The Schoolhouse Nursery School and Kindergarten

Old school learning, new school feel!

Mrs. Corris and Mrs. Patrizi 4 year old PM

Warm Winter Greetings PM Friends!

We returned from winter break and read the Gingerbread Man, Boy, Baby and Girl during a Gingerbread literature study. We enjoyed reading and comparing these delicious tales. The remainder of the month we learned about what people and animals do in the winter season. We also discussed winter weather. We learned about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and why we celebrate his birthday. Patterns were all the rage this past month in Room 4.

Love and friendship will be in the air during the upcoming month of February as we celebrate Valentine's Day. We will celebrate with a class fun day and distribution of Valentine's Day cards. A list of classmate's names will be sent home. Classmates are encouraged to address and sign their cards where possible.

We will celebrate President's Day by learning about Presidents; Washington and Lincoln. A money lesson will also be included.

February is also the month we learn about dental health and the groundhog's prediction.

Handwriting Without Tears (HWT):

This month we will work on curved letters; S,J,D,P

We will practice writing our names and listening to letter sounds using the Hooked on Phonics CD.

Count on Math: One to one correspondence/Zero

One to one correspondence is matching or pairing items in a one to one relationship. This skill helps children learn to touch each item as it's counted.

Monthly Reminders

2/14- Valentine's Day class party

2/18-Teacher In-service- NO SCHOOL

2/21- President's Day- NO SCHOOL

February Birthdays

2/3- Reagan's ½ Birthday

2/23- Ethan's ½ Birthday


Please label ALL your child's belongings.

Please be sure to choose a STANDARD SIZE BACKPACK for your child. It will need to accommodate a set of emergency clothing as well as important papers and projects that will be sent home.

Monthly calendars can be found posted on our classroom door and here on the classroom webpage.
Calendars will include monthly birthday snacks (snack for the class will be provided by that student), holiday celebrations (donations will be requested) and student Bring and Brag days. (We encourage friends to bring in an item that may pertain to our current lesson or letter of the week if possible.)
Otherwise, your child will bring in one labeled snack daily . When choosing a snack please remember, The Schoolhouse is a peanut and tree nut free school. Please place this snack in the front compartment of your child's backpack for easy access. We will be providing the napkins and water.

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Weekly Update

Ask Me About...

Weekly Topic

Letter Q, Animals in Winter, Arctic vs. Antarctica


*Thomas’ Snow Suite

*Animals in Winter

*Good Night Bear


*Polar Bears

Friday Friends:

*The Three Snow Bears vs. Goldylocks and the Three Bears


January Math: Patterns

*Journal page- I can make a pattern


*biodegradable packing peanuts disappear when wet    

*white slime


*Hooked on phonics

*Cut and paste letter Q

*HWT letter Q page

*Name sheet

Friday Friends:

*Emergent Reader: Arctic Animals


*Kid in winter

*Hibernating Bear under a quilt

Friday Friends:

*Process art polar bear


Weekly Highlights

Brrrrr! It was a cold week but the perfect time to learn about animals in winter and the earth’s polar regions. Ask me about the north pole and the south pole.

Next Week- Letter G, penguins, groundhog day

Monthly Overview