In math this week, we used our gingerbread theme to create some counting and matching games. We used dice to count dots and find the correct corresponding number on our gingerbread man.
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 sound of the letter Dd. We use Jolly Phonics to create a short jingle to include what sound the letter Dd makes.
On Mondays, we use play-doh to create the letters. On Wednesdays, we use our fingers in sand to draw the letter, and on Fridays we get to practice writing the letter with markers.
Letters that we have learned so far this year:
A, C, D, E, H, I, K, N, M, P, R, S, & T
We are continuing our Bible concept: God sent Jesus to Earth to be Born as a Baby. We read Luke 2:8-20 This is the story of the shepherds at the stable. We learn about what a shepherd is, what a stable is, and a manager. We learned about how the Angels came to the shepherds to share the good news of Baby Jesus' birth.
Wed. 12: Christmas Program 1pm & 7pm
Thurs. 20: PK Christmas Celebration
Fri. 21: PK Christmas Celebration
DECEMBER 24 THROUGH JANUARY 1: NO SCHOOL
Fri. 18: NO SCHOOL
Wed. 23 : "It's a Snowy Day" Parent Reading
Thurs. 24: "It's a Snowy Day" Parent Reading
Sun. 27: PTO Sledding in Lastrup
Sat 26- Fri. Feb. 1: CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK
REMINDER: Please sed winter gear everyday! If you haven't already, please write your child's name in their snowpants. If you are wanting your child to leave their snowpants at school (because you have a pair for at home) please send me an email so that I can make a note to keep them here.
There have been a lot of toys from home in the classroom. Please remind your child and possibly even check their backpacks for toys. I do not want any of your child's toys to get broken at school.
The Christmas Program is Dec. 12. Preschoolers are the first ones on stage! We preform for both the 1pm show and the 7pm show. If your child does not attend school on Wednesdays, please arrive at 12:30 (12:45)pm with your child and bring them to the classroom. After the performance, please come pick your child up from the classroom.
For the evening performance, please bring your child to the PreK classroom at 6:45pm. After the performance, please pick up your child from the PreK classroom. After the performance, you may stay to watch the rest of the school, or you can choose to leave and go home early.
JANUARY 23 & 24
We are inviting parents and/or friends to come into the classroom and read "It's a Snowy Day" to their child. We will have hot chocolate and donuts/muffins available for children and adults! Reading will take place in the AM from 8:20-8:45AM. Look for an invite in January.
In science this week we created our gingerbread houses. We were able to see how we could use frosting as glue. We then decided to test out our new "glue" with other items. We learned that things that were small and didn't weigh much were able to be held together with glue and larger objects that weighed more did not work so well.
MN Reading Corps
Mrs. Waytashek has been doing amazing things with interventions! I am excited for January, when we will benchmark the students again to see their progress!