This week we
are learning about seeds, doing experiments with seeds, and planting
seeds. We will also be making fruit dip
and tasting different fruits with the dip.
Our new letter this week is letter Qq.
Please review the letters and letter sounds that we have learned this
year with your child.
*Qq Hunt – Look at magazine and
newspaper headlines with your child.
Circle the words that begin with capital Q and lowercase q. Count the number of letters you find. You can also cut out or draw pictures of
words beginning with Qq.
*Continue to read every night!
*Practice position words (between,
behind, above, beside, below, front, in, back, out, under)
*Practice counting to 20
*Practice personal information
letter of the week is letter Cc. Keep
reviewing all of the letters learned.
Knowing all letters and letter sounds will give your child a good start
in kindergarten next year. We will also be
talking about animals. We will talk
about how different animals move and our favorite animals. This week we will be getting a fish as a
personal information (name, birthday, parent’s name, address)
writing first and last name
– look for pictures, letters, numbers, words and sentences when you read
The letter of the week is letter Mm. We will sort M&Ms by color, count them,
graph them and then eat them! We are working on sorting and grouping objects in
class. Please continue to review the
letters and letter sounds that we have learned so far. It is important for your child to know all
the letters and letter sounds when he/she goes to kindergarten next year.
*Mm Hunt – Look for Mms in newspaper and magazine
headlines. Underline the Mms you find
and count them together. Encourage your
child to trace the letters so he/ she can familiarize herself/himself with
their shape. Find pictures of things
that begin with the letter Mm, have your child cut them out, and glue them on a
*Compare objects at home. Have your child tell which one is longer,
shorter, bigger, etc. Have him/her sort
objects into categories (same color, size, shape).
*Please practice your child’s personal information
with him/her. This is important
information for your child to learn.
We will be exchanging valentines in class next Friday, February 14. Please send in a card for each child in the class. We will be making our Valentine bags for the cards in class this week.
Wednesday is World Read Aloud Day. Your child can dress up as a favorite book character. We will be going to an assembly that day as well.
This week we will look at how things move. We will test to see which surface ice will
slide on faster (the floor, carpet, bubble wrap, a table, or rubber mats). We will also play a game called the ice dice
game. We will also count mini marshmallows to put on our hot chocolate craft
and taste hot chocolate too. Our new
letter this week is letter B. Please
review this letter as well as the letters and letter sounds that we have
learned this year (S, T, P, O, Y, W, U, X, F, A, Z).
*Bb Poster – Gather Bbs from newspaper or magazine
headlines. Help your child make a Bb
poster. You can decorate the poster by
adding pictures, photographs, or drawings of things whose names start with Bb.
*Learning the ABCs – Your child will listen to the alphabet book
Alphabet Under Construction this week,
Page through other alphabet books together, paying special attention to
the ABC order. Encourage your child to
predict what letter you will read about next in the book.
The letter of the week is letter Zz.
We will be making a zoo craft and reading a zoo book. Please
continue to review all the letters and letter sounds that we have learned so
far this year. Daily review makes a big
difference. We are also practicing
sorting objects. We sort shapes by size,
color, and shape. Have your child
practice sorting things at home and tell how he/she sorted the objects.
Reader Program – We hope that you are enjoying the books that are sent home
each Wednesday. Please return the books
each Tuesday. We will give you new books
each Wednesday. You can have your child
picture read the books, find letters, or tell you what is happening in the
*Zz Collage – write Zz at the top of
a large piece of paper. Help your child
find Zz and pictures of objects whose names begin with Zz in magazines or
catalogs. Glue them onto the paper. You can also draw your own pictures of Zz
objects. If you do a collage, please
send it in to share with the class.
*Play letter and letter sound games
to review letters.
This week, we will be talking about
feelings. We will emphasize imagining
how someone else is feeling and responding to their feelings. The
letter of the week is Aa. Please review
all of the letters and letter sounds that we have learned this year: S, T, P, O, W, X, Y, U, F. It is important to
review letters regularly so that your child can master the entire alphabet this
Aa Hunt – Look for
words that begin with capital and lowercase Aa with your child in magazine and
newspaper headlines. Circle and count
the letters you find. Encourage your
child to write the letters on a blank of piece of paper.
Counting Books – Your
child will listen to the counting book One Moose, Twenty Mice this week. Ask him/her to tell about the animals in the
book. Look through other counting books
with your child. Encourage him/her to
count the objects on each page and to predict what number will come next.
Alphabet Books- use
alphabet books to review letters and sounds with your child. You can check one out of the library or make
one of your own.
Alphabet Concentration – use
letter cards of the letters that we have learned so far (uppercase and
lowercase) to play concentration with your child. When you pick a letter, you have to name the
letter before you pick another letter.
we are learning:
hope everyone had a restful and fun winter break! This week we talk about how
things work. We will use sticks and
playdough to build structures and measure sticks using unifex cubes. Letter Ff
is our new letter this week. Please
continue to review all letters learned so far (S,T ,P, O, X, Y,U,W).
*Ff animal poster: draw a picture of a fish on a large piece of
drawing paper. Tell you child that the
word fish begins with the letter Ff.
Children can decorate the poster by adding pictures of animals whose
names begin with Ff. such as a frog or a fox.
*Continue to review name, address,
parent name, and birthday with your child.
*Read every night!
January 20– Martin Luther King Holiday – no school
24-29 Early Dismissal
This week we are reviewing the letters that we have learned so far this year and reviewing the five senses. We will be reviewing the numbers to 10 by drawing number cards and making a block tower using the number on the card. We will be sending home all of the crafts that we made this month on Thursday. We hope that you enjoy them! We hope that you have a blessed holiday season!
This week we will be learning more about our five senses. We will make sound makers for the sense of
hearing and do a water and oil experiment to use our sense of sight to see what
happens and record it. We are also
working on different crafts that we will be sending home next week. The letter we are studying is letter Ww. Continue to review the other letters that we
have learned this year (S, T, P, O, X, Y).
*Ww Collage: write Ww at
the top of a large piece of paper. Help
your child find pictures of objects whose names begin with Ww in newspapers,
magazines, or catalogs. Make a collage
with the pictures. You can also draw your
This week we are talking about the
sense of smell. We will do different
activities using our sense of smell like painting with scented paint, making
scented play-doh, and smelling different things and telling if we like them or
not. We are also learning the letter Yy. Remember to review the letters learned with
do go outside each day for 30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes in the
afternoon. If it is too cold or wet, we
do not go outside. Please remember to send hats, gloves, etc. for
your child as well as a heavy jacket for cooler days. Please make sure to label all of your child’s
*Yy Hunt – look for words that begin
with capital and lowercase Yy in magazine and newspaper headlines. Circle the letters. Count the number of letters you find.
*Read books about counting – we will
be reading a counting book named Swan Harbor this week. Read other counting books with your
child. Point out the numerals in the
books. Count the items that correspond
to each of the numerals.