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Weekly Letter #20 - January 22, 2012

posted Jan 23, 2012, 8:17 PM by Coop Webperson   [ updated Feb 1, 2012, 8:29 PM by John Lim ]
Hi Wildflower Families --

It’s hard to believe it, but already half the year has gone by! I am so proud of your children and all that they have accomplished so far! It’s fun to look back at where we started in August and think about the progress that they have made.

Also, the entire staff at the Co-Op is very grateful for your support and proactive response to the issue of our school building. We had a successful open house on Saturday (many thanks to Marianne, Susan, and the other parents who helped). Kinsey and the board have made great progress this week and we are moving forward with optimism. Our focus during this transition will be keeping things as normal as possible for the children.

Last week, we talked about things that go by sea. We made wooden rafts apple and cheese sailboats, and a yellow submarine picture. We played What Floats?, experimenting with a variety of items to see which items sink and which float. Our letter this week was the letter ‘Rr’ and we came up with a plethura of ‘r’ words, including “Rebecca,” “Rajman,” “rack,” “ride,” “rabbit,” raccoon,” “race,” and many, many more. We learned the signs for “boat,” “ride,” and “water ” and then talked about our boats using sign language. We also read some boat stories, including Tugga Tugga Tugboat and Busy Harbor.

This week, we will go back to land vehicles, and specifically, helper vehicles such as school buses, ambulances, garbage trucks , and fire trucks. We’ll design police cars, go four-wheeling and then have a car wash, and make traffic lights. We will be working on our class project for the silent acution, and we might even have a chance to warm up the building with some cooking. We’ll also play “Red Light, Green Light,” talk about the letter ‘Ss,’ and learn some new signs related to transportation. And as always...

Many thanks for sharing your children with me --