I want to say a great big thanks to all of you who helped with this month’s to do lists: the Valentine’s Day parties (thanks for helping your children with this) and all of the other help you give to school. Thanks to Norman Regional Hospital Medical Supply for loaning us their wheel chair. Thank you, too, for sending your child dressed for whatever weather we happen to be having. I am convinced that outside play is essential for young children (grown ups too!) You will be so proud of yourself in future years that you decided to allow this!

Spring is just around the corner, and if you think things were busy before now, just wait to experience these next three months! We will try to keep an even pace and dig in the garden, open up woodworking, and all of the other regular activities that your children have come to count on as a part of their school day. I hope you can remember back to the beginning of school and have seen as much growth in your child as I have. What a great year!

Book orders are due Thursday, March 1st and hopefully will be in before Spring Break.

We will continue our self concept unit and finish the giant paper dolls and our “Me” dolls. We’ll save the giant paper dolls to display at the library (I’ll send you a note to let you know when they’re up), while the “Me” dolls have gone home for you to sew and stuff. Please do make the time to finish these up. Your child worked very hard on them and these can be a treasured snugly, but only if they’re sewn! If you’re sewing impaired Teacher Lisa will sew them and turn them right side out for $5. Its not too hard to stuff them and sew the opening up with a needle (or okay, safety pins). Just send them back to us with a check if you want this (check to Lisa Carbin) Our field trip this month will be to the Science Museum Oklahoma, March 7th (MWF) & March 8th (TTH). We will not meet in the back parking lot but will do a regular 9:00 deck time (please do not be late) and be back by 2:30. Your child will need a lunch in a gallon zip lock bag or other plastic bag (remember to include a drink and put their name on it) and we’ll bill for the admission in April. If you are a helper, you’ll find your name listed on the calendar. We could use more for this trip–the Science Museum is really fun. Remember a lunch for yourself and there should be room on the bus if you’d like to go with the class.

Our Spring Cookie Dough fund raiser is due Monday, Feb. 27th. Delivery will be on Wed. April 4th. Thanks for your help with this.

We will begin next week to discuss night, day, planets, night animals, light, dark and shadows. Our Pajama Parties will be March 15th (TTH) & March 16th (MWF). For this party, the children may come to school in their pajamas, bring a snuggle toy, and we’ll sing lullabies, read bedtime stories, make space stations, have pancakes for snack, and relax. Please remember to put names on everything so you can get them back for Spring Break. If you are a helper, we’d love to make pancakes here at school. I’ll send a note to ask you what you’d like to provide and if you can help cook. After Spring Break we’ll begin discussing plants, gardens, wind and weather.

Spring Break will be March 19-March 23, and school will be closed–do something fun!

Our train rides to Pauls Valley will be Thursday & Friday, March 29th & 30th. We will meet at the Depot at 8:35 and return via bus by 12:15. We need an exact count so please let me know if your plans change and you cannot go by March 2. Snack person, please provide a portable snack for the class and let me (Skye) know what you plan to bring so I can provide more for the parent helpers. Thanks.

Thanks for having such great kids, and for letting us play with them. We’re having a wonderful time and count it a priviledge to be a part of their lives. Let us know if there’s anything we can do to be helpful.

The Giant Teachers

PS— Please save the date(s) for the Mothers Day tea parties Tues/Wed. May 8th & 9th at 10:30. You won’t want to miss it!


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