We welcome Brennan and Donnie to the Tuesday/Thursday class. We now have 10 students in this class.
We have 9 friends in our Wed/Friday class since Donnie transitioned to the Tuesday/Thursday class.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Have a very Happy Thanksgiving. I hope it is full of good health and quality time with family.
Looking ahead to next week we have our field trip coming up to the museum center. If you have signed up to chaperone you should have received a note about what time to arrive to school. It is important that everyone packs a bag lunch for the field trip in a paper bag that can be disposed of before we come back to school. Remember no peanut butter.
It's not too late to place a scholastic order. As the orders come in I am placing them. There is a link to the left that will take you directly to scholastic.
Here are a few more pictures from last week. We spent some time in the motor room working on our motor skills. As you can see we colored turkey feathers while on our belly. This works not only on fine motor skills but also core body strength. We used the scooter boards to take the feathers to the turkey.
|Happy Birthday to Dustin!|
|Brennan is our new friend in our Tuesday/Thursday class!|
|Happy Birthday to Colton!|
Sunday, November 17, 2013
We have also been busy introducing our theme in other ways such as stringing with pasta (fine motor skills), grocery store in our dramatic play center, painting with vegetables, exploring food with our 5 senses and so much more. When it is too cold to go outside we make use of the awesome rock wall in our gym, ride our trikes through the school, and even scooter board through the halls. We also have a motor room where we can use our gross motor skills.
If you signed up to go on our field trip to the Children's Museum you will be receiving a letter very soon.
We have been writing grocery lists for our class grocery store. Feel free to have your child help you the next time you write a list for shopping. He could write on your list or even keep his own list for the store. It's a great way to teach the purpose of writing. Remember that your child is a preschooler and developmentally may still be scribbling. Scribbling to writing letters is acceptable and encouraged. The more enjoyable we make it the more progress your child will have. We always model proper letter and word formation and before we know it the students are doing the same.
Please enjoy some recent photos.
|Emily and Colton using the geoboards to make shapes.|
|Happy Birthday to Hailey.|
|Painting with carrots.|
|We even used our sense of hearing to listen to the sound the seeds made in the red pepper when we shook it.|
|Happy Birthday to Yanni!|