Early Start, Room 71

Archive for December, 2016


Letter Ff Week!

mittens-pinkNew Year, New Responsibilities!

Happy New Year! We hope you had a special time celebrating with family and friends over winter break.

Upon starting the second “half” of the school year, we are teaching the students to be more responsible and independent to get ready for kindergarten next year. Please work with your child on putting on their coat and zipping it.  Also continue to work on personal information (birthday, address, parent’s name, phone #, etc.) and name writing (if your child can write her first name, work on her last name.)  We are amazed at how quickly each child learns.

“If you want your children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.”~ Abigail Van Buren

What we are learning

This week we will start our fifth theme called “Animals Everywhere”. Letter Ff is our new letter this week – please practice identifying the letter Ff on signs, magazines, etc and review the sound Ff makes. We will be discussing pets and how to care for them, along with reading stories about pets and the experiences that pet owners have had with them. We will read about Frosty the Snowman and make a snowman craft. We will also read The Rainbow Fish, and make a rainbow fish craft and go fishing for letters using goldfish snacks.

Please continue to review all letters learned so far (S,T,P,O X, Y,U,W).

January 16- No School for Students

Please send a picture of your pet at home if you have one!

As the weather is very 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 and above 40 degrees.

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, such as making wreaths and making a wishing wand to tell our holiday wish.  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 Tuesday, December 20. We will return to school on Tuesday, January 3.
  • Please have your child wear Christmas colors (red or green) or a holiday shirt on Monday, 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 that Tuesday.

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.

Field Trip to NRHS this Friday, December 9. Please let me know if you are meeting us there.

Scholastic book orders are due this Friday, Dec. 9 for delivery before Christmas break! They have several $1 books- good stocking stuffers.

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.

 


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