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3 Day Jr. Kindergarten

Orange Room Newsletter

Classroom Happenings- November

Looking Back…

We have had a lot of fun discovering and learning about the “Fun of Fall”.  We have done some fun science experiments and the children have really enjoyed exploring the fall objects at the science table.

The children really enjoyed creating our worm farm and especially digging in the dirt to find our worms.  We have been feeding them fruit peels and coffee grounds and have started seeing evidence of them squirming in the dirt!

Thank you to all of the parents and grandparents that joined us for our Pumpkin Picking field trip.  The children had a great time and still talk about the pig races and the jumping pillow.

The children really enjoyed the pumpkin pie in a bag that we made.  We were so proud of all of the children that tried something new.

We went on a Fall Walk recently to admire the beauty around us and collect some nature souvenirs.

What’s New?

As the Thanksgiving and Winter Holidays approach us we will start to focus on the importance of our families.  If you have a special family tradition or recipe that you  would like to share and/or demonstrate with the class, please let Ms. Dannette know!  We would love to have you join us!

We will be experimenting with light and shadows at our science table.

We will also be having a visitor from the O’Fallon Library join us on Monday, November 20th to read some fun stories to us and help us make a craft.

Parent Conferences

A sign-up sheet for Parent-Teacher Conferences has been posted outside the Orange Room door.  Please sign up for time that works for you.  You will receive your child’s progress report at this time.  I hope to see you all.  Of course, if the times offered do not work for you, talk to Ms. Dannette and we can work out a better time.

VOLUNTEERS WANTED

The Orange Room is looking

for a parent or two to help

children with their computer skills.

Please contact Ms. Dannette.

dannettek@discoveryofallon.com

robinm@discoveryofallon.com

Orange Team

Ms. Dannette graduated from SIUE with a bachelors degree in Elementary Education.  She taught 5th grade for 3 years before starting a family.  All three of her children are Discovery School graduates. She started teaching at Discovery as a substitute in 2014 when her youngest child was in her second year at Discovery.  She is excited to be in a classroom and really enjoys watching the children learn through plan and hands on experiences.

Ms. Robin earned her B.A. in Education in 1998 and a Master’s in Education in 2003 from UNLV in Las Vegas, NV.  For 5 years, she worked as an elementary school teacher in the Clark County School District.   In 2005, Robin and her husband moved to his hometown of O’Fallon.  They have two beautiful children that are both Discovery School graduates.  She has always loved teaching and enjoys coming to work each day and seeing the smiling faces at Discovery.

Important Dates

November  9th and 13th- Parent Teacher Conferences

November 22nd- No school-Thanksgiving Break

Reminders

Discovery strives to be a peanut-free zone for the safety of our children with allergies.

With cooler weather upon us, please pack your child’s backpack with a warm change of extra clothes.

Coats and jackets are to be stored in the bottom portion of your child’s cubby..Please be sure to sign your child in and out

Just a reminder…we will read Halloween stories and sing songs, but we kindly ask that you do not send candy or treats or dress in costumes.

Thank you!

Field Trips

October 18

The O’Fallon Librarian will visit on Monday, November 20th to read some fun stories to us and help us with a craft.