Growing With Green - August 22, 2016

Welcome to our new and returning parents.  We had such a busy and productive first week of school.  We spent last week getting to know your children through activities and assessments.  We are are in the process of assessing your children in handwriting, fine motor skills, phonemic awareness and reading skills.

We went on a Bear Hunt in order to introduce the different areas of our school campus.  We all had so much fun!We are introducing many math concepts through our daily Calendar.  We are learning about AB patterns, odd and even numbers, tally marks and place value.  The children are also beginning to develop friendships and learn the names of their classmates.  They are learning to play together cooperatively and to be part of a “community of respect.”

This week we will be continuing to assess the children.  We will continue to work on patterns and number sense.  We are also working on special booklets and stories for Back To School Night, Tuesday, August 30, from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm.  We hope to see all of you then.

For those of you who have children celebrating August birthdays, sit tight.  We will be organizing a party for the August and September birthdays after Back-to-School Night.

We will be sending Scholastic Book orders home each month.  It is an inexpensive way to purchase books for your children.  If you would like to order, please send in a check made payable to Scholastic Books.  If you are sending in cash, please send in the exact amount.  The attached book orders are due back on Friday, August 26.

Here are some activities you can do with your child to reinforce what we are learning in class:
- Have your child practice writing his/her name
- Practice the AB pattern with your child with objects in your house.  Example: pennies/paper clips; pencils/rubber bands, forks/spoons, etc.    
- Practice counting objects around the house, in the car, etc.
- Read to your child and talk about the story.

Parent Reminder:

Beginning Tuesday, August 23, the school day will end at 1:15 pm. This will continue for every Tuesday, for the rest of the year (unless otherwise notified). 

Enjoy the week!

 

 

 

Expiration Date: 
Aug 1