Sunday, March 2, 2014

Dental Health Week

This week we talked about Dental Health. We started on Monday with a matching of missing teeth to the toothbrush that had the right number on it.  That went onto our walls.  Students really did a great job with this.

Tuesday, our St. Edward kids went on their make up field trip from Catholic schools week, Mrs. Revoir stayed and worked with the students on their letter of the week and reading dental books.

We also made a healthy tooth/unhealthy tooth  by cutting pictures out of magazines and putting them in the right place.  We have these hanging in our hallway. We also made little sets of mouths with mini marshmallows.  Students had to roll a dice, put that many marshmallows on and continue until the mouth was full!  They then had to count all the teeth in the mouth (24).  Students did a great job with this.

We did our usual letter of the week as well.  The letter of the week was Kk .  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 K with the K'nex toys.
  On Thursday, our letter of the week project was to read a page from our alphabet book, K is for Kite.

Important Notes:
  • Reading with the Stars will be held on March 11 with a St. Patrick's day theme.
  • There will be a Half Day on Wednesday March 12 (for the students who stay all day).  Students who usually leave at 10:55 will have a normal dismissal.  No aftrecare will be offered on this half day.  Students who stay all day can be picked up at: 10:55 or 12:30.   Also, if your child is going home in a different form than they normally do on these half days, please send a note how and/or who will be picking them up.   Any questions, please feel free to contact myself or the office.
  • BECAUSE IT IS FINALLY GETTING WARM ENOUGH TO GO BACK OUTSIDE, PLEASE BE SURE THEY ARE DRESSED FOR THE WEATHER TO GO OUT.  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.  We go outside on TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS, Extended day kids go out EVERY DAY.
  • 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. 
Next Week:
Theme: Dr. Seuss
Letter of the Week: Qq

Snack: Schroeder 
Family (already in)

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