February Newsletter

105 Happenings

 Wow, January went fast! It was nice having small amounts of snow weather during January. I wish the groundhog had predicted that spring was on its way. We were tired of waiting for snow to play with because of the cold, so we put some in a big tub and brought it in to make a small snowman. The children enjoyed exploring with the snow too.

Last week we learned about shadows. The children enjoyed creating shadow puppets on the wall and exploring different ways to create a shadow with their hands. This month we are going to start our cultural studies on the continent of Australia and then we will begin learning about Asia. We will also discuss dinosaurs, black history, learn about tooth care, healthy habits and talk about caring for others.

Valentine’s Day Party

On February 14th we will have a Valentine’s Day party. The teachers are asking the children to bring 20 Valentines (one for each of the students in the class). We would like the children to sign their own name or if your child has not learned how to write his/her name you may write it for them on each card. Then, your child can try to write it under the one you wrote. They may also bring a bag of candy to pass out if they want.  Please send the Valentines to school on February 14th.  We will also play a few games on that day! 


           Miss Robin & Mrs. Quay


 * We do go outside everyday if the temperature is above 32 degrees, so please dress your children in warm outside clothes including coats that fasten, hats, mittens and boots.

* Please let your child try to dress themselves and put on their own shoes at home to reinforce what we are working on in the classroom.

Dates to Remember:

 February 8th 3:30-4:30    Parent Advisory Committee

February 13th 3;00-4:30    I Love to Read

February 14th:                    Valentine’s Day Party

Feb.26th –March 2nd         Montessori Week

February 28th                    Wear Red For Montessori

February Newsletter

Dear Parents of 104,

January pasted quickly as we started to focus on our letters.  We have worked on the following letters:  l, j, t, f and this past week we worked on the letter h.  Each letter we worked on writing the letter in the air together, practiced writing the letter on paper, and worked on the sound of the letter.  This past week as we worked together on the letter h we came up with the following words that begin with the letter h: hat, horse, hippo, hen, helicopter, heart, hospital, hog, hair, head, hand, hot, help, hamburger, hi and hello.

As you work with the child at home, repeat the letter, number three times.  It takes three times for their brain to absorb the letter, number or whatever that we are working on.

 In February 14, we will be having a Valentine’s Day Party.  Please send in Valentines with just your child’s name on the back of the valentine.  We will make sure that each child we receive their valentine.  I encourage the children to sign their valentine as that is good practice to write their name.  If you would like to bring in a treat you are welcome to do that.

 Take time to breathe, take time to live in the moment and our time is now. I tell the children every day to breathe and the live in the moment.  

 Ms. Stacey and Ms. Angela

February News Letter

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.

Important Announcement:

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.

Birthday’s this month:




News For November in 105!

Great October Fun

     Thank you to the parents who joined us on the pumpkin patch field trip and to  Jceon Phillpot’s mom for decorating a trunk and passing out candy for trunk or treat! The children had a great time. J

     Our class ended October with a fun fall party. We carved our pumpkin, played a spider ring toss game and other games. This was a fun break for all the children after working so hard for conference time. Thank you to all the parents who came to the conferences. It was nice to talk with you about your child’s progress.

November News

     We will have a lot of discussions this month on what we are thankful for and the people in our families. If you have not sent family pictures in this would be a great time to do so. We will also be discussing our city and state this week and our country next week. Then we will be ready to discuss the 7 continents. We usually learn about one continent per month,

     Be watching the green folders for a note home about the Family Feast the school is having on Tuesday November 21st.

     Don’t forget to bring in can goods before our Community Harvest food bank Trip on November 15th!

    Activities to reinforce

*Folding Laundry

* Naming colors

*Naming shapes

*The letter sounds t, m, b, h and a

*Name tracing / writing

If your child is just beginning you can write their name with a yellow marker and they can trace it with another color marker.

sight words:

  I          a           the       and       you

Dates to Remember

November 8th- Vision screening

November 15th @10:30- Community Harvest Food Bank                                          

November 21st - Family Feast 11:00-1:00

 Look for a note this week for Information on our Feast                                       

November 23rd, 24th – Thanksgiving Break  No School

December 1st – Christmas Bureau family items due                       

December 7th- Dwenger Field Trip   No Parents are needed this Field Trip

November News

We are looking forward to meeting with each of you at Parent/Teacher Conferences on November 3.  If you have signed up, your conference time is attached to this newsletter.  If not, please return the sign-up form or call the school to reserve your conference time.

 Learning Letter Sounds is an important step toward Reading.  We practice our letter sounds each morning at school.  Beginning in November, we are going to celebrate a Letter of the Week.  You can help by assisting your child in finding something from home with the beginning sound of our Letter of the Week to bring for Show and Tell.  

Show and Tell Week Schedule - Bring items Monday

November 6 - Letter A

November 13 -  Letter B

November 20 - Letter C

November 27 - Letter D

Dates to Remember:

10/30 Trunk or Treat 5-7 p.m.

10/31 Field Trip to the Pumpkin Patch

11/3 Parent/Teacher Conferences

11/23-11/24 Thanksgiving Break - No School

 **We are collecting pennies and other coins to save in our classroom, so that we can have an End Of The Year Party.  Send in loose change any time this year!  Thanks

Classroom News

Dear Parents,

We will be having a Fall Festival Party on October 31st.  We will be doing activities in the classroom and we ask that the children wear NO costumes.   If you would like to bring in a treat for the class you are welcome to do that.  We have 18 children and 4 teachers.  Remember the items must be store bought.  Thank you in advance for you helpfulnessJ

Remember that Trunk or Treat is at 6-8 on Monday, October 30.  They are also asking for donation of candy to hand out that evening.

Also, we are collecting food for the community harvest food bank.  This is so important that the children learn to help others. Thank you to those who have brought cans in and continue to bring cans in each day.

Thanks so much,

Ms. Stacey and Ms. Angela