We are talking about winter and the holidays...even though the weather outside is not looking like it!
We started the week off with a measuring unit. We measured how tall the students were with big snowflakes, and then how many small snowflakes various things around the room were. This helped the concept of measuring, counting, number writing, and direction following. Students had a good time with this! Photos of your child by the measuring snowflakes can be found in the Thanksgiving/Holidays album on the blog album page (class photos tab, then blue link)
Students got to put the snowflakes on our Season Tree in our room. They got to put glue stick on the snowflakes, and then dip that into the glitter. Our tree is beautiful! When they ran out of snowflakes, they got to use the glitter and method learned to make decorations for our dramatic play center.
As the holiday season gets busier and busier, we are finding that some students forget the rules a little bit. I think that is why Santa the Elf was sitting in our drop bucket on Thursday, to remind us all that we have to be bucket fillers and try our best to make sure all our friends are safe and happy at school!
We are busy preparing for our winter concerts!
The AM class will be participating in the school wide program as they are all St. Edward families and can be a part of the religious program. They will be singing 3 songs at the concert. Please send them in Sunday Dress on Tuesday Dec 22. They can change if you send a change and a note telling us they need to change. The first concert is at 9:30, the second at 6 (students report at 5:30 to Mrs. Zajicek's room). Words for the "tricky song" were sent home Thursday. There will be a small social afterwards.
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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 R with Ribbons. On Thursday, our letter of the week project was to read a page from our alphabet book, R is for Rabbit.
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!
Letter of the Week: Nn
AM Snack: Backes
PM Snack: Greisbach