September 2013

September 27, 2013 Newsletter

 

Room 213 News

 

We talked about the shapes (circle, square, triangle and rectangle).   We learned some poems and rhymes about them.   We put strips of paper in a circle and glued them together to make a chain.   We made patterns with squares.  Triangles were put into the shape of a kite.  We used rectangles to make a house.  We had lots of fun with shapes this week!  Please continue to review this with your child at home.

circles1    circles 2    circles3

We are learning the letter Bb and the sound that it makes.   We looked at pictures of a banana, a bird, a ball, balloons and a bandaid.  They all begin with the letter Bb.   We also did many activities to learn about this letter and its sound.  Please work on this with your child at home.

 Bisforbear1    Bisforbear2    Bisforbear3

Reminders

 

I asked for you to send in a spiral notebook.   This notebook will be used as a means of communication between us.  Each day I will write a sentence and draw a picture of something that your child has done during the school day.  In return, I ask that you also write a sentence and draw a picture of something your child has done at home that night.  We read it together and talk about it in class the next day. This back and forth writing is not only a valuable tool for keeping in close contact with each other, but it will also encourage your child to take notice of print and promote their literacy skills.

If your child is absent from school, please remember to send a note with your child upon their return.

Please check the folder and back pack every night and take out the completed work.  Please send the folder to school every day.

 

Upcoming Dates to Remember

Monday, October 14 – No School

September 20, 2013 Newsletter

 

Room 213 News

 

We are continuing our unit on colors and color words.  At the end of the week, we will be putting together our dragon of colors.   We learned pink, purple, white, brown and black this week.   We also learned some songs and poems about each color.   The students came up with things for each color (flowers can be pink, grapes can be purple, a dog can be brown, a cat can be black, a ghost is white).   The younger students will be learning the colors and the older students will be learning to spell the color words.  I sent home flash cards to review the spelling of the color words and crayons to review the colors.  Please practice this with your child.

dragon of colors1

We are learning the letter Aa and the sound that it makes.   We looked at pictures of an apple, an airplane, an astronaut and an ant.  They all begin with the letter Aa.   We also did many activities to learn about this letter and its sound.  Please work on this with your child at home.

Aisforapple1    Aisforapple2    Aisforapple3

Reminders

 

I asked for you to send in a spiral notebook.   This notebook will be used as a means of communication between us.  Each day I will write a sentence and draw a picture of something that your child has done during the school day.  In return, I ask that you also write a sentence and draw a picture of something your child has done at home that night.  We read it together and talk about it in class the next day. This back and forth writing is not only a valuable tool for keeping in close contact with each other, but it will also encourage your child to take notice of print and promote their literacy skills.

If your child is absent from school, please remember to send a note with your child upon their return.

Please check the folder and back pack every night and take out the completed work.  Please send the folder to school every day.

September 13, 2013 Newsletter

 

Room 213 News

The Ray School folders have arrived!  Your child will bring this folder home daily.  Please be sure to check to see what is inside and take out the completed work.

We are beginning a unit on colors and color words.  We will be making a dragon of colors.   We learned red, blue, yellow, green and orange this week.   We read a book, Red in My World.   We also learned some songs and poems about each color.   The students came up with things for each color (apples are red, water is blue, the sun is yellow, grass is green and a pumpkin is orange).   The younger students will be learning the colors and the older students will be learning to spell the color words.

Reminders

I asked for you to send in a spiral notebook.   This notebook will be used as a means of communication between us.  Each day I will write a sentence and draw a picture of something that your child has done during the school day.  In return, I ask that you also write a sentence and draw a picture of something your child has done at home that night.  We read it together and talk about it in class the next day. This back and forth writing is not only a valuable tool for keeping in close contact with each other, but it will also encourage your child to take notice of print and promote their literacy skills.

If your child is absent from school, please remember to send a note with your child upon their return.

Please check the folder and back pack every night and take out the completed work.  Please send the folder to school every day.

I sent home several forms to be filled out earlier in the week.  Please return them to school, if you have not already done so.

September 6, 2013 Newsletter

 

Room 213 News

We are continuing with our All About Me unit.   We learned a poem called I’m Glad I’m Me.    We also read several stories and did activities with them.   They will be posted in the classroom for you to see at Open House.

The Ray School folders have not arrived yet.  As soon as they do, I will pass them out to the students.  We are using the ones that were sent in with the school supplies.

Reminders

I asked for you to send in a spiral notebook.   This notebook will be used as a means of communication between us.  Each day I will write a sentence and draw a picture of something that your child has done during the school day.  In return, I ask that you also write a sentence and draw a picture of something your child has done at home that night.  We read it together and talk about it in class the next day. This back and forth writing is not only a valuable tool for keeping in close contact with each other, but it will also encourage your child to take notice of print and promote their literacy skills.

If your child is absent from school, please remember to send a note with your child upon their return.

Please check the folder and back pack every night and take out the completed work.  Please send the folder to school every day.

Upcoming Dates to Remember

Tuesday, September 10 – Open House is from 6:00-7:30

 

 

 

August 30, 2013 Newsletter

Room 213 News

We had a great first week!   We have two new students.  So the class is up to four students (two boys and two girls).   Thank you for sending in the school supplies.

We are learning our new routine and schedule.  The students are doing a good job with it.

We sat down as a class and talked about rules and why we need them.  We came up with a list of three and they are posted in the classroom.  We are reviewing them daily.   We read the books, The Kissing Hand and Tucker’s Best School Day.   We did an activity with each story.   We are starting an All About Me unit.   We are learning that each one of us is special and unique.

Reminders

The communication notebook is a means of communication between us.  Each day I will write a sentence and draw a picture of something that your child has done during the school day.  In return, I ask that you also write a sentence and draw a picture of something your child does at home at night.   We read it together and talk about it in class the next day.   This back and forth writing is not only a valuable tool for keeping in close contact with each other, but it will also encourage your child to take notice of print and promote their literacy skills.

Upcoming Dates to Remember

Tuesday, September 2 – No School

Tuesday, September 10 – Open House is from 6:00-7:30