Mrs. Bryer's Newsletter

January 14, 2013

Snow Day!

Friday, January 17th is Snow Day in kindergarten! The children will rotate between activities that involve ice, snow, make snowmen (virtually), and ice skating (on paper plates). The festivities will run from 8:30-10:30. Feel free to join us! We could use the extra hands and it should be lots of fun!

Please dress your child appropriately on Friday for snow day. Coats, hats, gloves, pants are all appreciated. The forecast calls for mid to high 50's so we might get the feel of a snow day too.

If your child does not have a pair of gloves, a pair of socks work well as a substitute. Please write your child's name on ALL articles of clothing.

We are in need of paper plates (the thin, cheap paper kind work the best), 2 gallons of apple juice, 2 2-liters of Sprite, and small dixi cups for Friday's festivities. Donations are greatly appreciated.

I was also wondering of anyone had a chest freezer that has room for about 10 small containers? I would love to give the children the opportunity to observe and work with different size blocks of ice. I have several containers but my freezer is small and we don't eat at home enough to need an additional chest freezer, yet. If you are willing to freeze some water for us please let me know. I can send the containers home with your child and you can drop them at school on Friday. I will bring a cooler to store them in. We will use it in the afternoon.

Homework Reminder

The calendar lists the homework for the month. It is layed out so you can work on it early if you like. Homework is due on the day it is listed, either Tuesday or Thursday. If you have any questions please let me know. When it refers to sight words, the lists are at the top of the calendar. January is to practice getting into the routine. I will give pencils out for those who turn their homework in on time, until my supply runs out.

Book Bags

Your child will begin bringing a "Book Bag" home soon. This bag has your child's name on a card at the front of the bag. The bag is to be returned daily. Inside the bag are books we have been working on in the classroom. Please practice reading these books and return them back in the bag the following day. You might find other items in the bag from time to time. Use them to practice. Ask your child how the items are used in class. All items in the bag should be returned in the bag the following day.

From time to time your child might borrow a book from the class library. These will come home in the Book Bag also as long as they fit.. Enjoy sharing them and return.

Upcoming Dates

January 18th Snow Day!

January 18th Nominations for kinder Gifted and Talented program

January 21st School Holiday

January 25 Family Movie Night 6-7:30

February 4th The 100th DAY OF SCHOOL!

February 13th Early Release Day 12:45