Because all of our families celebrate Christmas, we’ll be making many crafts and reading many books about this holiday. We will also spend time talking about other winter holidays celebrated by students in our school like Kwanzaa and Hanukkah. If you’d like us to add any other special holiday traditions to discuss in class, please share! I remember some of my earliest school memories being from December- eating latkes in first grade, a teacher dressing up like Santa Claus, and a parent from Germany sharing how they celebrated Christmas!
We’ve also added Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Walking in a Winter Wonderland, and Jingle Bells to our songs!
Mrs. Cameron, the gym teacher, is discussing healthy eating with the kids. We’ll be piggy-backing her ideas and incorporating this topic in our math and science blocks. Check out a (very small) picture of a healthy foods/food pyramid poster we made! It’s currently hanging next to our cubbies if you’re inside the building and want a peek!
We were also visited by some great volunteers from the Aquarium. Check out more info under our "science" link.
Also, I have a special request...
Our CD player is broken! It won’t play past the first few songs on any of our cds...
We use our CD player to play our songs & poems after morning meeting (a big part of our Opening the World of Learning curriculum), to listen to stories, and to play classical music during rest time.
If anyone has a CD player that’s collecting dust in the garage that they can part with, we would love to put it to use! If not, I’ll contact the PTO after break and see if they can replace it :) Thanks in advance for thinking of us!
Report cards will be going home next week. For parents with siblings also in school: you may notice the pre-kindergarten report cards are set up a bit differently from students in k-5. Pre-K report cards have more detail; a bit like a progress report!
Classroom directory ( Angelina’s e-mail corrected!)