Weekly Update 1/27-1/31

This week we continued to talk about special clothing that people wear for different events. The students shared their photos from weddings, soccer games, Halloween, and other times that they wore special clothing.

 

In small groups this week, students illustrated their own Mitten story, practiced counting and comparing, and moved their bodies in different ways over letters taped on the floor in the hallway.

 

Our social emotional curriculum continued to focus on big feelings and how to calm our bodies down if we are having a big feeling. This week we focused on angry feelings. We also reviewed how we keep our bodies safe during a shelter drill.

Valentine’s Day

Our Spring party will be on February 14 at 1:15pm. During this time students will have an opportunity to pass out Valentine’s Day cards. We currently have 16 students enrolled in our classroom, however, that can change before the 14th. Please do not write individual names on the cards as that makes it very hard for students to pass out independently. Keep in mind that candy/food is not allowed but other small items are ok.

Reminders

February 5 — Fancy Dress Day

February 14 — Spring Party @ 1:15pm

February 17 — No School (Plan Day)

Weekly Update 1/21-1/24

This week we began talking about special clothes that people wear to work. We talked about the different parts of the firefighter and police officer uniforms that we saw when they visited (during 2nd quarter) and the students were able to talk about the special things that their family members wear to work!

During small groups the students learned about alliterations and sorted objects based on their beginning sounds, worked on 1:1 correspondence while counting using clothespins, and worked on 1:1 correspondence while counting using cotton balls. Counting using one-to-one correspondence, or using one number for each item, is an important skill to practice whenever you can. You can practice counting stickers, toys, magnets, candy, etc. and emphasize that the student use only one number for each item.

Our social emotional curriculum continued to focus on big feelings and how to calm our bodies when we are having big feelings. This week we talked about feeling disappointment and why you might feel that way. We also reviewed how to calm our bodies by taking deep belly breaths.

 

Reminders

January 28 — No School (PLC)

February 5 — Fancy Dress Day

Weekly Update 1/13-1/17

This week we talked about how we can make clothes. Mrs Bassett and Ms Peggy brought in some supplies to show us how to crochet and how to knit! We talked about the different tools they need for each and what types of things they can make.

 

Our small groups this week allowed students to experiment with mixing paint using mittens, introduced new 3-D shapes, and had students practice how to make shapes using geoboards. 3-D shapes are all around us and I challenge you to ask your child if they can spy any throughout your day!

 

Our social emotional curriculum talked about how to calm down if you are having a big feeling. Mindy and Morey were feeling very frustrated this week and we helped them calm down by putting their hands on their tummy, saying stop, and taking some deep breaths. We practiced how to calm our bodies down if we are feeling scared, excited, sad, or having any other big feelings.

 

Reminders

January 20 — No School (MLK Jr. Day)

January 28 — No School (PLC)

 

Weekly Update 1/7-1/10

We have had a wonderful first week back from break. This week we reviewed the rules of our classroom and reviewed friendship skills.

 

In small groups this week the students made playdoh, played a memory game, and got to write/draw about what they did over their winter break.

Our social emotional curriculum talked about what it feels and looks like if you are worried. We talked about how your tummy might hurt and that you can talk to a teacher or other adult to help you feel better.

Home Visits

Our 3rd quarter home visits start January 13. If you do not remember what day you signed up for or if you need to reschedule, please let me know.

Reminders

January 13 — 3rd quarter home visits begin

January 20 — No school (MLK Jr. Day)

January 28 — No School (PLC)