Playing Outside

Playing Outside

October 10, 2011

A note from Ms. Poteet

Wow, we had the perfect day for our field trip to Huber’s Orchard and Winery last week.  The kids had a terrific time playing on the picking apples, going on the wagon ride, picking a pumpkin, going to the petting zoo, and getting lost in the corn maze.  Thanks so much for the chaperones who volunteered to attend the field trip (Ms. Berry, Ms. Hall, Ms. Caswell, Ms. Slade, Ms. Mattingly, Ms. Turner, and Ms. Wendling).  We couldn’t have done it without you!  Check out our pictures below!  

Friday is our field trip to the Kentucky Center for the Arts and Waterfront Park.  Please have your child pack a sack lunch and drink and wear their orange class t-shirt.

I hope everyone enjoys some quality family time next week!  I cannot wait to come back and here everyone’s stories.  When we come back we will start working on our Thanksgiving Play!
What are we learning?
Reading Workshop
This week we will learn about two more strategies good readers use.  We will focus on “rereading” and “ask a friend”.  Due to our field trip to Stage One on Friday, we will try to get to the library on Wednesday or Thursday.   

Writing Workshop
In writing we are learning how to use booklets to tell a complete story from beginning to end.  Due to Fall Break, we will not send Family Journals home on Friday.  Those will continue when we return. 

Handwriting instruction will focus on developing fine motor skills as well as the proper formation of the following letters:  Vv, Xx, Yy & Zz.

Word Study
This week, we will explore the letters Vv, Xx, Yy & ZZ. Ask your child about the letter sound chants for these.  We will also learn how to read and write these words that will be added to our Word Wall: is, there, look. Have your child sing you the songs for these words and practice reading and writing them each day.  This is very important. 

We are learning to how to count and label (writing that number) groups of items up to 50.  This is a big task.  Please practice counting at home with items such as:  Cheerios, beans, pennies, etc.

Social Studies
We are learning more and more about Native American culture of the Eastern Woodlands group.  We will study what they ate and the clothes they wore.  We will also create our own Native American vests.

*Send in a healthy snack and water bottle every day.
* Our classroom gets very chilly sometimes.  Please send in a light jacket or sweater for your child to keep in their back pack. 
* Sign your child’s weekly planner every night.

Related Arts Schedule
Monday         Music    
Tuesday        Music
Wednesday    PE
Thursday       PE
Friday           PE

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