It was a great first week (no tears) and lots of happy children getting to know each other and learning about Creekside and our classroom. We spent time touring our surroundings and exploring all the things to do in the classroom. Our reading comprehension book was Chica Chica Boom Boom and we made predictions, retold the story in order and made a personal connection to an event in the story. We explored some of our Math manipulatives and used our abacuses for counting. Students also used oil pastels and watercolors to do self portraits which will be on display in the classroom.
We are learning about what it means to be a good friend and how to solve our problems by using our words and keeping our hands to ourselves. We all need to feel safe and happy at school!
If anyone would like to be the book order king or queen, I will knight you! There is a book order form in your child's folder and if you order books it helps me get free books for our classroom. There is an excellent set of Mo Willem's Elephant and Piggie books (10 for $15). We read these all year in K and are always a big favorite!
Tomorrow is your first I.S. day of the year and should be about 3.5 hours of work time and can include some physical exercise. Have fun with it! Please include any written work with a note of other things your child did in their folders and return to school on Tuesday.
Back to school night- 9/11 5:30-7:00 parents only
I.S. for Friday Sept. 1
- Practice writing your name starting letters from the top and capitalizing only the first letter. I have posted a name list under the "more" tab on the website that has each child's name with arrows showing how to correctly form the letter.
- Draw a picture of your family and label if you can
- Watch the signing video (under the "more" tab" and practice letters a-g
- Do something fun outside and draw/"write" (to the best of your abilities or dictated) about it
- Tell someone at home how you think the letters could have solved their problem of getting hurt (from Chica Chica Boom Boom)
- Sort something at home at least two different ways (laundry, toys, food, stuffed animals) then count how many in each pile.
- Do a chore to help someone at home
- Play a board or card game with someone
- Read to your child at least 20 minutes