If you ALSO attend extended day with Mrs. Zajicek: Tuesday (My 3rd link in the email)
If you come in the AM and go home at 11: Thursday (My 1st link)
If you are in the PM class: Wednesday (My 2nd link)
As you may have heard, I lost my voice on Tuesday. It was very interesting teaching with no voice, but the kids did well. I wanted to thank them for baring with my whisper and squeaks as I attempted to sing the songs and teach A this week!
We had a haunted house with lots of door knobs on their doorknobs on it. The students had to cut out their ghosts on all the box lines (students are getting good at cutting on a straight line but showing them all the lines was a bit tricky for some), and glue them NEXT TO the door with the number of knobs that matched their tummy. We have some still needing to work on one to one correspondence, some who can count but cant find/recognize numbers, and some who can do all 3 parts. This activity really helped me see which category your child fit in so we know what to work on at home. Please work on numbers, counting, and recognizing numbers at home. This can be a fun activity while shopping--"Can you find a 4 on any signs? What about a 7?" Fun games like this are educational AND they help you keep them busy while shopping!
Thursday we had a little Halloween party. We had 5 stations and students moved between them after 10 minutes. Student decorated cookies (left over from 4k family fun night), decorated jack-o-lanterns on a door decoration, blew ghosts across the table, played bingo, and read Halloween/fall books. Students appeared to have fun.
Photos from the party and the week are available at the photos tab at the top and clicking on Halloween Week.
Thank you to those who made it out for 4k family fun night. We had a great time. Photos can be seen in the photos tab by clicking on Halloween Week.
---a blue baby blanket and a pink water bottle were found at clean up. If they are yours, please let us know and we will get them back to you!
We are still working a lot on name writing. It is important that your child can write their name because it is the foundation of a lot of their writing skills, the beginning of their letter recognition, strengthens and refines their fine motor skills, and it is important to be on all papers so we know whose it is! Please work on name writing at home. Sheets are in our writing center to help them at school.
We have been working on proper writing in general. Here is a look at our lines. There is the sky line, the plane line, and the ground. (eventually there will be a worm line but we aren't to worm line letters). We always start at the sky line. ALWAYS. For an A, it is start at the sky, Slant down, slant down, across the plane line. For a, it is circle back, close, pull down to the ground. Encourage this language and proper formation as it will truly help the with their fluency down the road.
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 Wednesday this week (Halloween party was Thursday), our letter of the week project was to read a page from our alphabet book, A is for Alligator.
Students also do a maze of the letter helping get from one object to another starting with that letter, find and color all of the letter, color a page of something that starts with that letter, and make a crown at the end of the week to be the Kings and Queens of the letter!
We also do a handwriting sheet. This is important because writing the letters correctly helps with efficency as well as learning cursive down the line. We ALWAYS START AT THE TOP. Please encourage students to write the letter correctly!
-- If you come in the AM and go home at 11: Thursday (My 1st link)
-- If you ALSO attend extended day with Mrs. Zajicek: Tuesday (My 3rd link in the email)
Theme: Thanksgiving Harvest
Letter of the Week: Dd
AM Snack: Conradt
PM Snack : Pollack (already in)
***Thanks to a parent suggestion, here is a healthy snack list site that can help with some ideas!***