Playing Outside

Playing Outside

September 24, 2012

September 24, 2012

A note from Ms. Poteet…
We are going on our first field trip to the North Oldham Fire Station.  We will be walking to the fire station with a police escort so please make sure your child wears tennis shoes.  Your child will need to wear orange and bring a sack lunch and beach towel. 

We still need one volunteer to lead small reading group on Friday’s from 8:20-8:50.  Let me know if you are interested!

Visit to practice their word wall words. 

What are we learning?
English Language Arts
We are learning about strategies to help us read tricky words.  These strategies include:
Looking at the Picture and Getting your Mouth Ready (saying the initial letter sound and later the final sound of the word).  We will begin using nursery rhymes to practice oral fluency, and to identify spelling patterns in words. We will continue to develop our story ideas, reinforce spacing between words and to stretch out each word to write each sound they hear.  We will use paintings by famous artists to engage our descriptive language skills.  Children will be encouraged to use describing words to add interest to our writing pieces.  Thank you for your responses to the family journals.  Reading your message and sharing the sketches you make is a big treat for the kiddos! 

Handwriting instruction will focus on developing fine motor skills as well as the proper formation of the following letters:  F, f, D and d.

Word Study
This week, we will explore the letters Ff and Dd. 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: but, on, and his.  Have your child sing you the songs for these words (sorry, there isn’t a song for “but”)

We continue to find things to count, and explore sorting objects by attributes. 
Wednesday’s Homework: Send in a button or two for a math activity.

We will learn about magnets: What types of objects are attracted to magnets?  How do they work?  We will also observe and record what we learn about magnets.

Dates to remember
September 25th – Fire House Field Trip
September 26th – Look for information about the Husky Hustle Walk-a-thon in Wednesday folder.
October 3rd- Early release day (12:25)
October 5th-Huber’s Field Trip
October 12th  – Husky Hustle (in-school);  Harmony Harvest (6-9pm

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