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Orange Room Newsletter


Looking Back…

We have been really enjoying the book report project.  We should be wrapping up shortly.  It has been great to have a different theme every week.  Our most recent themes have been pajamas and noses.  The children had a great time guessing the noses of certain animals and painting with scented paint.  Thank you to all of the parents for letting me know which book your child has chosen ahead of time.  It really helps for planning!

What’s New?

We are saying goodbye to Winter and hello to SPRING!  We have already started planting some vegetable and flower seeds.  They have all sprouted, yay!  We hope to plant them in our school garden at the end of March or beginning of April, depending on the weather.

We will be talking a lot about fruits and vegetables and healthy eating.  Wednesday, March 13th we will have a special “green” day.  Please have your child wear green, and we will enjoy a special healthy green snack.

Our caterpillars will be arriving at the end of March.  It is really neat to see them evolve into butterflies and be released into nature.


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.


March 8th-Bidding on classroom silent auction project closes

March 13th- Wear green


*As the weather starts getting warmer, please remember that open-toed shoes are not safe for the playground.  Tennis shoes must be worn outside to keep little toes safe!

*Please continue to encourage proper hand-washing and covering sneezes and coughs.

*Please check Facebook and listen to Channel 2 or 5 to find out if Discovery is closed due to winter weather conditions.  The classroom teacher will also send out an email with information regarding closures.

*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.

Thank you!

Valentine’s Day

Field Trip:

April 24th- We are going on a field trip.  More details coming soon!

*Due to space limitations chaperone numbers will be limited.*