Week of February 12
Letter of the WeekLetter Qq
Math SkillReview Numbers 0-10
DiscoveryLove! Love! Love!
Character TraitThe Bold Adventurer - Don't sit around. Get out of your comfort zone!
Bible Verse"Be strong and don't be afraid. God is with you wherever you go." - Joshua 1:9
Parent PartnershipHonesty - "Always tell the truth."
Friday, 16 February 2018
Monday, 19 February 2018
Our P week was packed with learning! We learned the song for Penelope Pig and talked about things that begin with the /p/ sound. We practiced our “pinch, pinch, pull” skills when opening our packages this week. We especially enjoyed our “P” snacks each day – pretzels, popcorn, pancakes, and pizza-flavored Pringles! We also practiced holding crayons and cutting paper. There are lots of “p” things to do at school! We are painting, pasting, and using our pencils. Playing with our puppets and playdoh was fun too.
Celebrating our 100th day of PK was a perfect end to P week! We learned what the numeral 10 looks like, and we made ten groups of 10 with many things around our classroom. We are learning how we can count 10 pennies to trade for a dime. Also, 10 dimes make one dollar! Ask your son to count by tens to 100 for you!
Have a great weekend!
Spotlight on Specials – A message from Mrs. Pearson:
Exciting things are happening in the EC music classroom! The boys are beginning to explore pitch by learning what it means to sing high and low - and even play scales in the key of C on “boomwhakers” and colored pitched bells. The JK and SK boys are also learning to recognize rhythmic patterns in music and have even had the chance to practice playing our class drum as they play quarter notes and eighth notes as we chant about snowmen, ice, and winter wonderlands. We are building our musical vocabulary through singing, instrumental activities, and movement. Ask your child if they can explain (or sing) the differences between dinosaur and butterfly notes.
The boys did some OUTSTANDING work this week learning how to build letter O, singing Octopus Stew, counting o’s, and naming things that begin with the /o/ sound. They have also been working with number 9 and practicing their cutting skills. Everyone was over the moon about eating oranges, Oreos, and orange fish! We had fun playing with things shaped in O’s. We had oranges in the sand table, linking wheels, donuts and cakes in housekeeping, PlayDoh O’s, stringing Cheerios, and creating our own O octopus! We learned some interesting things about an octopus as well as a few other creatures such as the ostrich and otter.
We hope you enjoy your weekend!
Traci and Merideth
Spotlight on specials - A message from Mrs. Watson:
In our Spanish Class, the PK boys have practicing counting from one to twenty and singing greeting songs at the beginning of each class.
They learned the colors and some parts of the body in Spanish. They’ve really enjoyed singing the song “Mi cuerpo hace musica” (“My body makes music”) and “Cabeza, hombros, rodillas, pies” (“Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes”)..
During this month they will learn about some food and drinks.
N was our letter for the week! We learned a new song about Nellie the Nurse and how to build the letter N. We looked for “N” things in our mystery box, matched numerals to their quantity, strung numbers on laces, built N’s with newspaper, and put together number puzzles!
We also focused on recognizing and writing the number 8 this week. Cutting 8 arms for our mystery sea creature next week was pretty tricky, but we are getting better and stronger with our scissors!
We are looking forward to visiting with you all at our upcoming winter Conferences. Thank you for sharing your sweet boys with us each day. We hope you enjoyed your weekend!
Merideth and Traci
Spotlight on specials - A message from Mrs. Oliver:
January has been a fun month in Mandarin class. We have begun learning classroom objects such as pencil 铅笔, crayon 蜡笔, marker, and book bag 书包. Some of the ways we have been learning classroom objects is through and I spy game and finding out what is inside the magical book bag. The song we are learning is “Where did my friend go?” Please have your boy sing you this song.
During “M” week, Marvin the Monkey taught us his favorite things that begin withthe /m/ sound. We had fun singing along and thinking of MORE things that begin with M. We worked with magnets, sorted muffins, learned more about Dr.Martin Luther King, Jr, and explored our mystery box. Graphing milkshake flavors helped us to add a step in our graphing skills, and it was even more fun to taste our favorite flavor on MILKSHAKE day! We found that letter M was one of the trickiest letters that we have built with our wood pieces. Please practice building your letters at home each night too!
We focused on recognizing and writing the number 7 this week. How many days are in a week? Have your son sing our “Days of the Week” songs for you!
We hope you had a marvelous weekend!