Friday, September 19, 2014

Week 3--Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

This week, we have some new toys in our centers so Mrs. Schmitz took some time  before centers to remind our friends the correct way to use our centers and how to clean up.  We talked about reading center and will continue to work on it.  We did the Chicka Chicka Boom Boom tree art and name in small group  and read the book. We took our first trip downstairs to the library to check out our books.  PLEASE NOTE YOU CAN KEEP THE LIBRARY BOOKS FOR ONE WEEK.  WE ARE WORKING ON THE RESPONSIBILITY OF CHECKING OUT BOOKS AND RETURNING THEM, AS WELL AS THE JOY OF FINDING NEW BOOKS EACH WEEK. 

Mrs Schultz, out district nurse, came in to talk about her job.  She will be visiting bi-weekly to talk about various health topics that are relevant to the 4-5 year old student.

Wednesday, we stamped our coconut tree with letters and read the poem with our letters. They enjoyed this!  We had gym class after circle time which helped them get some of their wiggles out and then cane back upstairs to go to centers.

The letter of the week was Tt. 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 T with torn tiny tiles from paper.  On Thursday, our letter of the week project was to read a page from our alphabet book, T is for Turtle.

Important Notes:
  • PICTURE DAY is Thursday.  Please feel free to send your kid in their picture day clothes and send along a change of clothes.  After pictures are taken, we can help your child get changed into their "normal" clothes.  Please be sure that you have your form returned for each child you have in our school even if you are not purchasing pictures.  This allows us to have your permission to take your child's photo and put it in the yearbook.
  • 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.
  • Field Trip is quickly approaching.  If you are interested in going on the field trip, you must have all the background checks and the virtus class and online form.  THERE IS A CLASS OFFERED IN GREENVILLE VERY SOON AND CLOSE! Monday Sept. 29 from 6-9pm at St Mary Greenville. Contact Deb Fuller at 757-6555 ext 233 or Tammy Krueger ext 205.  Many of the other classes are offered in Green Bay so if you are at all interested in volunteering in the school at any point through out the year (even if it is just a maybe), please consider taking this class while it is close.
  • 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 September 26th.  Please click on the link for scholastic at the top of this page.  When you buy books for your child, it helps buy books and supplies for our classrooms.
  • Send in those family photos!
Next Week:
Theme: Apples
Letter of the Week: Ii
Snack: DiPietro family

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