Playing Outside

Playing Outside

September 12, 2011

September 12, 2011

A note from Ms. Poteet

Thank you for being so prompt with turning in your field trip forms.  Many of you have requested to chaperone for this trip; it’s so wonderful to have this group of enthusiastic parents!  Keep practicing those lunch numbers!  We’re almost at 100% of our kiddos who know their numbers by heart.  Next week, I will begin “Shoe Tying Awards” for those who know how to tie their own shoes.  Practice, practice!  J

Here’s what is happening this week:
·         Wednesday-Friday:  Library Orientation- After our three orientation sessions, we will be able to check out books weekly.  Our library check out days will be on Friday’s.
·         Thursday: Send in 10 saltines or graham crackers for today’s math lesson. 
·         Friday: Bring a small action figure (about the size of a Polly Pocket or a G.I. Joe) for Math.
·         Friday: Field Trip forms and money are due.

Dates to Remember:
·         September 15: Picture Day- Get those bangs trimmed!  The picture will be from the neck up, so don’t worry too much about what they are wearing. 
·         September 28: Early Release Day
·         September 30: Husky Hustle
·         September 30: Harmony Harvest 6:00-8:00pm
·         October 7: Huber Field Trip!

What are we learning?
 Reading Workshop
Our class started reading groups last week.  Remember to read their Guided Reading books at home, and return them in their Guided Reading book folder so that we can continue to read these books at school.  We will continue to practice choosing books across different genres and learn how readers get their minds ready. 

Writing Workshop
Now that our children are writing, we will encourage them to stick with a story by adding details and labels to their stories.   Be sure to look for those family journals on Friday.  They sure loved reading your responses on Monday!

Handwriting instruction will focus on developing fine motor skills as well as the proper formation of the following letters:  C, c, H and h.

Word Study
This week, we will explore the letters Cc and Hh. Ask your child about the letter sound chants for both.  We will also learn how to read and write these words that will be added to our Word Wall: his, said, and that.  Have your child sing you the songs for these words.

We are learning how to make shapes and continue to practice counting.
Everyday Math Home Link
Family Note:
Help your child find patterns around your house and neighborhood.  Look at fences, buildings, doors, windows, wallpaper, and fabrics.  Try to draw some of the patterns that you see.  If possible, take a camera along and record some patterns you find. 

Look outdoors and in your home for objects that have patterns.  Choose your favorite pattern to draw and bring to school to share on Thursday.

We are continuing our unit on plants. We are learning that plants need light, warmth, water, and nutrients to survive.  On Tuesday we are going to plant our very own corn seed!  We are going to observe our plant grow over the next couple of weeks. We will begin learning about the parts of plant on Friday.

Related Arts Schedule

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