• JK

    Letter of the Week

    Ee

    Math Skill

    Shapes

    Discovery

    All About my Body

    Character Trait

    True Friend
Fri, Sep 13, 2019

Wow! We have enjoyed an excellent week in JK studying the letter Ee! We made our E letter card and read Elmer the Elephant. We took a challenge to create our own Elmer through a STEAM activity in small groups. We had our first tech time with Mrs. Brock and used egg sidewalk chalk to practice the letter Ee! We also pretended to be scientists and did an egg experiment. Zero the Hero visited us this week for our 20th day of school and brought donuts! Finally on Friday, we were excited to see what Maggie had munched and generate our own list of Ee words! We then drew pictures of our own favorite objects that start with Ee.

We have continued our study of shapes this week. We introduced the game “Bang” to the boys, and it was so fun! Each boy pulls out a popsicle stick and names the shape on it. If the stick with the word “bang” is on it, he has to put all the sticks he has back in the cup. We also had a great time reviewing the shapes while we played shape perfection game.

Our body unit has led us to the study of organs this week! We began the week by studying our bodies’ computers, our brains! 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:

-September 20th- Donuts with Dad and Dear Ones

-September 27th- Healthy Me Day

-October 4th- Parent/Teacher Conferences

Last modified on September 13, 2019
Fri, Sep 06, 2019

Welcome back from the long weekend to a fantastic week studying the letter Ff! We did handwriting for the first time and used shaving cream to create the letter Ff and went “fishing” for letters. We also had fun seeing what Maggie munched and generating our own Ff words!

We have been focusing on shapes this week, and our study will continue through next week as well. We are focusing on triangle, circle, oval, square, rectangle, crescent, star, rhombus, hexagon, and trapezoid! We left the classroom on a safari for shapes around Early Childhood! Shapes are everywhere!

In keeping with our unit on our bodies, we have studied the five senses this week. We read My Five Senses by Aliki Brandenberg and watched a Brainpop, Jr. For taste, we tasted foods that were sweet, salty, sour and bitter! We utilized our sense of smell to discover mystery scents hidden in smell jars. We played with a feely box and used our sense of touch to figure out the mystery shape hidden in the box…without peeking! We also used our sense of hearing and play sound bingo! Finally, we used our sense of sight to help us on our shape safari!

Reminders and Looking Ahead:

-PDS Jamboree, September 6th, 9:30am – This is FREE and there will be many activities planned just for our Early Childhood boys! Plan to attend—it will be great fun!

-Donuts with Dear Ones, September 20th 7:50am

-Parent/Teacher Conferences, October 4th

Fri, Aug 30, 2019

We started our week off right with a visit from Zero the Hero! He zooms in on every tenth day of school bearing a special treat. The boys must ask yes or no questions to uncover and receive the treat! Hint: it is always shaped like a zero! He left us yummy fudge stripe cookies!

We introduced our first letter this week. Ff!! We listed words that begin with the letter F, made a football letter card played a Farmer Frank game. We will spend two weeks on letter F.

We are also working hard on our first names this week! We have been practicing writing our first names through the Handwriting Without Tears “Wet, Dry, Try” method in which the student uses a wet sponge to trace his name on a chalkboard, follow the sponge with a dry tissue, and then tries for himself with chalk! During this exercise, the Handwriting Without Tears letter formation language is incorporated. You can practice at home too! Look out for instructions coming home soon in your son’s folder.

We have begun our first monthly Discovery unit on “All about Me” this week! We have emphasized that God made us all perfect in his image and to celebrate the qualities which make us unique! We created a mixed-media self-portrait using paint and oil -pastels. They will be hanging in our room all year!

We wish everyone a fun and safe Labor Day weekend!

Reminders and Looking Ahead:

- School Holiday- September 2nd

-PDS Jamboree, September 7th, 9:30am

-Donuts with Dads and Dear Ones, September 20th, 7:50am

-Individual Picture Day, September 26th

-Parent/Teacher Conferences, October 4th

Last modified on August 30, 2019
Fri, Aug 30, 2019

We started our week off right with a visit from Zero the Hero! He zooms in on every tenth day of school bearing a special treat. The boys must ask yes or no questions to uncover and receive the treat! Hint: it is always shaped like a zero! He left us yummy fudge stripe cookies!

We introduced our first letter this week. Ff!! We listed words that begin with the letter F, made a football letter card played a Farmer Frank game. We will spend two weeks on letter F.

We are also working hard on our first names this week! We have been practicing writing our first names through the Handwriting Without Tears “Wet, Dry, Try” method in which the student uses a wet sponge to trace his name on a chalkboard, follow the sponge with a dry tissue, and then tries for himself with chalk! During this exercise, the Handwriting Without Tears letter formation language is incorporated. You can practice at home too! Look out for instructions coming home soon in your son’s folder.

We have begun our first monthly Discovery unit on “All about Me” this week! We have emphasized that God made us all perfect in his image and to celebrate the qualities which make us unique! We created a mixed-media self-portrait using paint and oil -pastels. They will be hanging in our room all year!

We wish everyone a fun and safe Labor Day weekend!

Reminders and Looking Ahead:

- School Holiday- September 2nd

-PDS Jamboree, September 7th, 9:30am

-Donuts with Dads and Dear Ones, September 20th, 7:50am

-Individual Picture Day, September 26th

-Parent/Teacher Conferences, October 4th

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