Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Week 6-Fire Safety & Field Trip

Students were busy this week! sorry the newsletter is coming out so late, it was a busy week here too.  
Students got a visit from the firefighters and practiced the fire drill. They learned many fire safety tips.  As mentioned in the last newsletter, the talk of firefighters, fire, and emergencies can be overwhelming for the little ones.  please continue to discuss this as a family and practice your home escape plan so they feel safe and perpared.

Students had a lot of fun and did really well at the apple orchard.  It was a fun day! 

Please go to the photos tab (at the top of this page) for a link to the google pictures from the events. You can download these photos by clicking download on the right hand side.

The letter of the week was Oo. 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 O with an Orange O rOlled all Over.  On Thursday, our letter of the week project was to read a page from our alphabet book, O is for Octopus.

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.
  • 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.
  • We will be doing a PALS next week. This is a literacy screener that helps me know how your student is doing in the area of literacy.  This info will be used to help the teachers modify their teaching to meet the specific needs of the class as well as reported out to you at conferences.
  • Send in those family photos!
Next Week:
Theme: Fall--PALS assessments
Letter of the Week: Aa
Snack: Muller Family

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