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Jumping Through January in the 3's!

Good afternoon everyone!

The children are growing so much from one week to the next! It's wonderful to watch them learn and grow!

Because they're growing (literally) and the seasons have changed, please check the extra clothes that are on the shelf above the children's hooks to make sure your child has the correct size and weather appropriate change, in case we need it.

Believe it or not- VALENTINE'S DAY is coming! A few things I want to touch on early to avoid any confusion in the upcoming weeks.

The kids are welcome to bring in Valentine's cards to share with their classmates on Thursday the 16th. PLEASE NO CANDY! Also, because of the time it takes to hand out cards, please only fill out the FROM portion of the card (Since they can't read yet it would be very difficult for them to be able to hand out their own cards). We have 11 children TOTAL in our class.

We will be making Valentine's bags in school, so no need to send in boxes or anything for Valentine collection.

The children can feel free to wear festive colors on that day, as well!

If you have any questions I can help clarify, please let me know!

Today Mr. G came and read There Was and Old Lady Who Swallowed the ABCs by Lucille Colandro. She swallowed all 26 letters, and read about some different things that start with each of them.

The class book this week was Crow in the Snow by Lesley Sims. It was all about a crow who was flying over the woods and found all his woodland friends skating on a pond. After he helped a friend in trouble on the ice all the animals went inside and warmed up with a cup of hot cocoa.

What was NEW in centers this week?

Art- Using glue bottles the children made their own snowflakes with cotton balls.

Easel- We used blue and silver stickers to fill in snowflake pictures

Math- The children played with water beads, using measuring cups as scoops.

Discovery- The children used tweezer tongs to sort colored balls into tubes, using sorting, pattern and fine motor skills all at once!

They also used their wonderful imaginations making pizzas with the playdough, and ice cream with the bristle blocks! Their creations certainly made me hungry!

Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns!

Have a wonderful weekend!


Ashlee Taylor and Christina Renoni


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