Friday, January 9, 2015

Circle Letter 01/09/15

January 9, 2015
Dear Families,
    Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday time and enjoyed the long break from school!  And how about the poetry book that your kiddo made for you and the family?  We sure hope you loved it! Great to see all the kids after our time away!   
    Thank you for all the wonderful holiday cards, sweet sentiments, and the lovely gifts! I felt very spoiled by so many of you. J Also, we love our new classroom supplies!  New pencils, erasers, art items, dry erase markers, glue sticks, soft tissues, hand soap and great books just to name a few! We are in good shape as we head into winter! Also, thanks to our awesome volunteers who helped at the Winter Celebration event, rolling pinecone after pinecone in birdseed… and for the contributions of various items for our holiday event.  We had great food and treats for our afternoon party!  Truly without you and your help we couldn’t make these types of  things happen for the kids.   Thanks Parents!
        We have officially started our cursive practice with several letters under our belt. Kids seem to love learning it and have good focus and attention to detail.  Also we are in a new read aloud book (ask your child about the title and details)  and we have just ended our exploration of small numbers (decimals) in Unit 5 math.  Unit 6 is a geometry unit of study.  And a big round of applause for our persuasive essay writers!! They are all either finished or on the home stretch.  Well done kids!

    Lots of new things to start off the New Year… including our two new students!  How exciting for us.  We happily welcome Keegan and Cheyene to our class.                      Have a great weekend… and stay warm!