Snack Families:


Week of Jan. 14  Pillers

Week of Jan. 21  Young

Week of Jan. 28   Campbell



Week of Jan. 14  Ruth

Week of Jan.  21  Stark

Week of Jan. 28   Allred


Spirit Day is Jan. 15th and in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr., we are not in school on Jan. 21st.

With Christmas break but a memory, January has us all snowed in! Our theme this month is winter, and we have all sorts of fun things planned. Art has us making snowflakes, snowmen, and snow globes. We will also be working in polar bears and mittens so our young artists are going to be quite busy!

We are throwing and catching snowballs, building igloos with ice cubes and blocks, and bundling up with scarves, mittens, and hats in dramatic play. Hopefully the month will bring us real snow to play in as well!

If any of you has spare mittens, scarves, and hats, we’d love to add them to our collection. And as always, we appreciate all you do for us in Room 117! Happy new year!!

Mrs. Pound and Mrs. Shackelford

Snack Families


Dec 3  Keel

Dec 10 Langley

Dec 17 Peck



Dec 3 and 10 Hunt

Dec 17 Pastora


Spirit Day is December 12th.  Class parties and our Christmas program (held in the Bell Center) December 18th and 19th. The program starts at 11 am, and the class parties follow. Send your sweet ones in their holiday best!

The Explorers in Room 117 have been furiously at work on some pretty important strides in independence. Here’s what we can now do! We can find our circle by the classroom door and wait patiently as we all line up. We can walk in a line to and from all the places we go and stay together as a group. We can get on and off the elevator or — and this is the biggest news of all—walk up and down the stairs while holding tightly to the rail! No small stuff for our small stuffs!

Mrs. Shackelford and I will continue to encourage simple tasks such as taking off one’s coat and hanging it on the hook, keeping up with the sippy cup, washing hands, oh the list is long! Your kids are eager learners so we imagine they’ll be driving soon!

If anyone would like to bring a small artificial tree for our classes to decorate we’d be most grateful! The more, the merrier!

Thanks to you all!

Mrs. Pound and Mrs. Shackelford


Snack Families


Week of 11/5    DOBBS

Week of 11/12  DROEGE

Week of 11/26  HILL



Week of 11/5  BURNS

Week of 11/12  CONROY

Week of 11/26  HUNT


Upcoming Events

Book Fair  11/5-9 — see details below

Spirit Day   11/6

Open House  11/8, 5:30-6:60 — see details below

Thanksgiving Break 11/19-11/23 (No school all week)

Parent/Teacher Conferences 11/28-11/29 — see details below


Just a couple of November event highlights. We hope you will visit the school-wide Book Fair, the week of 11/5. Head to Wight Garden and take a look at the huge assortment of books for your sweet readers. It’s a perfect way to support out school and even get in some early Christmas shopping!

The Book Fair will also be open during Open House, Thursday, Nov. 8, 5:30-6:30. Open House is a wonderful time for your kiddos to show off what’s going in their class as well as in their specials classes. In addition, the artwork your children did in October will be displayed and for sale during Open House. 

Ending the month will be the parent/teacher conferences, Nov. 28 and 29. Mrs. Shackelford and I will have sign-up sheets posted next week so pick a time that works for you. 

Room 117 has be alive and kicking even when the rain tried to foil our plans. We managed to get in a few nature walks so make sure you check out the leaf heart that we put together in our room.  We studied apples, painted with them, and surely ate our fill of them. Pumpkins and spiders filled out our last two weeks so make sure your littles let you know how pumpkin seeds feel, how many legs a spider has, and ask them what exactly is spider slime? You may want to hear them sing “Itsy Bitsy Spider” since that was a huge hit in our room.

We can’t do our jobs without you all, and for your love and support we are indeed thankful!

Mrs. Pound and Mrs. Shackelford