Welcome back! We are so happy that school has started back up again and hope that everyone had a great Christmas break! 

Reminders:

  • Snack Family Week January 14- Frankowiak
  • After School Progams begin again January 14th! 
  • Spirit Day - January 15th
  • Happy 4th Birthday Lilly! - January 20
  • Snack Family Week January 21- Glendenning 
  • NO SCHOOL - January 21
  • ​​​​​​​Snack Family Week January 28- Hunt
  • Happy Birthday Mrs. Redmond! - January 29

Clothes Unit:

We started the new semester with our unit on clothes! We have started talking about the different types of clothes, what clothes can be made of, and the different features of clothes (buttons, snaps, buckles, etc.). We:

  • Recited the poem My Clothes
  • Practiced lacing, snapping, buckling, and buttoning in the science in math center
  • Talked about the different objects clothes might have 
  • Made a chart of what we know about clothes (check it out outside our classroom!)
  • Dressed wooden paper dolls
  • Talked about the letter Q
  • Read the books Llama Llama Red Pajama, Caps for Sale, & A Pocket for Corduroy

​​​​​​​Coming Up:

​​​​​​​ We will continue the month talking about clothes by examining different types of fabric, sorting clothing types, reading more books about clothes, and talking about the different clothes that are worn in different seasons! We will also continue with our letter of the week! 

Home Connection: 

​​​​​​​Have your child practice buttoning, zipping, and snapping their own clothes! We have been practicing these skills in class as they relate to our clothes unit (it’s also good independence practice!). Talk to your child about the different articles of clothing that they are wearing that day- pants vs. shorts, dress vs. shirt, skirt vs. pants, collard shirt vs. t-shirt, etc. Keep reading with your child! After a hectic holiday season it is good to get back into the swing of school by reading at home! 

 

We missed our class and are so excited for the semester! 

Mrs. Redmond and Miss. Moore

We can’t believe that it’s almost the end of the semester! Time has flown by!! 

Reminders:

  • Snack Family week of December 3rd- Beach
  • ​​​​​​​Snack Family week of December 10th- Bramhall
  • After school programs end- December 14th
  • ​​​​​​​Snack Family week of December 17th- Brown
  • Class Christmas Party!! - December 18th @ 11:00 AM (Wear Christmas Best)
  • Christmas Sanctuary Service- December 20th @ 11 AM
  • NO SCHOOL December 21st-January 6th (Christmas Break!!)

Balls Unit:

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​We ended the buildings unit and have begun talking about balls! We have been talking about different sports that use balls, what balls are made of, and how balls can roll! The students have:

  • Learned the poem Little Ball
  • ​​​​​​​Used different types of balls (football, soccer ball, golf ball, & marbles) to see how they roll down a ramp
  • Built a “roller coaster” with foam cylinders and marbles! 
  • Spent the week before Thanksgiving setting the Thanksgiving table in the home center and reading Thanksgiving books
  • Made a handprint turkey placemat! 
  • Played with water and ping pong balls in the sensory table bin and learned that ping pong balls float!
  • Balanced golf balls in the math and science center on the scale
  • Played “sports” in the home center with jerseys and cheerleading outfits
  • Strenghthened our fine motor skills by using tongs to pick up cotton balls in the sensory table
  • Learned the letters  I and U by building the letters with wood pieces, rolling them out with play dough and practicing writing them in our Handwriting books.
  • Read books: Charlie Plays Ball, Thanksgiving Mice, Bounce, “T” is for Thanksgiving, Have a Ball!, The Doorbell Rang, and There’s a Dragon in your book

Coming up:

​​​​​​​As the balls unit comes to and end we will play skee ball with laundry baskets, make a maze with blocks to roll balls through, string plastic golf balls on pipe cleaners, set up a bowling alley, read more books about balls, and practice our fine motor skills with rubber bands and spiky balls. We will also spend a week learning about Christmas! We will continue our letter of the week with C, O and Q. We are excited to see everyone at the Christmas Party on December 18th- child can wear favorite Christmas outfit or Christmas best. 

Home Connection:

Ask your child to recite our poem Little Ball! We have been saying it every day and they enjoy doing the hand motions that go along with it. Ask your child about how balls can roll down a ramp and the different types of balls we have been talking about in class. Continue reading with your child!!! 

We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and continue to have a wonderful Holiday season! 

Mrs. Redmond and Miss. Moore 

We have been talking a lot about buildings this month!! We hope you enjoy enjoy reading about what we have been doing and what is to come! 

Reminders:

  • Snack Family week of November 5th - Smith
  • Book Fair- November 5-9
  • Spirt Day November 6th (Wear HPPDS colors!) 
  • Open House November 8th @ 5:30 PM - Please come with your children!
  • Snack Family week of November 12th- Talbott
  • Novemeber 19th- Happy Birthday Isaac! 
  • NO SCHOOL Novemeber 19-23
  • Snack Family week of November 26th - Underwood
  • Parent/ Teacher conferences November 28th - NO SCHOOL 
  • Novemeber 29th- Happy Birthday Tommy! 

Buildings Unit:

October began our unit on buildings! We have been learning about all the different types of buildings, what they are made of, and discussed our favorite buildings. The students have:

  • Learned the poem Noisy Nails 
  • Studied pictures of different buildings (skyscrapers are a favorite!)
  • Discussed our favorite buildings (tall ones, short ones, houses, schools, churches, shops, etc.)
  • Started our letter of the week! We have learned to build (with wood pieces) and write the letters L, F, E, & H, and we made lists of words that begin with each letter.
  • Created a restaurant in the home center! (Lots of cooking yummy food!!)
  • Used shaving cream as “mortar” with foam bricks in the sensory bin.
  • Hammered golf tee “nails” into pumpkins.
  • Drew our favorite buildings (check out the dictations outside of our classroom!)
  • Painted mini pumpkins with paint and glitter!! (Will be on display during the Open House)
  • Used nuts and bolts while playing with Play-Doh
  • Talked about different occupations and the different buildings in which people work (fire fighter, police officer, doctor, etc.)
  • Read LOTS of Halloween Books and The Three Little Pigs. 

Coming up:

We will be continuing our buildings unit for one more week then we will introduce our unit on balls! We will talk about how balls move, different shapes, and different sports that use balls. We are excited to start this unit!! If you have a family member or close friend who could come talk to our class about a specific sport, we would love to have “show and tell” visitors! We will continue with our “Letter of the Week” and practicing our handwriting in our HandWriting Without Tears book. 

Home Connection:

Ask your child to recite the Noisy Nails poem! We have been saying it everyday with great enthusiasm! Talk to your child about different buildings and who may work in them. Keep reading with your child! Reading is the BEST activity to practice skills that are used in school: sitting still, reciting information, creativity, and emotion recognition. 

 

We hope you stayed dry and had a wonderful Halloween! 


Mrs. Redmond and Miss. Moore