Friday, January 8, 2016

Circle Letter 01/08/16

January 8, 2016
Dear Families,
       Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday time and enjoyed the long break from school. Thank you for all of the wonderful holiday cards, sweet sentiments, and the lovely gifts! I felt very spoiled by you. J Also, we love our new classroom supplies!  New pencils, erasers, art items, dry erase markers, Sharpies, glue sticks, soft tissues, hand soap and great books just to name a few! W-o-w! We are in good shape as we head into winter! Also, thanks to our awesome volunteers who helped at the Winter Celebration 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!

              It was great to see all the kids after our time away! We have had a good week together getting right back into the swing of things.  We have officially started our cursive practice with a few letters under our belt. Kids seem to love learning it and have good focus and attention to detail.  In writing we are now in the drafting stage of persuasive writing.  Students have chosen a topic that is important to him/her and will develop it and argue their case.  Stay tuned… ! Lots of work this week with perimeter and area in math. We continue with our read aloud Hoot, which is getting interesting as the plot thickens.  And we continue to explore and investigate weather topics.  Thursday we did an interesting exploration with humidity.  Find out more from your kiddo! Lots of new things to start off the New Year… including our new classmate!  How exciting for us.  We happily welcome Malcolm to our class.!