The kids are excited about having their very own book box, with their very own picture on the front of it. They love grabbing their box from the window seal and taking it to a cozy spot in the room and reading. So far their boxes contain some fun picture books to enjoy. We started up journaling this week and we are off to a good start. I have noticed lots of great artists in room 101. If your child is not beginning to write yet, please practice with them daily. If they can independently write the first letter of a word, that is great! See what they can do independently; try not to tell them the letter. I know they will want you to tell them the correct letter, but the kids are learning to become independent thinkers.
This week will be all about colors and shapes. We have some fun activities planned including a science experiment. Remember to send your child dressed for the color of the day and to bring a disposable colored item for them to add to the collage. If you forgot the colors for the week, please see my previous blog posts.
Things to work on at home: NUMBER WRITING, letter identification and sounds (out of sequence) journaling, holding scissors properly and cutting on a line, name writing, and begin introducing some easy sight words such as: a, the, and, at, of.
Just a reminder: I am teaching the children to open their folder and take out any papers/notes that are from you and placing them in my blue basket on my desk. I will not be checking their folders. If you would like to be a “play dough” parent please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks a million,
Colors Letter Below...
Dear Kindergarten Families,
Next week we are learning all about COLORS! We will be learning songs, reading great books, and creating color collages. Please have your child bring one DISPOSABLE coloritem to class every day that they can add to our class collage. The colors are listed below. Remember, it is disposable so they will not be bringing it back home. Here are a few great examples of disposables items… legos, paper clips, feathers, beads, hard candy, stickers, bottle caps, and pencils.
We want our kindergarten kiddos to stand out so, we will be dressing for the color of the day too. Make sure your child dresses in the color that we are learning about each day. Here is our schedule for next week…
Wear the following colors on the given day and bring in an item of the colors.
Monday: yellow, blue
Tuesday: red, purple
Wednesday: orange, brown
Thursday: pink, green
Have a colorful day,
The Kindergarten Team