Miss Lori’s Newsletter for 12-10-20
We have welcomed two new visitors to our class this week! Their names are “Snowflake” and “Mosche!” Snowflake is a “magic elf”, and Mosche is the “Mensh on a Bench.” They both seem to arrive in our classroom sometime during the night! When we come into the classroom in the morning, we find them in the strangest places!!! So far we have found them hanging on our project clothesline, sitting on the American flag and placed among our library books! They are truly having fun in our classroom at night when we are not there!!! The children know that Snowflake and Mosche are watching them and listening to them at all times, so you can imagine all of the boys and girls are on their best behavior!!!
During lesson time we have been speaking about the letter “Jj” and the sound the letter makes. Some of the children made a “jellyfish” for their Alphabet Books, and some of the children made a “Jack-in-the-Box” puppet. Our friend Joey begins with the letter of the week and one of the children brought in a picture of President-elect Joe Biden! I like to see that some of the children are writing words next to the pictures! Please make sure your children use a pencil when they write their names as well as the words. (Just a reminder that their names should begin with an upper case letter and the remainder of the letters should be lowercase.) As we count the amount of days we have been in school, it is hard to believe we are over halfway to the 100th day of school! All of the children have told me how much smarter they are already, and we are just over halfway there!!!
Our classroom looks so festive with many holiday decorations displayed on the walls! Miss Sheryl is coming into our classroom to teach the boys and girls holiday songs while they use instruments as they sing and dance! The children love when Miss Sheryl comes upstairs to sing with us.
Although the weather was too cold during the first half of the week to go outside, we finally went outside and we were able to use the binoculars that each of the children made. Everyone had so much fun looking at the moon, airplanes, clouds and birds! They have noticed that sometimes the moon is round, sometimes it is a half moon and sometimes it is a crescent. Please remember to label all hats, gloves and mittens.
Next week we will work on the letter “Kk”. We will also be tasting “latkes” (potato pancakes) on Wednesday in honor of Hanukah. Our Holiday Party will be on Wednesday, December 23rd.
Wishing all of our families that celebrate Hanukah, a very happy holiday!
Have a joyous and jolly weekend!
Miss Lori and Miss Kristine