Koala Classroom News


January, 2018, Newsletter

Happy New Year!!  We hope that everyone had an opportunity to have much needed “quality” time with friends and family during the holidays! 

Winter is here in full force but we promise to keep your children learning and having fun.  We will not be taking the children outside when the wind chill is below 20 degrees.  On the warmer days, however, (and they are coming!) please remember to bring the appropriate outerwear, i.e. snow pants, boots, hat, mittens.  Please label everything with names.  It is very difficult to remember what article of clothing belongs to whom when there is a classroom of children.

Our color focus for the month will be “blue” and our shape is “square”.  Scholastic book orders are going home and will be due by Friday, January 19th.  I will not be sending an order form home for February so please order your Valentine books this month. J

The week of January 8th, our theme will be “Winter Literacy”.  We will be rotating to the different childcare rooms throughout the week and reading different books.  The children will come back to our Koala room to do our learning activities.

We will be closed on Monday, January 15th, for Martin Luther King Jr., day.  Our theme when we return will be “Let It Snow!”  Many wonderful activities are planned for this week.  (We will be bringing snow inside if it is too cold to go out and enjoy the snow.)

The week of January 22nd‘s theme is “Happy Birthday Michigan”.  Look for activities coming home centered on our state mammal, flower, tree, bird and the Petoskey stone.  If your child has a Michigan themed (vacation) shirt, please have them wear it this week.

We will have a Michigan themed fun lunch on Friday, January 26th.  The menu will be:  Hot Dogs, potato chips, green beans, applesauce and ice cream.  If you would like your child to participate, please bring $2.00 to school by Tuesday, January 23rd.

The last week of the month, our theme will be “Polar Pals”.  The kids will have fun learning about the different animals that live in the cold polar climate.

Have a great month and stay warm!!

Ms. Gail, Ms. Mary, Ms. Patti, and Ms. Bianca