News Letter

Donna-sensei’s Newsletter


Happy Valentine’s Day!! February is here and the end of the school year is coming fast! The theme of this month is TRANSPORTATION. We will learn about the various modes of transportation – air, water and land. We will discuss their uses in everyday life as well as how they can help us and why we use different types of transportation.
Last month, children really enjoyed learning about dinosaurs! I was so amazed with the amount of information K3 and K4 students were able to learn, from their eating habits to individual characteristics (spines, horns, etc…) K3 students were able to identify many dinosaurs and were able to group them by plant eaters and meat eaters. Some of the sentences they were able to say were “Triceratops has three horns.” “I like Compsognathus because it’s small. Same size as chickens.” Fantastic!! K4 students learned close to 30 different dinosaurs and were able to make many different sentences like “Paleontologists study dinosaurs.” “A Brachiosaurus had a nose on its crest. It was an herbivore. It was the heaviest dinosaur. It was as heavy as 20 elephants.” WOW!!!


K3: 1. Rocket Song
2. Toot Toot chugga chugga
3. Hurry, Hurry Drive the Firetruck
K4: 1 . Yellow Submarine
2. Fly Through the Sky
3. The Dancing Bus

Books to Read:

1.The Journey Home from Grandpa’s
2.We All Go Traveling By
3.The Truck is Stuck
4.Bear on a Bike
5.Curious George
(Dump Truck, Hot Air Balloon)
and much more!

Sentences (these are just some examples):
K3: 1. What’s this/that? What are these/those? It’s a ~. They are ~.
2. has (description). Ex: Car has 4 wheels.
3. How do you get to school? I walk/ride in a car/take the bus.
K4: 1. What is the difference between a and a
Ex: A motorcycle has an engine but a bicycle doesn’t.
2. Where does a travel? travels on land/on the water/ in the air.
3. is faster/slower/louder etc. than a .

Language Arts and Math
K3:Letters of the month–Vv,Ww,Xx (recognition/writing)
Math: Numbers 0-30 / Rote counting from 1-31
K4: Sight Words of the month –look, ride, little, but
Phonics – CVC words and digraph (sh, ch, th, wh)
Math- Simple addition




  • 保護者専用サイト当幼児園からのお知らせなどをご確認ください。