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3 Day Jr. Kindergarten

Orange Room Newsletter

Classroom Happenings- January

Looking Back…


We have gotten back into the routine of school after the winter break.  Our new class pet, Spke the Beta Fish is fitting in nicely and enjoying his view from the science area.  The children are doing a great job taking turns feeding him and enjoy watching him swim around.  Also in the science area, the children have been building structures with clothespins and popsicle sticks.  They enjoy using the “wrecking ball” to destroy their structures.

Our book project is in full swing now.  We have learned all the parts of a book.  We will be working on our story telling skills as well.

So far our book reports have been fantastic too.  We have had a fish theme, a band theme, and a monster themes day.  The children love having parents/grandparents join us as guest readers.  Please remember we need  to know which book your child would like to do his/her report on at least 1 week before it is due so that we can prepare fun and educational activities based on the theme of the book.  We will send reminders home.  Please check your child’s backpack daily.

What’s New?

All of our friends are doing a great job recognizing their last names and even their friends’ last names!  Wow! We will start practicing writing our full names soon!  As always we are continuing to work on our math, language, and fine motor  skill buckets.  Miss Nicole and Ted will also join us for Spanish on Tuesdays.


We need old magazines that can be used to cut pictures out of for our ABC books.



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

February 13th Picture Day

Images 4 Kids will be taking pictures again this year.  They always do such a wonderful job!

February 19th President’s Day

Discovery will be closed in observance of this federal holiday.



*Please bring warm coats, hats, and gloves for your children as we will play outside if the wind chill is above 25 degrees.

*Boots are super cute, but to keep our friends safe, we will only allow tennis shoes on the playground.

*In case of inclement weather, please check channels 5 or 2 and Discovery’s Facebook page.  I will also send out an email as soon as I can.

*We continue to encourage proper hand-washing techniques and appreciate your support in trying to fend off the germs.

Thank you!

Field Trips

February 14th

For Valentine’s Day, we will focus on caring and sharing.  We will make our own valentines and exchange them with our Green Room friends.  Please remember not to send in individual valentines/treats for friends as we will not be able to hand them out.