Pine Room News

March 29, 2017

THIS MONTH:  This month we have been learning all about the continent of Europe.  There is so much history and geography to learn and we are having a great time.

We are also exploring land forms (island, lake, isthmus, strait, peninsula, gulf, etc.)  This is very fun for the children and we often tell them that they could teach their parents some of these!  So, please ask them all about it!

March 3, 2017

THIS WEEK:

This week we finished up South America and studied the rainforest.  We also celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday.  Please remember that students can bring show and tell items on Fridays!

NEXT WEEK:

Next week we will start Europe.  This continent is rich in diversity and history.  We will also begin our science unit on insects.

Conference sign-up sheets are posted on the Pine Room door. Please sign up!  And remember there is no school on that day- March 10.

February 24, 2017

THIS WEEK:

We had a fun time studying Abraham Lincoln and George Washington for President’s Day.  We also continued our tour through South America and learned about the wild animals that live there.

NEXT WEEK:

Next week we will finish South America.  We’ll also be celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday on March 2.  Please feel free to send in a Dr. Seuss book with your child this week and we’ll read as many as we can.

February 17, 2017

THIS WEEK:

We want to thank Eric’s mom for helping out in the classroom on Valentine’s Day.  We had a busy day–the children enjoyed a pink pancake breakfast, fruit and juice.  We also decorated cookies with frosting, marshmallows and sprinkles–we waited until lunch time to enjoy those!

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We continued our study of South America– especially learning about the animals who live there.  We also worked on magnets, separating magnetic and non-magnetic items.

Black History Month is also part of our February curriculum.  We studied Rosa Parks and made a bus in art, read a book about Jackie Robinson and colored a picture about him.

NEXT WEEK:

Next week’s themes are wild animals and the rainforest.

Have a great weekend,

The Pine Room Staff

February 10, 2017

THIS WEEK:

We continued studying South America.  We explored some animals like llamas and talked about the many different countries in South America.  We also discussed magnets.  Valentine’s projects were started.  February is Black History month so we learned about Ruby Bridges and Vivien Thomas.  We also learned about inventor Lonnie George Johnson who invented the popular Super Soaker water sprayer.  Then the children made their oewn inventions with Legos!  Finally we learned about Stevie Wonder the musician– we even danced to his music!

NEXT WEEK:

Tuesday is Valentine’s Day.  Please have your child wear red or pink.  Ms. Dee is making a special pancake breakfast!  If you’ve signed up to bring items, please bring them no later than Monday.  Please bring in 27 Valentines for classmates.  Do not write in classmates’ names.  Just fill in the From section with your child’s name.  Please make a special Valentine card for your child and give it to a teacher.  Teachers will read these cards to the class!

FATHER’S NIGHT

 

Thank you to all the fathers who came to Father’s Night this week.  It was a huge success!  Please check out the slideshow below!

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HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

February 3, 2017

THIS WEEK:

We started a new monthly theme of South America.  We can’t wait to explore this continent.  We also learned about Chinese new year, Groundhog’s Day and Community helpers.

NEXT WEEK:

We will continue to learn about South America and also introduce the science unit of Magnets.

FATHER’S NIGHT

Please bring your child and enjoy a special evening learning about their classroom and what they have accomplished! 

  • Pine Room:  Tuesday February 7 from 6:00-7:00pm

VALENTINE’S DAY

Tuesday Feb.14th we will be having a pancake breakfast for the children at 9:00am. Dress your child in red or pink. Don’t forget to send in 30 Valentines cards with your child’s name. Do not write other classmates names in the To section.  Also, please send in a special Valentines card for your child from you and we will read them it in class. We will also be decorating cookies. If you would like to bring items in to share please check out the sign up sheet outside the classroom on Monday. Please bring in the items and cards by Wednesday.  Thank you in advance.

                  Pine room staff

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

January  27, 2017

THIS WEEK:

In class, the January theme of Antarctica and The Arctic continues. 

Our weekly theme was mammals.  Students learned what characteristics a mammal has and learned the parts of a horse.  Collages were made, lots of horse coloring, and push pinning was accomplished!

NEXT WEEK:

Next week we start studying the continent of South America!  That will continue for the month of February.

The weekly theme next week is Chinese New Year, Groundhog’s Day and Community Helpers. 

FATHER’S NIGHT

Please bring your child and enjoy a special evening learning about their classroom and what they have accomplished! The corrected schedule is: 

  • Pine Room:  Tuesday February 7 from 6:00-7:00pm

LUNCH:

To facilitate our busy lunch time, please follow these rules when dropping off your child:

  1. If your child’s lunch will need to be reheated, please drop your child’s lunch box off at the kitchen.
  2. If your child’s lunch does not need to be reheated, please drop your child’s lunch off in the classroom
  3. If you are signing your child up for hot lunch: Please see our menu on the bulletin board.  We can only offer the lunch that is posted for that day.  For example, do not write chicken nuggets next to your child’s name on pancake day!  We don’t always have different days’ options at the school.
  4. Please do not use aluminum foil in your child’s lunch box. It cannot go in the microwave and we do not always have another container to use.  Pack your child’s lunch in the container in which it will be heated up.

VALENTINE’S DAY

Information about Valentine’s Day will be sent out next week.

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!