Friday, October 14, 2011

Skills we are working on!

Two friends playing Spin the Number

We have settled into a great routine, just in time for the teachers to be thinking about report cards and conferences!
Here are some things we have been working on and things you could work on at home!

Numbers: We played Spinning Numbers, a game where partners spin a paperclip/pencil spinner and identify the number of spaces they move on the game board. This was a favorite game and we ended up playing it over and over for about 30 min. The idea is to get to the end first, however we try not to say winner or loser, just whoever gets to the end starts the new game next time!

Other things we have been working on: Naming all 26 alphabet letters, uppercase and lowercase. This is different than singing the ABC song, a child that can name and produce the sounds of all the letters is ready to start reading!
Guided Reading Groups have started, each day I work with 2 groups on a variety of pre-reading skills. Allie Alligator and Ollie Owl remind us of 2 important things! Ask your child to remember what they remind us of! Look for upcoming pictures of these characters and more!

Thank You to all parents who are trying out the homework at home! There will be a weekly poem activity usually sent home on Tuesdays or Wednesdays. There will also be a School-Home Link on golden paper. Plus keep reading for the school's reading incentive! We met our classroom goal so the prizes could be sent out on Wed. We earned cool notebooks and pencils that were out of this world!

Reminder: Field Trip next Friday Oct. 21. We will be going to Jefferson County Park for just the morning. Please dress your child in the appropriate clothing!

Happy Friday!

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