Wow! Happy New Year 2016! Winter is upon us! The month of January is flying by. We reviewed and will reinforce letters Kk, Ll, Mm, and Nn in January. During February we will be working on letters Oo, Pp, Qq and Rr. Our letter puppets have been very popular with the children and they are an excellent reinforcement tool for both letter and sound recognition and fine motor skills.
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday our class put on a little skit, reciting information that we learned about Dr. King. We visited the other classes to perform and share what we had learned. Your children were wonderful! I was so proud of them! Photos and video clips are on Facebook. Please check us out.
On Wednesday, January 27th we will be scheduling Parent -Teacher conferences. Please call for an appointment that is convenient for you. I look forward to meeting with you to discuss your child’s progress. If that day does not fit into your schedule then please schedule a phone conference. Call Miss Desi to schedule your appointment ASAP. Thank you!
Our February calendar is filled with many special days and holidays. February is Black History Month and we will be learning about famous black Americans. Groundhog’s Day is February 2nd and we are all very interested in how many more weeks of winter we will have! On February 8th we will be celebrating the Chinese New Year.
During January and into February I am proud to tell you about a special project that is dear to my heart! It is called “Valentine’s for Veterans”. The children become very involved in making Valentine’s Day cards and banners of appreciation for the Veterans at the VA Hospital in Northport. My son and daughter-in –law are West Point graduates and they served our country in Iraq for two tours. My son returned with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. With lots of support and love, my son Michael is doing much better now. I feel there are valuable lessons to be learned here. Lessons of sacrifices made by our military that should not be taken for granted. The past 4 years I have asked the rest of our Red Robin Family to participate at home and in school, making cards for our soldiers in the VA Hospital too. Please help us put smiles on their faces by letting them know we appreciate them! Send in all cards by Wednesday, February 10th so I can get them to the hospital for distribution on Valentine’s Day lunch trays!
Sunday, February 14th is Valentine’s Day. We will be celebrating with a party on February 12th. Please wear your favorite pajamas to our party too! Feel free to send in any treats your child would like to share with the class. Please read all labels to make sure all treats are peanut and tree nut free and made in a peanut- free facility. I am sending a class list home to help the children write out their valentines to their classmates. It always adds fun and excitement to our Valentine’s Day party when the cards are distributed.
Our 100th Day of school will be celebrated on February 25th and 26th as we celebrate being “100 Days Smarter”. I am asking that each child bring in a collection of 100 things that week. The collection must fit in the zip-lock bag I send home. We will be counting collections all week!
During February we will be learning more about Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. School will be closed in honor of Presidents week (Mid- Winter Recess) February 15th-19th. Stay warm & healthy!
Thank you so much for your cooperation!
Dates to Remember:
January 27th Parent/Teacher Conferences
February 2nd Groundhog Day
February 8th Chinese New Year
February 10th Last day to send in Valentines for Veterans
February 12th Valentine’s Day/ Pajama Party
February 15th-19th School Closed for Mid-Winter Recess
February 22nd Welcome Back!
February 25th-26th “The 100 Days Smarter Parties”