The Pony Express

Fun in First Grade

Learning with Mrs. Ackenbom's Littles

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Happy Mokie Monday!

Caring for horses attentively through winter will help to ensure that they get through the season happy and healthy. Horses are hardy in cold temperatures and grow a winter coat for additional warmth. As you can see, Mokie and her friend Buddy have that covered! Care still needs to be taken to ensure that they cool down properly after being ridden, that they have shelter from extreme weather, and that they're being fed properly through the colder months to stay nice and chubby. Here are Buddy and Mokie enjoying their extra hay since the grass started to die in their field due to colder weather. As you can see, they are happy as can be even in the cold of December!

Happy Holidays!

Chris and his classmates are working hard learning about diversity. We will learn about the traditions of Christmas and how people celebrate this holiday all around the world, Kwanzaa, and Hanukah both in the past and in the present. If you have any holiday traditions you would like to share, please send in a note explaining that tradtion or come in for a visit to tell the kids all about it!

Virginia - the place we call home!

Miller's Littles are learning about the Pledge of Allegiance, important American symbols, and Virginia landscape and the animals that live here. We make learning interesting and exciting by having special visitors, by acting out what we learn, and creating artwork to demonstrate what we know. The Wonder Lounge and our own classroom offer the space to learn and explore in a variety of ways!

Pajama Day at Crozet

On special days like our Friday pajama day, Miller's Littles always have fun literacy activities. I want the children to see reading as a wonderful thing. Reading is a joy. It's a time of peace, of adventure, of exploration, of just enjoying a good story. If you learn to love reading, it's not a habit or something you have to do - it's something you look forward to doing each day.

Merry and oh so bright!

The Holiday Season Is Here!

Monday, Dec. 1st 2014 at 8am to Friday, Dec. 19th 2014 at 2:30pm

Crozet, VA, United States

Crozet, VA

If you would like to come volunteer in our classroom, now is a time of great need! The holiday season is full of hustle and bustle even in school. There is paint, glitter, and many craftivities to support life-long learning this month and that calls for extra hands. If you have any time available, please contact me so we can schedule your parent helper time in the classroom.

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December Materials Still Needed:

Here are the materials we can't have too many of in our classroom! Anything you can provide would be a huge help!

1. Jumbo Marshmallows
2. Cellophane bags
3. Ribbon, ribbon, and more ribbon
4. Red and white beads
5. Disinfecting wipes - there will be a lot of messes to clean up! :}