Dear Parents, January 7, 2020
With this New Year comes our new unit. This month it is all about WINTER. We will learn what activities we can do, what clothes we wear, and what the weather is like. We will paint with ice cubes, explore snow in the classroom (once we get some), cut out snowflakes and create snowmen out of a variety of materials. We will also explore arctic animals, their habitats and what they eat.
We focus on counting with a 1:1 correspondence, identifying groups with ’more’, adding the preposition over/front/back to our repertoire, continue working on identifying the three basic shapes expressively and receptively , copying/ expanding AB patterns, and exploring living and non-living things.
Some of the books we will read include How to Build a Snowman, Just a Snowy Day, The Jacket I Wear in the Snow, Winter is Here, The Mitten, Ice is Nice, Polar Bears, Cold Day, Hot Chocolate, Mouse’s first Winter and many other fiction and non-fiction books.
Please send LABELED hats and mittens to school every day. Weather permitting, we will go outside as long as it is above 30 degrees including wind chill factor. If you would like to send snow boots, please do so in a bag and we will assist children to change into them before we go outside. The children need to continue to wear sneakers in the building.
Wednesday January 15 –National Hat Day, wear your hat to school
Monday, January 20- NO SCHOOL Dr. Martin Luther King Day.
Thursday, January 30th –Wear your Jersey to School day ( or any other sports or favorite shirt J)
If you have any questions or concerns, please send me an email at .
With friendly regards,