News From the Jungle

100th Day Activities were a hit! The shirts turned out so cute! We had so much fun sharing our shirts with the class and talking about how they were made!

We did a lot of activities with the number 100 and just enjoyed playing in the glow lights!

Upcoming Events

2/7 No School for Young 5’s and Kindergarten ONLY!!!

2/10 Spirit Week – Pajama Day!

2/11 Spirit Week – Mismatch Day!

2/12 Spirit Week – Sports Gear OR Crazy Hair Day!

2/13 Spirit Week – Haigh Spirit Wear!

2/14 Spirit Week – Wear Red!

2/14 — Remember to send in some sort of box for your child to decorate for Valentine’s Day!!!

2/14 Valentine activities. Send Valentine’s to school with your child to pass out (if you like) and be sure to send in a blank box for them to decorate during the day (every child needs to bring some kind of box to decorate)!

2/14 Spelling Test #5: for, up, look, hop, pop, top, cop, mop, bop (And one more cold word belonging to the word family – op. Practice extra -op words with your child such as shop, chop, stop, flop, etc.)

2/17 – 2/21 MID-WINTER BREAK!!!

2/28 Spelling Test #6: like, see, my, if, and, fun, run, bun, sun (And one more cold word belonging to the word family – un. Practice extra -un words with your child such as spun, gun, etc.)

Agenda for the Week

Reading & Writing:  This week we continued working on our reading and writing. We are still focusing on middle sounds and practicing stretching out our words to hear each sound. We worked in our new reading groups this week and focused on sight words, voice inflection, comprehension, and reading accurately.

Please continue to have your child practice writing sentences at home by pretending they are holding an imaginary rubberband and stretching it as they slowly say the word they are trying to spell.

Math: We are still working hard to learn about number bonds! We continue to practice story problems and are working on identifying groups (sets, or parts) and finding the whole (how many we have all together).

Science: We continue talking about polar habitats and the animals which live there. We are learning about different animals who live in the cold and how they are able to survive in this habitat.

Social Studies:  We are going to begin learning about maps!

Housekeeping Items:

Indoor Lineup

Indoor lineup is now at the 5th grade doors. Remember, even during indoor lineup, no parents are allowed in the building unless you have signed in at the front office.

Winter Apparel

Please practice putting on and taking off coats, boots, shoes, scarves, gloves, etc. As well as buttoning/zipping coats and tying their own shoes. Your child should be able to do all of these things independently!


Please make sure to empty the folder each night! It is very difficult and time consuming to locate homework or important notes when the folder is full of papers from the day before. Please be sure to send the folder to school each day. It is a big part of our arrival and dismissal routines and the folders help the children keep all of their papers organized.


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