This week we are still practicing
basic shapes. Today we described shapes
based on their characteristics and then traced them. We are also talking about
animals and their babies. We will also
be creating our own class art where we will work together to make a piece of
art. We will be making more Fall crafts
as well. Thank you for all of your
support this year!
Name the Letters
Write the alphabet on a long strip
of paper. Chant or sing the alphabet
song as you point to each letter. Write
the letters in your child’s first name on index cards. Help your child identify each letter and
match it to the appropriate letter on the alphabet strip.
Cut a rectangle, a circle, a square,
and a triangle out of construction paper.
Have your child trace and name each shape. Take a walk around your neighborhood and look
for these shapes on signs, houses, trees, or flowers.
Last week we worked on name writing and learning basic
shapes. This week we will be talking
about our families and measuring. We
will be measuring each other with yarn and measuring things in nature. Since it is the beginning of Fall we will
also be doing a Fall craft. We are also
continuing to discuss being a Super Friend in class!
Different Way Home
If your child will be going home a different way, please write a
note in his/her binder so that we can him/her to the correct place. Thanks J
Charleston Wrap Fundraising packets went home yesterday. All of
the money raised will be used for our school and for our students. Please note the deadlines which are included
in the packet. If you have any
questions, please let me know.
If there is anything you need for me to know, feel free to write a note in your child’s binder or you can send me an email at email@example.com. I check my email first thing in the morning, during nap time (around 1:45) and at the end of the day (after dismissal).
Please check your child’s binder daily. Any papers in their binders can be kept at home.
Please have your child wear a nametag each day. We will be putting a nametag on each book bag soon. This is to keep everyone safe.
We have finished our first full week of
school! Students are adjusting wonderfully. They have embraced routines and
have made Mrs. Adkins and me very proud. Parents, we do appreciate your support
so far and we are looking forward to partnering with you in pursuit of a great
Regulating Our Emotions
Regulate is all about children’s
abilities to manage or control
their emotions, behaviors, and attention. This includes understanding, describing, and managing what
feeling. We have been discussing and practicing
techniques on how to handle our behaviors when we have “strong emotions.” We
have also been working on teacher-student connections. Our goal has been to also
establish very positive and loving connections with our students. We have reassured
them that we have partnered with you to ensure their success in Early Start. Please
also find attached a description of techniques we are using in the classroom
with regard to “Regulate” along with techniques that can be used at home.
Picking Up Students Early
If at all possible, please let the office
know before 3:30 if you will be picking your child up early from school. The
office has asked that we help them with this. We appreciate your support.
Thank you for making sure that students wear
name tags and Communication Binders are sent to school every day. And as always
if you have a question or concern, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We had a great first week of
school. We made new friends, learned
about our classroom, played outside, read many books, and sang songs. We also talked about being a Super Friend. Super Friends: Use Nice Talking, Have Gentle
hands and feet, Look with their eyes, Listen with their ears, Take turns with
toys, and Go with the flow. Thank you for sharing your wonderful children with
Inside the binder, you will find a monthly
calendar. Each day, we will put a
sticker on the day if your child followed the rules at school. We have talked
about our classroom rules and consequences many times throughout the week. We will continue to emphasize the rules of
the classroom so that the children know and understand them. If your child does not earn a sticker, I will
write a short note to let you know what happened. Please feel free to write in the binder if
you need to let me know something about your child.
Please make sure that your child has
his/her name tag each day. If there is
any change in the way that your child will go home, please write a note in their
binder. We will be putting a nametag on your child’s book bag soon.
Change of Clothes
If you have not sent in a change of clothes for your child to keep at school, please send them in this week. Thanks.