Jan Phelan


These bears are hibernating on one of our classroom bulletin boards. The children added eye lids to them so that they can sleep through the winter. We will wake them up in the spring.


Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday break. We began 2020 by making a new bulletin board. Gluing the lion’s mane onto his head was not an easy task!

We also made some snowflakes for our classroom tree. We used beads and pom poms to make them.



Our class had so much fun celebrating Thanksgiving together. We put together a “Thankful Tree” which included leaves that told what we were thankful for. We also created the Mayflower ship with ourselves inside of it. The children really seemed to enjoy the story of the first Thanksgiving.  We ended our week by having a wonderful feast with Mrs. Oliver’s class. Added in this post, is a picture of the centerpiece that we used for our table. It was made by both classes. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday with your families!



Here are our scarecrows and black crows on our bulletin board. 

The children loved making themselves and then adding their three clues for Back To School Night. It was harder than it seems!  



There has been a lot of apple activities going on lately in room 13.  We read a story about a “little red house with no windows or doors and a star inside”. We then had our own apple star snack.

Our classroom tree now has apples on it that we made by spraying water onto a coffee filter decorated with markers.

We also experimented with what parts of an apple will sink and what parts will float in water. We observed the difference between real and pretend apples.

Lastly, we are in the “observing” stage of an apple experiment. After placing a piece of apple in air, water, vinegar and oil, each child predicted which apple they think will turn brown the quickest. We will find out!



We have been having so much fun at school. Our classroom owl named Wings has been a big part of that. We made some “endangered polka dot owls” for our classroom tree. Wings was so happy to have even more friends in class! Come take a look…



Welcome to the new school year. Please check back to see some of the things that we do in our classroom.