Room 12 Newsletter

The Shining STAR

It's 2014!

I hope you all had a wonderful break! I enjoyed meeting with you all at parent-teacher conferences. Thank you for all the good conversations that were had. I truly appreciate and admire the love you have for your children and I am feel so blessed to be part of their lives.

It is a new year and we have switched the classroom around a bit to give the room a new feel. We are so happy to have the kids back in the classroom. Last week, the classroom felt so cold and quiet without the joy your children.


Fun in December

In December, we had a lot of fun activities. The dress up area had some elf and santa costumes, the kids were able to practice their wrapping skills at the gift wrapping center, and we enjoyed making towels for all of the parents. Here are a few pictures to show how excited the kids were to do these activities!


Fun in January

We have had a great start back to school! We are so excited to see our friends again! Last week we did a lesson with the book "There was a cold lady who swallowed some snow". After reading this book, the kids created their own snowman to look like the snowman at the end of the story. They turned out to be so cute, we hung them up around the room! Later in the week we read a book called "Teddy's Snowy Day". We talked about what you could do on a snowy day and then Ms. Mendell and Ms. Trish told them about what we do on snowy days. We created our own snowflakes out of pasta. They are all very creative and unique!


Valentine's Day party

We are going to go ahead and get the ball rolling with the Valentine's day party. We will be having our party on February 11th, 12th and 13th. We have a half day on the 13th, so Tuesday Thursday Afternoon group will have their party on the 11th. This will be from 10 to 11 for the morning groups and 2 to 3 for the afternoon groups. The kids will have an opportunity to build their own ice cream sundaes for snack and following snack we will be playing three minute to win it games as a class. We will be needing some parent volunteers to send some of the supplies for the party and 2 to 4 parent volunteers to attend the party. In order to sign up for this, you can go to the following website or send me an email asking what you can bring.

http://padlet.com/wall/tnwjrc4y8l

In order to sign up in one of the boxes. Click the green pen on the bottom right of the box and it will let you edit the text.

We look forward to the party. We wanted to get a head start on things. It will be here before we know it.


Upcoming Events/Dates to Remember

No school on Monday, January 20th, Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Valentine's Day party on Wednesday and Thursday, February 12th and 13th
-We will be handing out valentines, making snack and a craft.


Birthdays!

We have some January and February Birthdays coming up!

1-1 Emily
1-15 Elly
1-30 Julianna

2-5 Quinn
2-9 Ms. Trish
2-23 Kingston

Feel free to bring a snack on your birthday, just not cupcakes please. Anything else will work. Just shoot me an email if you want to send something with your child for snack!

Ms. Mendell