Friday, September 13, 2013

The 5 Senses

Hello Parents, 

This week we talked about our 5 senses and began our letter of the week project.  Students had a lot of fun!

On Monday, students used stickers to write their name.  This worked their fine motor skills and also made some fun art to put with our first day of school photos in the hallway.

We began the letter of the week work in which we learn 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 L with Lines.  On Thursday, our letter of the week project was to read a page from our alphabet book, help figure out what illustration belonged on the page, and then make that illustration from our hand print!  Some described it as tickly, some as cold, and some even said they liked it!  Great describing words!  

Mrs Drummond worked with the students on a cut and paste project in which the students would look at the pictures, and figure out what sense they were using in the series of pictures.  Students then would cut out the correct sense and glue it next to it.  We are doing well at getting acquainted with the scissors, glue sticks, and the fine motor skills used to maneuver both!

On Wednesday students also tested our 5 senses and used them to discover what was in the mystery baggies. We used our describing words and our detective skills to figure out that sugar, salt, lemon juice, and vanilla was in the mystery bags!
Shaking to hear the sound
looking closely

Not sure about the taste of this lemon juice!
Feeling the baggies.
smelling the materials.
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:

  • 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 bring in book donations that Mrs. Morrin mentioned in her newsletter! We would love to help out another school in need!
  • Picture Day Sep 26
  • Book Order due Sep 27 (paper fliers coming Monday, online available in the scholastic tab of the website:
  • Send in those family photos!
Next Week:
Theme: Chicka Chicka!
Letter of the Week: Tt
Snack: West Family

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