Classroom News

 Jackson Early Childhood Center

3+ T/TH A.M. Classroom

Discovery 3’s TH P.M. Classroom

December 2018 Newsletter


Happy Holidays! It’s December, and that means lots of seasonal festivity and fun in our classroom! This month is an exciting time for our young students. We will be sharing lots of fun storybooks, holiday flannel board stories and games, creating winter and holiday themed art, and practicing our holiday songs for our annual school-wide “Holiday Sing-along”scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 18th! We take our jingle bells with us, sing out loudly and do the “Reindeer Pokey”! We ask that our children dress in their holiday clothing (reds & greens), if possible! A Big thank you to Miss Autumn for helping us practice our holiday songs!

On Thursday, Dec. 20th, both classrooms will have a “Holiday Celebration”, our theme is “Winter Holidays Around the World”. There will be fun crafts & games. We will also be having a “Holiday Friendship Book Exchange”, each child will bring a new, gift-wrapped book ($5.00 value) with a gift tag reading: “To my school friend, from” with your child’s name. Children will take turns selecting a friend gift book during our final group time!

As always, parents/grandparents are welcome to join us and assist with our celebration – making holiday themed art projects with our students or running a game! Sign-up sheets are in the hallway. Thank you!

Classroom Updates

Both classrooms are settling into our routines and enjoy playing with their school friends. They love outdoor play and gym time; sensory play is a big favorite as is music & movement, flannel board stories, games and parachute play! You will also be happy to know that they are becoming wonderful little room cleaners! I am so proud of my young students!

3+ T/TH a.m. class – We are working hard on Zoophonics; name recognition; shapes; numbers and prewriting skills (names and weekly letter tracing); they also love scissoring!  

Discovery 3’s TH p.m. class – Hooray! Our young 3’s are now sitting for group times! They are learning to listen to their teacher; improving their social skills: taking turns; sharing with their classmates and remembering to have nice hands!

December Events & Dates

1.  PTA Meeting: Wednesday, Dec. 12th (7:00 p.m.).

2.  Tuesday, Dec. 18th, Jackson Center’s Annual Holiday Sing-along! *Wear red/green (if possible)! *Due to a lack of space, this is a student only event.

3.  Our Classroom Holiday Celebrations & Friendship Book Exchanges, are on Thursday, Dec. 20th! Our 3+ T.TH. class in the a.m. & Discovery 3’s TH. class in the p.m.!

4.  Holiday Break – School will be closed Monday, Dec. 24th through Friday, Jan. 4th. We return to school the week of Jan. 7th!


To all my young parents & families,

Thank you for bringing your little ones to school each  week, encouraging their growth and development, thank you for your patience, your support and assistance. Please know that I greatly appreciate your understanding and your friendliness.

Wishing  each of you a Joyous Holiday!

Mrs. Oppermann