Room 4 in the Family Center
Happy New Year! I hope this correspondence finds you all happy and healthy and looking forward to our time together in Room 4. Can you believe that we have entered 2013? Our first four months together brought so many changes and opportunities for growing and learning. I know teachers are eager to see the children and hear what they have to say about all of their home days.
Our young community said good-bye to Conor on our last day before break. Conor’s Daddy Thomas and Uncle Vinnie brought special cupcakes to mark our time together, and we all read Conor’s good-bye book during second circle. We will miss our funny friend, but are confident that we will get updates on all the learning and growing he will be doing at his new school.
January will unfold with a shortened week, but we will hit the ground running, I’m sure. Teachers will take down our string lights, but I think the children have been enjoying our candlelight lunches too much to pack away our little battery operated candles just yet.
Many of the children have been showing an increased interest in building and collaging. To foster both of these passions, we are asking families to donate cardboard boxes and other cardboard shapes and items. I did lots of holiday ordering via my computer – my family cannot wait for me to bring in all the boxes I have saved! These materials will be available to the children to cut, paint, glue and otherwise make their own.
Curly the Guinea Pig is looking forward to being back in the classroom – I think his “country house” is just too quiet, and he doesn’t like being ignored by the cat and dog. He has no frequent snacks, and there is no circle time in front of his cage to keep him entertained. Room 4 will be just the ticket to get him chipping and chirping again. We may also have a “visiting pet” come to Room 4 the second week in January. Stay tuned!