- I loved getting to see so many of you at Open House! I sent home the report card letter from Dr. Grable and the note from our room mom, Bari Lichtman, with every child on Friday.
- Just a friendly reminder about the environmental print assignment. We will use them on Tuesday to make sure everyone has time to bring them in - I will also have plenty of extras if you cannot send them with your child.
- The District 112 Fund Run is this Saturday at Ravinia! Here is the link to sign up if your family is interested-
http://www.112foundation.org/fund-run/ I will be there :)
- We FINALLY have art this week on Monday! If you have a smock or T-shirt you are using as a smock at home still, send that in with your child on Monday.
- If you are following your child on Class Dojo, a heads up that I am going to be clearing all points at the end of each week. We will start over every Monday to try and reach our class dojo point goal to earn recess on Fridays.
Our week was full of a lot of reading, and a lot of math center work!
On Tuesday, we read the brand new Dr. Seuss book that just came out this summer- What Pet Should I Get?
We used our Promethean Board and voted on which pet we all thought they would get.
On Wednesday we started our introduction to our Handwriting Without Tears program. We kicked it off with a scavenger hunt around the room to look for the handwriting letters.
(and some other silly things of course!)
Dot Day is the week of September 15th, and it stems from the book The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds. It is all about celebrating creativity, courage, and collaboration. You can read more about the international event here:
To celebrate in our classroom, we first read the book and talked about how everyone is different and everyone is talented in different ways, and that makes all of us special! We then collaborated and made a giant class dot, everyone drawing a little piece of it. Lastly, we all made our own dots by coloring them in any way we wanted to. I am going to take all the dots and turn them into a mobile to hang in our classroom! I will be sure to post pictures when it is finished.
Pictured: counting in 10 frames, counting with dice, and matching number puzzles.
Combining our letter recognition and our geometry shape recognition skills, on Friday we did these letter pattern block cards. They were also a big hit.