## Classroom News!

Though the weather is not wintry yet, we started the week by reading a book called "The Mitten" by Jan Brett. This book has beautiful and elaborate illustrations and descriptive language. The children laced up giant paper mittens and made accompanying animal puppets so that they could retell the story at home. We also dramatized the story in two groups. This gave everyone practice being an actor and a respectful audience member. The children each got a mini book version of "The Mitten" in order to practice reading the words they were introduced to in the original version of the story.

In math the children revisited the concept of probability with a number race involving rolling and recording the sum of the dots on two dice. The children discovered that rolling a one is impossible with two dice.

## Conversation Starters

* What is a "Number Train" and what is a "Disappearing Number Train?"

* What part did you play in the story of "The Mitten?"

* Can you think of at least 3 differences between a baby and a Kindergartner?

## Fun Things To Do At Home

* Share stories with your child about the time they were a baby.

* Read the poem of the week.

* Make a list of things you need to do in order to take good care of a baby.

## Apps This Week!

No apps to report this week.

## Important Information

Baby it's cold outside! Please send your child to school with warm clothes. This is a great opportunity for children to practice zipping, buttoning, putting on mittens and gloves!

## Poem of the Week

Baby

Baby in a high chair

Baby in a bib,

Baby in a stroller

Baby in a crib.

Baby with the giggles

Baby with a smile,

Such a lovely baby,

Happy all the while.

Jack Prelutsky