Welcome to Zal, who started at Friends earlier this month!
We will finish our walruses this week. The children have been learning about animals in winter, and we focused on ones that live in the arctic. They heard a walrus sing and learned a few facts about them (such as that they are very big, use their tusks to climb onto the ice after they’ve been in the water, and can live for 40 years).
Next, the children are going to get a Friends Passport and learn about other countries. This unit will depend on you! If you or your parents are from another country and you would like to teach the class about it, we would be thrilled to have you join us. You could present music, a story, or something else that could represent the culture of your country. We could learn to say hello and friend in your native language. I’ll work with you to come up with a craft.
Please remember to switch out the clothing in your child’s cubby. The children need to have a change of winter clothing.
We take them outside unless it is bitter cold. That means they need a winter coat, mittens, and a hat every day. If there is snow on the ground, they will need snow boots and (and snow pants if they want to make snow angels).