October 7, 2018 Newsletter
Good Afternoon Families,
“Old McDonald had a Farm” and other farm songs could be heard coming from our classroom this past week. What a blast the children had acting as farm animals and farmers! I hope you enjoyed the photo of your little one milking our “cow”!! Everyone looked so very cute dressed in their jeans, overalls and hats. One day we pretended to be sheep and sang a song, “Five Little Fluffy Sheep.” Each child participated in our mini musical. I predict some future Hollywood actors and actresses! We learned there are many types of farmers and crops. Vegetables and grains that are good for us to eat. Our pumpkin week will explain a little further how vegetables begin.
The class learned about ordering farm animals from smallest to largest in the barn. They did an excellent job with little supervision! This coming week, we begin patterning. We start off with simple AB patterns with objects, color and clapping. This is a very important part of beginning math in Early School! Let your child do patterns at home with toys or foods. Use two different cookies and let them create patterns.
Next week, we also begin Numbers and will start with numbers 1&2. Each child will make a counting book that will be bound. A book they can be proud of for years to come! Now don’t expect this book soon because it will take almost 10 weeks to see it. Another exciting activity we will begin is the “Number Jar” which will go home with the snack child everyday. A letter will be sent tomorrow explaining the jar. Children love to “Show ‘N Tell” and this is a fun way of achieving this.
The class will learn how to ask questions to the snack child about the object(s) in the jar. This increases vocabulary, thinking and verbal skills!! Wow!!
Enjoy the photos and have a great week ahead.
Wanda and Cindy