Learning Buddies and Snow Flurries - Newsletter

Dear Preschool Families,

    What an exciting and snowy week is has been in preschool.  On Tuesday, Danielle joined our classrooms for music and we love moving our bodies to melodies with her. In preparation of the snow storm we fixed up our fort, and when it snowed Wednesday the fort was a perfect nook for ‘animals’ to hide in. As it continued to snow Wednesday, we shoveled paths and caught snowflakes with our tongues.  It was so enjoyable being outdoors while the snow came down.  

    Thursday we experimented with snow and tools in our sensory table.  The preschoolers used eye droppers to add paint on the snow, noting how far the color would sink.  We made playdough for the classrooms and the students chose what scent to add.  The Castle Room chose Peppermint and the Forest Room chose Lavender.   Silly Steve’s visits to our classrooms for read alouds are much loved by our group.  The preschoolers carry so much excitement as they each choose out their own books on the bookmobile and add them to our peace loft library.

     The children were curious how many students were in the whole school. A small group gathered some research materials, clipboards, paper, and markers, and went into the field to answer their question. They gathered data from every class in the school, and we will see if they can compile that data next week. Do you know how many children attend Breakwater?  At last, we united with our 3rd and 4th grade learning buddies and it’s really the most heartwarming experience watching their friendships and support for each other grow.  We ventured into the Fore River Trail and explored with our buddies guidance.  When gathering for goodbyes we shared appreciations for each other, a Breakwater frequent activity.

Weekly Questions for Your Child

What did you do outside in the snow?  Did you use shovels?  

What was in the sensory table in Forest Room?  What happened to the snow in it?    

How did you make the playdough? What does it smell like?

Where did you go with your buddies?  What did you do on the trail?

How many children do you think are in the whole school?

Coming Up This Week and Reminders

  • Winter conferences are here! Please click here and sign-up for your conference time. Please e-mail Yazi and Molly directly to sign-up if you have trouble with the googledocument or none of these times work for you.

**Please note that we provide complimentary aftercare during the time of your conference if it is before 5:30pm. Please register for aftercare ahead of time by e-mailing Wendy Getchell at wgetchell@breakwaterschool.org.  

Our Weekly Schedule

Monday- Art Studio with Emily

Tuesday- All School Meeting at 8:20 & Music with Danielle

Wednesday- Community Day

Thursday- Bookmobile

Friday- 3rd and 4th Learning Buddies Woods Walk!

This Weeks Line Leaders for Forest and Castle Room

Monday- Rowan Jaret & Zion

Tuesday- Sammy & Ana

Wednesday- Willie Ball & Charlie

Thursday- Branden & Henry Pearson Bond

Friday-  Carolyn & Henry Cabot

Much love,

The Preschool Team