Thursday, April 10, 2014

Outer space Week 2

PLEASE NOTE: Next week, St. Edward School is on spring break.  This means the only ones in session are the 4k students.  I taught when 4k was on break in the kindergarten and afterschool program and Mrs. Revoir, our afternoon teacher, had off.  We are switching for this spring break. Mrs. Revoir will be subbing for me for  Thursday April 17-April 22.  The office will also be closed at this time.  If you have an absence, have a note for the teacher, or any information, please email Mrs. Revoir at  Also, there is no extended day or aftercare offered on these days.  All students must be picked up at 10:55am.   

On Monday, students colored by number, but this time I did not tell the students the color words, they had to work out the first sound by themselves or with their friends to work on reading their color words and initial sound.

Students did great.  Students also interviewed their friends on their favorite space picture.  Student's then tallied their friend's answer.  They then collected all of the data into a graph and graphed the answers. They then assessed their results and circled the number that had the most data.

Wednesday, we did another write the room activity in which students went around the room in search for space words. Students are getting better at copying the print they see.  We continue on working on not only making the letters, but forming them correctly.  We also drew ourselves as astronauts. Students drew their face in the astronaut helmet, working on adding details of a face.  We also worked on some number patterns, which was tricky but fun to figure out the passwords!

Donations needed!

Following our letter of the week project (one more week left!) we will be starting our number of the week books.  These books will consist of putting the correct amount of stickers on the number, draw that many objects, and cut that number out of the magazines.  We need your help!  Please send magazines or ads (ads seem to have the most numbers).  Sunday ads would be perfect!  Thank you!

We did our usual letter of the week.  We did our usual letter of the week as well.  The letter of the week was Yy .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 Yy is for yellow yarn.
  On Thursday, our letter of the week project was to read a page from our alphabet book, Y is for Yak.

Please note, as always, the Hortonville Public Library hosts free events for kids!  Check them out on your days off and have some fun family bonding time! The link below brings you to the sites "kids" page.

Important Notes:
  • Our School day starts at 7:50am.  Please have your child in the building at that time.  We are going to be watching tardy's very carefully for the 4th quarter so please make an effort to be in the building by 7:50.
  • Snow/Cold Day Make Up: We unfortunately had more snow/cold days this year than we had planned into our schedule.  At this point in time, pending no more snow days, we will be having 2 additional days added to the schedule.  At our last staff meeting, it was said we would be attempting to add Fridays instead of extra days in June. WE ARE ADDING FRIDAY APRIL 25 AND FRIDAY MAY 2.  No extended day with Mrs. Zaijeck will be offered on Fridays.  Please plan a pick up for your child on that day.  
  • Book Orders came home and are available. They are due April 25 (if you submit them electronically).  If you submit in paper form with cash/check, you need to have it in by Thursday April 24.
  • 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: Easter, Bunnies, Eggs
Letter of the Week: Zz

Snack: Weiczorek Family

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