Dear JK Families,
Last week the children learned all about snow! After reading the book “The Snowy Day” by Ezra Jack Keats, I asked them the question, “What do you like to do in the snow?” Favorites included looking at snowflakes, making snowmen and snow angels, throwing snowballs, and sliding in the snow!
We read many other books about snow, including the Caldecott Medal winner “Snowflake Bentley” by Jacqueline B. Martin. “Snowflake Bentley” is about a self-taught scientist who photographed thousands of individual snowflakes in order to study their unique formations. The children were fascinated by designs of the snowflakes captured in the photographs.
We also sang and danced to the song “Dance Like Snowflakes,” and learned about “S” as our Letter of the Week. Thank you for helping your child with the Letter of the Week homework. Doing the weekly homework really helps to reinforce the letters and sounds that we are working on in class and the children are always so proud to share it!
This week, we will learn about Martin Luther King, Jr. and his message of kindness to all people. So, it is fitting that we learn about the “K” sound which can be represented by either a “K” or a “C.” Along with that theme, we will focus on acts of kindness, make cards for others and “catch” each other being kind so I can write in our Kindness Journal what has been observed.
Please note these upcoming dates:
Thursday, January 16: Apex Fun Run
Monday, January 20: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – no school
Wednesday, January 22: JK Parent Coffee with Mrs. Funk – 8 a.m.
February 17-21: Winter Break – no school
Mrs. Mary LeDuc
School Wide Events
Thursday, June 4th TALENT SHOW @ 12:45PM
Talent Show at 12:45 - 2:30pm
Congratulations to our Class of 2020 6th Graders! Dismissal after graduation - NO AFTER CARE.