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April Newsletter

Out like a lamb…

Here we go, we are in the home run. These last two months are going to fly by. If you haven’t already, feel free to stop by the office and ask about our S.T.E.M. Summer Camp. 

Announcements:

Spring has sprung. Now that the weather is getting warmer, we will be going back outside every day unless it is raining. Please make sure to send jackets for your students. You may want to send a pair of play shoes also; the playground can be muddy sometimes. I am currently working on spring assessments, which means parent teacher conferences are just around the corner. They will be held on May 2nd & 3rd. 

What we are Learning:

·       We are now learning numbers 16-20

·       Patterns

·       Still working on beginning sounds

·       Rhyming words

·       Tracing/writing letters

At Home:

Here are some things you can do at home…

·        Sort toys by color, shape, or size

·        Drawing numbers, letters, or names outside with chalk

·        Count how many flowers they see

·        Say what letter an object begins with

·        Count how many times they can hop on one foot

·        Try walking a line backwards

Contact:

Ms. Melanie

Mr. James

260-423-4333

Mpeaks@mlkdreamschool.org

JJohnson@mlkdreamschool.org

March-In like a Lion!

Happy March everyone! We are moving right along. These next few months are going to feel like they are flying by. The 2018-2019 school year is almost over. We are going to be busy bees in the coming weeks.

Announcements:

Please remember to send your student’s folder back with them each day! This is how I make sure papers get home for you to see. If your student has lost their folder, please let me know, so I can replace it. Unfortunately, Mrs. Rachel will not be returning. She is going to be staying home with her sweet little baby. We are going to miss her, but we do have a new teacher who will be starting in a few weeks! Mr. James is coming to use from Fort Wayne Community, and has a master’s degree in psychology.

What we are Learning:

·       We are now learning numbers 11-15.

·       Patterns

·       Still working on beginning sounds.

·       Rhyming words

·       Tracing/writing letters.

At Home:

Here are some things you can do at home…

·        Count how many items are in your cart

·        Fun Learning Apps

·        Find toys that start with a certain letter

·        See how many words you can rhyme

·         Sensory Bins (Sand, rice, beans, etc. in a bowl. Put items in for them to play with; spoons, measuring cups, spatulas, toys, etc.)

Welcome to Room 103!

 Dear Family,

 We are very excited to begin the 2018-2019 year with your child!  This year we will be learning shapes, colors, numbers, letters, science, and so much more! Throughout the year we are going to be discovering new things in our classroom and outside in our community. We will be taking field trips throughout the year to give your child more hands on experiences.

We cannot wait to get to know your child, as well as getting to know you. Parents are the child’s first teachers and play an important role in the success of their education. We hope to have a lot of opportunities for family involvement in and outside of the classroom. Be sure to check your child’s take home folder for important information coming from our classroom or the school. This is also a great tool for you to be able to send notes to school.

 You can contact us through:

·         Email

·         Phone (260) 423-4333 (8 – 8:30 or 3:30 – 4)

·         Take home folders

·         In person before school (8 – 8:30) or after school (3:30 – 4)

Thank you for entrusting us with your child and their education. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Rachel and Ms. Melanie

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

October Newsletter

October Newsletter

Thank you to all of the parents who were able to go on the field trip to the apple orchard with us. We enjoyed a beautiful autumn day picking apples. 

Color of the Week Schedule - Bring items Monday

Oct. 2 - Purple

October 9 - Orange

October 16 - Brown

October 23 - Black

Family photo:  In October, each child will have the opportunity to tell the class about the people in his or her family.  If you have a family photo or photos of persons in the family to send to school with your child, we will add them to our display of family photos in our room during October.  Your photos will be returned to you at parent/teacher conferences on November 3.  Thank you!

Reminder: blankets will come home on Fridays to be washed.   Folders come home each day.  Please check for mail and return the folder to school the next day.  Thanks!

 Dates to Remember:

10/4 Goodies for Grandparents

10/5 Picture Day

10/27 No School

10/31 Field Trip to Pumpkin Patch

11/3 Parent/Teacher Conferences (No School) 

September Newsletter 103

September Newsletter 103

September News

from Room 103

We are enjoying getting to know each of our new friends in Room 103.   The children are practicing many new Practical Life skills such as setting the table, sweeping the floors, wiping the table and pouring their own milk. We have been enjoying reading books about colors this week.   During the month of September, we will have a Special Color each week.  We invite each child to bring in something to show the class that represents the Color of the Week.  We will send a bag home on Friday for the Color Show and Tell.  Bring the Show and Tell on Monday.

Color of the Week Schedule

          Sept. 5 - Blue

          Sept. 11 - Red

          Sept. 18 - Yellow

          Sept. 25 - Green

Reminder: blankets will come home on Fridays to be washed.   Folders come home each day.  Please check for mail and return the folder to school the next day.  Thanks!

     Upcoming Events:

9/4 No School - Labor Day

9/15 MLK Open House

9/29 Field Trip to Apple Orchard

10/31 Field Trip to Pumpkin Patch