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January 2006 news

Ms. Evelyn

It’s so great to be back to school after the Christmas break. I have some fun new songs for the kids to sing for January and a few old familiar ones. We are going to sing about a “bear that makes me crazy” and learn a counting song. We will be singing several clapping songs to help with our gross motor skills. I hope to pass the cold days of January with a fun and happy singing class.

Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things. Psalm 98:1

Ms. Robin
Wow! What a great 1st semester we had. December was awesome. Although it went way too fast — as will the second semester. In December we made ornaments for our parents to decorate the Christmas tree with, and we learned about the “Jesse Tree” and how Jesse was an ancestor of Jesus. How neat. We also learned about angels, Jesus (and his birth) and all of the fun things that go along with Christmas. We had an awesome party – thank you parents for all your help. We couldn’t have done any of it without your help and support. You are all awesome and a true gift to us all.

In January we will be learning about “Winter Fun” and “Transportation”. We will have a day for hats and a day for soup. I can’t wait for the new semester to begin. I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and that everyone is ready for the new year. We are promised more fun and learning in this wonderful new year of 2006!

Ms. Karrie
Happy 2006! I truly hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and welcomed the new year with a bang. We certainly said “so long” to 2005 with a BIG bang in our classroom. Our room was filled with the Christmas spirit for a very quick two weeks of December. We decorated, caroled, read and shared as we learned more of the true meaning of the season. Now for a new month and year, already……we’ll be having lots of wintery fun to begin with and move on to exploring our various means of transportation. Planes, trains, boats, bicycles, cars – those for work and those for play….we’ll be doing it all. The 19th is Hat Day – wear one! The 26th is Soup day – we’ll be making some. Mmmmmm!

Ms. Vicki

I hope that each of you had a blessed Christmas. Our class will begin the month of January by learning about winter. We will experiment with water and ice, and we will even get to play with snow! For the remainder of the month, measuring, weighing, cooking and exercise will help us to learn about how God made us and wants us to be healthy and take care of our bodies. We will pick up with letter “J” and review all of the letters, numbers and shapes we have learned so far. January begins a whole new year. We begin to prepare for Pre-K which is next school year. Hat Day is January 19th. Happy Birthday to Mackenzie on January 13th.

It’s good to have you all back!

Ms. Linda
What a fun month December was! Of course, I think I say that about every month!! In January, our unit of study will be “I Can Discover Winter”.

Concepts to be emphasized will be: “We wear warmer clothes in the winter,” “Winter is a time of rest for some animals,” “Winter is a time of rest for trees and plants,” “We can have fun during wintertime,” and “God planned for the winter season.”

Our letters will be “M”, “N”, “O”, and “P”. Our numbers will be “9” and “10”. Our cooking project will be vegetable soup! We want to wish a very happy 4th birthday to Reagan who will be 4 years old on January 13th along with twin sister Mackenzie! We are sad to say goodbye to Cole who left on December 14th. He and his family have moved to Houston. Happy New Year everyone!

Ms. Leigh
What a great first half of the school year! Thank you for trusting your children to my care. I hope that each of you enjoyed a relaxing Christmas break. Some of the things we will explore during January will be winter and night creatures. We will also bake apple pies-Yummy. We will continue learning our letters and counting to 20.

Ms. Diane
I hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday season! I cannot believe the year is already half over. We’ve been so busy and time is just flying by! December was such a wonderful month learning about the true meaning of Christmas, learning about giving to others, and learning about the Jesse Tree. Thank you so much for all your help with activities and our classroom party.

In January, we will be learning about winter. We will be doing many fun activities to learn about animals that hibernate in winter and, of course, learning about snow. Maybe we’ll even see some real snow this year! We will also start working on writing our numbers. This second semester we will really be preparing for Kindergarten! It will be here before you know it!

Thanks again for sharing your children with me! Happy Birthday to Ben on January 22nd!

Ms. Neitsch
We’ve had an incredible month. W e learned about God’s love for us and we are celebrating the birth of his son, Jesus. We made “i love you” ornaments with our hands. We also used our hands to make wreaths and reindeers. We read many Christmas stories about the First Christmas and some about Santa Claus.

I hope that your Christmas Holidays are filled with great joy and happiness. January will bring snow, ice and winter to our classroom. We’ll continue to study letters and learning more. Thank you for sharing your spectacular children with me. I love them!

Ms. Micki
I hope everyone had a peaceful and relaxing holiday with family and friends. During the second semester we will continue to work on our independence skills. We will be opening our lunches, putting on our coats and packing our own backpacks. We will continue our alphabet studies with letters M-P in January. Our units of study will consist of winter and the five senses. As always , your children are such a joy, and I thank you for this opportunity you have given me.
Happy Birthday to Dakota who turns 5 on January 13th!

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