Dec. 1, 2018 Newsletter

A little guy dressed in red made his appearance in our classroom to watch over the boys and girls. He flies back every night to give Santa his daily report on who was using their good manners. In case you haven’t guessed who it is –it’s “The Elf on the Shelf”! The class named him “Jingle” and the children have fun finding him because he is in a different spot everyday. The book and elf doll has become a well-loved tradition in our classroom as well as in many homes. Did you know the authors, Carol Aebersold and Chanda Bell (mother and daughter) live right here in Marietta?

We had Jingle help us to make a craft so we can count the days until Christmas. Just move the elf’s nose everyday until you get to Dec. 25th. Speaking of which, we will have our Winter Party on Tuesday, December 18. These moms signed up to help with the party: Jae Shim, Priscilla Scruggs, Molly Baer and Hannah Moore. Amanda Collins will be contacting you to coordinate the party. Can’t wait!! The last day of school before we break (Thursday, Dec. 20) will be a pajama day based on the Polar Express! Everyone comes to school in their PJs!!! How Fun! Remember, everyone goes home at 12:45 since there is no afternoon Tree House that day.

This week, we also focused on number 8. We practiced counting, stamping and coloring 8 objects. We placed 8 food items on 8 plates for our counting book. We also made an octopus with eight arms (really our hand prints) swimming in the deep blue sea.

Our coming attraction here next week at the best Early School class in Cobb County will be “The Gingerbread Man”! The boys and girls will hear stories, sing songs and make crafts about this traditional holiday character.

For the Investigator Club, we will focus on number 9 making nine signs for our counting book. Our counting books are coming home before the Winter Break. Just wait and see how great the books look!!

Recently, the class has learned to sing a song about the 7 days of the week. It’s to the tune of, “My Darling Clementine.” If your child can say or sing the days of the week in order, they will receive a certificate!

Have a very nice weekend.

Wanda and Cindy

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  • High Expectations For Teaching And Learning

  • Strong Instructional Leadership

  • Safe Learning Environment For Everyone

  • Positive And Welcoming School Climate

  • Valuing Time On Task For Mastery

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