James Island News

Virtue of the Month:  Empathy 


Happy New Year! We are so excited to welcome our little ones back from holiday break. We will be using the first week back to review curriculum and re-establish routines. Our first two themes of January will be a study of winter/hibernation and arctic animals. We will study snow, ice, arctic animals, and different winter activities. We will finish out the month learning about different animals that live in the jungle and the ocean.

 The 2's Team! 


The letter sounds for this month are Ww and Dd. Our number is 6. Our virtue for this month is empathy. We will work on grip, problem solving, expressing needs, and transitioning smoothly.

The 3's Team!


This month we will be learning about all things winter! From how snow is formed to how winter animals stay warm. We will enjoy such amazing stories as "The Jacket I Wear in the Snow" and "Yukon the Sled Dog". We will also read "The Mitten" and many others from our author of the month, Jan Brett. 

The 4's Team!


We are excited to be back with the kids and resume our studies after the holiday break. Our enrichment studies will help students understand various aspects of weather like fog, rain, and snow and why we have different seasons here in South Carolina.  We will see how one person and the power of words can make a difference in the world as we read about Martin Luther King Jr.  Our kindergarteners will also become geologists as we study rocks from the core of the Earth to the shore. We will learn about sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks and the rock cycle.

At the end of the month, we will celebrate our 100th day of school. It will be a day of activities that relate to 100 such as reading a 100-word poem, estimating where 100 steps will land us, building things with 100 objects, doing 100-piece puzzles, and imagining what we would do with 100 dollars.

So, let’s continue our joyful journey this month of January!

The Kindergarten Team