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 Thursday Nov. 28, I will proceed with these plans.
There is only 3 days of school this week. When we have these special weeks there are a couple of categories in which your children fit in when it comes to when and how they are getting home. Please read below.
- Students who ride the bus to and from 4k: Your bus will run as normal on Wednesday November 27th
- Students who are picked up and dropped off for JUST our 3 hour session (7:55-10:55) You will be picked up as normal on Wenesday November 27th
- Students who attend extended day (Stay at St. Edward all day) you have two options.
- Attend the Thanksgiving Feast at 11:25 with the 4k Students and the rest of the school. You can take your child home when the feast is done. (If you cannot attend the feast but you want your child to still, you can pick them up at 12:30-the approximate time the feast will be done)
- Pick your child up at 10:55 when the rest of the pick up students are being picked up.
- THERE WILL BE NO EXTENDED DAY OR AFTERCARE AFTER 12:30PM ON WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 27TH.
We took turkeys that were missing their feathers and made sure they got them by counting the dots on the turkey's body and gluing the correct numbered feather on. Students are doing pretty good, but please continue to have the conversations with your child about numbers in your environment.
We also made turkey headbands from a paper plate. Cutting the paper plate can be difficult for some but encouraging them to do it on their own helps strengthen their fine motor skills and teach persistence. Students then had to take two of each other. This taught some new vocabulary as well as mathematical concepts.
Students have also gotten the opportunity to play some math games that also work on mouse clicking and dragging. To introduce the game, we took turns doing it on the smart board.
The letter of the week was Rr. 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
E with our Elbows!! On Thursday, our letter of the week project was to read a page from our alphabet book, E is for Elephant.
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.
Field Trip notes came home on 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.
Letter of the Week: none with the short week
Snack: Hurst Family