We made pumpkins for our pumpkin patch in the 4k hallway using our hand prints for stems and
sponge painting our pumpkins! Our pumpkin patch is complete now that we finished our scarecrows during our small group time on Wednesday!
We are using watercolors in the art center and we have learned that we can mix colors together to make other colors. In the writing center we are practicing writing our names and we have name puzzles in the puzzle center to help us recognize and learn the letters in our names.
We have been reading books about why leaves turn color and fall off the trees in autumn and we sponge painted leaves for our classroom tree so it would reflect the season. We ended our week with our alligator hand print letter of the week and we had indoor recess in the gym because of the rain!
PALS is our literacy screen in which we go through a series of literacy screeners to tell us what you child knows and doesn't know in the area of literacy. With this knowledge, we then adjust our teaching to meet the specific needs of your child and our class. Though there is less art at this time, we are truly getting a feel of what your child knows and what else we can do to make them more prepared for kindergarten. If you have any questions regarding PALS, please feel free to contact me via email. We will be discussing your child's PALS results at conferences and address the goals we have for your child at that time based on their PALS results.
The letter of the week was Aa. 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 A with Apples and Ants. On Thursday, our letter of the week project was to read a page from our alphabet book, A is for Alligator.
Letter of the Week: Dd
Snack: Schmidt Family