Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Last Day of February

No homework this week—well, the homework is to make sure that you come to the Pasta Night on Saturday at the Petaluma Veteran's Hall. Please dress students in dark pants—blue jeans are fine—and white shirts. The show starts at 5:00 and the kindergarten class in the first act. YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS IT!!

Pasta Night
Petaluma Veterans Hall
4:45—don't be late!
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Dress: dark pants, white shirt

Today was the final day of February. I like how it's ending in rain. I hope it continues. We could use more rain in California. Here's our kindergarten class record of February's weather:

As you can see, sunny weather won the race with cold and rainy weather a distant tie for second place.

In our work with the Toolbox project, we've been talking about feelings. Words to describe emotions are really worth discussing, especially with boys because, well, most boys seem to need a little more help navigating emotional realms than most girls do. We read a book called How Are You Peeling? Food with Moods by Saxton Freymann and Joost Elffers, published by Scholastic. This book sparked some good discussions about feelings.

We also sang the Toolbox Project song about feelings, a good update of an old classic, "If You're Happy and You Know It."

A good somewhat rainy day in kindergarten.

Be well. See you in March!

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