Week of January 13, 2020


Dear Parents,

     Our class is beginning a long term project about Community. During this project we will research communities around the world, explore multicultural stories, art, and traditions, and we will learn about the communities in our immediate environment. Many of the activities in our literacy, social studies, and art centers, as well as our circle time activities and discussion, will aim to answer the essential question, “How can we create community?” The project work will include units about our families, our neighborhoods, our cultural heritages, and the importance of creating a community that appreciates and celebrates individuality and diversity. This week we will continue talking about what makes our family communities special and unique. We will also learn about Martin Luther King, Jr. Please ask your children about this project as it unfolds during the coming weeks.

   This week in our literacy center we will learn the letter Nn. We will read No David, Fancy Nancy, and the poem, The Wind Doth Blow. We will also be using story maps to identify elements of our story time narratives. We will be working on identifying rhyming words, and we will read, Green Eggs and Ham. In our math center we will be reviewing numbers 1-5, and we will begin to work on addition stories and activities. In our science center we will work on wind experiments, and we will continue to experiment with magnets. In social studies we will learn about Martin Luther King Jr., and his message of respect, equality, and understanding. We will also read the book, Whoever You Are. In religion we will begin to read, dramatize, and illustrate the Gospel stories, beginning with the Baptism of the Lord, the Wedding at Cana, and the Miraculous Draught of Fish.


  • Please be reminded that school is closed on Friday, January 17, 2020 for a faculty professional day.
  • Please be reminded that school is closed on Monday, Jan. 20th for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
  • If your child did not bring in a family photo for Show and Tell last week, you may send one in this week.

                Have a great week!


                                                                                            Mrs. Marinelli