Peek At Our Week – Cherry Blossom – Week of 2/7/22

A Peek At Our Week in the Cherry Blossom Classroom!

The Cherry Blossoms had a very busy week this week!  We excitedly learned about DINOSAURS!  We talked about different kinds of dinosaurs, learned big words such as: carnivore, herbivore, extinct, and palentologist, and matched dinosaurs to their skeletons.  One of our friends brought a dinosaur book from home and read it to us!

This week we also talked about Valentine’s Day!  We hope that you enjoyed all of our special heart crafts that were brought home!

A Special Visit from a Dental Hygienist!

Ms. Taylor from Dr. Pollock’s office came to visit us on Wednesday.  She talked to us about how to take care of our teeth by brushing for 2 minutes twice a day, flossing, and using mouthwash! And then we were able to surprise her with how much we knew about Grow Foods and Sometimes Foods.

Enrichment Spotlight – Library with Ms. Cat!

Ms. Cat taught us about hibernation and migration this week during Library.  While we loved the books and songs she shared, what we loved most was meeting her cockatiel Ginger!  Since our class loves birds SO MUCH this was a very exciting visit with Ms. Cat!

Peek Into Next Week!

Focus Topic:  Our Earth and Habitats

Letter of the Week: Dd

Number of the Week: 14

Important Dates:  February 14: Valentine’s Day – Pajama Day & Show and Tell

February 18: NO SCHOOL – Teacher Inservice Day

February 21: NO SCHOOL – President’s Day

Bring Your Parent To Work Days: Come observe your child working within the classroom to see what their day looks like!  Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b48a8a92da6f94-bring7

 


Peek In Our Week *** Thee Buckeye Room Bulletin *** Week Of February 7, 2022

Thee Buckeye Room Bulletin

Line Time:
Presidents Of The United States Of America (Wasn’t that a 90’s band? Gunna eat a lot of peaches!) We first learned about George Washington and how he was our first president and was the General of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. Our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln came from a poor family, freed the slaves and was president during the Civil War.  We were introduced to Franklin D. Roosevelt and how he was president during World War II and how John F. Kennedy fought for equal rights.  We then learned that Joe Biden was current president. The children were taught that the president’s wives are called the first lady and that the president lives in the white house in Washington DC, and flies on a jet called Air Force 1.  We discussed what responsibilities the President has.  The children came up with keeping us safe, keeping the world safe, and running the country. 

       

   

 

 

Did you know? (Fish Lips)
Most lipsticks contain fish scales.
This is also known as pearl essence. It is what gives the lipstick the shimmering appearance it has. Pearl Essence is the the silvery stuff found in fish scales that’s used in some lipsticks, nail polishes, ceramic glazes, etc., to make them shimmery. Pearl essence is obtained primarily from herring and is one of many by-products of large-scale commercial fish processing. Synthetic versions have been developed, but to what extent they’ve supplanted the natural variety I will turn a blind eye. 

 

 

A Message From Mr. John (Part 3 of the continuing saga):

 

 

Half Birthdays:

Even Summer birthdays need love.

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 22 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagalog, Hebrew, Korean, Hungarian, Irish, Kiswahili, Welsh, Dutch/Flemmish, Polish)

Know Your Languages (Polish):

 

Enrichments (Library with Ms. Cat):

Ms. Cat reading a story about a bear hibernating called “Bear Snores On”
The class ended by everyone dancing to the song named “Dance To The Bed”

 

A Bird Visits The School (A Bird On Heads):

  

 

 

Peek In The Classroom:

This boy is working on geography. He is drawing the continents and using the continent globe as a resource.

 

Two boys working the alphabet.

 

This boy is working on an animal puzzle which is found in the Cultural Subject area. Obviously, one aim is visual discrimination but picking up the pieces by the knobs strengthen his finemotor skills. He will advance and trace, color, and label the parts of the animal.

 

These girls are practicing setting the table. Maybe your child can do this at home.

 

Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Ancient Egypt

Letter Of The Week- U u

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bet

Next Language is Serbo-Croation

 

Academic Enrichment:
Weekly Theme: Division without borrowing (static)

Handwriting:
We practiced writing sentences in cursive. 

Next Week:
Weekly Theme: Division with borrowing (dynamic)

Synonym Of The Week: Appropriate:  Suitable, fitting, apropos, correct, proper

Sight Words Of The Week:  would about

They want you!

 

Upcoming Events:
A few days off and other stuff.

DAYS OFF:
-No School: Friday, February 18th (Teacher In Service day)
-No School: Monday, February 20th (President’s Day)

OTHER STUFF:
-Readiness Conferences (Incoming Kindergarten Students/Incoming First Graders):
February 14 through February 25 (Details To Follow)

Akron Art Museum Field Trip:  Thursday, March 10 (from 9am to 12pm)  IT IS FREE! (Details To Follow)

 

Friends, Frolic, and Fun:

Ya….. I don’t know?????

 

The only way to eat string cheese.

 

Pretending to sleep three girls try to wake him. Notice the photobomb from my big Ole shoe?

 

My staple dad joke….. “you look different. You are not wearing your glasses? Nope. You shaved your mustache? Heavy sigh from child. Oh… you got a haircut. Eye roll from child.”

 

Your Kids say The Darndest Things (I Like Oranges):

 

 

 

 

 

 


Peek At Our Week – Cherry Blossom – Week of 1/31/22

A Peek at Our Week in the Cherry Blossom Classroom!

It may have been an unexpected short week (Hello Snow!) but we still managed to pack a lot of learning into three days!

We wrapped up our study of Healthy Bodies by talking about BONES!  We talked about skeletons – ours and other animals.  We learned the names of some of our biggest bones and discussed the important work that bones do, like keeping our bodies upright and protecting our organs.

February Holidays!

We learned about two February Holidays this week – Chinese New Year and Groundhog’s Day.  We made tigers to celebrate the Year of the Tiger and learned all about shadows with Ms. Sam.  We were VERY interested in shadows, which we think may need to make a come back in the lesson plans very soon! Next up is Valentine’s Day!

Recess Fun!

Recess was super fun this week!  We practiced our kicking skills in the gym on Monday, played in the snow on Tuesday, and had fun throwing and catching on Wednesday!

A Huge Cherry Blossom Welcome to our New Student!

Stay warm! Stay safe! And enjoy all of that snow!  See you next week!

Peek Into Next Week!

Focus Topic:  DINOSAURS and Valentine’s Day!

Letter of the Week: Uu

Number of the Week: 13

Important Dates:  February 14: Valentine’s Day – Pajama Day & Show and Tell

February 18: NO SCHOOL – Teacher Inservice Day

February 21: NO SCHOOL – President’s Day

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Peek In Our Week — Thee Buckeye Room — Week Of January 31, 2022

Buckeye Room Bulletin

Line Time:
The class went green for the week learning about recycling, conserving energy, and pollution.  I explained that pollution was anything that made our environment dirty.  We learned there is littering.  Littering can be people throwing trash on the side of the road or dropping a candy wrapper in the woods.  We now know that we need to put trash in an appropriate container.  We learned that air pollution is created by factories’ smokestacks and cars exhaust,  but cars are just one of the factors that produce air pollution, there are also other reasons.  Water Pollution is caused by factories dumping chemicals in the water or people throwing trash in the water instead of putting it in a trash can.  The 3 R’s were introduced and now we all know to reduce, reuse and recycle!  We thought of ways to conserve energy.  We came up with turning off lights in rooms we are not in or turning off the TV if we are not watching it.  We thought of turning off the water while we are brushing our teeth or turning down the heat and wearing a sweater instead.  During the kindergarten lesson a student realized the room was just as light with the lights off as it was if the lights were on.  Now we do our kindergarten lesson without lights.

 

 

 

Did you know? (I Really Don’t Know Clouds, At All)…One of my guilty pleasures  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8L1UngfqojI
A cloud can weigh more than a million pounds.

Clouds are not as light and fluffy as they appear. In fact, researchers have found that a single clouds weigh more than 1.1 million pounds. How do they know? Well, that number is calculated by taking the water density of a cloud and multiplying it by its volume. Fortunately, the cloud can still “float” at that weight because the air below it is even heavier.

 

 

 

A Message From Mr. John (my vocation/part 2 of a continuing series):

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 21 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagalog, Hebrew, Korean, Hungarian, Irish, Kiswahili, Welsh, Dutch/Flemmish)

Know Your Languages (Dutch/Flemmish):

 

 

Half Birthdays:
Summer birthdays need love too.

 

Enrichments (Music):

Some students escaped from the stable and we have Gallupping Girls from Peter And Wolf. Again, sorry about the blurry picture as it is an action shot.

 

Chinese New Year: ( (新年好) /Mandarin)  |  ( 恭喜发财/Cantonese)

Chinese lanterns

                    

 

Bring Your Parent To School:

A dad “observing”… really having fun teaching the boys about numbers.

 

 

Peek In The Classroom:

These children are taking the Albanesi test which is a test that bridges Montessori and traditional testing.

 

Two proud boys displaying their work with the Brown Stair and Pink Tower. This is an extension of the original aim of these two materials. The bottom line is that Montessori extension lessons help the child to have further experience with the concepts of the materials. Often times the extension activity draws the child towards a more abstracted view of the original concrete concept that was introduced.

 

She is working on the sound cylinders. The sound cylinders are a very fun sensorial activity. The purpose is to refine the sense of hearing and to teach vocabulary such as “loud,” “soft,” “loudest,” “louder,” etc. Traditionally the activity consists of twelve wooden cylinders, six with red tops and six with blue tops. Also, another aim is to match the sound of the cylinders.

 

He is working on a language work called the Pink Rhyming cards.

 

Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Presidents Of The USA

Letter Of The Week- T t

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bed

Next Language is Polish

 

Academic Enrichment:
Weekly Theme: Subtraction with borrowing (dynamic)

Handwriting:
We practiced writing sentences in cursive. 

Next Week:
Weekly Theme: Division without borrowing (static).

Synonym Of The Week: FAT: overweight, big, bulky, heavy, plump

Sight Words Of The Week:  more these

More staged pics.

 

Upcoming Events:
A few days off and other stuff.

DAYS OFF:
-No School: Friday, February 18th (Teacher In Service day)
-No School: Monday, February 20th (President’s Day)

OTHER STUFF:
-Sign up for Bring Your Parent To School, follow the link   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090B48A8A92DA6F94-bring8

-Readiness Conferences (Incoming Kindergarten Students/Incoming First Graders):
February 14 through February 25 (Details To Follow)

Akron Art Museum Field Trip:  Thursday, March 10 (from 9am to 12pm)  IT IS FREE! (Details To Follow)

 

Friends, Frolic, and Fun:

Again, it is better not to ask but look at the photobomb.

 

This was taken on Thursday [science day]. I love that these girls get excited about science.
Ya shoulda seen the other guy!

 

Friends just hanging out.

 

 

Your Kids say The Darndest Things (Spicy Stuff):

 

 

 

 

 

 


Peek At Our Week – Cherry Blossom – Week of 1/24/22

A Peek at Our Week in the Cherry Blossom Classroom!

We continued our study of Healthy Bodies this week by learning about Internal Organs.  We really had a lot of fun learning about what happens inside of our bodies and the special jobs our organs do.  Ask your child about the brain, heart, lungs, stomach, kidneys, and intestines.  I am sure they would love to share what they learned with you!

We also continued our study of Food Groups during Preschool Lesson with Ms. Sam.  We put together a fun Food Groups book so we can talk all about food groups with our families at home!

Happy Half Birthday to our summer birthday!

Enrichment Spotlight – Art with Ms. Varela!

Ms. Varela introduced us to a type of art called “figure 8’s”.  We used sharpies to create our shapes, markers to color our shapes in, and then oil pastels over the markers.  We really enjoyed this project!

The Birds Found Our Feeders!

Peek Into Next Week!

Focus Topic:  Bodies: Skeleton and Muscles; Chinese New Year; Groundhog’s Day

Letter of the Week: Kk

Number of the Week: 12

Important Dates:  February 14: Valentine’s Day – Pajama Day & Show and Tell

February 18: NO SCHOOL – Teacher Inservice Day

February 21: NO SCHOOL – President’s Day

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Peek In Our Week {}{}{} Thee Buckeye Room {}{}{} Week Of January 24, 2022

Thee Buckeye Room Bulletin

 

Line Time:
This week we learned a bit about the internal organs.  We started with the brain which is like the computer of the body.  It tells our body how fast to breathe and how fast our heart should beat.  We discovered the lungs help us breathe and puts oxygen in our blood. Our stomach digests food, the small intestine take nutrients out of our food and large intestine gets the remaining water from indigestible food and creates waste (poop)(that word produced laughter) or as I referred to a bowel movement.  The kidneys process excess water and creates pee (more laughter) or urine.  The liver removes toxins from the body. We found out that the largest organ of the human body is the epidermis.  The liver is my fave internal organ.  What is yours?

 

 

 

A Message From Mr. John (my vocation/part 1 of a continuing series):

 

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 20 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagalog, Hebrew, Korean, Hungarian, Irish, Kiswahili, Welsh) 

Know your Languages (Welsh):

 

Enrichments (Art):

     

Picture 1, how it began.  Picture 2 the final result.

 

Australian Day (1/26):
We celebrated with “Fairy Bread” and Lamington Cake!

 

Fun Fact:
There is no such thing as Pear Cider.  Actually, “cider” is an alcoholic beverage made from fermented apples, and only apples. Alcoholic beverages can be made from pears, but that drink is known as “Perry” (very punny).  The drink was popular in England for centuries but fell out of favor during the second half of the twentieth century. That turned around in the 1990s when the drink was rebranded as pear cider.

 

 

 

Peek In The Classroom:

This Kindergarten student has written numbers from 1 to 1,000 in his Kindergarten binder. Let’s see how far he gets.

 

He is working on the 100 board. Notice how he has gone beyond putting the numbers in order and placing random numbers in the appropriate place? The Hundred Board is useful for number recognition, number sequencing, counting, patterning, possibly skip counting (depending on your method) most of all it’s perfect for just reinforcing the understanding of numbers from one to one-hundred.

 

A student learning where the internal organs belong.

 

A student transforms into Elvis the Pelvis as a crowd gathers to watch.

 

Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Pollution and Recycling

Letter Of The Week- S s

Rhyming Word Of The Week- bup

Next Language is Dutch/Flemmish

 

Academic Enrichment:
Subtraction without borrowing (Static). We also learned the terms of subtraction.
9 (minuend) – 4 (subtrahend) = 5 (difference)

Handwriting:
We practiced writing in sentences in cursive 

Next Week:
Weekly Theme: Subtraction with borrowing (Dynamic).

Synonym Of The Week: SKINNY: thin, lean, emaciated, scrawny, slender

Sight Words Of The Week:  other same

Finally! The first time since Cristmas break all Kinder students are present.

 

Upcoming Events:
A few days off and other stuff.

DAYS OFF:
-No School: Friday, February 18th (Teacher In Service day)
-No School: Monday, February 20th (President’s Day)

OTHER STUFF:
-Sign up for Bring Your Parent To School, follow the link   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090B48A8A92DA6F94-bring8

-Readiness Conferences (Incoming Kindergarten Students/Incoming First Graders):
February 14 through February 25 (Details To Follow)

Akron Art Museum Field Trip:  Thursday, March 10 (from 9am to 12pm)  IT IS FREE! (Details To Follow)

 

Frolic, Friends, and Fun:

Feeding the snake attracts a large and curious crowd.

 

Stripes!

 

You should’ve seen the other guy.

 

This boy boasts that he has the longest hair of all the boys.

 

Your Kids say The Darndest Things (Sonic):

 

 

 

 

 


A Peek At Our Week- Aspen- 01/17/22— Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks

Hello Aspen families!! I hope everyone had a relaxing long weekend that was snowfun!!  Our topic this week in Aspen was all about Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks.  During line time we discussed how these two individuals helped change our world for the better.  As a class the Aspen children shared their thoughts regarding inequality and how we can make the world a better place too!  Some of the ideas (thoughts) they came up with were being kind to everyone, helping people, listening to others, sharing (toys and ideas), and doing nice things for other people.  These Aspen children sure are amazing and will grow up to be amazing adults with thoughts and ideas like these!  We also read a few of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.s quotes and talked about the speeches he gave and his peaceful protests.  One quote that  we discussed by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was , ” Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” As a class we talked about what this quote means and the power of spreading kindness.  This quote is what sparked our discussion about making the world a better place and led to the children sharing their ideas.  Finally, we engaged in some role playing and did the Rosa Parks play.  With this activity we had children take on different roles to act out the event that sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott.  Ask your child about the Rosa Parks play!!

 

In Kindergarten lesson the children reviewed their cursive letters and writing sentences and also worked on math equations.  During reading group the children reviewed the short e sound and were introduced to the long e sound.  We then practiced reading long e words and worked on our comprehension skills.

Next week our topic will be adaptation,  migration,  and hibernation.

BOOK SHARE:   Thursday, January 27, 2022

 

Matching the parts of a penguin.
Moveable Alphabet Fun!!

 

 

 

 


Peek At Our Week – Cherry Blossom – Week of 1/17/22

A Peek at Our Week in the Cherry Blossom Classroom!

What a week it has been!  We had some very exciting days at the beginning  of the week full of SNOW right after we finished our focus topic of winter!  Thank you Mother Nature!

This week we started a new focus topic – Healthy Bodies!  We discussed Healthy Habits that keep us healthy such as: eating healthy foods, drinking water, sleeping, moving our bodies, and good hygiene.  We practiced washing our hands, learned why its important to brush our teeth, and talked about how soap works.

During preschool lesson, we introduced the five food groups: proteins, grains, fruits, vegetables, and dairy.  We learned that proteins make us strong, grains give us energy, fruits and vegetables keep us healthy, and dairy keeps our teeth and bones strong.  We also discussed what we call “Grow Foods” and “Sometimes Foods”.

Happy Birthday to our newest 5 year old!

Enrichment Spotlight – Library with Ms. Cat!

We were able to visit Ms. Cat in the library this week to talk about snow!  We read The Snowy Day and then sang a special snowflake song.  We love visiting with Ms. Cat!

We Don’t Talk About Bruno!

As your children work throughout the day, they often sing to themselves.  And there’s only one song that we’ve heard the past few weeks… I am sure you can guess what it is!  So we had an impromptu “Encanto” dance party this week!  It was amazing!

Peek Into Next Week!

Focus Topic:  Internal Organs and Healthy Foods

Letter of the Week: Gg

Number of the Week: 11

Important Dates:  February 14: Valentine’s Day – Pajama Day & Show and Tell

February 18: NO SCHOOL – Teacher Inservice Day

February 21: NO SCHOOL – President’s Day

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Peek In Our Week “”” Thee Buckeye Room “”” Week Of January 17, 2022

Buckeye Room Bulletin

Line Time:
Skeletal System- 
This week we looked at the skeletal system and if we didn’t have a skeleton we would be one messy blob on the ground (insert a flagellant sound).  We learned the skull protects our brain, the rib cage protects our lungs, and the spine keeps us sitting and standing straight.  We learned technical terms for our arms, leg and our digits which is a funny name called phalanges. We brought our life sized foam puzzle into our room.  His name is Elvis because we learned about the pelvis and it was a cool rhyming name.

 

 

 

A Message From Mr. John (Snowmageddon 2022/first round):

 

 

Did You Know (Humpty Dumpty)?
The story given was that a large cannon, which the was colloquially called Humpty Dumpty, was strategically placed on a wall. A shot from a Parliamentary cannon succeeded in damaging the wall beneath Humpty Dumpty, which caused the cannon to tumble to the ground.  AND…  There was never any mention that Humpty Dumpty was an egg.

 

Cultural Subjects:
Your children can now count to ten in 19 languages (English, Latin, Sign Language, Spanish, German, French, Greek, Japanese, Arabic with the Lebanese dialect, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Swedish, Tagalog, Hebrew, Korean, Hungarian, Irish, Kiswahili) 

 

Know Your Languages (Kiswahili):

 

 

Enrichments (Science):

The Great Skittle Run. The color of the candy is water soluble that is why the colors run. The reason the colors do not run together is because of Carnuaba Wax (found in car wax, yuck). I ate the leftovers and it wreaked havoc on my blood sugar levels. My poor A1C.

 

Peek In The Classroom:

Look at her focus while working on a working in Practical life. Practical Life in Montessori is a purposeful activity, develops motor control and coordination, and develops independence, concentration, and a sense of responsibility.

 

Here are a group of students working on one of the science bins. In this scenario the children are learning valuable social skills such as communication, sharing, and taking turns.

 

The students are always excited to get new works on the shelves. As you can see Elvis is getting a lot of attention his first day.

 

This boy is working on the puzzle map of the continent of Asia. The Puzzle maps of the world allow the child to physically see, hold, and trace sections of the world in order to identify each continent, country, and state that is represented in the puzzles. Also, the knobs on the pieces help strengthen fine motor skills.

 

Peek Into Next Week:
Line Time- Internal Organs

Letter Of The Week- R r

Rhyming Word Of The Week- but

Next Language is Welsh

 

Academic Enrichment aka Kindergarten:
This Week’s Theme: Subtraction (without borrowing)

Handwriting:
We practiced writing sentences in cursive. 

Next Week:
Weekly Theme: Subtraction (with borrowing)

Synonym Of The Week: NICE: kind, pleasant, delightful, good, helpful

Sight Words Of The Week: first  than

 

Just a cool pic.

 

Upcoming Events:
Sign up for Bring Your Parent To School, follow the link   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090B48A8A92DA6F94-bring8

No School: Friday, February 18th (Teacher In Service day)
No School: Monday, February 20th (President’s Day)

 

Fun, Frolic, And Friends:

You should have seen the other guy.

 

A Montessori classroom consists of students from 3 years old to 6 years old. Do you notice a size difference?

 

I noticed something different about these two students. I asked if they were not wearing their glasses (not it). If they shaved their mustache (nope, not it either). OH! They got haircuts….

 

Third Eye Blind. Wasn’t that a 90’s band?

 

Your Kids Say The Darndest Things (Sonic The Hedgehog):

 

 

 

 


Peek At Our Week – Cherry Blossom – Week of 1/10/22

A Peek at Our Week in the Cherry Blossom Classroom!

This week we discussed Hibernation, Migration, and Adaptation!  We talked all about animals that need to sleep through the cold months, the animals that move south where it is warmer, and the animals that grow extra fur or feathers so that they can stay here for the winter.  We learned that wood frogs almost freeze completely solid except for their hearts and lungs, arctic foxes fur can change from brown to white to help with camoflauge, and birds are not the only animals that migrate – humpback whales and caribou do too!

We also participated in our winter Wildlife Wednesday!  While discussing the types of birds that adapt to our Northeast Ohio weather we determined that it would be hard for them to find food.  Our solution was to feed the birds  that we often see outside of our classroom windows!  We hung up two bird feeders right outside our classroom and then made our own bird feeders to place in the bushes outside.  We are looking forward to bird watching all winter long!

 

All About Those Shapes!

My favorite part of the Montessori environment is that the children direct their own learning.  Our lesson plans said winter, but the students decided they needed to learn as much about shapes this week as they possibly could!  We spent many line times this week talking about sides and angles, as well as looking for shapes all over the school building!  We adore their excitement about the world around them!

Enrichment Spotlight – Music with Ms. Lisa!

We have been studying “Peter and the Wolf” during music class.  Each character in the story is portrayed by a different instrument.  We have enjoyed listening to these different instruments and acting out the story.

Peek Into Next Week!

Focus Topic:  Healthy Habits and Healthy Foods

Letter of the Week: Xx

Number of the Week: Making 10

Important Dates:  January 17: NO SCHOOL – MLK Jr. Day

February 14: Valentine’s Day – Pajama Day & Show and Tell

February 18: NO SCHOOL – Teacher Inservice Day

February 21: NO SCHOOL – President’s Day

Bring Your Parent To Work Days: Come observe your child working within the classroom to see what their day looks like!  Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b48a8a92da6f94-bring7