We are looking forward to seeing everyone this Friday at the beginning of the day! The children are excited and thinking about what lessons and experiences to share with you when you visit.
We have a new 6 year old, Farrah, joining our class this week. We are happy to welcome Farrah and her family into our community. I am particularly glad to see how welcoming and what role models our children are as they show her around and help her get to know the routines of our class.
If you have not already, you should soon be receiving an email containing the “Where the Mountain Meets the Moon” costume plot. As the play gets closer, the kids are using more time to practice their lines and work on understanding their character. If you can work at home on this, please ask your child to start bringing their scripts home on the weekends! Ms. Lani particularly emphasized understanding what they are saying and de-emphasized strict memorization.
Our class will be celebrating Valentine’s Day on February 14th at the end of the day. The children love to bring in Valentines to exchange with their classmates. They are welcome to bring in cards or small tokens like stickers or tattoos- we just ask for no candy or snacks. There are 18 children in our class. It is helpful to send the Valentines in a bag they can hang in the closet until the afternoon.
Our class will be taking a field trip on Tuesday, 2/13 to the Synchronicity Theatre to see the play The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. This is based on a book by Kate DiCamillo which we have just started reading aloud. Look for a permission slip at the front desk soon.
Last month, some parents expressed interest in a parents’ knitting workshop. We have one scheduled for this Saturday, 2/3 at 9:00 at the school. If you are interested, please let me know!