If you have not done so already, please send in the yellow 5k intention forms. We do need 100% response back as the district needs to staff accordingly. This is the biggest 4k group the district has ever had so they just want to make sure they have enough kindergarten teachers in the right places.
On another note, if you are planning on staying at St. Edward, we also would love to have your registration paper work turned in as soon as possible. We love verbal commitments, but we cannot staff a teacher in a room until we have numbers based on enrollment paperwork. PLEASE return enrollment paperwork to give our school a good count as well.
We did Dr. Seuss this week. We are diving into rhyming and all the great books he wrote. This also brought the opportunity of some cool new centers. Warning you right now, they will ask if EVERYTHING rhymes as they are figuring this whole rhyming thing out!
Students were introduced to a new QR reader that will play YouTube videos of Dr. Seuss being read to them.
We have a rhyming clip game in puzzles and games where students clip a clothes pin on the words that rhyme. This works on fine motor skills as well as their rhyming skills.
|Students that were ready|
worked on adding by looking
at the numbers and using the cubes
as manipulatives to help.
|Students count one group of hats,|
then count the other group of hats,
and then count how many hats in all.
|Students counted and colored the appropriate number of Dr. Seuss pictures.|
On Wednesday (what a crazy day! We had a sub for part of the day in the AM so all staff could attend a staff meeting, and PM had a sub for part of the day so I could go cover for my sick babysitter). Students started by celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday by making him a card. We then made hats that are from his famous book The Cat and the Hat. Students first patterned their hat to get it looking red, white, red, white. They then had to help come up with rhyming words that rhymed with at. They wrote the initial sound on the line to complete the __at word. We then wore them for a great group picture!The letter of the week was Qq. 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 Q with quilt pieces. Students are getting good at making predictions of what they think they will be decorating with based on words that start with that sound. On Thursday, our letter of the week project was to read a page from our alphabet book, Q is for Queen.
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! This came home on the blue sheets from break.
Now that we are in March, it feels like the school year flies! We have a lot of events/dates, forms, announcements, trips, etc. coming up. Please read these important notes weekly and/or check the calendar in the tab at the top to stay up to date.
Theme: Dr. Seuss (week 2)
Letter of the Week: Vv
AM Snack: Backes
PM Snack: Still looking (PM parents, please see email)