What a Marvelous “m” week we have had! The boys have loved writing letters and blends in shaving cream and sand trays. We are continuing our unit on rhyming and have enjoyed creating our own rhymes and sharing them with our classmates. The boys were introduced to the number words 0-10 this week. We will be studying these words for the entire month of October.
The boys have been working hard on using the clues in the classroom to help with writing skills. The boys are excited to use the red word wall during games and handwriting practice. They are learning to find the words on the wall by the beginning sounds. This will help the boys all year during sentence writing and journal time.
We have also had lots of Marvelous math fun. The boys are becoming excellent number writers. We will continue to practice writing number 0-20 next week. We encourage you to sit down and practice with your son a couple of times a week using the blue handwriting folder.
Positional word games have been big hit this week! The boys loved practicing moving Pete the cat around the school bus and singing songs with Pete.
The boys have been exposed to ten frames over the past couple of weeks. They are beginning to understand how to use the visual ten frame boards to know how many more to make 10. For example, we can ask the boys to show how to create 3 on a ten frame. Then we can ask them how many more they will need to get to 10. The boys love this thinking challenge.
We have slowly been sneaking in our fall and harvest games and activities. We are ready for the cooler weather and our trip to Cedar Hill Farms with our dad! Don’t forget, no school on Oct. 18th. Please be on the look out for Cedar Hill Farms information on Seesaw.
This week we have been using our sense of smell through smell bags. Some bags were a big hit, others not so much. We are looking forward to our sense of touch unit next.
We started a new character trait this month. Our character trait is Humble Hero. We will discuss all month different ways to be humble and the meaning of humble. It is always fun to watch the boys embrace each character trait.
We hope you all enjoy a safe and fun Fall Break next week whether it is here in our hometown or away on vacation. Please email us a picture of an activity you have done together. We will be making a Fall Break book to share with the class. This is a great way to for us to practice our listening and speaking skills.