I would like to do a St. Nick Project and an Elf on the Shelf project for the Holiday season. For St. Nick, we would be making a fire and then "sewing" a stocking in which we will hang by the fire. We will then await a St. Nick Gift on Thursday December 5. For Elf on the Shelf, we will name our elf and find what trouble he gets into when we are not in the room. We would also watch the Elf on the Shelf video, write him letters, and more. These activities would be educational and fun, but I need to make sure it does not conflict with anyone's religious or personal beliefs before going ahead. IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS WITH EITHER OF THESE PROJECTS, PLEASE CONTACT ME VIA A NOTE OR EMAIL. If I do not get any notes by TONIGHT (SUNDAY), I will proceed with these plans.
Our topic this week was Thanksgiving.
We started the week with coloring an early reader, I Give Thanks. Students are doing much better with the one to one touch and read, please continue to practice at home!
We also worked on a missing number turkey and following color directions. Students are doing well with number words as well as ordinal (order) words. Keep practicing looking for numbers in the world around you and having those conversations with your child.
**Studies show, the more authentic conversations and new vocabulary you introduce to your child, the higher reading they will have by third grade!** Keep
talking and introducing and teaching when they ask questions!
We made Thankerchiefs. This is a great game for the family at the Thanksgiving. Students decorated the chant, then put the chant on a tube. They then decorated their Thankerchief to put inside. We practiced the game with the class and spoke of the things that we are thankful for.
We worked on putting the turkeys that matched the directional words in the right place. It is a tricky concept but we are getting it with practice. We are also building that vocabulary. Keep practicing!
Finally, we wrapped up our projects, colored another easy reader, I am Thankful, and played Thanksgiving Bingo. Bingo works on listening skills, mulit-step directions, and it helps build new vocabulary for the students.
It was a very busy week! I hope all of you enjoy your thanksgiving breaks and look forward to seeing all of you in December!
Field Trip notes came home on last Thursday. We are going bowling and going to have a lot of fun using our gross motor and social skills! Please make sure you return the trip form, the money, and send your child dressed appropriately on Dec 5th. Please plan on your child being at school the normal times on this day. If you have any questions, concerns, or need some financial assistance in covering the trip cost, please let me or the office know.
Breakfast with Santa!
December is very busy!
Dec 5 Field Trip bowling
Dec 10 (am and pm showing) St. Edward Students will have their program on
Dec 11 St. Edward School has a half day (Extended day students will be done at 12:30)
Dec 12 Reading with the Stars (Dec 12)--A reader's theater style with all 4k students having "parts" and holiday snack.
Dec 14 Breakfast with Santa sponsored by play and grow (please get RSVPs in)
Dec 20 (Friday) last day of school before break
Theme: Winter, Elves, St. Nick
Letter of the Week: Nn
Snack: Mitchell Snack