Letter P – 2/26 – 3/1

March 1, 2024

Dear TK Families,

We had a perfect and phenomenal P week painting beautiful works of art, predicting our science experiment, and playing all over the classroom!

The artist that inspired our artwork this week was Jackson Pollock. If you came in to the room, you would have seen a big tarp covering the floor, furniture moved completely out of the way, and a table full of objects to paint with. We discussed how “Action Jackson” loved to move his body while listening to music. He used an array of materials and created art by splattering, stamping, and swirling. We tried to keep paint out of hair, shoes, and pants but OOPS – messiness sometimes comes with creativity! We will post a picture of these wonderful masterpieces for you to see!

For science this week, we talked about pendulums. We showed the boys and girls some videos of large pendulums. We discussed, when moved, how the weight of the pendulum will swing back and forth or in a circular motion.  We also revisited the concept of gravity and how it affects the weight when it swings. The children built structures with foam blocks, released the weight (a ball), and were excited to see if the structure would be knocked down!  Check out some of these fun pictures!

A few other activities around the room this week were: estimation with pom-poms, building with Playstix, squishing playdough, and made a new class book “If You Give a TK Kid a ____.”

We also celebrated our 100th day of school – can you believe it?! Children made 100 day crowns using 10 strips of paper with 10 dots each, 100 day glasses, and even a special snack counting up to 100! We really grew our brains 😊

Questions to ask your child:

  1. What kind of structure did your child build to knock down with our pendulum?
  2. Was your child a paleontologist at the sand table this week?
  3. Can your child tell you about our puppet theater?

Next week, it will be quilts, quills, and questions as we quadrille to the letter Q!

Best,
Jessica, Lynn, and Carol