September. 15, 2019 Newsletter
HAPPY 50TH BIRTHDAY WOOD ACRES!!!!!
It is a weekend of celebrating the longevity of this learning establishment. I am looking forward to seeing our legacy families and teachers today at the birthday bash from 2-4 on our campus!! In this day and time, not many companies can boast being in business for 50 years! I am honored to be a part of half their history!! Please come and help us celebrate!
The children have adjusted nicely to the routine and schedules of our busy days. Mrs. Alger and I couldn’t be more proud!
We began our week with Little Cindy Circle (Puppet) who introduced her favorite shape to the class. We made circle bird feeders to feed our feathered friends. Later on in the week, we met Sammy Square. We also heard the story of “Spookly the Square Pumpkin.” Ask your child how Spookly’s strange shape saved the other pumpkins.
On Friday, we made patriotic crowns to wear to our celebration today! This art activity also involved patterning. The children stamped red and blue stars in pattern form on a strip to make the crown. Following a pattern, whether by sight or sound, is an important Math objective in Early School learning. In the future, there will be lots of opportunities for your child to show patterning. See photo below.
This week, we also practice our cutting skills. We started with a square because straight lines are easier to cut than circles! Remember “thumb up” when showing your child how to cut. If you are afraid of the mess, let your child practice cutting over a box top or tray, but they need to practice at home! You know the old saying….”practice makes perfect!” Buy good, sharp, child scissors like Fiskars or Scotch Brand……no plastic scissors…..they will only “chew” and not cut the paper.
Next week, it’s on to triangles, rectangles and ovals.
I am looking forward to conference days on Mon. and Tues. Sept 23 & 24. Don’t forget, there will be no school or Tree House these days.
See you at the Party!!
Wanda and Erika