Back in the Swing of Things

Dear Parents,

Welcome back!

We hope that you all had an enjoyable and restful winter break! Mrs. Barlow and I were delighted to see everyone again and if I’m not mistaken, it seems like everyone grew an inch!

Our class didn’t skip a beat on Thursday when school resumed. In math, we resumed our lesson on bar graphs, picture graphs, pictographs, and tally marks. We also finished up Super Kid EttaBetta, which made that soft vowel e sound. We will send the finished workbooks home on Monday and will start a new Super Kid too, so stay tuned! In Science, we are finishing up our lesson on solids and liquids. The class has really enjoyed their time in the lab conducting experiments too. Before the break, we learned about holiday traditions from around the world: Diwali, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas and even the story behind the poinsettia plant! Social studies this month will have us focused and learning the important lessons from Martin Luther King, Jr. as well as others.

Also, with the start of the new year comes new things! On Monday, we will start to prepare your children for first grade by sending home homework twice a week. Please be sure to check your child’s folder each day.

We’re excited to be back at school and can’t wait to share all the exciting things that will be happening in 2019!

With love,
Ms. Porto and Mrs. Barlow