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Room 1 Updates: Shutterfly, Room Parties, Lines Project, New Plans, Birdseed!

Dear Families:

We hope that you had a great week and that you enjoy the weekend.

SHUTTERFLY: Shutterfly has been updated!  There are some new photos for you here:

CHEESE PIZZA/FRUIT SALAD ROOM PARTIES: Our room would like to have room parties during the week of Thanksgiving.  We are open Monday through Wednesday that week (closed Thursday and Friday, 11/27-11/28).  Here are the details about the parties:

Time: 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Dates: Tuesday, 11/25, and Wednesday, 11/26

Where: Room 1

What: Pizza and fruit salad parties

Please look for a donation list near the sign in book for the room parties!  We think that it will make our week fun to have little gatherings before the long weekend.

ROOM UPDATES: We have a new planning sheet to share with all of you here:

LINES PROJECT: Our classroom has begun a project about lines.  We made an anticipatory web, which is in the hallway with our new documentation.  The art studio has been great.  The lines children have been making with crayons and watercolors are so neat to see.  We decided at our room planning meeting today that our next step would be to focus on the “lines and our bodies” section of the web.  The children in Room 1 have shown an interest in their bodies during songs and routine parts of the day.  We want to start this part of the investigation by tracing the children’s hands and then inviting them to look at all of the lines on their hands.  We can’t wait to see what they discover!

BIRDSEED DONATIONS: The birds have found our bird feeder outside!  We are in need of birdseed.  Some large hardware and general retail stores sell birdseed in large bags.  Pet stores are often more expensive, but we will take any birdseed!

– The Teachers of Room 1 –

BCC: Families of Room 1, Teachers of Room 1, Supervising Staff of the CDC

First long-term project, art studio, and school closed Tuesday

Dear Families:
We are very excited in Room 1 because we have started our first in-depth project where the children will be encouraged to study lines in artwork (and maybe beyond) and the tools that can be used to make lines.  This project was inspired by some of the observations teachers have been making in the classroom.  We will be hanging up the beginning of a documentation about this project in the hallway soon.  We can’t wait for you to see it!  You might get ideas for how to extend the learning into your own home, too.
To support the project, we are starting to take children to the art studio.  This is just down the hall by the adult bathrooms.  In the art studio, children will be working with art materials, the teachers, and children in Room 2.  Our time to go to the art studio is at 8:30 a.m.  Our drop-off period is from 8:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.  We will attempt to take all children to the art studio, rotating who gets to explore lines, but children who are consistently late to school (arriving after 8:30 a.m.) may miss out on this opportunity.  We have the first time slot of the day for the art studio so that the other classrooms can also use it during the morning program.
We also wanted to send out a quick reminder that school (and entire campus) will be closed on Tuesday, November 11.
We hope that you have a great day.  It has been so warm out and tomorrow is supposed to be even warmer (they say)!  Now is the time of year for layers, for sure!
See you all soon.
-The Teachers of Room 1-