February 3rd Newsletter

Ana and Mary’s News – February 3rd, 2017

The sea, the great unifier, is man’s only hope. Now, as never before, the old phrase has a literal meaning: we are all in the same boat.     Jacques Cousteau

From the Classroom

Did you know that dolphins sleep with half their brain awake so they can look out for danger and surface to breathe?  Did you know that in the ocean sea turtles look like they are flying but on land they move as slow as a snail?  This week students grew schema for sea turtles and dolphins by reading texts and watching video clips.  They took this information and worked on brochures highlighting their favorite facts.  Students continued to monitor for meaning as they learned new facts and thought about how to write and present information to readers in engaging and meaningful ways.  We finished out our week with Hoops for Hearts and by celebrating the 100th day of School on Friday.  Students loved making 100 day snacks and crowns, painting 100 fish in a mural and many other fun ways to count to 100.  In addition we made a comet and elephant toothpaste bringing science alive in the classroom.

Many, many thanks to all the many parents who have come to our Choice Time these last weeks and have enriched our program with soccer, football, science, crafts, arts, and so much more.

Ukulele Concert (from Melody):   Please join us for our ukulele concert : February 9th at 4:30-5:00 in the JCOS Theater

Upcoming Dates

Thurs., Feb. 9th – Ukulele Concert

Tues., Feb. 14th – Valentine’s Day (Students are invited to bring in 44 valentine cards to hand out to friends.  Students should sign their cards but should not address cards to individual students in the class.)

Fri., Feb. 17 – Early Release – 1pm

Mon., Feb. 20 – President’s Day – No School

Tues., Feb. 28 – Frog and Toad Play at the Arvada Center – $10 (We only purchased enough tickets for students and staff.  If you would like to attend with us please purchase a ticket for yourself in advance directly from the Arvada Center.)

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