Wednesday, November 13, 2019

We started a new unit, on Family Traditions! We talked about how a tradition is 
something that people do repeatedly every week, month, or year. We talked about 
how sharing a special meal or dessert for a birthday might be a tradition in some 
people’s families. We read Bunny Cakes, in which the main characters Max and 
Ruby each make a cake for their grandmother’s birthday. Ruby makes an angel 
food cake with raspberry icing and Max makes an earthworm cake with caterpillar 
icing. Their grandmother doesn’t know which cake to eat first! We took a poll and 
the students decided that the grandmother should eat the pink cake first! 

In our small groups, we cut out shapes (triangle, rectangle, oval, circle and a big and 
small square). The next day, we matched the shapes to the correct spot on Max &
Ruby’s house, glued them on and colored the house. The kids did a great job at cutting, 
matching, and naming the shapes!

Books we read: 
Bunny Cakes by Rosemary Wells
Full, Full, Full of Love by Trish Cooke

Centers this week: 
Dramatic Play: Babies
Sensory: Sand and diggers
Art: Playdough 
Writing: Autumn trees
Blocks: Waffle blocks
Manipulatives: Geoboards

Friday, November 1, 2019

Pajama Drive
The Great Bedtime Story
Pajama Drive
Dear Parents,
It’s time for the annual Scholastic Reading Club Great Bedtime Story Pajama 
Drive benefiting Pajama Program, a nonprofit organization that provides new 
pajamas and books to children in need—especially those living in group homes, 
shelters, foster care, and orphanages.  For every pair of pajamas that is 
donated through the Great Bedtime Story Pajama Drive, Scholastic Book 
Club will donate a brand-new book to Pajama Programs to give kids affected 
by instability a good night -for a good day.  

Since 2012, the BECC has collected and donated over 300 sets of pajamas. 
Each year these pajamas and books are donated to Social Concern in Woburn.  

Our school wants to be a part of this drive so that we can help make a better 
bedtime for these children. Together we can help the Great Bedtime Story Pajama 
Drive reach even more kids with pj’s and books.

If you and your child are able to participate, please have your child bring in a new 
pair of pajamas to school by December 11, 2019   The Lucky Ducks 
have the donation box in front of their room to collect the pajamas to be donated.  
Teachers will help your child deliver them to donation box.  

Here are some simple guidelines for the pajamas:
  •  Pajamas must be brand-new. 
  •  Pajamas in all sizes are needed—from newborn to adult.
  •  Pajamas must be in complete sets or nightgowns.

We are going to kick off this year’s pajama drive with an all school 
Pajama Day on November 7th.  Your child is welcome to wear 
his or her pajamas to school.  All children are encouraged to participate 
but no one is required.

Thank you for helping us share the gift of a good night’s sleep and a sweet bedtime story. 

The BECC Staff

PS: You can find out more about the drive and the program at:

Friday, October 11, 2019

Last week we started our unit on Farm / Harvest. We learned about barns (where
animals sleep) and some of the work that needs to be done on a farm. In our small 
groups, we sorted shapes (circles, squares, triangles, and rectangles). Some of the 
shapes were black and some were white. Figuring out where to put them was a little 
bit tricky because they didn’t look exactly the same, but the kids did a wonderful job of 
focusing on the shape and not the color! We talked about animals on a farm and made
a farm mural of animals with different textures. We also started learning about patterns
and made a pattern based on our unit book, Farmer Duck

Centers this week: 
Dramatic Play: Farmer Duck re-telling
Sensory: Beans & tweezers; beanie baby animals
Art: Farm animals
Writing: Tracing vocabulary words
Blocks: Legos
Manipulatives: Puzzles

Books we read: 
Eddie’s Garden and How to Make Things Grow by Sarah Garland
Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type by Doreen Cronin

Have a good weekend! There is no school on Monday, October 14th, in observation 
of Columbus Day.

Monday, September 30, 2019

We’ve had a busy and fun two weeks! We continued learning the rules and routines of
 school and also continued getting to know each other! In our small groups, the kids 
each made an owl. They crumpled tissue paper to make “feathers” and used dot 
markers and googly eyes for the eyes. They then used foam letters to spell their
 names on a tree branch. They worked really hard to make sure their owls had lots of 
feathers and that their names were spelled correctly! We also practiced identifying 
uppercase letters, writing our names, and drawing a picture of a person.

Centers this week: 

Manipulatives: Peg boards
Dramatic Play: Birthday Party
Sensory: Moon sand
Blocks: Farms and farm animals
Writing: Whiteboards and dry erase markers
Art: Apples and leaves

Books we read: 

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault
It’s Okay to Make Mistakes by Todd Parr
Thinking Thoughts and Feeling Feelings (Social Thinking)
The Group Plan  (Social Thinking)

Our Back to School Night is Thursday, October 3rd, from 6:30 - 7:00PM for 
AM parents / guardians and 7:00 - 7:30PM for PM parents / guardians. 
We hope to see you then!
Back to School Night is Thursday, October 3rd! 

AM Session: 6:30 - 7:00 PM
PM Session: 7:00 - 7:30 PM

We are having two Back to School sessions, one from 
6:30PM  - 7:00PM (for AM parents / guardians) and one 
from 7:00PM - 7:30PM (for PM parents / guardians).  We 
will be reviewing the curriculum and answering any general 
questions you may have about the program. Please note 
that we are unable to discuss individual children at this event 
due to student confidentiality. 

This event is for parents / guardians only.  
We hope to see you then!