Saturday, September 18, 2010

A Week of Fun and More to Come...

What a great week of learning! We have been practicing our routines and the letter A. We will continue to work on our routines this coming week; however, we will begin learning the letter E this coming week. The letter E is the long sound of /ee/ (the sound of /ee/ in words like eel, eagle, me, he, see). We have been working in centers this past week and again this coming week. Last week the children were able to build with blocks and legos to work on sharing and teamwork. In addition to blocks and legos, the children worked on making a coconut tree with letters of the alphabet since we read "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom." This also helped us work on our cutting and gluing skills. We also worked on puzzles. Puzzles are great for children to do to help with spatial awareness. It helps in math when we talk about geometry. We will be continuing to work on our writing our names. Please continue to help your child with this. We are looking for a capital letter and the remaining letters to be lowercase. In addition, please watch your child on how he or she grips the pencil. Your child should "pinch" the pencil at the bottom with their thumb and index finger and rest it on their middle finger.

I am looking forward to another great week. The afternoon class will go to music on Monday and the morning class will go to physical education on Tuesday. Do not forget we do not have school on Friday due to Professional Development for teachers.

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