December 2019 We have a busy month ahead of us. Our author of the month is Eric Hill, he wrote the Spot the Dogs series. We will be reading many of his books throughout the month. We will start the month off learning about Hibernation and how and where our winter animal friends hibernate. We will also be having a Hibernation Party, we will all get to wear our PJ’s to school and bring in our favorite stuffed friend from home. We will also be learning about building. This will really test our engineering skills. We will be building will be using many different mediums to build. For the last week, we will be learning about our December holidays, making a special gift for our Moms and Dads and having a Holiday Party in our classroom, that our Mommy’s and Daddy’s can attend.
January 2020 Happy New Year and Welcome back. We hope everyone had a wonderful break and enjoyed lots of family time. We start our month off with a new author, Jan Brett, we will be reading about the winter adventures of different animals in her books, The Mitten and The Hat. We will also be learning about different modes of transportation, what flies in the air, floats on water and drives on roads. During our transportation week we will have a visit from a very special friend; Otto the Auto. He will teach us all about car safety and the importance of always using a car seat and seatbelt. In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., we will celebrate friendships as well as same and different. We will explore how something, such as different colored eggs. look different on the outside but are the same on the inside. We will learn about arctic animals, where they live, what they eat, and how they adapt and keep warm. Every class will work on an animal for our school mural. We will be preforming many experiments involving ice and snow(hopefully). Along with our science experiments will be books on each subject as well as some wonderful art projects. Finally, we end January by celebrating the Chinese New Year, 2020 is the Year of the Rat. We will be making lanterns as well as many other beautiful decorations which will be used for decorating our school party. It is always an exciting event.