What’s Up? December 13, 2012

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK:
What a busy and exciting week we had!  All the children did a wonderful job at our Hanukkah program on Monday night.  I hope you all enjoyed it.  We were so proud of how hard the children worked in preparation and how well they performed for the huge group!

Tuesday was busy as we had fun with our 4th & 5th grade buddies.  We played games and made  edible dreidels.  They were yummy.

Wednesday we brought our program to River Garden where we sang to the residents there.  Thank goodness for our wonderful moms and dad.  A big todah rabah for all the parents who chaperoned this trip.  You did a mitzvah and we are truly thankful!

Thursday was our class party and book exchange.  Again, many of our moms worked together to make this a party to remember!!  Thank you!  I know the kids will remember this special day!

Friday we have a fun, relaxing day planned.  We will read many different Hanukkah books, play some literacy and math games.

REMINDERS: Please, for the New Year, we are asking that no one bring toys from home.   We don’t want the children’s treasures to be lost or broken.  Toys brought into the classroom often become distractions to learning.   Thank you for your help with this!

FOLDERS/CHANGE OF CLOTHES:
During the break, please go through your child’s back pack and empty your child’s folder.  Please work on your child’s reading log during the break and please send in a change of clothes to leave here at school.

WINTER BREAK: Our winter break will be December 17-January 1.  Classes resume on Wednesday, January 2nd.  Have a great break!

THANK YOU TO ALL MY FABULOUS PARENTS!  OUR CLASS PARTY WAS A SUCCESS BECAUSE OF YOU!  YOU ARE ALL AWESOME AND SUPPORTIVE AND WE THANK YOU FOR THAT!

If you have photos to share with us, please do.  We will load them onto this blog site for all to enjoy!

From Shereen Canady:

I want to thank Judy Paul for helping make the last two weeks extra special and to Morah Hanna for making sure that the classroom routines that are so important to the children were maintained and for all that both teachers did to help the children during this transition.

I will be writing to you in the coming week to share with you the news of the new lead teacher.  I know you will be pleased.  I interviewed many candidates and had a couple do sample lessons in our classrooms.  Finding a teacher to work with Morah Hanna to make sure all your children are learning, making friends and loving school while they are preparing for kindergarten is of utmost importance to me.  Thank you for your patience, understanding and support.

I wish everyone a Happy Hanukkah!

Shereen Canady