It’s Hockey Season!

Updates and Announcements:

Please send in one plain white t-shirt for your child next week. We will be making hockey jerseys inspired by the teams they designed. Thank you for your help!

Friday, January 26th – Early Dismissal at 11:30 a.m. Aftercare is available until 3:00 p.m. If your child is staying for aftercare, please send a packed lunch.

February 9th-13th – Winter Break (February 13th classes resume @ 10:00 am)

March 2nd-11th – Spring Break (March 11 classes resume at 10:00 am)

Oglebay is offering a student discount for skiing this season.  If you are interested in taking advantage of this offer, please use this link to fill out the google form: https://forms.gle/axgQgo64ZugL2kXB8

Snow Gear: With snow in the forecast, please know we still take the children outside. The school mantra is: “If you’re wearing gloves, you may touch the snow. If you’re wearing boots, you may walk in the snow.” 

Hello JK Family,

Anticipation was in the air, as the children waited for the sound of the drum roll to stop. They were going to find out the hockey team names! Miss Gina pulled out the winning names of the hockey classroom hockey teams, and the winners were “The Patterns” and “The Stars!”  The discussion continues about mascots, jersey designs, and team assignments. The children’s enthusiasm and creative thoughts are flowing within the group. We can’t wait to watch this project unfold! 

We took advantage of the frigid weather the last few day by letting the class experimented with watercolors to design their own ice rinks on baking pans and froze water in a variety of cups and balloons to make pucks!

Last week, we mentioned the start of our how-to series, and we enjoyed tasting our pancakes! This week, our pick was Pierce’s question, “How do you make skin?” Talk about timing; with Martin Luther King Day celebrations on Monday, differences in others were fresh in their minds. We read the book Your Skin and Mine by Paul Showers. A part of the story talked about our fingerprints and how everyone’s skin is different. The children were invited to explore the uniqueness of their fingerprints by using a stamp pad and a piece of white paper. Seeing how the children discover their identity, diversity, and friendship with their classmates is heartwarming. We can’t wait to see them dive deeper into this project, too! 

With the kindness theme flowing, we read the story Martin Luther King Jr. by Marion Dane Baker; we then invited the children to draw and share how they could be friends with anyone. Here are some powerful ideas of unconditional love that the kiddos shared.

“Be funny.” Hudson

“Holding hands with somebody.” -Gemma 

“When somebody falls help them up.” -Bradley 

“Loving someone.”-Isaac 

“Give someone a heart when they are knocking down a friends tower.” -Regina

To end a short week, Miss Britney, in science class, welcomed the children to explore. “Ice fishing” with a cup of ice water, a string, and salt! The children also investigated polar bears and learned how to survive in Antarctica’s extreme cold temperatures.  

Stay safe! Stay warm! Enjoy the snow! 

See you all Monday, 

The JK Team