Ms. Karen’s Nov. 13-17 Newsletter
This week, we read books about Thanksgiving such as “A Plump and Perky Turkey”, “10 Turkeys in the Road”, “I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie”, “Stone Soup” and “Turkey Trouble”. We talked about foods we might eat for Thanksgiving dinner and had some good laughs trying to predict what was going to happen in our stories. We worked very hard on our placemats, centerpieces and turkey headbands for Stone Soup. A big THANK YOU for those parents who were able to bring their child to the Stone Soup feast! We had fun pouring all the ingredients into a pot on Thursday during class time (and especially the “magical ingredient”...SHARING since they all helped to bring the food!)
This week, our letter was “H”. We talked about uppercase and lowercase letters, found the letters “H” and “h” in a sentence, counted words in a sentence, talked about some vocabulary that starts with “h” and then practiced making the upper and lowercase “Hh” with our pencils. Since we have started copying words from the smartboard on our Tuesday worksheet, I’ve seen some of the kids challenging themselves at center time or table time to copy words they find in our room! At the beginning of the year, there weren’t very many who would choose to write or draw at center or table time but, now, they LOVE doing it!
During small groups this week, we were very busy trying to get all the wonderful artwork done for Stone Soup; however, I did squeeze in a cutting assessment that I will try to get onto Seesaw over break. I’ve seen so much progress since the beginning of the year on their cutting skills - makes my teacher heart happy! I also had each child count to 10 for me to see where they are on that skill before we move on to counting 1-20. It seems most have 1-10 down but please keep practicing on the counting while in the car, clean up time, etc. at home.
Since the weather is starting to get colder, it would be a great idea to switch your child’s extra clothing to a warmer set. Please make sure to include underwear also :)
If you’d like to have your child practice tracing their name at home, you can get on the website www.kidzone.ws/tracers and choose the “Standard Block Printing Font”. You can type in your child’s name and then print to get practice sheets!
Tuition is due November 24th for the month of December - $70.00. I’ve had several parents ask if they can turn in tuition on the 27th since the 24th is over the break and that’s perfectly fine :)
Please make sure your child brings a coat to school. We will be going outside if the temperature is above freezing to get some fresh air and exercise.
Dates to Remember:
November 20-24th: Thanksgiving Break- NO SCHOOL
November 30th: Skating Party 6:00-8:00 at Skateland
November 30th at 9:00 a.m. - Picture Retakes in the Y Gym
December 1st - Forms due for the KidSight Vision Screening
December 6-7th - KidSight Vision Screening
December 7th: PAT/PreK Santa Bash 5:00-7:00- FEMA shelterDecember 20th-Jan. 3rd - No school for Winter Break