Early Start, Room 71

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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