Saturday, October 18, 2014

Week 7--Fall- PALS


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.

Important Notes:
  • 4k Family Fun Night please return your RSVP for 4K Family Fun Night.  Your count helps us to buy/make enough supplies. All the Hortonville sites are invited.  Feel free to wear your costues!  We look forward to seeing you there!
  • 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.
  • Please send in your RSVPs for the 4k Family Fun Night that will be held at our school next week. It is a district wide event and will be a lot of fun! Wear your costumes, and come for a good family night!
  • Students will NOT be wearing costumes to school for Halloween. If they would like to wear their costumes, they can wear them to the 4k Night.
  • Send in those family photos!
  • A school family posted this information to our school.  If you would be of any help, please contact the number listed. :)
    • "Looking for a daycare provider for our 1.5 year old MondayFriday 7am-5:30pm.  We recently moved and would like someone located near St. Edwards on the north side of Appleton.   Please contact Stephanie at 716-6388.  Thank you!" 
Next Week:
Theme:  Pumpkins-PALS
Letter of the Week: Dd
Snack: Schmidt Family

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