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Newsletter October 1

Oct 1, 2014 The children are really starting to get the hang of being at school! They are moving through routines throughout the day, getting to know one another, and are showing greater independence in the classroom. If this is your child’s first school experience, you may not realize all of the things we expect children to do on their own at this age. Mrs. Redding and I provide lots of coaching, modeling, and guidance each day with the goal that children will grow in independence. READ MORE

September 9, 2014

Sep 10, 2014 Dear Families, We have been having a great time in the classroom! The children are settling in to the daily routines and getting to know their classmates. Our book of the week last week was Knuffle Bunny, and the book this week is Knuffle Bunny Too. We are focusing on reading comprehension and identifying the differences in the two stories. These stories are also terrific examples of social skills, as the kids note how Trixie acts as a toddler and then as a preschooler. READ MORE

Week of November 25

Nov 25, 2013 Good Morning Room 167 Families! We will be opening a grocery store this week in the classroom. If you have clean food containers, please send them with your child to add to the center. Boxes, clean dairy containers, and even cans that do not have sharp edges would be appreciated. We will be working to create a grocery store ABC display. READ MORE

Week of November 11

Nov 12, 2013 Good Morning Room 167 Families! Were your kids as excited as mine to wake up to snow outside?! I had no trouble getting them up and moving today. With this quick weather change, there are just a few reminders that I would like to pass along to everyone. Please label everything that you send to school to bundle up your child. Coats, hats, gloves, and scarves are easily lost or even unrecognizable to the children (as well as the teachers). READ MORE

Week of November 4

Nov 5, 2013 Good Morning All! I apologize for the late delivery of the Monday email, I was out yesterday with a sick child. Seems to be the season for runny noses, coughs, and tummy troubles. We are encouraging healthy practices at school with frequent hand washing, covering coughs, and using tissues. READ MORE

Week of October 27

Oct 30, 2013 Good Morning All! Thank you all so much for taking the time to come to your child's parent teacher conference. I appreciate being able to talk to each family face to face. I realize that quite a bit of information is shared at conference time. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child's Summary Report or Picture Naming Scores or anything else, please give me a call or send me an email. This week our book is Big Pumpkin. READ MORE

Week of October 7

Oct 9, 2013 Good Morning everyone! If you have "gone electronic" as my family has, you may have missed the article about ELC in the SJ-R newspaper today. One of the pictures features our friends Riley, Cordell, and Marc from the morning class walking into the building! www.sj-r. READ MORE

Week of September 30

Oct 1, 2013 Good Morning Everyone! I hope you and your family were able to enjoy the beautiful weekend! There are so many fantastic places in the Springfield area to visit this time of year. We went to Bomke's Pumpkin patch in Gardner yesterday. My kids were amazed to see the pumpkins in the huge patch, still on the vine. They also enjoyed the corn maze, with stalks of corn that were twice their size. The free popcorn and apple cider were also a hit. READ MORE

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