Saturday, September 27, 2014

Week 4-Apples

On Monday we cut our apples and discovered the star in the middle that shows up when we stamp our apple halves in paint and then counted how many apples we stamped and how many points were on the star. Some of our friends thought they looked like flowers so we also called them petals.
We had our second trip to the library to check out a book and listen to a book read to them.   

On Wednesday, we started our day with gym class where we learned some yoga poses to relax us and get our bodies and minds ready to learn.  We illustrated our Apple Stamping books in small group.  During circle time Mrs. Drummond introduced the iPad games and how to use the iPad safely and correctly and opened the iPad center for our friends to use during center time. We are choosing a friend to go to the iPad center who is sitting safe and ready after cleaning up their center to avoid any injuries trying to get to the center.  

We have also been working on writing their names in the puzzles and games center. This helps them put the letters in their name in the correct order, say the letters in their name, and start to recognize some letters.

The letter of the week was Ii. 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 Ii with  colored Ice.  On Thursday, our letter of the week project was to read a page from our alphabet book, I is for Icecream.

Important Notes:
  •  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 October 31st.  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 (again)

Letter of the Week: Cc
Snack: Ulmen

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