Feb. 1, 2020 Newsletter

It looks like from the weather forecast that the Groundhog will see his shadow tomorrow and you know what that means……6 more weeks of Winter!! Is it just a silly folk tale or does it have any truth to the story?? I guess we’ll just have to wait and see. Any way, the children had fun with their shadows and with animal shadows. I had planned an animal shadow parade yesterday, but Mother Nature rained on our activity! We made cute groundhog puppets instead.

We focused on letters D & E this week. To reinforce letter D we made, “Harry the Dirty Dog,” from the letter D after hearing the story. It’s an old book, but it brings a smile to my face every time I read it. To introduce the letter E, I read the story of “Elmer the Elephant.” Elmer was a multi colored elephant who was laughed at by the other elephants because he just didn’t look like them. At the end of the story, something happens to make Elmer embrace his uniqueness. I loved the way the children created their own Elmer. This also ties into Dr. King’s message: it doesn’t matter the color of your skin, we are all alike.

We’ll be celebrating Valentine’s Day with a party on Friday Feb. 14. Please send in 13 UNADDRESSED cards that day in a ZipLock bag. Have your child write their names on the back of the card or candy. We will decorate a bag for all our goodies!

I am looking forward to the Parent-Teacher Conferences on Tues Feb. 18 & Wed. Feb. 19. Monday Feb. 17 is a school holiday in observance of President’s Day.

Next week’s themes will be Letters F & G and Polar Animals!

Thank you to Jessica Riddle for being our Mystery Reader yesterday.

ON A PERSONAL NOTE: My daughter, Nina, helped produced a Super Bowl commercial airing during the game tomorrow!! The commercial is about Katie Sowers who is the first female Superbowl coach in history! This is Nina’s second Super Bowl commercial so needless to say my heart is bursting with pride!!

Mrs. Roussarie and Mrs. Alger

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