Ms. Coolidge Newsletter
Feb. 26 - March 2, 2018
Welcome back! I hope you all were able to enjoy a more relaxed pace and some quality time off with your children last week. Most everyone seems to have returned in good health, well rested, full of fresh energy, and glad to be back with their friends again.
A lot of time and energy went into the planning of our all school Math Olympics and it seems to have been a great success and a fun change of pace for all! It was wonderful to see so many older students taking the younger ones under their wings as they rotated among the math stations.
Kindergartners are learning about the short “u” sound as in umbrella and have added “for” and “have” to their long list of high frequency words. We all enjoyed the Big Book “Zooborns” and the K’s are practice reading “Two Cubs” and “Animal Babies” with their Gr.3-4 Reading Buddies. We have set a goal of reading 100 books as a class and each time a child reads a book to an older person, they put their name on a bird, as in “Give us Books. Give us Wings”. We will keep a tally of our progress and have a celebration when we reach our goal.
On March 2 we celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday, read lots of his books, played around with rhymes, and had a glorious time making and experimenting with individual batches of Oobleck! We mixed @ ½ cup of cornstarch with @ ¼ cup water and a drop of green food coloring - it may need more cornstarch.
We are all very ready for Spring! Mud Season is upon us and the children have been coming in from recess quite wet. Please check backpacks for damp clothes and make sure your child has a set of dry clothes to change into if need be. Thanks. March came in like a soft, grey lamb, but we’ll see what comes around the corner. We’ll be relieved when it warms up and the children are able run around outside and let off some steam. Snow pants (?) and boots are still needed for the duration...
The next full moon is tonight March 2! Please help your Kindergartner finish up the Moon Journal and return it to school to share, if you haven’t already done so. Thanks. They will be able to share their favorite page and earn a full moon sticker when completed.
Stay well and let’s hope Spring isn’t too far around the bend!? Ms.Coolidge
*SCHOOL DISTRICT MEETING Sat. March 10, 1 p.m. (childcare provided in the PreK/K classroom – donations appreciated). Please come, stay, and support your children and their/our school. This is a REALLY important meeting in which to be involved.
*PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES Thurs. evening March 26 and Fri. morning March 27. (No school Mar. 27)
More information to follow.