• 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
Fri, Oct 13, 2017

We have enjoyed a magnificent week in JK! We created moons complete with glow in the dark moon dust on our Mm lettercards.  We also practiced our Mm handwriting on Magnadoodles and with markers and loved reading Monster Mash and Martha in the Middle! We loved seeing what Maggie Monster munched on Friday and enjoyed writing in our journals for the first time this week.

We are continuing to identify numbers 6-10 and will begin forming sets next week. We have been playing fun number games, such as BANG and number BINGO. 

We began our study of the farm this week by first discussing the similarities and differences between urban, suburban, and rural communities. We did an "I see, I think, I wonder"  Harvard thinking routine for each community and watched a Brainpop Jr. video on the topic.  We read Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown and began drawing our own tell-and-draw barn pictures as we talked about all of the different parts of a barn. We will continue this study next week and will begin learning about different farm animals. 

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Reminders and Looking Ahead:

EC parents will be able to attend the morning rehearsal for Grandparent's day on Thursday, October 26  (not the afternoon rehearsal as originally stated)

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

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, practiced handwriting with green and gold glitter and read Gorilla, Be Good and The Giving Tree. We gathered items from Maggie and generated our own words that begin with Gg!

We have introduced numbers 6-10 this week, 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 kept the boys moving as we identified numbers through a fun golf game and a fun 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! We also did a fun STEAM activity building bodies out of playdoh and straws!

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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

Fri, Sep 22, 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 importance of keeping our teeth healthy, learned about our muscles as well as 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 and a fun "Dem Bones" dancing activity. We made a skeleton of our own bodies after learning where our bones are.

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

Mon, Sep 18, 2017

Wow! We have enjoyed a dynamic week in JK studying the letter Dd! To dive in, we designed ducks on our letter cards.  We practiced handwriting  on the iPads using the Ready to Print app and then transitioned to writing  on paper. We read Just Me and My Dad by Mercer Mayer and had a blast preparing surprises for our special Donuts with Dads and Dear Ones event on Friday!  Zero the Hero visited us 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 dynamite Dd words! We then drew pictures of our own favorite objects that start with Dd. 

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

Our body unit led us to the study of our organs! We began the week by studying our bodies’ computers, our brains!  We learned all about the heart and even got to dissect a real sheep heart in the PDS science lab!  We also learned about our lungs and created an art piece using our lungs by blowing paint around through a straw! Our bodies are amazing machines!


Reminders and Looking Ahead:

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

Thursday, September 21                        Maggie Monster Munches, Aa

Friday, September 22                              Parent/Teacher Conferences -- No School for Boys

Wednesday, September 27                     Individual School Pictures

October 5-9                                                Fall Break, No School

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