GTMS Life > Blog February 3, 2020

January 2020-Sistrunk classroom

Welcome back Parents.  January ushered in some cold temperatures. Using the weather as inspiration, our classroom has taken on an arctic theme.    We began exploring the continents. We have incorporated animals from Antarctica and the Arctic Circle in the language, math and sensorial areas of the classroom. Your children have displayed an enthusiastic interest in […]

Welcome back Parents. 
January ushered in some cold temperatures. Using the weather as inspiration, our classroom has taken on an arctic theme. 
 

We began exploring the continents. We have incorporated animals from Antarctica and the Arctic Circle in the language, math and sensorial areas of the classroom. Your children have displayed an enthusiastic interest in penguins and polar bears. Other animals include the orca, seal and arctic wolf.

 

 

Is your child as tall as a penguin? In this case, the emperor penguin which stands just over four feet tall. Take a look and see how your children measure up against our life-sized cardboard model.

 

 

Happy birthday to Bridget and Wesley! Bridget is now 3 years old and Wesley is now 2.

 

 

We celebrated the Lunar New Year with Quynh and Savannah. It was an amazing experience. They shared books, a marionette, fruit for tasting and lovely decor for our classroom. The girls changed into traditional apparel for our circle time celebration. Savannah wore a qipao and Quynh wore an ao dai. The girls gave out red envelopes to their classmates which included notes of well wishes for the new year. Some of the fruits we tried were persimmons, asian pears, pomelos and dragonfruit. 

 

 

I am looking forward to catching up with you all at our classroom coffee this month. We will assemble in the West movement room at 8:15am on Thursday, February 20th.

 

Other dates to remember for the month of February:

Monday, February 17th-GTMS closed

Monday, February 24th-Parent Observations Begin

Wednesday, February 26th-Camp Informational Coffee

Friday, February 28th-All GTMS closed

 

 

Here is a sneak peek at what your children have been working on for our auction project.
Hint: We are building a community, quite literally.
 
 All the best,
Alexis, Patty and Cherise
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