Sunday, November 16, 2014

Week 11 Hibernation/Migration

This week we learned about hibernation and migration and read lots of books about animals that hibernate or migrate for the winter.  Soon we will have a flock of geese migrating through our classroom and there already bears hibernating on the back wall!! (Ask your child ).  On Tuesday we talked about Veteran's Day and those of us that have family members that serve our country.

The letter of the week was Ee. 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 E with their Elbows  On Thursday, our letter of the week project was to read a page from our alphabet book, E is for Elephant.

Important Notes:
  • Reading with the Stars is tomorrow night Monday November 17.  You still have time to RSVP!  Please send your rsvp form or write your note to Mrs. Gloudemans by email or note.
  • 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 November 26.  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.  Start thinking about making book orders a part of your child's holiday presents!  Make reading fun and exciting for your child.
  • Send in those family photos!
Next Week:
Theme: Thanksgiving

Letter of the Week: Rr
Snack: Sievert Family

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