up outside of the classroom after lunch. When they went back to check, they were excited to find a candy cane and a penny in their shoes. This tradition honors the spirit of giving. St. Nicholas became known for his generosity to those in need and his love for children.
On December 7th, the students learned about Kwanzaa. Kwanzaa is a week-long celebration of community, family and culture. It begins on December 26th and goes through the new year.
Next week, they will celebrate Santa Lucia and Hanukkah in their classroom.
The Hoot Owls want to wish everyone a happy holiday season!
During the month of November, the Hoot Owl class had fun learning about the food groups. As part of the unit, the Hoot Owls and their families enjoyed a delicious Thanksgiving lunch with all the trimmings.
Yesterday, the children walked to the Moraga Gardens Farm where they tasted fruits and vegetables that grow at the farm. They also fed lettuce to the chickens and saw where the chickens lay their eggs. The Hoot Owls love good, healthy food!
At Friday Flag, the Hoot Owls and 4th Grade took a moment to honor all of our courageous and dedicated Veterans, by singing the military songs for all branches of the armed services: the Coast Guard, the Air Force, the Navy, the Marines, and the Army. We thank them for all that they do to keep our country safe.
The Owlets and Hoot Owls had a pumpkin hunt last week. First, they searched for the pumpkins with their names on the bottom on the playground.
Then they had a party with delicious Halloween snacks.
Finally, the Hoot Owls carved their class pumpkin.
It was a fun day!
The Hoot Owls spent some time this week with their buddies, the Fourth Grade, and created vibrantly colorful fall leaves. The end result of this paint-filled activity is loads of beautiful leaves that will be used to create our Gratitude Tree. They also brainstormed ideas for a Gratitude ABCs poem, which represents all of the things that we are thankful for. Hanging out with our Buddies is the best!!!