Newsletter – October 4, 2019
Our morning routines are expanding. The class has now practiced signing in using their first name for two weeks. They know how to locate which day to sign in on and where to put materials when they are complete. To begin, the class is tracing the letters of their name. As their ability to write grows, we will remove the tracing letters and eventually add in last names. We have also added the question of the day to our routine. This week we are working as a class to answer the question, but next week we will try independently. To start our focus is on determining if we have a particular letter in our name.
In math, the class has been looking at 3-D shapes. The students have taken a look at spheres, cylinders, cubes and cones. Our book The Great Shape Hunt has given many examples. The class used the words flat and curved to describe the sides. Roll and slide were used to describe how the shapes could be moved. We have also related the shapes to our lives, thinking about where we have seen them before and where they are located in our classroom. Look for 3-D shapes while you are out over the weekend. During small group time the class has had the opportunity to trace and sort shapes. Next week we will try to build a cube on our own.
During language arts time we are beginning to think about rhyming. The class has listened to and sung along with Hey Diddle Diddle, Jack Be Nimble and Mary Had a Little Lamb. We know that fiddle and diddle are rhyming words because we hear the same ending sound. The class also thought of other words that might rhyme such as siddle, middle, kiddle, riddle. While we begin to practice rhyming, non-sense words are perfect! They show that the students notice the ending stays the same, but the beginning is what changes. We will work on rhyming all year.
-Half Day – Friday, October 4th – 11:45 dismissal (aftercare available)
-Half Day – Friday, October 11th – 11:45 dismissal (aftercare available)
-No School -- Monday, October 14th
-Half Day – Thursday, October 17th – 11:45 dismissal (aftercare available)
-No School – Friday, October 25th
-Family Picnic – Sunday, October 13th 1-5pm @ Liberty State Park
-School Pictures – Wednesday, October 16th (Children may wear their own clothes)
-Parent Teacher Conferences – Thursday 1-7pm (Sign up sheet coming home soon)
-Halloween Family Dance – Friday, October 25th 7pm
-Orange and Black dress down day – Tuesday, October 29th $1 to participate
-Halloween Costume Parade – Thursday, October 31st 2pm (kids to wear costumes to school)
Have a great weekend!