Saturday, September 21, 2013

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom!

Hello Parents, 

The Theme this week was Chicka Chicka Boom Boom! Students had a lot of fun! 

Students stamped letters on the coconut tree, identified them, and then put those letters and their names into a poem!  

Students also made a rip tree (all the pieces of the tree were made from ripping paper) and then had the letters in their name (which they cut apart) climb the tree. We then counted the number of letters in our names.  They then put all that together in a poem as well! 

We also read and watched Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and Chicka Chicka 123 videos.  Since we then had 2 books to look at, we took what we learned and made a Venn Diagram and compared and contrasted the two stories.

Mrs Drummond worked with the students on matching the capital letters to the lower case letters in a chicka chicka boom boom activity.

The letter of the week was Tt. We learned the sign language for a letter, the literacy link sound symbols, the letter sound, and looking at and writing it in both capital letters and lower case letters.  Click here to view the many ways we learn the letter of the week!  

The Tuesday project of letter of the week is to decorate a letter with something that starts with the letter. This week we decorated the letter T with tiny tiles we tore from construction paper.  On Thursday, our letter of the week project was to read a page from our alphabet book, T is for Turtle.

Please visit the whole website (4k, drop down menu, Gallery) to see your child's first day photo as well as photos from through out the week.  If you would like the first day photo, please email me and I can send you the digital copy.

As mentioned last week, we would like to have a family and friends board in our room.  That way the space is as much of the students' as it is of mine (I have my family photos, they should too!)  Please send a family photo that can stay up in the classroom all year long.  When photos come in, the students will take some time to tell the rest of their class about their family.  Can't wait to see the photos and hear about the families!
Important Notes:

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT PICTURE DAY ENVELOPES. We need all the envelopes signed and returned EVEN IF YOU DO NOT PLAN ON PURCHASING PHOTOS.  Our photographer cannot take your childs' picture with out your signature.  This means their photo cannot be in the yearbook or the class composite if  you do not return the envelope.  We can accept envelopes up until photo day on September 26th (Thursday).

Also, please feel free to send a change of clothes for after pictures if you do not want your child in picture day clothes all day. We usually go first in the photo order as they go youngest to oldest.
  • Folders. Please be checking your child's daily folder each night.  We put notes on the notebook pages in their folders as well as any notes we may have for you.  Artwork is also sent home this way. As we start letter of the week, we will also start sending home homework to help reinforce the letter concept and identification.  Please work on this with you child to help the students make the connection between home and school. 
  • Also, Please check the student's Wednesday Folders.  Please try to take info out and return the folder and any forms/info/payments in those folders a day or two after receiving. 
  • Dress for the weather.  Please send your child dressed for the weather as we go outside as long as it is not raining or below 0*
  • Please continue to bring in book donations that Mrs. Morrin mentioned in her newsletter! We would love to help out another school in need!
  • Book Order due Sep 27 (paper fliers came out, online available in the scholastic tab of the website:
  • Send in those family photos!
Next Week:
Theme: Apples
Letter of the Week: Ii
Snack: Mitchell Family

A note from the district:

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