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    Letter of the Week

    Letter Review

    Math Skill



Fri, Jan 24, 2020

We’ve had great fun yelling about the letter Yy! We began our study by making yo yos on our lettercard, making a list of words that start with the letter Yy, and practicing writing Yy.  As always, we look forward to seeing what Maggie decides to eat and generating our own words beginning with Yy!


Coins will serve as our math unit for the next couple of weeks, and we have introduced the penny, nickel, dime, and quarter. Pennies, Nickels, Dimes, and Quarters books by Mary Hill have taught us all about how to recognize the different coins we see. We are recording what we learn about each coin and making connections! We made our own paper versions of the coins to bring home to help us review.  


We are looking forward to lots of fun next week as we celebrate our 100th day of school on Tuesday. Thank you to the parents that have volunteered to help us with our activities! 


Reminders and Looking Ahead:

Tuesday, January 28th        100th day of school- Dress like you are 100


Friday, January 31st Parent/Teacher Conferences – No school for boys


Friday, February 14th -17th     Winter Break

Fri, Jan 10, 2020

Welcome back! We have missed all of these smiling faces and have loved hearing about everyone’s break! We especially loved welcoming our new student, Charlie, into the classroom. The boys love having a new classmate! 


We have begun January by diving into our season of winter! We watched a BrainPop, Jr. and learned about how the Earth orbits the sun, and it tilts away during winter, making it feel cold outside! We read Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner and then created our own winter scene at night. 


Our week was off to an exciting start with the introduction of the letter, Vv, and our volcano lettercard!  We watched a Reading Rainbow video on the book, Hill of Fire by Thomas P. Lewis and discussed what happens when a volcano erupts.  We practiced handwriting V’s on dry erase boards and loved seeing what Maggie munched!

We have begun our study of graphing this week, and we have graphed a lot of information and learned a lot about our friends! Who knew graphs could tell us so much?   The boys enjoyed doing their very own graph survey around the EC building asking teachers particular questions! 


Looking ahead to next week, we will begin our study of the letter Ww. In math, we will focus on identifying and creating 3-part patterns by color, size, and kind. We will continue our study of winter and begin to learn how other animals cope with cold temperatures!


Reminders and Looking Ahead:

Monday, January 20 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

No School


Friday, January 31st Parent/Teacher Conferences

No School for Boys

Fri, Dec 13, 2019

What an unbelievable week we have had in JK! We introduced the letter Uu
and made our umbrella letter cards. We read “Aliens Love Underpants" 
by Claire Freedman and practiced  handwriting Uu.
We continued learning how to write numbers focusing on 6- 10 this week. We
will send home the wording we use when writing each number. Please
practice over the holiday.
Santa and Rudolph have been big topics this week as we prepare for the
Christmas break. 
 We are looking forward to our Christmas party next week
and hope to have a special visitor stop by for a quick visit!

Reminders and Looking Ahead
Thursday, December 19th Christmas Party, Half- Day Dismissal

Wear red or green
Friday, December 20th Half-Day Dismissal
No aftercare- holding room until 11:30
Thursday, January 6th Classes Resume

Fri, Dec 06, 2019

The Christmas season is upon us! We are lucky to be learning about the letter Ll in Junior Kindergarten. We began our week by creating Christmas lights on our Ll lettercard. We generated as many Ll words as we could think of and drew pictures of our favorite Ll words after Maggie visited! We also played with legos, light brights and Lincoln logs!

We practiced writing the numbers 3-5 this week! We have practiced our handwriting on magic slates, whiteboards, and on doodle boards. We would encourage you to continue practicing writing numbers at home as well!

We have begun our Christmas unit with a study of the Nativity. We have been reading The Story of Christmas by Linda Jennings and have been learning about Gabriel who came to visit Mary with the special message that she was to be the mother of God’s son, Jesus. We continued to learn about the special Jerusalem donkey that carried Mary to Bethlehem with Joseph and that they were grateful for the stable in which they stayed to give birth to baby Jesus. We have been working on a special nativity art project all week.

Looking Ahead:

Thursday, December 19th                        Christmas Party, Half-Day Dismissal

                                                            Wear red or green

Friday, December 20th                         Half-Day Dismissal

                                                                   No aftercare- holding room until 11:30

Thursday, December 20                        Christmas Break Begins

Monday, January 6th                                    Classes Resume

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