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123’s Are A Part Of Me!

Dear Wood Acres families,

Wow! We can hardly believe the second week of October has already come and gone. Last week, the children had a lot of fun learning about the number one and two through projects, games, and more.

One was fun, two was neat… Next, is three, what a treat! Then, comes more. It’s the number four!

This week, as we continue to work on the number unit, we will be focusing on three and four. The children will practice number recognition during their morning work and circle time. A few highlights of the week will be listening to the stories of the “The Three Little Pigs” and “The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything “. The children will construct a large project in class of the “Three Little Pigs” and work on a sequence to the story “Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything.” These projects will be sent home with the goal in mind of being able to recite the stories back to you!

Our theme for this week is Fall. We will explore our wonderful campus by taking a nature walk and collecting nature things around us. For creativity, we will create a fall wreath. We will also use our fine motor skills by rubbing crayons over leaves to create a leaf print. Leaves here, leaves there, leaves are starting to fall everywhere!

Investigators Club-

Social and Emotional: Be a good listener.
Objective is to understand that we all have rules to follow.

Shared Writing: Set the stage for number three and four.
Objective is to understand that writing is a way of communication.

Social Studies: Travel with JT
Objective is to identify similarities among people like himself/herself and people from other countries.

Music: The musician in you.
Objective is to identify environmental sounds.

Myster reader was a hit! Thanks to Mr. Gelling who was our reader last week. Thank you for sharing some of Grants favorite books. It’s nice to hear that he reads some familiar stories we read at school. We would like to welcome Mrs. Bimmerle as our reader this week. We are looking forward to having her a part of our fun Friday!

Reminders:
Fun Friday theme wacky hair day! Wear your hair wacky to school that day.

Halloween party is October 31st at 10:30. Please provide a bag of candy the morning of. We would like to have the children trick-or-treat amongst themselves. Please keep in mind of our PEANUT FREE children and double check the ingredients.

The Wood Acres book fair is being held this week October 15th – 19th. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 12:00 to 4:00. Thursday from 12:00 to 6:00 at the Few Cottage. All purchases benefit our school. Thanks for all you do to help your child become a better reader!

Thanks for helping make our school
#1!

Have a safe and healthy week,
Ms. Orsano and Ms. Wright

123’s Numbers it will be!

Dear Wonderful Wood Acres families,
This week our theme of “farm animals” was purrr-fect! The children had a fantastic time learning about all of the different animals that live on a farm. Through songs, books, interactive games, and activities the children had a grand ole time down on the farm!

Our study of numbers is on the way. This week, we will introduce numbers one and two. The children will begin to create the first two pages for their number book (1 sun, 2 shoes.) We will introduce the white board as a way to help improve pencil grip as they begin writing the number one and two. Your support at home is crucial to our success in the classroom. Please be sure to take a few minutes at home each night to review the numbers we have already learned. You could do this by counting objects in the grocery store, while driving down the road, and even turn it into an “I Spy” game. Number recognition is extremely important at this stage in their development and as a foundation for their transition into the four year old classroom next year.

This week in Investigator Club, we are still getting to know all about JT gator, who is the little brother to Dilly. The children are excited to explore JT and his friends. This week, we will focus not the following subjects:

Social and Emotional: Tell how you feel.
The objective is to understand that communication is a way of expressing our emotions.

Oral Language: Did you ever see a gator?
The objective is to listen and understand conversations, stories, songs, finger plays, and poems.

Phonological Awareness: Environmental sounds.
The objective is to recognize and identify environmental sounds.

We would like to send out a special thank you to Mr. Lindenberg Andres’s father for being our Mystery Reader last week! The children loved listening to some of Andres’s favorite books. “. We are excited to welcome Mr. Gelling Grants father as our reader this week. We can’t wait to have him as part of our fun Friday.

Friendly Reminders;
Fun Friday Cooking Day
Halloween party is October 31st at 10:30. We are asking our parents who have signed up to come and enjoy this spooky day with us.
More details to come. Please check your child’s folder details. Thank you.

Have a good week and let Go Yankees!
Ms.Orsano & Ms. Wright

Happy Fall Ya’ll

Dear Wood Acres families,

Apples, pumpkins and pie, OH MY! Fall has arrived! Well, at least in theory. While the temperature outside isn’t indicative of the cooler weather we are all yearning for, our classroom is already beginning to look like fall.

This week, our theme is farm animals. The children will be focusing on identifying farm animals that live on a farm through songs, books, interactive games, and activities. The children are going to have a grand ol’ time down on the farm!

Investigators Club: Meet JT gator

Oral Language: “The farm” flash cards
Objective is to identify various farm animals and to understand that some animals live on a farm.

Phonology Awareness: Environmental sounds
Objective is to identify what animal makes that sound.

Sharing Chair:
Objective is to use new vocabulary and grammar in speech

We would like to thank James’s father Mr. Fudgey, who was our Mystery Reader last week. What a treat it was to have him a part of our fun Fridays. The children enjoyed listening to some of James favorite books. This week, we would like to welcome with open arms Mr. Lindenberg as part of our fun Friday. We are looking forward to hearing some of Andres’s favorite story books.

Speaking about books, the children are learning how to care for our classroom library.During this process some of our book have been damaged due to learning how to care for them. Ms. Wright and I are asking if you like to donate any use books you may have, we would be more then happy to except your donation. Thank you for any donations.

Your children seem to enjoy being the snack helper and has a big responsibility to help direct the class to specials, as well as helping the teacher throughout the day. Ms. Wright and I have noticed that the snack provided for the children contains a lot of cheese. Please keep in mind that to much cheese could not to good for your child. Please be creative when supplying snack for the students. Thank you for understanding. We only want the best nutrition for your child.

Reminders:
– Monday is farmer day at school. Dress like a farmer.
– October 4th is picture day
– Fun Friday is Disney day. Wear your clothes to Disney costume to school

Happy 4th Birthday to Max and Grant. May all your wishes come true!

May all the leaves begin to fall!

Have a great week!
Ms. Orsano & Ms. Wright

A person’s a person, no matter how small. Dr. Seuss

Dear Wonder Wood Acres families,

What a dazzling week we’ve had last week as we discovered new shapes and celebrated our country as a school community! Constitution day was a hit. The children looked so patriotic (and ADORABLE) dressed up in our school t-shirts and silly hats! Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedules to join us on this special day. Uniting together as a faculty, student body and family to celebrate our freedom is one of the things that makes The Wood Acres such a special place to be. A huge thank you goes out to Mary Kathryn’s mother for providing a cute blueberry, raspberry and marshmallow snack that went along with our celebration.

Due to the short school week, we will be reviewing shapes. The children did a fantastic job during this unit as they discovered that shapes are everywhere. As we close out this unit, we will play some of our favorite games, shape bingo and hide n-seek shapes are just a few, but who knew the kids would enjoy these games to!

Thank you all for the support during parent teacher conferences. It was a pleasure to see you again. Your children are the shining stars in our class and we adore each and everyone of them. We can’t say it enough how lucky we are to be a part of your child’s early childhood education year!

Friendly reminders;

– Gane day. Bring your favorite game to school.
– Mystery reader 9:00. We would like to welcome Mr. Fudgy James’s father with open arms and we are looking forwad to having him a part of our fun Friday.
– Picture Day October 4th If you would like to order pictures please fill out the form and simit payment along with it. Dress to impress and come to school with your best smile.
– Halloween party will be held on October 31th. Further details to come.

Have safe and healthy week!
Ms. Orsano
Ms. Wright

We The People!

We hope you all enjoyed your weekend. As you all know hurricane Florence has affected many people. If you are or know of anyone who is, we would like to send out deepest thoughts. This week we will continue to focus on shapes. Ovals, rectangles and stars will be, we can’t wait to see what their creations will be! Humpty Dumpty who sat on a wall, twinkle twinkle little stars is just what we missed so far. And let’s not forget about rectangles. Rectangles here, rectangles there, rectangles are everywhere!

To introduce the shape “oval”, we will be read and learn about the nursery rhyme “Humpty Dumpty”. and create Humpty himself. To introduce the shape “star”, we will be discussing the stars on our the American flag and create a star wind stock. For fine motor skills, we will be working on strengthening our pencil grip by tracing ovals, stars and rectangles in sand.

Investigators Club, we will be covering the following;

Oral Language – Introducing circle flap board
The objective is to recognize, describe and compare shapes.

Social and Emotional Skills – It’s okay to be me
The objective is to understand that we are all different in many ways.

Music – Rain Rain Go Away
The objective is to appreciate different types of music and experiment with music, concept, volume, and sound movement to the beat

Phonological Awareness – Sharing chair
The objective is to listen and community thoughts

Friendly reminders;

– Constitution Day has been rescheduled to Friday September 21st at 9:30. Please provide water bottles for you child day of.
– Fun Friday – Hat Day. Wear your favorite hat to school!
– Parent/teacher conferences are approaching on Monday and Tuesday September 24th and 25th. Please contact me if you have any questions regarding your time and day. Friendly reminders of your day and time will be going out this week.
– School/Treehouse will be closed September 24th – 25th for Parent Teacher conferences.
Picture Day October 4th

Thank you for your continued cooperation and support. We wouldn’t be successful as teachers without you.
Ms. Orsano and Ms. Wright

The 3’s is the place to be!

Dear Wood Acres Parents,

Colors here, colors, there, colors are everywhere! What a magical week it has been in the 3s. The children worked on texture by mixing two colors to create one. We also worked on sorting and identifying color all through-out our classroom and our campus. What a pretty school we have!

Next week our theme is “Shapes”. The children will be working together on identifying, recognizing and comparing various shapes. For creativity we will be creating bird feeders out of bagels, cream cheese and food bird. This project will be sent home for you to place somewhere outside of your home for the birds to eat. They will also be creating shape people, play the bean bag shape toss game, and mix and match shape game. These are just some of our fun games that we will play to help your child to recognizing the basic shapes.

In The Investigator Club we will be working on the following subjects;

Oral Language – Introducing circle flap boardThe objective is to recognize, describe and compare shapes.

Social and Emotional Skills – It’s okay to be me
The objective is to understand that we are all different in many ways.

Music – Rain Rain Go Away
The objective is to appreciate different types of music and experiment with music, concept, volume, and sound movement to the beat

Phonological Awareness – Sharing chair
The objective is to listen and community thoughts.

Friendly reminders;

:Fun Friday is sports day. Wear your favorite sports team shirt to school.
: Constitution Day is September 17th at 9:00 am. Come one come all. This will be a morning filled with lots of love for our country that you don’t want to miss!
: We would like to welcome Mrs. Cantrell who is our Mystery reader is Friday. We look forward to having her a part of our fun Friday. Thank you to Mary Kathryn’s mother who was our Mystery reader last week. The children enjoyed listen to Mary Kathryn’s favorite book.
: Picture Day is October 4th at 10:10. Bring your best smiles to school.

Thank you all for the support in helping us make your little ones shine!

Have a good weekend

Ms. Orsano and Mrs. Wright

The 3’s is the place to be!

Dear Wood Acres Parents,

Colors here, colors, there, colors are everywhere! What a magical week it has been in the 3s. The children worked on texture by mixing two colors to create one. We also worked on sorting and identifying color all through-out our classroom and our campus. What a pretty school we have!

Next week our theme is “Shapes”. The children will be working together on identifying, recognizing and comparing various shapes. For creativity we will be creating bird feeders out of bagels, cream cheese and food bird. This project will be sent home for you to place somewhere outside of your home for the birds to eat. They will also be creating shape people, play the bean bag shape toss game, and mix and match shape game. These are just some of our fun games that we will play to help your child to recognizing the basic shapes.

In The Investigator Club we will be working on the following subjects;

Oral Language – Introducing circle flap boardThe objective is to recognize, describe and compare shapes.

Social and Emotional Skills – It’s okay to be me
The objective is to understand that we are all different in many ways.

Music – Rain Rain Go Away
The objective is to appreciate different types of music and experiment with music, concept, volume, and sound movement to the beat

Phonological Awareness – Sharing chair
The objective is to listen and community thoughts.

Friendly reminders;

:Fun Friday is sports day. Wear your favorite sports team shirt to school.
: Constitution Day is September 17th at 9:00 am. Come one come all. This will be a morning filled with lots of love for our country that you don’t want to miss!
: We would like to welcome Mrs. Cantrell who is our Mystery reader is Friday. We look forward to having her a part of our fun Friday. Thank you to Mary Kathryn’s mother who was our Mystery reader last week. The children enjoyed listen to Mary Kathryn’s favorite book.
: Picture Day is October 4th at 10:10. Bring your best smiles to school.

Thank you all for the support in helping us make your little ones shine!

Have a good weekend

Ms. Orsano and Mrs. Alger

Colors here colors there, colors are everywhere!

Wood Acres Parents,

We have completed another groovy week at the WA! Ms. Wright and I are enjoying your amazing children and are learning something new about them each day. It was so wonderful to see you all again at our Parent Orientation. Thank you for coming and for partnering with us this year.

This week we will met Dill Gator who is a part of our Investigator Club reading series. Dilly Gator is known for starting the club so that and her friends could solve problems and explore together.

Next week our theme is “Colors”. The children will be working together on mixing two colors to create one through finger painting. We will play seek out the colors green, pink and purple through-out our classroom and sort color bears by colors. What a bright and colorful week it’s going to be with your littler ones!

The Investigator Club we will be working on the following subjects;

: Art – Art clues
The objective is to understand and share opinions about artistic products and experiences.

: Math/readiness – All Sorts of Colors
The objective is to identify primary colors, mix colors and participate in an investigation, think about it, and discuss what happened.

: Alphabet Knowledge – Dilly’s Alphabet song
The objective is to recite letters of the alphabet.

: Phonological Awareness – Environmental Sounds
The objective is to identify environmental sounds.

: Language/Social and Emotional – Introduce the Lap book: Dilly and the Investigator Club
The objective is to share and take turns listening and speaking.

Friendly Reminders;

We would like to welcome Mary Kathryn’s mother who is our Mystery reader at 9:00
September 13th New Parent Coffee at 8:30 in the Beaker Jr
Constitution Day September 17th All welcome
Parent Teacher Conferences September 24th – 25th
Picture Day October 3rd – 4th bring your best smile
October 15th – 19th School Book Fair

Wood Acres will be close on September 3rd for the celebration of Labor Day. We will resume back to school on Tuesday September 4th

Have a great week!
Ms. Orsano & Ms. Wright

Woo Whoo! Back to School We Go!

What a wonderful first week at school! Ms. Wright and I are enjoying working with your amazing children. It is a wonder that we have only completed the first week as we are in such a groove! This week, we worked on classroom rules, and explored our creative learning centers. We also worked on how to organize our classroom. We found out that everything has a place and it stays in the same place all year, so that the children can find things and put them away more easily. We read “Amazing Me” and “Llama Llama Misses Momma”. We worked on our fine motor skills by dot painting the letters in our name and exploring with play dough. We utilized our gross motor skills during playground time and PE. Art, Spanish, Computer and Music class were fantastic as well.
We are in for a rich year if learning at the Woods! Ms.Weight and I are very excited to be on this adventure with your precious little ones.
Next week, our theme is “Friends and Family”. We will share our family photos with the class. If you have not brought one in please do so. We will be graphing our similarities and differences, and making an edible friendship salad with fruit.
What a Yummy week it’s going to be!

Friendly reminder:
Parent Orientation is this Thursday from 6:30 to 7:30. Please mark your calendars. It is a night where we will review our curriculum and goals for making this a wonder year of learning in the 3s. We are looking forward to seeing you all there! If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

Why fit in when you were born to “Stand Out”!
Dr. Seuss

Have a safe and healthy week!

Ms. Orsano & Ms. Wright

Woo Hoo! Back to School We Go!

What a wonderful first week at school! Ms. Wright and I are enjoying working with your amazing children. It is a wonder that we have only completed the first week as we are in such a groove! This week, we worked on classroom rules, and explored our creative learning centers. We also worked on how to organize our classroom. We found out that everything has a place and it stays in the same place all year, so that the children can find things and put them away more easily. We read “Amazing Me” and “Llama Llama Misses Momma”. We worked on our fine motor skills by dot painting the letters in our name and exploring with play dough. We utilized our gross motor skills during playground time and PE. Art, Spanish, Computer and Music class were fantastic as well.
We are in for a rich year if learning at the Woods! Ms.Weight and I are very excited to be on this adventure with your precious little ones.
Next week, our theme is “Friends and Family”. We will share our family photos with the class. If you have not brought one in please do so. We will be graphing our similarities and differences, and making an edible friendship salad with fruit.
What a Yummy week it’s going to be!

Friendly reminder:
Parent Orientation is this Thursday from 6:30 to 7:30. Please mark your calendars. It is a night where we will review our curriculum and goals for making this a wonder year of learning in the 3s. We are looking forward to seeing you all there! If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

Why fit in when you were born to “Stand Out”!
Dr. Seuss

Have a safe and healthy week!

Ms. Orsano & Ms. Wright

This Matters At Wood Acres.

  • High Expectations For Teaching And Learning

  • Strong Instructional Leadership

  • Safe Learning Environment For Everyone

  • Positive And Welcoming School Climate

  • Valuing Time On Task For Mastery

  • Close Home School Partnerships