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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: https://room1mcccdc.shutterfly.com/

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: https://wordpress.miracosta.edu/laurap/files/2014/11/Indoor-planning-November-17.pdf

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

Book about Room 1

Dear Families:

I hope you are all having a great first week of school.  We have truly enjoyed getting to know you all and your children.  Today I created a book for all of you!  It is a book for children and families about Room 1.  The book is attached in PDF format.  I want to encourage you to:
  • ​Print out this book and bind it together somehow so that you and your child can read it together (we use report covers and sheet protectors to make books for children).
  • ​Download the PDF into your eReader, tablet, or phone and have it available for you and your child to scroll through and read/discuss together.
The book is about the environment and routine in Room 1.  It shows places in our classroom that may now be familiar to your child.  Reading this book at home with your child can:
  1. ​Create a connection between home and school
  2. Help your child learn some early literacy skills
  3. Help with the transition to beginning school in Room 1
  4. Create a bond between you and your child
  5. Provide oral language opportunities for your child
We hope that you enjoy this book!  We will be putting some copies into our classroom, too, so that we can read the book with the children in the school setting.  This will create even more of a connection between home and school.
Learning about the routine of school, becoming familiar with the classroom environment, and creating relationships between the adults and children in the classroom are the most important parts of beginning school.  We will continue to work on forming relationships with you and your children.  The family photos and family pages for the children’s journals have been great.  We have those in our classroom already!
If you have any questions about Room 1, please do not hesitate to ask.  We hope that you enjoy this little book about our classroom.  If you have trouble downloading it, please let us know.
Have a great evening.
– The Teachers of Room 1 –
Attachment: My School