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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Special Holiday Happenings for December

Mark Your Calendar
Important dates to remember for December:

December 10th -- the entire first grade rotated to each of the five classrooms to learn about the five different holidays celebrated this season: Hanukkah, Christmas, Divali, and Eid.  Ask your children to share with you what was similiar in how each of the holidays were celebrated when you get the chance.  It was a fun and informative day!

December 21st -- Polar Express/Pajama Day:  Be sure to send your child in wearing their pajamas on this day!  (Please send in a change of clothes for outside recess.)  We will evoke the mood of The Polar Express by reading the story as the kids sip on hot chocolate and nibble on cookies.  If your child has any allergies, please send in a special treat which they can have during this time.

December 22 -- Holiday Party for the Class.  Children will celebrate the holiday season with a Gingerbread Cookie decorating party.  I have purchased the cookies.  Room mothers will be contacting you to send in the decorating materials for the cookies.  If your child has allergies, they will be permitted to decorate the cookies, but instructed to bring them home and give them as a gift to a family member without allergies.  Please feel free to send in a special allergy-free treat for your child to eat at the party.

December 24th - no school.  Enjoy your holiday break!

Say Hello to Fluffy, Our Classroom's Newest Member:
Want to Fluffy to Visit Your Home?
Please welcome the latest addition to Room 111.  The kids are thrilled to have him.  Fluffy will need a home over holiday breaks and weekends.  You will be provided with all of the necessary supplies, food and instructions.  If you are interested in taking Fluffy home, please e-mail me and let me know if you are willing to take Fluffy for a weekend or the following school breaks: Winter Break, February break, April break.  Your name will be put into a rotation and you will be notified prior to the date to confirm that you can or cannot take Fluffy for that particular weekend or week.  Thanks!