Weekly Newsletter

February 10th-14th


As we are in the midst of a few more chilly days (sad that this seems to be the new norm for Mondays and Tuesdays!), please make sure you are sending your child to school fully dressed with anything they might need to stay warm!

This Week in 123

I want to remind you that Wednesday is our field trip to UW-Whitewater for the play (the students are also dismissed at 1:20 that day), and they need to bring a sack lunch that we will eat in our classroom upon return from the outing.

Friday is Valentine's Day...we will be celebrating with our party (and ice cream sundaes!) that afternoon. You may send in valentines in a bag labeled with your child's name any time this week and I will keep them until Friday when the students will pass them out.

In math this week we are learning how to count by fives, count with tallies, we will explore measuring some more, and make a graph of our pets (or wishful pets) and identify the data that we can read from it. Wow! Lots going on there!

In reading, we continue with Unit 5, "Let's Celebrate!", a fitting theme to go with the Olympics. This week's vocabulary words are "country" and "symbol". Our new high-frequency word is puts. We are also in the middle of an inquiry project, exploring ways people celebrate different holidays. We will present our information with a puppet show on Friday. After "writing" our scripts today, I'm very excited to see the finished project, sure to be a highlight of my year. :)

Our theme units for the week are Valentine's Day and Eric Carle, since we are seeing a play portraying some of his works!

Exciting Things!

Next Monday, February 17th, is THE 100th DAY OF KINDERGARTEN!! Unless of course we have any more snow or cold days between now and then (knock on wood!). We will have some fun activities planned throughout the day, so make sure you ask your child how it went!

Wrap Up

Reminder: Book orders are due on Friday as well. The online code for ordering is LKH2Z at the Scholastic Website. I sent a coupon for a free book with a purchase of either $5 or $10 (sorry I don't remember!) with the students at Christmas, so if you have the opportunity, make sure you use it!

Let me know of any concerns, questions, and/or comments.

Your friend,

Mrs. Meinel