Friday, March 5, 2021

March 1-5, 2021

Read Across America Week!

This week, we celebrated Read Across America Week. We read and listened to a variety of stories, discussed the messages they shared, and even voted for our favorites.

The Pre-K students learned about authors and illustrators. They know that, in a story, the author writes the words and the illustrator draws the pictures. We learned about different kinds of stories: fiction, nonfiction, mystery, fairy tale, science fiction, comic, biography, poetry, and even ghost stories! We also learned about the process that authors and illustrators use to write their books.

Next, I told the children that they were going to be illustrators and authors! They were a little hesitant, yet intrigued at the same time. They couldn't fathom how they could do it on their own. So we began with coming up with an idea for their illustrations. We discussed a variety of topics and brainstormed some great ideas. The children were excited and got to work on their creations using crayons, markers, and even some construction paper to add to their collages.

Then, we worked on becoming authors! I worked with each child one-on-one to describe to me what they drew. We talked about how I would write the actual words, but they would have to tell me everything to say and the ideas were all theirs. Their imaginations ran wild and they were eager to share about their illustrations. I wish I could have captured their excitement. Check out their AMAZING stories!

Next week, we plan to share our stories with our classmates and our friends in Nursery 3! The boys and girls are so excited to be authors and illustrators and are already asking when we can do it again. I am so proud of them!

Important reminders:

  • Show and tell will be on Monday, March 8. The topic will be something that begins with /w/.
  • March 17 will be a St. Patrick’s Day dress down day - be sure to wear your green!

  • Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on March 25-26. More information will follow next week.

  • Spring/Easter break is from March 26 through April 5. Classes will resume on Tuesday, April 6.

  • Spirit Week will kick off on March 19 and will continue into the next week. Stay tuned for more information!

  • Summer camp registration is open! You can find more information on our website
  • March is Women’s History Month when we will be celebrating women in history.  If you or someone you know would be willing to share with a class, a division, or multiple groups to enhance our celebration in any way, please email, and we will make it as easy as possible. 
  • Looking forward, April is Arab American Heritage Month and May is Asian and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month. If you have ideas or suggestions for our celebrations for those months, please email

Have a great weekend!