Saturday, November 2, 2013


Dear Parents,

Our topic this week was Halloween.
Monday Superhero Day
Showing muscles!
Tuesday St. Ed/Blue Day

Wed Stuffed Animals (we had so much fun playing with the animals in the parachute we forgot a photo!
Thursday Halloween Colors Day

Monday students helped match a ghost to their haunted house.  The ghosts had a number on their belly and their door had some dots. Students glued the correct ghost on the correct number of dots.  I have learned students are pretty good at counting, but struggling with some number recognition.  You can help at home!  When you see a number (in the house in recipes, on street signs, etc, point it out, name it, and count to it! The more practice the better!

It appeared students really had fun at the 4k fall family fun night!  There were some great costumes, laughter, and fun for all!  Pictures will be posted on the class gallery page (all in the Halloween area)

The letter of the week was Gg. 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!

Each week we watch letter videos from "Have Fun Teaching" and the students are really picking up the names of letters, formations, and the sounds of letters.  Check out these videos with you child!  Click HERE.

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 G with Green and Gold Glitter stuck in Glue.  On Thursday, our letter of the week project was to read a page from our alphabet book, G is for Ghost.

On Thursday, we had our Halloween Party.  We did a change in stations than our normal centers in the room.  We had a sensory table filled with squishy halloween goo, we made jack-o-lantern cookies, played in a pumpkin, did a jack-o-lantern/inside of a pumpkin art activity, and halloween reading center. Students got to all the centers and really had fun!

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 for the past few weeks, 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:
  • 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*(students are more than welcome to bring layers daily or to leave in their lockers)  It may also be time to change out the change of clothes to make sure they are weather appropriate.  If you send a new change of clothes, we will send the warm weather clothes in their backpacks.
  • 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. 
  • Literacy Bags come home every three weeks.  Students will have a week to complete the project inside and can then return the bag with completed sheets in it on TUESDAYS.
  • Library Books come every week.  We go to library on Monday and student have the opportunity to check out a book and keep it for a week. It can be kept in their back packs or at home, but please remember to bring it on Mondays. 
  • Book Order due October 25th (paper fliers came out, online available in the scholastic tab of the website:
  • Send in those family photos!
Next Week:
Theme: Fall Harvest
Letter of the Week: Ss
Snack: Krueger Family (already in)

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