Ms. Karen’s Sept. 18-22 Newsletter
We had a very busy but fun week in Preschool! The highlight of the week was our “Day at the Farm” that the FFA high school students brought for us to enjoy. What a great time we had!
During group time, we read “Brown Bear, Brown Bear”, “Shape Spotters”, “Squares”, “Circles” and “What is a Triangle?”. We began focusing on shapes this week by reading lots of books about shapes and going on shape hunts in our classroom. The books we read also had great vocabulary like “quilts”, “checkers”, “chess”, “tablecloth” and “napkin” that we practiced identifying. We also did a sorting pre-assessment this week too. I will try to get those results on Seesaw as soon as possible.
For art this week, we painted at the easel, made pictures with different art supplies, and practiced using scissors. In Science this week, we learned about animals at “Day on the Farm”. There were donkeys, goats, cows, rabbits, waterfowl, sheep, goats, ducks, a horse and ponies to learn new things about as well as a couple of tractors to explore!
We are tracing our name each day and are focusing on holding their pencil correctly as well as trying to stay on the dotted lines for each letter. I sent home a couple of papers home about how to have them practice holding their pencil as well as the stages of development in writing. I had a couple of parents ask if it was possible to get name tracing pages and I actually print them off of the internet! 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!
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Dates to Remember:
October 5th - Field trip to Campbell’s Pumpkin Patch -- ALL STUDENTS IN BOTH CLASSES need to be at school by 8:00 a.m. We will be going to the Y-Gym to take pictures for Picture Day at 8:15 a.m. so it’s very important you are on time.
October 6th - No Preschool for AM Class due to first Friday of the month meetings
October 7th - PTA Fall Festival
October 13th - Fall Break
October 16-17th - Parent/Teacher Conferences - I will be sending out a link to parents for a Sign-Up Genius to sign up for a P/T conference the first week in October. I can not get 40 students conferences done in two evenings so some of my times will be other days/evenings after school.