10/15 @ 7pm: Rosary at St. Joseph Church for Preschool and Kindergarten families
10/25: Field Trip to Kroll’s Farm
A Week in Review:
We hope this update finds you well at the end of this fall three day weekend!
In our writing unit this week, the children made little texts of the beloved tradition, show and tell. You can likely imagine the palpable excitement when stuffed animals, toy cars, ponies, bracelets, bey blades, and so on lined their tables. All of the children wrote about their items using drawing and labeling. They were most excited to share and partner read each other’s work. As this unit moves on, they’ll share items through their writing that are too big to bring to school!
Here were the main themes of our reading unit this week:
Readers use special connecting words to put storybook pages together.
When you are reading with your child, please use words to connect one page to the next page to make their old favorite storybooks sound better. AND THEN, NEXT, etc.
Readers use more and more words that are exactly the same in their old favorites It’s okay to read the same book over and over and over again! The more times they read a book, the more they will sound exactly like the book!
Readers can point to and read some words in their old favorites.
Your children can use their ‘know-it-by heart power’ to help them point to and read some of the words in books.
Readers work with their partners, using all they know, to read old favorites.
We love listening to our friends favorites!
During our Math In Focus Chapter Two, we dove into numbers 6 through 10! We made connections between the number of objects and number names. We used both the number words and the number to show the same idea! We used one to one correspondence to count and sort. Our biggest concept this week was the difference between pairing and matching during math lessons! This week we will work on concepts such as one more, one less, and the same.
We went to church with our 8th Grade Big Buddies last week and this week we will attend mass with our ‘communities’. Our 8th grade buddy is in each community along with students from every grade level and several teachers too! We look forward to meeting new friends and having more familiar faces around our big building.
Please LABEL all hats, sweatshirts, gloves, boots, etc. Speaking of pairing and matching….we have a lot of similar styles and colors of the same items!