Room 12 News

January 26 - February 8, 2016

Integrated Learning

February is full of special celebrations: the 100th Day of School, Valentines Day, and Mardi Gras. A few of our activities will include:

  • Estimating candy hearts
  • Valentine bag decorations
  • Special snack of 100 items
  • Mask decorating

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 9. Please DO NOT individually address your valentines, it becomes too complicated for the kids to deliver them to the correct child’s bag.


We will be learning about the letters Nn and Hh. We will read the books The Nicest Newt and Hide-And-Seek Hippo and the children will practice letter recognition and formation. A few activities are:

  • N letter maze
  • Tracing and writing N and H
  • Heart sorting
  • Hopscotch

Social Studies

We'll begin talking about family. We'll read The Family Book by Todd Parr and the kids will draw their family portraits. Sone of the activities include:

  • Sibling graph
  • Family stamping/patterning
  • Building a family with connectors
  • Magnetic family tree


We will continue discussing different kinds of fabric: corduroy, sparkle organza, denim, and wool, among others. The kids will make their own paper dolls and dress them using different fabrics. In addition, each child will begin his/her individual weaving that will be completed over the next few weeks.


In art, pre-kindergarten students will explore the use of pattern by viewing a large quilt. They will also learn that a border is something that goes all around a work of art, like a picture frame. Students will use collage, markers, and stamps to make their own paper quilt and complete it with a border.

Ask your child about...

  • Where fabric comes from
  • The members of his/her family
  • words that begin with N and H

Reminders and Events

  • January 28 - Pre-k PM parent lunch
  • February 2 - Observation 9:00-9:30 AM (P.E.)
  • February 9 - Valentine's Day Celebration (more info to follow)
  • February 10 and February 11 - Conferences
  • February 12 and February 15 - No School
  • February 16 - Science Night at the Perot Museum 5:00-6:30 PM. Students should wear their Lamplighter t-shirts (helps with security).
  • February 29 - Game visits 10:00-10:30 AM and 2:00-2:30 PM