Room 12 News

January 12-January 25, 2016

Integrated Learning

Brrrr! It's cold outside! We will be learning about winter clothes, winter sports, penguins and snow. A few of the books we will read are The Jacket I Wear In the Snow, Tacky The Penguin and All You Need For A Snowman. Some of the centers include:
  • Ice skating (using paper plates)
  • Making ice skates
  • Story Map of Tacky The Penguin
  • Snowflake patterning
  • Shaving cream snowman


We will be learning the letters Uu and Rr. We will read the books Umbrellabird's Umbrella and Rosie Rabbit's Radish. The children will practice letter recognition and formation. A few activities are:
  • Umbrella color code
  • U maze
  • Rainbow addition
  • U and R Bingo

Social Studies

In Social Studies, we will begin our study of different types of homes. We will start by taking a look at the homes we live in. We will read A House is a House for Me and Homes Around the World. Some of the centers will include:

  • House pin punch
  • Building houses with Legos, Lincoln Logs, and blocks
  • Making houses out of brown paper bags


In Science, we will begin our study of fabric. We will explore and discuss the origin of fabric as well as different types of fabric.


This month in Spanish we will begin learning the names of basic shapes. Students will learn how to play the game "Shape Train." Ask your child how to say circle in Spanish!


Welcome back! I hope everyone had a wonderful break. In P.E. we will start playing a few scooter games. We will start talking about the muscles we use to make the scooters move. Ask your child what muscle we use while riding on our scooters.

Events & Reminders

Thursday, January 14

  • Parent Perks with Dr. Liss and Dr. Thomas at 8:30 a.m.

Friday, January 15

  • Hootenanny- Pre-K PM 12:30-1:00

Monday, January 18

  • Martin Luther King Day - No School

Tuesday, January 19

  • Admission Playdate- NO SCHOOL FOR EC
  • Night Light classes will be offered today

Friday, January 22

  • Observation 2:00-2:30 PM (Music)

Monday, January 25

  • Observation 9:00-9:30 AM (P.E.) and 1:00-1:30 PM (P.E.)
  • Dolores Evans Speaker Series: Catherine Steiner-Adair, 7:00 p.m. (Author ofThe Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age.)

Thursday, January 28

  • PreK PM Parent lunch

Tuesday, February 2

  • Observation 9:00-9:30 AM (P.E.)

Tuesday, February 9

  • Valentine's Day Celebration (more info to follow)

Wednesday, February 10 and Thursday, February 11

  • Conference Days

Friday, February 12 and Monday, February 15


Tuesday, February 16

  • Science Night at the Perot 5:00-6:30

Students should wear their Lamplighter t-shirts (helps with security)

Ask your child about...

  • Different sports played in the winter.
  • Where penguins live.
  • Snowflakes - if any two are the same.