Early Start, Room 71

Letter Ww Week!


christmas_wreathThis week we will meet “Willy Worm” for Letter “Ww” week. We will complete crafts about the letter Ww and Christmas.  We will continue the unit, The Four Seasons.  Please ask your student to name the four seasons and something that happens in each season or what it is like. Please review the letter Ww and letter sound at home with your child.   Remember to review the other letters we have learned as well (S,T,P,O,X,U,Y). We are also practicing counting, name-writing and learning our personal information, such as full name, address and birthday.

  • Winter Break begins at the end of the day on Wednesday, December 20. We will return to school on Tuesday, January 2.
  • Please have your child wear a holiday shirt (or Christmas Sweater) on Tuesday, Dec. 19. We will be seeing a Holiday assembly here at the school as well. J
  • We will be decorating cookies as a special snack on Wednesday the 20th.

Letter Yy Week!


yoyoThis week we will meet “Yetta Yo Yo” for Letter “Yy” week. We will be doing crafts for Christmas and reviewing our five senses. We will also continue the unit, The Four Seasons.  Please ask your student to name the four seasons and something that happens in each season or what it is like (cold, hot, rainy, snowy, swim, leaves fall, flowers bloom, what we wear, etc.)  Please review the letter Yy and letter sound at home with your child.   Remember to review the other letters we have learned as well (S,T,P,O,X,U).  Your child should be able to recognize the letters and tell the sound of the letters that we have learned so far in class.  Please continue practicing name-writing.  We are also practicing our personal information, such as full name, address and birthday.

As the weather turns cold, please be sure to send a heavy jacket each day, along with mittens and/or a hat.       We go outside twice a day as long as it is not raining.

 

Letter Uu Week!


This week we will be doing crafts for the Christmas holiday, umbrella activities and partaking in Career Day! Friday is Career Dress Up Day as well! Our new unit begins this week, “The Four Seasons”. We will be reading books about the weather and talking about the seasons of the year.  The new letter this week is Letter Uu. Please review the letter/letter sound and finding Uu’s at home with your child, as well as our other letters (S,T,P,O,X).  Your child should be able to recognize the letters and tell the sound of the letters that we have learned so far in class.

This week I will send home a letter check-up sheet about the letters we’ve learned. Please review any highlighted information with your child! He/she should know all of the letters and sounds we’ve learned.

Letter Xx Week!



Letter “Xx” Week
This week, we are learning a new letter, Letter Xx. We will be working on learning the sound that Xx makes and words that end with Xx (fox, box, etc. since there are not many words beginning with Xx).
Also, ask your child what his/her five senses are and what body part we use for each (smell, taste, see, touch, hear)! You can help your child by reviewing the letters that we have studied so far (S,T,P,O).
United Way Spirit Week!
Send $3 if you’d like your child to participate in all the activities, including a dance on Thursday
afternoon during nap time.

I will send home letter check-up form for the letters we have learned already. Please review the letters we have already learned over Thanksgiving break with your child, especially if I highlighted any of the information.

Letter Tt Week!


halloween-garfield HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

Letter “Tt” Week

We are beginning a new unit called “My Five Senses” where students will learn about our senses of seeing, hearing, touching, tasting and smelling. This week is also the letter “Tt” week! Students will meet Tiggy Tiger and we will discuss words that begin with Tt, identify the letter & letter sound, read stories, and complete activities with words that begin with Tt.  We will review the letters Ss and Pp.

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  • Friday, Nov. 3 is Teddy Bear Day – please have your child bring in a teddy bear that day!

    • Please continue to discuss the letters in childrens’ first or last name and practice name-writing.
    • Please help your child to hunt for the letter “Tt” all around, and point out objects or pictures of things that begin with the letter Tt.
    • Guessing Game – Play a senses guessing game with your child. For example, say “I hear a loud ringing sound.” Encourage your child to guess what you are describing. Take turns saying clues that begin I hear ____, I see ____, I taste ____, I feel ______, and I smell _______.
  • We are beginning to learn and memorize our home address-please practice this with your child!

Letter Pp Week!


pjWe are continuing our unit on “My Family, My Community.” This week is the letter “Pp” week! Students will meet Pippa Pig and we will discuss words that begin with Pp, identify the letter & letter sound, read stories, and complete activities with words that begin with Pp.  We will also be discussing community jobs.  Please chat with your child about jobs that your family members have and how they help the community.

This time of year is great to talk about pumpkins!  Students will learn and act out the “Five Little Pumpkins” rhyme using puppets! Friday is PAJAMA DAY! Students will wear an appropriate pair of pajamas to school, we will pop popcorn and watch a movie. This should be so much fun!!  Please see the letter in your child’s folder.

  • We are beginning to learn and memorize our home address-please practice this with your child
  • Please help your child to hunt for the letter “Pp” all around, and point out objects or pictures of things that begin with the letter Pp. We are finding letters on our milk cartons, food labels, and around the room!
  • Practice name writing, count to 20, recognize letters and numbers, read books with your child and just spend quality time together! J

Letter Ss Week!


spiderWe are continuing our unit on “My Family, My Community.” This week is the letter “Ss” week! Students will meet Sammy Seal and we will discuss words that begin with Ss, identify the letter & letter sound, read stories, and complete activities with words that begin with Ss.  This time of year is great to talk about spiders!  We will make a spider headband, create a “spider cookie,” & make our own Ss book to practice tracking & reading. We are still learning and discussing shapes, letters and especially letters in our name. Please continue to discuss the letters in childrens’ first or last name and practice name-writing.

Please help your child to hunt for the letter “Ss” all around the house and neighborhood, and point out objects or pictures of things that begin with the letter Ss. Making conversation about the print all around us is very important.  We have talked about STOP signs as it begins with the letter S and we see them when driving!

  • Thank you for sending in family pictures!! We would still love to share pictures with the class, so if you didn’t, feel free to send one in anytime!
  • We enjoyed all of our visitors on Grandparent’s Week! Thank you!
  • Next week we will study letter Pp, and complete activities with pumpkins!
  • Please work on zipping coats, as we are working to do so independently.

 

Our Families!


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We are beginning a new unit this week called “My Family, My Community,” where we will discuss, read stories and complete activities based on families and communities. We are still learning and discussing shapes, letters and especially letters in our name.  This week, we will discuss and draw the members of our families, count candy corn and paint a candy corn pattern, make a family out of leaves, and review shapes by making a pumpkin plate with a face of a jack-o-lantern.

Please continue to discuss the letters in childrens’ first or last name and practice name-writing.

Please send in a family photo by Friday of this week so that students can share with the class and we can hang in the room – this unit on families lasts for 3 weeks, so I’d like to keep them up that long.

Reminders

  • If you were interested in purchasing any Scholastic books for your child, please place your order online at https://clubs.scholastic.com/. Our code is LKJVN. Thank you for your support!
  • Picture day is this Friday, Oct. 13. All pictures must be pre-paid if you’re interested in buying them. Complete the form and send in money on picture day or complete your order online.
  • Please send in a family photo by Friday of this week so that students can share with the class and we can hang in the room – this unit on families lasts for 3 weeks, so I’d like to keep them up that long.
  • This week is Grandparent’s Week!. Please see the information and form in your child’s folder last week. Our lunch is around 1:00.  The family member will pick up your student from the classroom and there are special tables set up for them to eat on the gym stage.

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Super 1st week!


A Super Week!

We had a great first week of school! We made new friends, learned about our classroom, played in centers, read books, sang songs, danced, and much more!  This week we focused on learning many routines and procedure for what to do in school.  We recite and discuss our class rules together daily:

(from Whole Brain Teaching)

Our Class Rules

Rule 1: Follow directions quickly.

Rule 2: Raise your hand for permission to speak.

Rule 3: Raise your hand for permission to leave your seat.

Rule 4: Make smart choices.

Rule 5: Keep your dear teacher happy! (and mommy/daddy)

We will also be working on identifying our name and picture, and thinking about the first letter of our name.  We will also begin trying to write our name DAILY.  Please work on this as well.


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