Happy February parents and guardians. This month has been a little off track. We have had several children out due to illness. I can’t stress enough about not sending your child to school while they are sick. We are talking to the children daily about washing their hands correctly and often. The best method for hand washing is with soap and water, if water is not readily available hand sanitizer is an alternative with adult supervision. We have also talked about covering their cough and sneeze. We encourage them to sneeze and cough in their sleeves.
On February 14, we are having our Valentine’s Day party. Please have your child wear red or pink that day. You are welcome to bring in treats for our party. We currently have 18 students in our class. These numbers may change due to illnesses in our class. I will send you an exact count as soon as possible. The children will need a box to put their Valentine’s cards in. This can be a home activity or your child may bring their box to school and I will help them decorate their box. In the past, parents have used a shoe box, cereal box, and/or tissue box. You can be creative as you can with this project.
During the month of January, we have been working very hard on writing our first and last name, and recognizing lower case letters. We will continue to practice writing daily. When the children are writing their names at home, please remind them to say each letter as they write them. Repetition will help them recognize the letter while they are writing. Please make sure to check your child’s backpack for homework.
In the classroom, the children are enjoying the weekly visit from Junior Achievement. Ms. Corinne reads a story to the children and then begins a new activity regarding money. MS. Corinne talked to the children about the difference between needs and wants. The children were laughing and engaged during the activity. Afterwards, the children get to take their projects homes.
Ms. Maureen will transition to room 103 on February 5, 2018. Ms. Maureen will be taking the lead teacher position in that room. We are sad that Ms. Maureen is leaving our classroom but we are excited that she will be next door.