January Newsletter

Miss Wright & Miss Curlin

Integrated Learning

It's finally cold outside! This month we will be exploring penguins, winter sites, and weather/winter sports. We will be reading Three Cheers for Tacky by Helen Lester, The Jacket I Wear in the Snow by Shirley Neitzel, and All You Need for A Snowman by Barbara Lavallee. Some of the centers include:
  • Ice skating (using paper plates)
  • Story map for Tacky the Penguin
  • Snowflake patterning
  • Shaving cream snowman


This month in Spanish we will begin learning the names of basic shapes. Students will learn how to play the game "Shape Train." Ask your child how to say circle in Spanish!


Welcome back! I hope everyone had a wonderful break. In P.E. we will start playing a few scooter games. We will start talking about the muscles we use to make the scooters move. Ask your child what muscle we use while riding on our scooters.


We will introduce the letters "Uu and "Rr." We will read the books Umbrella bird's Umbrella and Rosie's Rabbit Radish. The children will practice letter recognition and formation. Centers include:
  • Umbrella color code
  • U maze
  • Rainbow addition
  • U and R Bingo

Social Studies

We will be begin our study of different types of homes. We will start by talking about our homes and our addresses. One of the books we will read is A House Is A House For Me and Homes Around the World.
Centers include:
  • House pin punch
  • Building houses with Legos, Lincoln logs, and blocks
  • Paper bag houses


We will begin our study of fabric. A few books we will read are Aaron's Shirt by Deborah Gould and Clothes by Karen Mole. We will explore and discuss the origin of fabric as well as different types of fabric.
  • Make a web of what we know about fabric
  • Play Mix-match-pair with fabric
  • Explore different types of fabric

Dates to Remember

Thursday, January 14 - Parent Perks with Dr. Less and Dr. Thomes at 8:30a.m.
Friday, January 15 - Hootenanny 12:30 PM parent only
Monday, January 15 - No School MLK
Tuesday, January 19 - No School EC for Admissions Play date (Night Light classes will be held)
Friday 22 and Monday 25 of January - Observations
Monday, January 25 Dolores Evans Speaker Series at 7 p.m.

Ask your child about...

What kind of feet does a penguin have?
What kind of clothes are worn in winter?
What sound does U make?