Hello, Room 211 Families! How is it already the middle of May?!  This has been a unique year that everyone has made the best of together!  Thank you for continuing to communicate with program staff about your child’s health status, attendance, and early pick up times, etc.  This is so helpful in planning for our day ahead. Here are the latest updates and reminders: We are continuing to explore Creepy Crawlers.  We have been sending some of our work home and more leveled...

Welcome to May – where our Flower Shop is open for business and bugs are all around! Students are starting to learn about insects including butterflies, ants, and bees!  We’ll be matching and sorting colors, finding their homes (hive, hill, etc.) and counting groups of bugs.  We will continue all month long exploring new vocabulary, singing songs and getting our hands dirty. In Motor Language Group, we made butterflies!  They’re on display in our classroom but will be finding their way to...

Happy Spring, everyone! Good news - the Yummy Café has repeat customers!  Although we are currently serving dinner, we had been making sandwiches of all varieties, depending what’s on the pretend menu for the day.  Some friends like pickle sandwiches and some like tomato and cheese!  Everyone was offered a chance to practice spreading jelly or cream cheese on a bagel or to make a sandwich with lunchmeat (all food preferences shared at the beginning of the year were 100% honored). ...

Hello! I wanted to share a brief update on what we are learning in class as we wrap up the second trimester of the school year: Literacy:  We are continuing to work on reading early level readers to build vocabulary around fruits, vegetables and other healthy snack items.  We’ve sequenced the steps to making a sandwich and have continued to label items with full sentences.  Last week we made waffles - check out the latest set of pictures on the photos page! ...

How is it already March and nearing the end of the second trimester?! Unfortunately, our classroom Post Office shut down…but not to worry because the Yummy Café is now open and currently serving breakfast!  This month we will be learning all about fruits and vegetables, healthy snacks and even how to make a sandwich!  We are going to be incorporating our reading lessons and math content while we create menus, order enough food for everyone, set the table and serve our...

Room 211 has been busy! We’ve been mailing friendly letters in our Post Office, experimenting with sensory materials such as vinegar and baking soda, and making friendship trees for our classroom display.  We are well into the second half of the school year and just over a week away from our second winter break.  I am looking forward to sharing your child’s growth with you as Trimester 2 progress reports go out in the middle of next month! Reading:  Within our new...

Updates for Room 211: Valentine’s Day will be celebrated with “Friendship Parties” in your child’s general education class on Friday, February 11th.  Please look for more information directly from your grade level teacher (Mrs. Cho or Mrs. Parson). Literacy:  We wrapped up our Winter theme by reading Winter Fun and exploring winter items such as scarves, boots, and hats!  Hopefully each child’s snowflake made it home intact.  As we dive into our next theme, Let’s Make Music, we will continue to build...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!  We were off to a slow start in 2022 with a snow day and a late start but now we are back to our school routine.  Here’s an update on where we are at in Room 211: Literacy:  The latest book we’ve been reading is called Winter.  It’s been a great way to reinforce vocabulary as well as practice expanding our sentences.  The book reads “The sled” and an example of how we expand our sentences include saying,...

Before we say goodbye to 2021, here’s a brief update on what’s been going on in Room 211: Literacy:  We’ve been reading the books you’ve been seeing sent home in your child’s folder – Time for Eggs, White, Sundae Time, etc.  These books have helped to increase language and vocabulary.  While reading the books, we’ve been looking for letters, listening for sounds, and using the pictures to help read unknown words.  Other skills being targeted include reading sight words, sequencing and...