Monday, February 3, 2014

February 2014
Mrs. Stone & Mrs. Hughes’ Classroom
            It’s hard to believe another month has gone by! With all of the snow days we feel like it’s been a very fast month.  The children have been very busy this semester so far.  We are looking at Movement and Motion a lot this term.  Our learning groups of children are all looking at different aspects of this big idea.
            Our learning groups this term are: Movement of Animals, Bridges and Ramps, Movement of Objects, and the Movement of our Bodies.  The children are exploring various concepts and ideas within these learning groups.  We have documentation posted at the front of the classroom with the words and actions of the children in each of these groups, as well as our Idea Web and our Communication Board.  If you notice something at home related to what we are discussing in school, please feel free to write it down on our board to let us know and we will think of ways to expand on it at school.  Ms. Mollison and Ms. Bolling are helping us along in this process so any questions related to our investigations can also be directed towards them.
            We are also hoping the weather warms up a bit more so we can enjoy more time outdoors.  Please bring snow pants, boots, hats, mittens, etc, for your child each day just incase we are able to go out.  We want to make sure the children are prepared for the weather.  Outdoor gear should be labeled with each child’s name or initials.
            For those children who rest with us, we are encouraging parents to bring a familiar blanket from home for their child to use during rest time.  This helps the children to rest better and more comfortably with items they are familiar with.  We will send them home each day in your child’s backpack for safe keeping.
            The week of February 24-February 28 there is no school.  We are on spring break this week.
            As always, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please don’t hesitate to ask.  We are looking forward to another busy month!

Catie Stone & Charlene Hughes