First of all, the children performed beautifully on Friday. They were justifiably proud of themselves - and I could not believe how much they have grown in just 3 1/2 months of school.
Thank you for sending them so well prepared with their smiling faces and outfits.
The main task this week will be to maintain a calm atmosphere in the classroom. The children are already super excited about the upcoming holiday. I want to send them home happy at the end of the week. Having the performance last week was part of the strategy.
We will have pretty much the same routines as usual with only a few minor additions for the season.
Here is the week at a glance:
Monday: We are finishing another special Christmas project with our buddy class.
Tuesday: Please send along your child's library books.
Wednesday: We will be having a very regular day.
Thursday: Cookie day! I have had parents volunteer to send cookie dough and some to come and bake with us. Please send me an email confirmation. I would like to make enough cookies to share with our buddies and to nibble on ourselves.
Friday: We will be gathering our art work, doing some regular work, and sharing a movie with our other kindergarten friends. We're watching the Polar Express. I don't know how many times I have seen that movie but it is still one of my all time favourites!
As my parent group, I want you all to feel that we have the opportunity for open communication. Please send me an email or call me at lunch or after school if you have any questions or concerns. firstname.lastname@example.org is where you can reach me. I am always available after school for a chat with a couple days notice.
Have a great holiday season and I look forward to seeing all the children in 2012!