Friday, January 4, 2008

Colin's Classroom January Newsletter

Happy New Year! From the Butterfly Room,
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. It’s always so nice to spend time with family.
December was an incredibly busy month. The children spent a lot of time decorating our tree. They also enjoyed the coffee grinding work. I hope you all liked the Christmas presents you received from your child. They were all very excited to make something special for Mom and Dad.
Thanks for helping your child with the gift exchange. The children enjoyed presenting their friends with a gift. They were all very excited with the gift they received too! Thanks again!
Our adopted family came to meet the children and collect all the generous gifts that were donated. We all went downstairs and the children sang several songs for the family. Thank you for all the support.
We have a new little girl in our class. Madison Wick started on December, 3rd. She is very eager to learn and has adjusted very quickly to our environment. The children have all been very helpful to her and they all like her.
This month I will be adding food preparation. Banana slicing is always very popular. I ordered two new BINGO type games from Scholastic. One is the five senses the other is puzzle or sight words. I think the children will enjoy them.
December was a short month but still full of a variety of work

Colin has been working on counting and numbers with the spindle boxes. He also enjoys letter tracing and number tracing sheets.

Here is what Colin's friends are up to at school:
Ana Maria enjoys the doll house. She has been working on letter sound cards and sounding out words with the moveable alphabet
Bryson had two lessons on the snake game addition. He has also been introduced to multiplication using the bead bars.
Hayden enjoyed a new lesson on the snake game addition. He worked on parts of the Reindeer cards and made many ornaments for our tree.
Jackson does a lot of expression. He cuts, colors, and paints regularly. He also enjoys memory games using different Sensorial Materials.