Welcome to the Green Room

5 Day Jr. Kindergarten

Welcome to the Green Room

Classroom Happenings – February

What a wonderful start to 2018 we have had in the Green Room.  We are looking forward to a fabulous February!

We enjoyed exploring the world of snowflakes by learning who Willard Bentley was.  He was the first person to take a photo of a real snowflake.  We created our own snowflakes using different art mediums to hang in our science center.

We did science experiments making colored ice cubes for melting and painting.  We sorted items for our pizza nutrition pyramid to see what healthy items we can use when we cook.

We are learning rhyming words with picture/word games, our numbers 11-20, and putting letter sounds together to read words.  The children are working hard on writing and recognizing letters.

We continue to work on talking about our feelings and doing role playing with puppets and stories.

We will be starting Child of the Day, and the children are excited about their time to shine on Fridays.

In the upcoming weeks we will learn about the Winter Olympics, heart health, friendship, and dental health.

 

jasminej@discoveryofallon.com

heatherm@discoveryofallon.com

gabim@discoveryofallon.com

 

Green Team

Ms. Heather has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Early Childhood Education from Virginia Tech.  She loves beach time, traveling the world, hiking and skiing with her two sons, Conner and Collin.

She feels reading to children is the greatest gift to give them.  As Dr. Seuss said, “the more that you read, the more things you will know, the more that you learn, the more places you’ll go”!

 

Ms. Jasmine has just completed her  Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education.   For the last four years I have been working in an accredited center.  Prior to working for the center I was a nanny and babysat for families in my community.  I very much still enjoy babysitting in my free time.  I have a spontaneous two year old that keeps most of my time occupied.  What I enjoy the most is traveling with my family and skating with my son.

Important Dates

February 13th

This will be picture day for the Green Room.  Images 4 Kids will be doing our pictures again this year.   They always do such a wonderful job!

February 19th

School is closed in observance of President’s Day.

Child of the Day

We will be starting our Child of the Day on Fridays during the first week of February.  This is a time when your child gets to share something special about themselves with their classmates.  A note will be going home this month with more details about what this special day will mean for your child.

Friendship Art Exchange

At Discovery, we will talk about friendship in February.  Individual treats and Valentines are not given our for Valentine’s Day.  We will do a friendship art exchange with our Orange Room friends on February 14th.  It will be so much fun to share!

Classroom Project

Our classroom project is amazing and our restaurant is open!  We had two special visitors come in to share pizza stories with us, teach us about Italy, and demo how to make pizza dough! we each got our very own pizza dough to stretch and take home.  It was so fantastic!  The children have learned what they need to do to open a restaurant, they have created toppings for pizzas, they are writing down recipes and pizza orders, and are learning how to work as a team when making pizzas in dramatic play.  Look for pizza fun to continue into science center, math, block area, and literacy too!  The children said they love what they have created.  A special thank you for all your donations!

Reminders

*Discovery School will close if District 90 is closed due to snow accumulation.  Please check Facebook and listen to Channel 2 and 5 to find out if Discovery is closed due to weather conditions.  I will also send out a Green Room Parent email with closure information as soon as I know.

*Please label your child’s coats, hats, and gloves.  If an item is lost, please check the lost and found area in the hallway by the office.

*Please remember to change out your child’s extra clothes in their backpack since the weather is getting cooler.

*Please check emails for important information and weekly reminders.