I am so happy to be back and can’t wait for all of the exciting things planned for the new year.
Classroom Updates: We jumped right into new material and caught up on a little bit of the old stuff… We’re working with adding doubles to make math facts easier, we’re going to be learning about graphing and using pictures to show information. Our reading is getting better too! Some of our friends will be reading to the class over the next few weeks. We are also moving to long vowel sounds and practicing writing letters to our penpals! We’ve been learning about seasons and will be doing a lot of decorating in our classroom to make it look like a blizzard! Don’t worry – it’ll be nice and toasty in our room even with all the snowmen!
Our Faith: January leads us from the Christmas season and into ordinary time in the church. We will be learning some of the stories and parables that Jesus shares during his ministry here on earth. We’re also going to be learning about Mary’s “fiat,” her yes to God, and how she became Jesus’ mother!
What we’re reading: “The Book with No Pictures” BJ Novak; “There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow” and “There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell” Lucille Colandro; “Be Brave, Little Penguin” Giles Andreae; “Llama Destroys the World” Jonathan Stutzman
Reminders: School will be closed be closed to students from K-8 on 1/17 from and 1/20 for observance of Dr Martin Luther King Jr. We are still accepting donations of paper towels, Clorox (or similar) wipes, baby wipes, and tissues – flu season is nearly upon us and we need to remain vigilant in classroom cleanliness!