Early Start, Room 71

Week 11: Hearing and Seeing


This is Week 11 of our Streamin3 curriculum, discussing “Who We Are” by discussing our senses of Hearing and Sight.  We will be investigating sounds by recording our voices and listening to them, and by playing with musical instruments!  We will create our own musical instrument, a shaker, using a plastic bottle and small objects placed inside.  To investigate our sense of sight, we will hunt for holiday patterns around the room and observe a science experiment.  This week we will focus on letter Ww and meet our friend Willy Worm.   

Reminders:

  • Please send in a plastic bottle by tomorrow! (Tuesday) Thank you for everyone who has helped already!
  • Last day of school before Winter Break, Friday, December 20th.
  • Wear red on Wednesdays!
  • Show and Tell on Fridays!
  • Download the Remind App and join our class! Text @mrsmspaul to 81010. I will send reminders and pictures via Remind.
  • Please label jackets with your child’s name inside.
  • Please wash blankets every weekend.

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Week 1: How Things Grow


This week, we will review the basic shapes we learned last week and introduce geometric shapes: sphere, cube, cylinder, cone, and rectangular prism! We will write our names daily.  Please keep finding and discussing shapes and letters, practicing name-writing and sharing books with your child daily.

We are also starting Week 1 of our Streamin3 curriculum which discusses how we grow.  We will make a handprint banner and revisit it later in the year to see how our hands have grown!  We will work together to make a class self-portrait banner, measure our heights using yarn strings, measure nature objects outside and decorate picture frame of ourselves using craft sticks.

Reminders

  • Download the Remind App and join our class!  Text @mrsmspaul to 81010.  I will send reminders and pictures via Remind.
  • The school fundraiser in your child’s binder today is due OCT. 16! Thank you for helping our school.
  • Open House is October 10th at 6:30pm.
  • We will be using our jackets on a daily basis before long! Please help your child practice zipping his/her coat!  Also, labeling jackets with your child’s name inside is helpful.

Week 10: Smell!


What We’re Learning:

This is Week 10 of our Streamin3 curriculum, discussing “Who We Are” by discussing our sense of Smell.  We will be investigating smells by smelling scents and discussing whether we like them or not (cinnamon, bay leaves, lavender, coffee, garlic, etc.)  We will also make scented paint by mixing water, koolaid and food coloring to paint shapes.  We read The Gingerbread Man and made puppets! Please have your child recite the story (or just the rhyme to you!) “Run, run, as fast as you can.  You can’t catch me, I’m the Gingerbread Man!”   This week we will focus on letter Yy and meet our friend Yetta YoYo.   We also have a dancer from Wolf Trap arts academy named Mrs. Erin who will be visiting daily this week to engage the students in movement activities!

Reminders

Family Engagement Night- Thursday, Dec. 5- 6:30-7:30

Download the Remind App and join our class!  Text @mrsmspaul to 81010.  I will send reminders and pictures via Remind.

Please label jackets with your child’s name inside.

Please wash blankets every weekend.

Happy Thanksgiving!


This week we will review the letters that we’ve learned so far (SPTOXU) and discuss what we are thankful for, in preparation for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will taste pumpkin pie, make a necklace and write a journal about how to cook a turkey!

Reminders:

Please review the highlighted information with your child from the Letter Check Up sheet sent home last week.

Early Dismissal Weds, Nov 27that 1:15pm

NO SCOOL- Thurs & Fri Nov28-29, Thanksgiving Break

Thurs., Dec. 5th 6:30-7:30 – NPES Holiday Family Engagement Night

Salvation Army Food Drive- Dec. 2-5

Download the Remind App and join our class!  Text @mrsmspaul to 81010.  I will send reminders and pictures via Remind.

Please label jackets with your child’s name inside.

Please wash blankets every weekend.

Week 9


What We’re Learning:

This is Week 9 of our Streamin3 curriculum, discussing “Who We Are” by discussing our sense of Touch.  We will beinvestigating different textures through art and cooking.  We will work on our fine motor skills which help us to manipulate everyday objects/tasks (holding a pencil, picking things up, zipping jacket/pants, etc.)  This week we will focus on letter Uu and meet
our friend Umbie Umbrella.

 Reminders:

  1. I will be sending home a letter-check up form after testing students on the
    letters we’ve learned so far this year. (Ss, Pp, Tt, Oo, Xx, Uu)  Please review the highlighted information with
    your child. 
  2. Please discuss the letter of the week with your child each week.  Find the letter in print, practice writing it
    and thinking of words that start with that letter.
  3. Early Dismissal Weds, Nov 27that 1:15pm
  4. NO SCOOL- Thurs & Fri Nov28-29, Thanksgiving Break
  5. Download the Remind App and join our class!  Text @mrsmspaul to 81010.  I will send reminders and pictures via Remind.
  6. Please label jackets with your child’s name inside.
  7. Please wash blankets every weekend.

Week 8: Who We Are


This is Week 8 of our Streamin3 curriculum, discussing “Who We Are” by using our imaginations to make-believe play with cooking and baby dolls.  We are discussing our sense of taste by tasting lemons and making fresh lemonade. This week we will focus on letter Xx. We will discuss words that end in “x” like fox, box, six, etc.

NO SCHOOL- Friday, Nov. 15th– Parent-Teacher Conferences (appointments have been scheduled)

Early Dismissal Weds., Nov 27th at 1:15pm

NO SCOOL- Thurs & Fri Nov 28-29, Thanksgiving Break

Download the Remind App and join our class!  Text @mrsmspaul to 81010.  I will send reminders and pictures via Remind.

Please label jackets with your child’s name inside.Please wash blankets every weekend.

Week 7: Who We Are


What We’re Learning:

This is Week 7 of our Streamin3 curriculum, discussing “Who We Are” by discussing ourselves! We will make patterns using body movements, draw our face and discuss our facial features, and help out in our community by keeping our Earth/school clean and recycling.  This week we will focus on letter Oo. 

Reminders:

NO SCHOOL- Tuesday, Nov. 5th, teacher clerical day

NO SCHOOL- Monday, Nov. 11th– Veteran’s Day

NO SCHOOL- Friday, Nov. 15th– Parent-Teacher Conferences (more info to come)

Early Dismissal Weds., Nov 27th at 1:15pm

NO SCOOL- Thurs & Fri Nov 28-29, Thanksgiving Break

Download the Remind App and join our class!  Text @mrsmspaul to 81010.  I will send reminders and pictures via Remind.

Please label jackets with your child’s name inside.Please wash blankets every weekend.

Week 6: The World Around Us!


What We’re Learning:

This is Week 6 of our Streamin3 curriculum, discussing “The World Around Us” by exploring our shadows! We will discuss the weather daily, types of weather and the role of the clouds and the sun in creating light, shadow, temperature, etc.  This week we will focus on peer relationships.  We will also be completing a couple Halloween crafts and enjoy the United Way Spirit Week!

**See below for several days of No School in the coming weeks.**

  • United Way Spirit Week is next week Oct. 28-Nov. 1. Monday- Pajama Day; Tuesday- Honky Tonk Country day; Wednesday- College Spirit day; Thursday- Hawaiian day; Friday-grade level color day (PINK/WHITE)
  • Trunk or Treat is 6:30pm on Wednesday, Oct. 30.
  • NO SCHOOL- Tuesday, Nov. 5th, teacher clerical day
  • NO SCHOOL- Monday, Nov. 11th– Veteran’s Day
  • NO SCHOOL- Friday, Nov. 15th– Parent-Teacher Conferences (more info to come)
  • Early Dismissal Weds., Nov 27th at 1:15pm
  • NO SCOOL- Thurs & Fri Nov 28-29, Thanksgiving Break
  • Download the Remind App and join our class!  Text @mrsmspaul to 81010.  I will send reminders and pictures via Remind.
  • Please label jackets with your child’s name inside.
  • Please wash blankets every weekend.

Week 5: The World Around Us!


What We’re Learning: This is Week 5 of our Streamin3 curriculum, discussing “The World Around Us” by focusing on leaves. We will measure leaves, create unique art with leaves, paint what we see in nature while outside and experiment with making mud! This week we will discuss managing our emotions and practice cutting paper with scissors.

  • Weds., Oct. 23 is Orange Unity Day for bullying prevention- wear orange! It is also Bus Driver Appreciation day! Show your child’s bus driver some love!
  • We will make wish lists on Weds. for our school Book Fair which runs Oct. 24 – Nov 1 from 9 am to 4pm daily. If you send money for your child to shop, please label it with “Book fair” and what your child would like to buy.
  • Fri., Oct. 25th is Breast Cancer Awareness day- wear pink!
  • United Way Spirit Week is next week Oct. 28-Nov. 1. Monday- Pajama Day; Tuesday- Honky Tonk Country day; Wednesday- College Spirit day; Thursday- Hawaiian day; Friday-grade level color day (PINK/WHITE)
  • Trunk or Treat is 6:30pm on Wednesday, Oct. 30.
  • Download the Remind App and join our class!  Text @mrsmspaul to 81010.  I will send reminders and pictures via Remind.
  • Please label jackets with your child’s name inside.
  • Please wash blankets every weekend.

Week 4: The World Around Us


**Note: For Grandparent’s Week, visitors will check in at the front kiosk and will report to our classroom to pick up your child.  There is a designated dining area behind the gym (on the stage) for grandparents and students.

What We’re Learning: This is Week 4 of our Streamin3 curriculum, discussing “The World Around Us” by collecting nature items to count, compare and use to create art projects. We will discuss & stencil leaves changing colors for Fall. Last week we discussed how plants grow (what they need) and planted a garden of green beans & spinach, as well as practiced sorting and patterning objects. This week we will discuss managing our emotions as well.

Reminders:

  • Grandparent’s Week takes place this week!  Our lunch time is 12:45-1:15 and the guest should come get your student from our classroom (our class will not be in the cafeteria.)
  • The school fundraiser is due Tues., OCT. 15! Thank you for helping our school.
  • Weds., Oct. 23 is Orange Unity Day- wear orange!
  • Fri., Oct. 25th is Breast Cancer Awareness day- wear pink!
  • Trunk or Treat is the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 30.
  • Download the Remind App and join our class!  Text @mrsmspaul to 81010.  I will send reminders and pictures via Remind.
  • We will be using our jackets on a daily basis before long! Please help your child practice zipping his/her coat!  Also, labeling jackets with your child’s name inside is helpful.
  • Please wash blankets every weekend.

Week 3: How Things Grow


  • Grandparents Week will take place next week Oct. 14-18. Our lunch time is 12:45-1:15 and the guest should come get your student from our classroom (our class will not be in the cafeteria.)
  • The school fundraiser is due Tues., OCT. 15! Thank you for helping our school.
  • Weds., Oct. 23 is Orange Unity Day- wear orange!
  • Fri., Oct. 25th is Breast Cancer Awareness day- wear pink!
  • Download the Remind App and join our class!  Text @mrsmspaul to 81010.  I will send reminders and pictures via Remind.
  • We will be using our jackets on a daily basis before long! Please help your child practice zipping his/her coat!  Also, labeling jackets with your child’s name inside is helpful.

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