Happy New Year, and welcome back to school!
Thank you all so much for the cards and thoughtful gifts that you shared with the teachers; they were all very much appreciated.
It is so nice to see all the children back in class, happily returning to their routines, and receiving many new lessons. We are very happy to welcome Ms. Kelly back into our classroom; she will be focusing on language arts lessons and creative writing.
For our afternoon lessons this month, we will study the polar regions of Earth and Antarctica. We will talk about the Antarctic Treaty and the 12 original countries who signed it. Then, each child will design a flag that represents what they have learned about Antarctica. This study will also include a variety of science experiments, including classifying snowflakes and learning about the life and work of Snowflake Bentley.
Ms. Stephanie will be starting up a new science period on Tuesday afternoons, and your child will have her class every other week. She is very excited to be sharing her love and knowledge of science with the children.
We have started reading some stories about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and our third graders will be doing an oral presentation for the primary classrooms, including reading excerpts from his biography and a few paragraphs from his “I Have a Dream” speech.
School will be closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 21st.
Hopefully, the skating rink will be ready next week, depending on the weather. Please make sure your child brings in a helmet and skates, if they want to skate. The school does have some skates to borrow, if needed.
Please check your child’s snow gear and gloves every now and again to see if they need to go home to be dried out.
Have a wonderful winter!