Snack Families: Please no citrus (oranges, cuties, etc.) because we have an allergy to the peeling.

1/14: Glidewell

1/21: Hicks

1/28: McWilliams

2/4: Navarre

2/11: Shackleford

Coming Up:

1/14: After school programs begin

1/15: Spirit Day

1/21: No School for Martin Luther King day

2/6: Online Auction

Our Units: "Clothes"

Looking back, we:

  • painted and decorated a shirt for our new clothing theme
  • practiced writing the letter "Q" using "Handwriting Without Tears"
  • added fabric and rubberbands to the Block Center where they used fine motor skills to wrap the blocks
  • matched a wide variety of socks in the sensory bin 
  • worked with friends to complete puzzles of occupational people (chef, firefighter, ballerina, etc.)
  • worked on our class art project for the upcoming auction
  • passed around objects that begin with the letter "Q" then made a list of "Q" words 
  • shared what we did for the Christmas break
  • sorted shirts by big, medium, and small
  • had a "Clothing Store" in the Home Center where the kids could buy/sell shirts, sweaters, shoes, hats, etc.
  • read books like "Button, Button, Who's Got the Button?," "A Pocket for Corduroy," "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" and "Llama Llama Red Pajama"

Coming up, we will:

  • be sorting fabric by different textures
  • reading more books about clothing like "Caps for Sale," "Who Wears What?," and "Clothesline Clues"
  • use "Handwriting Without Tears" to learn the letters G, S and J
  • have the children cut pictures of clothing from magazines to glue on paper
  • match pictures of different clothing (shoe, shirt, dress, etc.) to their correct shadows

Home Connection:

Have the children practice zipping, buttoning, and snapping their own clothes. We will continue to work on these skills in class for our "Clothes" Unit. Also, the Kindergarten Shepherds will visit our class next week to teach the kids how to put on their own coats. It will take time and perseverance, but the rewards are great! 

Snack Families: Please no citrus (oranges, cuties, etc.) because we have an allergy to the peeling.

12/3: Allbritton

12/10: Barnes

12/17: Castellaw

1/7: Cox

1/14: Glidewell

Coming Up:

12/12-Spirit Day

12/19: Class Christmas Party 11:00-11:30 (Children may wear their Christmas best)

12/20: Christmas Sanctuary service 11:00 (Children should wear their school uniform because they will sing on stage) No departing carpool that day

12/21-1/6 Christmas Break-No school!

12/7- School resumes

Our Units: "Balls"

Looking back, we:

  • made the Dramatic Play center into a Ice Cream Parlor with many job opportunities (ex: jobs that scoop, sell, clean up and make ice cream)
  • learned to write the letter "U" which is our first letter with a curve!
  • added marbles, ping pong balls and different paper tubes to the Block Center 
  • used fine motor skills to string owls on a string and sorted them by color 
  • investigated which balls float and which ones sink
  • we also tested and compared which balls bounce the highest
  • learned a poem called "Little Ball" including hand motions
  • made a list of words that begin with the letter "U"
  • shared what we did for the Thanksgiving break
  • played different games to learn "ABAB," and "AABB" patterns
  • had a "Sporting Goods Store" in the Home Center where the kids could buy/sell sports equipment and uniforms
  • added books about Thanksgiving and balls/sports in the class library

Coming up, we will:

  • be using "Handwriting Without Tears" to learn the letter "C"
  • pass around objects that start with the letter "C" from the letter bucket
  • practice songs for the Christmas Sanctuary Service
  • finish our "Balls" unit
  • learn which balls and equipment athletes use in different sports
  • read books that talk about the true meaning of Christmas
  • discuss what makes our building special and who works in our building
  • have our class Christmas party

Snack Families: Please no citrus (oranges, cuties, etc.) because we have an allergy to the peeling.

11/5: Walden

11/12: Walden

11/26: Yi

12/3: Allbritton

12/10: Barnes

12/17: Castellaw

Coming Up:

11/5-11/9:  Book Fair

11/6: Spirit Day

11/8: Open House 5:30-6:30-Families Welcome!

11/19-11/23 Thanksgiving Break-No school!

11/28- Parent/Teacher Conferences- No School (more details to come)

Our Units: "Buildings"

Looking back, we:

  • made the Dramatic Play center into a Grocery Store with a scale to weigh fruits and vegetables, a shopping cart and grocery bags for food and cash registers to pay for food 
  • Learned to write the letter "H" by making 2 big lines down and 1 little line across
  • added plastic cups and pictures of buildings to the Block Center to encourage the children to create different types of buildings
  • used fine motor skills to cut paint chips which they glued on paper to make buildings 
  • added Do-a-Dots, crayons, paper and Halloween stickers to the Art Center for free art creations
  • learned a poem called "Noisy Nails" including hand motions
  • rolled dice and added the correct number of unifix cubes to create "towers"
  • discussed what tools are needed to build buildings
  • took turns passing a pumpkin and sharing what we were going to be for Halloween 
  • painted a pumpkin
  • read the story of "The Three Little Pigs" and discussed the materials used to build their houses

Coming up, we will:

  • be using "Handwriting Without Tears" to learn the letter "T"
  • add tiles and "community helpers" to the Block Center
  • write down each child's favorite building
  • make the sensory bin into construction site with pebbles and construction vehicles
  • make the Dramatic Play Center into a Home Depot to go along with our buildings theme
  • discuss things that we are thankful for as we prepare our hearts for Thanksgiving
  • discuss what makes our building special and who works in our building
  • get our room ready for Open House 

At Home: Encourage your child/children to show hand motions to the poem we have been working on in class!

"Noisy Nails"

I use my hammer and five nails. (hold up 5 fingers)

That's too noisy, my neighbor yells! (yell)

I'll hammer them now before it's night.

1,2,3,4,5 (pretend to hammer)

And to my neighbor, I'll be polite! (take a bow)