Ms. Coolidge Newsletter

Kindergarten Newsletter

Jan. 7 - 11, 2019

Dear Families,

Lovely to finally have some snow!? Meanwhile, there is now sand in our sand table at the Art Center, and while inside, the children are delighted to be playing at the “beach”! We all enjoyed the Big Book “My Garden”, adding creative color and imagination to this freshly white winter. Several children wrote in their journals about the things they’d like to plant and grow: jelly beans, rainbow flowers…

In Math. we continue to practice counting by tens to 100, and figuring out the missing number in a sequence - what comes before and after. These are tricky concepts that are beginning to make more sense as we look for patterns and become familiar with the 100 chart.

We’ve been reading some fascinating books about the moon lately, while we wait for it to reappear in the sky. “If You Decide to Go to the Moon” is a favorite, with lots of interesting information and good advice: “Playing cards will help to pass the time, but if you drop them they will drift around the cabin like butterflies.”

We continue to keep a tally of birds visiting our birdfeeder - mostly Chickadees so far. The squirrels have not been back, so our new “Squirrel Buster” is working, although the suet has disappeared!

We are looking forward to our Ski/Life programs starting up tomorrow. The Kindergartners staying here at school with me will be busy setting up our new “Creation Station” and making peppermint ice-cream for snack (but that’s a secret surprise!). When the older children return from swimming lessons, the Kinders will join them for lunch. There will be multi age groups in the afternoon rotating between yoga, art and outside activities. It should be a fun day for all!

Meanwhile, in quiet moments I have been busy with planning, and preparing assessments in anticipation of Kindergarten Progress Reports, going home at the end of the month.

Stay warm and well.

Ms. Linda B. Coolidge

CoolidgeKait Jones