Saturday, September 25, 2010

Ending farm unit beginning apple unit

We had a great week learning about the farm. The highlight was probably the bunnies that visited us Friday morning. We really appreciate Emma, her mom and Pops for bringing the bunnies to visit our room. We were all very excited. Everyone enjoyed sharing their farm products. This upcoming week we will begin learning about apples. Each student needs to bring their favorite apple on Tuesday. We will be graphing our apples and having a taste test. We will also be using the extra apples to make applesauce on Friday. If you would like to send some extra apples for applesauce this would be great (I will need them by Thursday so I know how many I need to buy for applesauce).

The volunteers in computer lab on Friday are so helpful. Thank you for taking time to spend getting everyone logged in and ready to work. I really appreciate all of you that are able to do this. A big thank you goes out to Mrs. Edmondson, Mrs. Little and Mrs. Farmer!

We have had a few items sent for our car detail basket. Please remember items are due Thursday, September 30. Our basket will be at the Fall Fest on October 5. Please remember we still need volunteers to work our basketball booth. Let me know if you can work and if so what time you prefer. Thanks for your help.

Along with learning about apples this week we will be learning the color word orange, the letter Pp, the number 5, we will continue working on patterns and we will learn the sight words see and my.

We had a great accomplishment this week! We won the cafeteria behavior award with 5 paw prints. Our reward was having lunch on the picnic tables with Mrs. Shelnut and myself. The students also each got a Dr. Seuss pencil. The new competition has started and each day we are working on the best cafeteria behavior to win a pumpking. At the end of 10 days we see which class has the most and who wins the prize.

Have a great week!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Farm Week

Last weekend we sent our oldest son Chris off to marine boot camp. It was a very emotional weekend, but we are all doing better this week. It sounds like a very long time before we get to see him again. We should be in San Diego, CA December 8-11 for his graduation if everything goes as planned.

Last week and this week we are studying about the farm. Last week we had a great time making mud (chocolate pudding) and butter. We learned the letter Hh last week and we will be learning the letter Tt this week. Your child should know at a minimum the letters Ll, Oo, Gg, Hh and soon Tt. If they are struggling learning there letters I highly suggest the website and the DVD Letter Factory by Leap Frog. Your children will think they are just watching tv and playing a game when they are actually learning.

We are all getting adjusted to going to school.

We will wrap up our farm unit on Friday by each student bringing their favorite farm product.

Remember we still need items for our car detail basket (items due September 30). We also need workers for our basketball booth at fall fest (October 5).

I hope you all have had a great weekend and have a great upcoming week!
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Labor Day!

I hope you all have had a great three day weekend. We spent some time on the lake with our kids. It was a great and relaxing time.

Last week we learned the letter O and talked about birthdays. If your child can not tell you their birthday please continue to practice this. One great way is to have your child say it each time you pull out of your driveway and each time you pull in your drive way. Even if you are saying their birthday and they are repeating it, this is still great practice.

We will be learning the letter G this week. Please continue to practice having your child write their name with the first letter being capital and the rest of the letters lower case.

Friday our book orders came in. I was so excited they came in quickly. With your orders we received 46 free books and $15 to spend on our next order. We also got may bonus points that can be used to order more free books! Thank you so much for your orders. I will send a book order out at the beginning of most months.

I really appreicate Mrs. Edmondson and Mrs. Little for helping in the computer lab Friday. This make is much faster getting everyone logged on and started in their programs.

I also appreicate all of you that have sent extra supplies. Right now we do not need anything in our room. Thanks again!

We will be going to walk club for the first time on Friday so make sure your child wears tennis shoes. We also have PE on Wednesday. So far everyone has worn tennis shoes on PE and walk club days! Great Job!