Welcome to Preschool!
In math this week, we are practicing adding and number recognition. Students used Construction trucks and rocks to count and transport rocks to their corresponding number. We also, have been practicing our shapes, naming them, drawing them, and finding them around the room.
In science this week we talked about the weather. We discussed different types and weather and tried to figure out how Community helpers, like fire fighters, still do their job in the rain, snow, storms, etc.
Every day we practice writing our names at arrival time. Our MN Reading Corps tutor works with us one on one to make sure that we are using proper hand grip, using only an uppercase letter for our first letter, and using the correct writing form. We also try to write our own names on all station projects that we complete. This week we introduced students to the letter Hh. We use Jolly Phonics to create a short jingle to include what sound the letter Hh makes and we use our writing station to practice writing the letter Hh on our own.
Wed. 22: All School Thanksgiving Meal
23 & 24: No School
Wed. 29: November Birthday Lunch
Wed. 29: PJ Day
Wed. 6: St. Nick Night (in town)
Saturday 9: SANTA Fun Run
Wed. 13: Christmas Program 1 & 7pm
Wed. 20: Christmas Celebration
Wed. 29: December Birthday Lunch
MILK JUGS: Please continue to send in your milk jugs for our Igloo in January :) We need a LOT to complete it! Please send the covers with your milk jugs! Thank you!
WINTER CLOTHING! Please send your child with snow-pants, boots, hat, and mittens every day even if there is no snow on the ground. It gets very cold for them at recess! Please LABEL everything. Most of the children have black snow pants and they get confused when we hang them up on whose is whose.
We continued our Bible concept: I can Pray to God and Thank Him for His Goodness. We read 2 Kings 4:8-10 titled: Elisha's New Room. This story talks about how God came to Elisha and told him to travel the world to talk of his love and goodness. Since Elisha's was traveling from place to place, he did not have a room of his own. Along his travels, he met a nice couple to built a room for him for when he is in the area. Elisha was so grateful. In class, we discussed ways that we can help others and then had a fun time creating our own rooms to share with each other.
We are learning about communities this month. This week we talked specifically about community helpers. Mail carriers, police officers, fire fighters, doctors, and teachers all have important roles in our communities.
MN Reading Corps
Mrs. Waytashek has completed Progress Monitoring on each child in an intervention. From here, we look at the data, determine whether or not each child should stay in that intervention or whether they can get moved out. Keep an eye out for an informative letter if your child will be starting an intervention. Next Progress Monitoring is in 4 weeks, and next full Benchmark assessments will be in January.