What a great week we had last week! We finally got to get outside to play in the snow-in BOTH classes! The children are all doing a great job working on their own snowsuits and boots! I was very proud of them. Don't forget: TUESDAY is outside day for AFTERNOON, and THURSDAY is outside day for MORNING!!!!! This means boots, snowpants, hats, jackets--the whole kit and kaboodle!
Tomorrow is "Q" Day in the afternoon class. We've been working hard on our letters with curves and remembering to go to the left first. Q is for queen! Thursday is BLUE DAY for both classes.
I have a couple of important housekeeping things.
- If your child is in the AFTERNOON class, it is extremely important that you get him/her registered for KINDERGARTEN--the most important part is the morning/afternoon preference. If your child has upcoming physician visits, send the medical records you have now, and send updated info when you get it. We'll obviously have continued discussions at upcoming IEP meetings for individual students
- MORNING STUDENTS-as I prepare for next year, it is important that I know if your child will be returning to the afternoon session (4 yr old class) next year. Your decisions impact how many new role models I'll be needing for that class, if any. The afternoon class meets 4 days/wk and the tuition is $120.00/month.
- Grades will be closing in the next week or so, and I'll be doing some informal assessing. Please let me know if you are interested in scheduling a parent/teacher conference.
So, tomorrow is WHITE DAY for both classes-white is the color of snow and boy, do we have plenty of that! It's looking like both classes may be able to get outside on their days--TUESDAY FOR AFTERNOON, AND THURSDAY FOR MORNING!!!!! Please, please have your child change from boots into shoes in the hallway to try to minimize the muddy, wet mess in the classroom. Thanks.
Tomorrow is "O Day" for the afternoon class. O is for Olaf! That will be fun. We're going to spend a lot of time practicing counting sets and matching them to numerals, as well as sequencing activities. We'll be working on rhyming as well. Mrs. Dana is doing a language unit with "Snowmen At Night"-that's been a lot of fun.
Great news! Just about everyone in the afternoon class is able to print his/her first name independently! We'll continue to fine tune the spacing and formation, but now we need to begin tracing and learning our last names! If you practice at home with your child, just please be sure to have him/her start the letters AT THE TOP!!
The morning class will practice name ID as well this week with some very cute hanging snowmen! We will explore all things "snow" this week. We have a snowman puzzle to tackle and we'll be practicing our first initials with snow (marshmallows!). We're practicing shapes with daubers and then we'll also begin some tracing practice in our "winter tracing books".
I'm excited for a "normal" week AND some "normal" January weather! Stay warm and enjoy the rest of your Sunday. Have a great week!
So, we're jumping right back into things tomorrow by celebrating the new year and talking about starting the months over again. We might be a little behind schedule due to the snow day before vacation, but we'll catch up!
Tuesday is OUTSIDE DAY for the afternoon class, but I am sure that it won't be warm enough to go outside tomorrow. We genrally do not go out if it is below 20 degrees-and I can't remembr the last time we saw a heat wave like that! Thursday is OUTSIDE DAY for the morning class-we have to play that by ear.
I'm looking forward to seeing all the children tomorrow and hearing all about their Christmas'. I'm sure you're all ready for me to have them as well! haha!
Enjoy your NEW Year's Day and have a great week!