Sunday, October 18, 2020

Reminders & Upcoming October Dates

 Reminders

Students have to wear tennis shoes all day at school.

The weather is getting colder so please send your student to school in a warm coat. We go outside as often as we can and the wind and chilly weather has made a few of the students a little cold while playing outside in the morning.

If you have not sent in your family pumpkin please do so we can hang it up on our classroom bulletin board.

Upcoming Dress Up Days

Red Ribbon Week: October 22nd- October 28th

Thursday, October 22- Wear your pajamas to school today!

Friday, October 23- Wear crazy socks!

Monday, October 26- Dress as a tourist!

Tuesday, October 27- Wear crazy hats!

Dates to Remember

Thursday, October 22, 2020- October Book Orders Due

Thursday, October 29, 2020- No School

Tuesday, November 10 & Thursday, November 12, 2020- VIRTUAL Parent Teacher Conferences. An email with a sign up sheet will be sent out the last week of October or the first week of November.


Friday, October 16, 2020

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Trees

Dear 4K Families,

While we were learning at home many friends created their own Chicka Chicka Boom Boom trees and sent me a picture of them; I wanted to share them with you so you can see the trees your friends made.
Evelyn
Jackson
David
Kaylee
Lexi
London
Porter
Violet

Zoey


September 2020

 Hello 4K Families,

We have been in school for one month already! It certainly has gone by fast!

The kids are getting the routine of our classroom down very quickly! They are all very eager to learn!

LITERACY

We have been doing our Alphabet Chant every day to help learn the letters of the alphabet and the sound or sounds the letters make. We say the letter names twice, then a name of a picture on the chart, then the sound(s) of the letter with a small body movement. Ex. Aa apple short a sound /ă/ (3x) with the body movement and then we repeat it with the long a sound /ā/ (3x).

We have read many books on emotions, school, and fall so far this year.

Many mornings for the morning work the kids are tracing the letters of their name, and then writing it multiple times during the day/week.

MATH

We have practiced tracing our numbers as well as using some games to practice identifying, counting to and dot counting numbers. Every day we do calendar; thus far our highest number was 25. We have also counted each number from the calendar in sign language. Ask your student if they remember any of the numbers and how they are counted in sign language; it is done differently than in the hearing community.

SOCIAL EMOTIONAL ACTIVITIES

We use the SecondStep program at school to discuss different ways to control and calm our bodies as well as how to kindly play in our classroom with our friends. We met two classroom "friends" Scott and Sally; they help us with these lessons. So far we have learned they are in the room to help us and remind us to do our body checks- eyes watching, ears listening, voices quiet, and bodies calm.

We have also done a little bit a yoga and light stretching to start off our day or as a brain break during the morning. Miss Peters has also shown the kids how to do Balloon Breathing and Pretzel Breathing. A couple friends were also shown how to take deep breaths and slowly blowing them out using your five fingers. To do this you take a deep breath in as you move up one finger and slowly let it out as you go down that finger. Do that five times and if your body isn't calm, do it once more or as long as you need.

We had the students work on puzzles together in their table pods. This helps with their fine motor skills in their hands as well as their social skills to work together with their friends as a group to complete a project. The kids did a great job working together and putting the puzzles together.

ART

The students made Remembrance Ribbons and headbands in observance of Patriot Day; the day we remember September 11, 2001.



They each colored a unique puzzle piece to add to our classroom puzzle to show that everyone in our classroom are friends.

PLAY TIME

FREE TIME (play time in the classroom)