January Newsletter

Ms. Heather & Ms. Jeannie

Classroom 5 Updates

We hope everyone was able to stay warm and have some nice family-time during Storm Jonas!

This month flew by with many fun crafts, lessons and new friends! A handful of our new friends are learning about our classroom routine, transitions, and working with friends. Many of the children love that we are still learning about transportation-- especially cars and helicopters. We have also learned the different ways to travel between water, land and air.

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Next month, we will talk about camping and the forest. We will also incorporate our monthly color purple and shape heart in our crafts, lessons and songs. On Friday, February 26, we will wear purple to celebrate our monthly color.

We will have a Valentine's Day celebration at 9:00 on Friday, February 12. Our celebration will include a special snack, craft and exchanging Valentine's Day cards. If you would like your child to participate-- we have 9 children in the class. Please write only your child's name on them. Also, the school asks that edible Valentine's do not get sent. As always, parents are welcome to join in on our celebration!

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Things you can do at home:

-Experiment with ice cubes in the bathtub-- talk about hot versus cold and how the ice cubes melt

-Take a walk through your neighborhood-- talk about what you can see, hear and smell

-Have dinner conversations-- ask your child what their day looks like!

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Songs for January:


A Chubby Little Snowman

A chubby little snowman had a carrot nose.

Along came a bunny, and what do you suppose?

That hungry little bunny looking for his lunch.

Ate that snowman's carrot nose, nibble nibble crunch!


I'm a Little Snowflake

I’m a little snowflake icy and round

I fall from the sky and I don’t make a sound

When it’s cold I’ll stay all day

When it’s warm I’ll melt away.

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Books in January:


Snow Dog, Go Dog by Deborah Heiligman

Frozen Noses by Jan Carr

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

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Friendly Reminders:


Please put names on gloves, scarves, hats, etc. so they do not get lost or mixed up. If the windchill is below 20 degrees, we will play in the gym.


Friday, February 12 at 9:00 am

Classroom Valentine's Day Celebration


Monday, February 15

School is closed for President's Day. Optional Care is provided.


Saturday, February 20 at 10:00 am

Open House: Building Blocks


Friday, February 26

Wear the color purple