Playing Outside

Playing Outside

October 8, 2012

October 8, 2012

A note from Ms. Poteet…

The Husky Hustle is this Friday from 1:30-2:15.  This is a family event and the kids love to have families walk with them.  We hope you will join us! Don’t forget to send in your Husky Hustle pledges!  100% of the pledges benefit Harmony students.  We use the money to purchase a classroom set of I pads.   

The Harmony Harvest is also this Friday from 6:00-8:00 pm.  Please be sure to take a look at the silent auction items when you come.  I am auctioning a “Pretend Sleepover Party” in our classroom on Friday, December 7th from 6:00-8:30 pm and a Fall Fun Day on November 15th from 2:30-3:30 pm.  The cost of the Pretend Sleepover is $25 and all students are welcome.  It will be a night filled with good treats to eat, games to play, and a movie on the big screen!  The students get to wear their pajamas, bring pillows, stuffed animals, and a sleeping bag.  I hope lots of you sign up for the fun-filled night!  The Fall Fun Day is $10 and 10 students will be able to attend.  We will meet after school, make crafts, and decorate cookies.  It will be a fun filled afternoon.

Don’t forget to send in a healthy snack every day!  Many students have been forgetting the past two weeks!

What are we learning?
Reading Workshop
This week we are focusing on finding rhyming words in books and concepts of print. 

Writing Workshop
We are beginning to use a combination of drawings and writing to compose opinion pieces.  This week I will ask the students to give me their opinion on their favorite nursery rhyme or book.  They will need to explain why they chose each particular nursery rhyme or book.  On Friday, we are writing in our Family Journals.  Please take time over the weekend to read your child’s letter to you and respond. 

Handwriting instruction will focus on developing fine motor skills as well as the proper formation of the following letters:  J, j, W, w, Q, q

Word Study
This week, we will explore the letters Jj, Ww, and Qq. 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: they, be, have. Have your child sing you the songs for these words.

This week we are working on writing our numbers 0-20 and skip counting by 10s. 

We are continuing our unit on plants. This week we will learn about the basic needs of a plant and even get to plant our own corn plants.  We will get to be scientist and record our observations about our corn plants.

*Send in a healthy peanut-free snack and water bottle (with a pull up spout) 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!
* Library book due every Wednesday!

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

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