Early Start, Room 71

Archive for September, 2016


Shape/Letters/Friends!

Shapes, Letters, Friends

The past week, we explored apples, reviewed shapes and worked more on the letters in our name. This week, we will practice cutting, continue working on the letters of our name, make a fall tree and talk about the features of fall.  This week is also the introduction of geometric shapes: sphere, cube, cylinder, cone, and rectangular prism! Please keep finding and discussing shapes and letters (especially letters in student’s name), practicing name-writing and sharing books with your child.

We continue to reinforce class rules, procedures and expectations. Please emphasize being on green at the end of the day. I will soon begin “silver” for students who consistently follow directions to reward those smart choices! Students will be earning tickets (Braves Bills) for positive, safe behavior and for following the rules in school! Students will exchange these for goodies from the treasure box.  Thank you for sharing your wonderful children with us!

Reminders

  • This Tuesday, October 4 is PTA Open House at 6:30 pm, please come visit our school and classroom!! You can join the PTA for $6 individual or $12 family. Please also remember to submit your spirit wear order if you wish. The fundraisers are due OCT. 11!
  • Please practice with your child how to write his/her first name, start with the first letter of the name.
  • We will be using our jackets on a daily basis before long! Please help your child practice zipping his/her coat!

Shapes/Apples

“Shaping Up”

We had a fun third week of school! We are learning the names and features of shapes – circles, squares, triangles, rectangles, ovals and more.  Please review shapes with your child as well as naming colors and counting to 20.  In small group, we traced and colored shapes, created a face made of shapes, sponge painted shapes and went fishing for shapes. During work time (centers), we got the choice of playing in housekeeping, table toys, play-doh, coloring, building blocks, trucks and farm animals.  This is so much fun, and we look forward to opening more work centers!

We continue to reinforce class rules, procedures and expectations. We are earning tickets for positive, safe behavior and for following rules in school. Students will exchange these for goodies from the treasure box!

This Week

Since this is the first week of fall, we will be exploring apples!  We will examine apples and talk about the parts, taste apples and choose our favorite color and read 10 Apples Up on Top.  We will also talk about the letters in our name.

Also, we will introduce positional words: in front, behind, in the middle, over, under, etc . Please make conversation about these words at home: “what is under the couch? That light is over your head. You are lying in the middle of the bed. Look at the car behind us.”, etc

 

Our Class Rules

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 continue to emphasize the rules of the classroom so that the children know, understand, and use them. Students will be earning tickets for positive, safe behavior and for following the rules in school. Students will exchange these for goodies from the treasure box.  Please encourage your child to earn these.  Thank you for sharing your wonderful children with us.

Welcome to Early Start!!

It was great to meet everyone at Orientation!  School begins Tuesday! Lots of rules and procedures to teach.  We will also begin by identifying our name & symbol and the first letter of our name.  We will discuss sharing and playing together, as well.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me! Have a great week!


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