• Week of October 16th

    Letter of the Week


    Math Skill

    Sets 6-10



    Character Trait

    Humble Hero

    Bible Verse 

    Let us love one another for love comes from God. 1 John 4:7
Mon, Oct 16, 2017

We have enjoyed a magnificent week in JK! We created moons complete with moon dust on our Mm lettercards.  We practiced our Mm handwriting on Magnadoodles…they are magical! We loved seeing what Maggie Monster munched on and reading Glad Monster, Sad Monster by Ed Emberley and Anne Miranda. Finally, we generated our own words that start with Mm and practiced writing in our journals for the first time.

We are continuing to identify numbers 6-10 and are working on forming sets with these numbers. We are encouraging the boys to “touch and push” when they check their sets. 

We have begun our study of the farm by first discussing the similarities and differences between urban, suburban, and rural communities and then watched a Brainpop Jr. video on the topic.  We brainstormed all the things a farmer must have and do and agree that farmers have a tough job! We read Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown and drew our own tell-and-draw barn pictures as we talked about all of the different parts of a barn. 

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Reminders and Looking Ahead:

EC parents will be able to attend the morning rehearsal for Grandparent's day on October 26

Friday, October 27                              Grandparent’s Day

Monday, October 30                           Harvest Breakfast

Tuesday, October 31                          Field Trip to Agricenter

Monday, November 6                         Book Fair 11:30-12:00

Wed, Oct 04, 2017

It’s a short week in JK, as we look forward to Fall Break! We have been reviewing the letters we have learned so far, Cc, Oo, Dd, Aa, and Gg using a variety of activities from Letter Splat with fly swatters, letter and picture card match up, and practicing writing letters in sand!

We have continued honing our skill of identifying the numbers 6-10.  We played a fun game of number splat! 

We began our October unit on Fall this week, as we welcomed our new month. Introducing Fall, we discussed the things we notice as the season is changing. We see lots of orange, red, and yellow leaves, people wearing jackets, and leaves on the ground. We notice the temperature gets cooler in the Fall. We read “Why Do Leaves Change Colors” by Betsy Maestro and created our own fall leaves with contact paper and tissue paper.  Finally, we talked about how the temperature gets cooler in Fall because the Earth tilts away from the sun. We are excited for this season!

Have a safe and fun Fall Break!

Reminders and Looking Ahead:

Fall Break, October 5-10 (we will not check out new Literacy Bags on Wednesday, 10/4)


Friday, October 27                              Grandparent’s Day

Monday, October 30                            Harvest Breakfast

Tuesday, October 31                            Field Trip to Agricenter

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Fri, Sep 29, 2017

It has been a great week in JK focusing on the letter, Gg! We kicked off the week with the creation of a gift on our lettercard. On the laptops, we practiced identifying capital and lowercase Gg’s by “dragging” golf balls with Gg’s on them to a golf bag! We practiced handwriting the letter Gg using glitter crayons. We gathered to see what Maggie munched and generated our own words that began with Gg!

We have introduced the numbers 6-9 this week, building them out of unifix cubes, thinking of them as sums, and subatizing, which is the ability to associate a number with a set without counting. This strengthens the mathematics foundation. We practiced our hopscotch skills in a “Chalk Hop” game by hopping to the different numbers we have learned. We kept the boys going as we identified numbers through a fun golf game and exciting game of bean bag toss!

We loved learning more about our bodies from experts on Healthy Me Day! We learned about how to take care of our bones, our teeth, and our bodies by eating healthy foods!

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Reminders & Looking Ahead:

October 5-9                                                Fall Break, No School

Friday, October 27                              Grandparent’s Day

Monday, October 30                                    Harvest Breakfast

Tuesday, October 31                                    Field Trip to Agricenter

Mon, Sep 25, 2017

What an absolutely amazing week in Junior Kindergarten! We kicked off our week with the introduction of our letter of the week, Aa! We discussed the different kinds of apples that we see and created letter cards with red, yellow, and green apples on them. We couldn’t believe it, but Astro sent us a message over the computer to visit his workshop! Because Aa is his favorite letter, he left us special “Astro crayons” for our handwriting, a tiny Astro toy, and a letter! We always love sharing what Maggie munched, and we worked on generating words that start with Aa and drawing our own pictures

We have been practicing our super sorting skills this week! We practiced sorting by color, size, and kind. We sorted all kinds of different manipulatives and then explained what “our rule” was and why we sorted items that way.

To continue our study of our bodies, we discussed the digestive system and what happens to all of our food once it reaches our stomachs. We talked about eating healthy foods that nourish our bodies and loved watching the Magic School Bus “For Lunch.” We then focused on our bones! P.D. showed us what our bodies would be like without bones. We would not be able to stand up or move around! We love the book, Dem Bones by Bob Barner. It helps teach us where our bones are, and we especially loved dancing our bones to the song! 

Reminders and Looking Ahead:

Reminder :  Berclair is so appreciative of any donations, and we are still accepting items!

Wednesday, September 27                Individual School Pictures

October 5-9                                           Fall Break, No School

Friday, October 27                               Grandparent's Day

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