Mrs. Horning

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Graduated from West Virginia University
Teaching experience: 15 years
Years at Calvary: 13
Email address: jay.katie@comcast.net
Classroom Assistant: Kate-E Frazier

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Mrs. Horning’s February Newsletter 

 

        February, a time for reminding those close to us how much we love and appreciate them, is here.  We would like all of you to know how much we enjoy being with your children every day.  They are a fun and loving bunch!

 

It has been such a pleasure to watch your children grow and succeed so far this year. They are making tremendous progress in the classroom!  Our theme for this month is Animals Everywhere and we will cover I Love Animals, Animals We Know and Animals on Land and Sea. The letters for this month are Gg, Kk, Ll, and Pp. In Math, we will be measuring using standard and non-standard units (blocks, straws, yarn etc.).  We will focus on length and height, discovering and comparing objects to see which is the longest and the shortest. At home you can practice using words such as small, smaller and smallest and long, longer and longest.  In Science we will begin to explore Ramps.

 

**** Please continue to work with your child on his/her letter/word ring and return them to school so we can check your child and add new letters or words. They are doing amazing and I really appreciate all the support from home. THANK YOU! ****

 

**** Also, very important!!! Please make sure your child is fever or vomit/diarrhea free for 24 hours before returning to school.  Thank you! ****

 

Our Valentine Exchange will be on February 14.  We will have fun, educational Valentines activities during Center Time.  We will also exchange Valentines. Sometimes it is easier for the children to just sign his/her name.  Having your child sign his/her own valentine cards is great name writing practice; however, 16 signings may be too much for one sitting.  I recommend starting early and doing a few at a time.  Have fun!  Please look for a sign-up sheet in the hall for items to be donated for the party and a sign up for volunteers.  I have included a list of all of the children in the class. We are looking forward to another great month!

 

February brings our long awaited 100 days of school ice cream celebration..  As a fun project, you can start a collection of 100 things (buttons, coins, paper clips…anything that will fit into a gallon Ziploc bag). We will be sharing our collections as part of our celebration.  As of now our 100th day of school is February 26 but it will all depend on snow days.

 

Important Reminders:

 

February 14 –Valentine Exchange

February 17- No School – Presidents’ Day

February 24– Winter Nature Walk

February 26– 100 Days of School Celebration

March 2- No School – Staff In-service Day

 

 Activities to do at Home:

  • Estimate how many steps it takes to get from the car to your front door. Try it out and see how close or far off you were from your estimation.
  • Compare the weight of 2 objects in your hand. Which one was heavier? Lighter?
  • Measure objects from around the house using goldfish. Estimate first, then measure.
  • Put your family in order from shortest to tallest, tallest to shortest.

Sincerely,

Katie Horning and Kate-E Frazier

 

 

Mrs. Horning’s Class List

Aidan                                   Isabella

Audra                                  Jack

Austin                                  Leo

Camden                                Lincoln

Carsen                                 Madison

CJ                                       Nikolina

Colette                                Oliver

Henry                                  Sawyer