I think it is safe to say that the weeks are getting busier than easier at this point! We are in the final stretch. As we told the kids, only 2 lines left on the calendar!
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This past week
Monday = M Meet on the bus to go to see Charlotte’s Web (St. Edward 4K through 5th grade). Hortonville 4k will Move like crazy with extra gym/outside time
Tuesday= N No tests or homework day! No Morning Work!
Wednesday = O Orange Day. Wear orange.
Thursday = P Pick friends to sit by today in class.
Monday = No school Memorial Day
Tuesday = R Recess Day! We are going to recess instead of library and maybe an extra time in the day too!
Wednesday = S Special Surprise Day (they will be getting their special surprises at graduation)
Thursday = T Tons of color Day--wear as many colors as you can!
***** Mrs. Bauer (pm class) would like to set up a little reception for after graduation. She is able to get cupcakes at a great deal. She would like some help getting some juice and cups, or any other “snacky” items. If you would like/can to help in any way, please contact her at BAUERSARAH@aasd.k12.wi.us
We took the animals from last week's brainstorm (close their eyes and think of ideas) of an animal at the zoo that is their favorite. We have been writing I like and working to write the animals names. The students then read their sentence. When the book is done, it will be in the reading center!
Students who remained at school on Monday (HASD students) made lion heads. They worked those fine motor skills by coloring the face and mane. They then had to do many little cuts to make the manes furry. Two wiggly eyes, a button nose, and a mouth later our hall looks like a lions den at the zoo!
Wednesday was the safety fair. Due to a bus mix up, we were a little late, but we still made it to all the stations. We did a short review of street signs in the bike rodeo (as well as making sure we had helmets on). We then had a snack and colored our coloring books. We visited a police officer who taught us his job, the plan if we see a gun (Stop, dont touch it, leave the area, get a grown up) and stranger safety (No matter what they have do not go with them), firefighters that discussed only grown ups putting things on the fire, walking by a fire, walking behind the chairs to the fire, and kids do not help with fireworks, and finally wen visited therapy dogs and learned we ALWAYS ask "can I pet your dog" before touching and listen to the owners directions and answers.
This week we worked on numbers 9, 10
On Tuesday, students put the correct number of stickers on their number(s) for the week and color that correct number of pictures. On Thursday they find that number in magazines and in advertisements and cut 3 out and glue them onto the corresponding number(s).
Students start the week off with writing the number and coloring that number of farm animals. The then practice writing it with every dismissal from the carpet. On Tuesdays, they write the number of the week and their name in shaving cream for morning work. On Thursday, students practice rainbow writing (writing the number 4 times in 5 colors) BUT EMPHASIZING WE ARE WRITING NOT COLORING THE NUMBERS IN. They also get to choose an illustration and color that image.
A big part of kindergarten readiness is making sure the student can correctly and efficiently use their tools. It is also that their letters are written (and identified) correctly so they can begin the reading and writing process. PLEASE help your child hold pencils and scissors correctly, name the letters and numbers, and correctly write the letters and numbers.
|pencils need to be held in a "tri-pod/pincher grip.|
Pointer and thumb should pinch the pencil and the
pencil should rest in the middle finger on the top
kuckle. The thumb and the pointer should make
a round/circular shape
|Scissors need to be held thumb up, cut|
away from the body, and pushing foward
as the fingers and thumb open and close.
Writing the numbers is equally as important as it is essential in communicating their math answers. Please help your child name and write the numbers they best they can (ideally: count objects to 10, write up to 10, identify up to 12, count orally to 20, ). Please note how the numbers look in the image. This is how we write our numbers including the 2, 4, and 9 (not as they show up when typing).
Please note that the year is very busy (2 weeks left). There are many events, forms, permission slips, and more that need to returned to school. Please refer back to this blog weekly and check your child's folder (both classroom and school issued) every night to ensure you see everything.
Theme: Eric Carle
Snack: Sievert Family