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)
This week we had a lot of fun. We added fall counters to our discovery center where we finish the pattern and we have to build candy corn by matching the number to the number of dots. Number are still tricky for this group so keep practicing at home!
In gym, we introduced a relay race with Indian corn. Students who had the corn had to run, touch a pole and pass off the indian corn. The concept of a relay is tricky, but when they have something to hold it teaches the concept much quicker.
We learned the importance of scarecrows and how their job is the scare crows. When the crows are scared they do not eat the food so we can still harvest it. We sorted crows and scarecrows into the groups small middle big. Students had to cut on straight lines, sort the objects, and are still working on using the correct amount of glue stick.
We also learned what it means to harvest. Students talked about what we can harvest. In calendar, we introduced patterning this month. The pattern this month is turkey, turkey, cornicopia. We learned the big word cornicopia and talked about how it helps in the harvest and we see it at Thanksgiving time because the feast was a celebration of the harvest.
We then made indian corn. Students rolled the dice, counted the dots and had to take that many red corn kernals. They glued the kernals on their cob, and then wrote how many in that color. We repeated this for yellow and purple as well. They are hanging in our hall.
Centers continue to teach a variety of skills, besides the great social skills of playing. In this center, students find the number and clip that many clothes pins on it. This game alone is teaching number recognition, counting, and fine motor skills!
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.
The letter of the week was Dd. 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 D with dotters. On Thursday, our letter of the week project was to read a page from our alphabet book, D is for Duck.
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 efficiency as well as learning cursive down the line. We ALWAYS START AT THE TOP. Please encourage students to write the letter correctly!
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!
-- 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)
Letter of the Week: Gg
AM Snack: Reimann
PM Snack : Singh
***Thanks to a parent suggestion, here is a healthy snack list site that can help with some ideas!***