News in brief: Valentine’s Day was great fun. The class enjoyed delivering and reading their cards and hearing Valentine’s Day stories. Our food treats were a huge success – thank you to all for sending those goodies in!

Wow, what a great job the PreK did  to creating their Pizzeria! The tables had real cloth tablecloths, with candles softly lighting the room and Italian music in the background. And the pizza was delicious! Everyone brought their best “restaurant manners.” We had a wonderful time, and thank Vicky and the PreK class for inviting us to be their honored guests!

In math, we’re now sorting by two attributes using Venn diagrams. In the classroom we have lots and lots of manipulatives that the children use to practice. These various sets of dinosaurs/insects/vehicles/animals are also spotted during free choice, and it’s fun for me to see how differently they’re used there. We’ll continue working with Venn diagrams for the next couple of weeks.

The penguins have all returned to Antarctica, and this week we dove in (literally!) to our new unit  – the ocean and its creatures! Enthusiasm is high for this unit. Stay tuned for more info as the month goes by.

Upcoming events: Next Friday is Alaska Day, and we’ll spend a couple of days next week learning about that northernmost state.

Barring any more snow days, the 100th Day of School is now Tuesday, Feb. 28. Please remember to send in a collection of 100 things. This is also the day that we’ll help move the books into the new library space – it will be an exciting day!

Parent-Teacher conferences are coming up on Thursday, March 9 from 3:15-7 and Friday, March 10 from 8-12. The link to sign-up will go live soon (you’ll receive an email notification about it). Please let me know if you have any trouble with it.

A few photos from the recent past:


Enjoy the long weekend!