What We’re Learning
Reading: Names and colors will be our themes this week. We will read several stories and rhymes with predictable language with names in them, and we’ll practice reading with our own names substituted. For example, when we read “Mary Wore Her Red Dress” we will substitute a child’s name and clothing. We will also read some poems about color and learn to recognize color words.
Writing: We continue to work on basic strokes needed for correct letter formation. This week I will be introducing our monthly writing journals. In the beginning, journal writing is fairly structured; but as the year goes on they take much more ownership for what they write and how often they choose journal writing.
Things to Work On
· Writing names (beginning with a capital letter; all other letters should be lower case)
· Identifying/naming letters. Begin with the letters in your child’s name.
· Reading to/reading with your child for at least 20 minutes a day.
With cooler weather setting in, we start getting a lot of coats left on the playground. Please be sure your child’s name is clearly written inside his/her coat, so that it can be returned to its owner if it’s left outside.
Wednesday, October 8: Early release at 11 a.m. for staff development. No lunch will be served.
Monday, October 13: No school. Teacher inservice day.
Thursday, October 16: Fall Writing Day. This is a district assessment given in the fall and spring which shows writing growth over the school year and from one year to the next.