The classroom is full of excitement and wonder from your children. Elfie, our classroom Elf on the Shelf, is perched high above and is eagerly watching for Bobcat behavior (Safe, Respectful, and Responsible). As you can imagine, it is hard to contain and monitor our enthusiasm and excitement with the holidays right around the corner.
Last Friday your children successfully solved a dilemma that Santa could possibly encounter on his travels around the world. What if…..Santa got stuck in your chimney! Your children had so many creative ways to “unstick” him. The writing and artwork for this project is hanging up on the classroom walls. During this Friday’s Holiday Brunch we will be applying some scientific thinking (STEM Challenge) as we create the perfect chimney for Santa, allowing for Santa’s waistline to expand with all the cookies and treats that are being left for him.
We will not have any new Wonders spelling words or phonics focus this week. Instead – we will be reviewing and reviewing with the hope of trying to master these very tricky words and concepts. As such, if your child would like to re-take last week’s spelling test – we will do this on Friday. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
We will head to the Food Pantry on Thursday morning. It will be chilly when we walk down. Just a reminder – your child should be bringing “snow gear” every day to school:
hat, warm coat, snow pants, gloves/mittens, and boots
As long as the temperature (and wind chill) cooperate we are outside for both recesses. Speaking of snow gear we have been helping your children get ready for recess and dismissal with their warm clothes. As you can imagine that means Mrs. Kierstead and I are helping with:
44 boots to push and pull on and tie/Velcro
44 mittens to pull on
22 hats to pull down
22 snow pants to fasten
22 coats to zip up
Beginning in January when we return from the holiday break, your child will need to be independently putting on their own winter gear. The quicker they can accomplish this task, the faster they will get outside to recess. Your help and understanding with this task is greatly appreciated.