Thursday, August 26th

Thursday, August 26th

For the past two weeks we have focused on writing our names with the correct letter formation and orientation to the lines.   We talk about how the first letter should be an uppercase letter and the rest of the letters in our name are lowercase.  You can help your child by having him/her practice writing their name at home with the correct letter formation.   We are also working on using scissors correctly. We talk about how our elbow is by our side, scissors are pointing away from your belly, the thumb is up and we use a straight wrist while cutting.  We tell students scissors go open and shut while the other hand is holding firmly the paper while turning the paper.  These fine motor skills are very important.  By developing their fine motor control, children are able to access so many more things, and become confident and able students.  It would be very beneficial to practice these scissor skills at home as well.

 

Friendly reminders:

Our front office staff asks that parents do not drop off forgotten items such as rest mats, snacks, etc.  These items are not always able to get to the classroom in a timely manner. 

Please continue to practice rolling up rest mats at home, as well as opening lunch/snack items.  We are striving to do these things independently. 

 PTA Survey: Our PTA Board would like you to complete this survey: PTA survey

Fun Friday:  The last Friday of the month includes a free snack at Fun Friday. (If you have attended all of the Fun Fridays for that particular month).  Tomorrow, August 27th is the last Friday of this month, however students were given the free snack the first Friday of this month so they could get the full experience of what Fun Friday is like and to encourage students to strive toward positive behaviors so they can earn that reward each month.  If you would like for your child to get a snack tomorrow, please send in a dollar if you have not ordered the snack ticket from PTA.  All monies collected go towards our end of the year bash! 

A glance at next week:

Reading - identifying beginning sounds, Letter Experts for T, U, V, W, X, Y, & Z and writing names. We will also begin learning about literacy stations and the rules/procedures that we follow during that time.

Math - count sets of objects and write numerals 6 & 7