January 6-10

Good Evening!

I hope everyone had a wonderful and relaxing Christmas break.  It was great to see your children and hear all about what they got for Christmas!!  

ReadingWe will introduce Unit 5: Jingles, Poems, and Rhymes. We will be focusing on print and book awareness.  We will be distinguishing between word lengths and capital letters at the beginning of sentences.  We will be counting sentences and words in sentences.  This will assist your child in recognizing sentences.  Each sentence starts with an uppercase letter and ends with a punctuation.

Math-   We will be practicing writing numbers 0-15.  We will be practicing counting to twenty using manipulatives. We will continue to learn the parts of the calendar (days of the week, months of the year, yesterday, today, and tomorrow).  We will continue number recognition. We will be practicing drawing our shapes (circle, square, rectangle, triangle, diamond, and oval).  

Religion–   This is the second week in Advent.  Advent is a time to prepare for Jesus’ birthday by showing love and kindness to others.  We will be working on Lesson 21: Christmas-Jesus’ Birthday. We have an Advent wreath that we light (battery operated) each day until Christmas.  We will continue to practice our prayers the Sign of the Cross, Glory Be, Hail Mary, The Our Father, and the Guardian Angel Prayer.

Science/Social Studies– We will be talking about winter and we will be talking about artic foxes.  We will learn a new vocabulary word, camouflage.  We will be making snow in our sensory table!!!

Reminders:  

*Please be aware of the changing weather and that your child is dressed appropriately.  We have outdoor recess if it is 32 degrees and above!

*Please remember library books are due on Wednesdays.  You may have your child turn in their library book earlier if you would like.

*Please label all your child’s belongings.

*I know rest time can be challenging for the students who do not take naps any more. Students may have one stuffed animal that does not make noise and/or a book for rest time. 

*Please check your child’s folder daily.