This week we began our Tree Study! We have been talking all about what we already know about trees and taking time to explore and talk about the trees around Kloefkorn. If you have any tree parts that you would like to donate, please bring them in! We are looking for tree cookies (cross sections of trees to examine rings), big or unusual leaves, seed pods, tree roots, etc.
In small groups this week the students practiced number identification and counting, measuring and comparing, and sequencing by size.
Our social emotional curriculum talked about how to use self-talk to follow directions in the classroom and at home. We practiced this skill all week!
October 14 & 15– Parent Teacher Conferences
October 17-21 — No School (Fall Break)
October 29 — No School (PLC)
This week we finished talking about our rules at school and began talking about when things happen at school. We learned about how to appropriately play rhythm sticks, what resting position looks like, and we talked about the function of a clock.
During small groups this week the students used team work to complete a floor puzzle, worked on following directions using playdoh and cookie cutters, and learned about spatial relationships with beanbags by naming where their beanbag landed in relation to a basket. These words can be incorporated at home in your daily routines! For example, asking your child to put their toothpaste beside their toothbrush or telling them to put their toy behind the couch.
Our social emotional curriculum talked about how to pay attention and focus using atten-to-scopes (ask your child to show you their atten-to-scopes!) and how to appropriately get someones attention in the classroom.
September 16-26 — 1st Quarter Home Visits
September 18 — Picture Day
September 23 — Walk-a-Thon
September 24 — No School (PLC)