Thursday, August 26

Thursday, August 26th 

This week, 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.

Please continue to practice rolling up rest mats when they come home tomorrow, 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: If you would like your child to have a snack at Fun Friday tomorrow, please send $1.00 in a labeled envelope. Typically, the snack is free on last Friday of the month if the student has attended all of the Fun Fridays for that particular month, however in August all students had a free snack on the first Friday. So even though tomorrow August 27th is the last Friday, the students will need to have a $1.00 or a snack card in order to get a snack. All funds 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

Upcoming dates:

8/31 - Scholastic Book Orders are due today 

9/2- Class T-shirt money is due. Please send the order form and money so your child can have a shirt. 

9/3- Half day for students. Students will be dismissed at 11:00 a.m. A Google Form will be sent out soon. I will need one parent from each family to complete the form in a timely manner. It will ask about transportation changes and lunch information.

9/6- Labor Day - No school

9/10- Patriot Day falls on Saturday this year, so we are encouraging students to wear Red, White, and Blue on September 10th