February 19-23, 2018

Hello families!

    

Next week we will be sorting items by identifying their beginning sound, reviewing alphabet letters by using ABC stamps, and creating 2-D shapes with pipe cleaners and straws. Our read aloud books are Little Red Riding Hood and Who Wears That? Our letter of the week is Q, q, and our focus question of the week is “What other special clothes do people wear?”

          

Our Second Steps lesson is on “Joining In With Play.” In addition to learning how to invite others to play, developing the ability to join in with others play will help children make friends and extend their learning with play. Children are more likely to join play if they are able to observe what others are doing and then make suggestions to their play. Students will also be reviewing the LEAP play skills of getting someone’s attention, asking to play, and giving toys. Combined, these skills will help your child feel more confident as they enter in group play scenarios.

           

March 2 is Read Across America Day, and the Birthday of Dr. Seuss! To celebrate, we will be joined by a special guest, Pat the Cat in the Hat! Grab a book and celebrate with your child by reading at home this week!

    Looking ahead-

  • February 27: PLC, No School
  • March 7 & 8: Kindergarten Registration at Kloefkorn
  • March 9: Preschool Career Dress Up Day!
  • March 12-16: Spring Break, No School
  • March 27: PLC, No School
  • March 30-April 2: No School

     

Have a great weekend!

Allison

 

 

 

February 12-16, 2018

Hello families!

  Next week we will be practicing our letter sound knowledge with a “Jumping Beans” game, measuring using snap cube towers, making a book about clothing people wear for a job, solving story problems about items in a clothing store, describing shapes during a guessing game, and practicing phonics skills by saying tongue twisters. Our read aloud books are Uncle Nacho’s Hat, Little Red Riding Hood, and Llama Llama Red Pajama. The letter of the week is G, g. Our focus question of the week is “What special clothes do people wear for work?” To explore this question, we will have a visit from a nurse on Tuesday and police officer on Friday!

Our Second Steps lesson is on “Inviting Others to Play.”  Children who are not included by others are at risk for negative outcomes. By learning and practicing how to invite others to play, children can help make sure everyone is included. Students will review the LEAP skill of “Play Organizer.” With this strategy students can give a peer a toy and tell the peer how to use the toy in order to invite others to play. This skill can be practiced at home by using the following script:

Now I want you to practice giving your friend a toy and telling him what to do with the toy. Let’s pretend I’m your friend and you’re going to give me a toy and tell me what to do with the toy. Remember to:

  • Get my attention
  • Give me a toy
  • Tell me what to do with the toy

    

Help us learn about features of clothing by wearing these items each day next week-

Tuesday, 2/20-Wear something with stripes!

Wednesday, 2/21- Wear your favorite color!

Thursday, 2/22- Wear something with buttons or a zipper!

Friday, 2/23- Wear something with letters or numbers!

There will be no school on Monday, January 19th due to a Teacher Plan Day. We will see you on Tuesday!

Looking ahead:

February 20 & 22: Parent Teacher Conferences

February 27: No school (PLC)

Have a great weekend!

Miss Owens