Sunday, November 6, 2011

Lots of Learning...

This week is a short week for children.  We do not have school on Tuesday and Friday of this week.  On Tuesday teachers have Professional Development and on Friday it is Veteran's Day.  In addition, Tuesday is election day and I hope everyone will go out and vote.  West Clermont has an operating levy on the ballot (Issue 12).  We would love to have your support as it will allow us to bring back transportation and other vital programs to the schools.

In the classroom we will be working on the letter Pp.  This letter has a short quick sound and says /p/.  When you practice this sound try not to let your child say /puh/ (this would mean your child is producing two sounds rather than one).  This is important when children try to blend words together.  We will also be working on new sight words or popcorn words (like, we, my).  Please continue to practice all the letter sounds we have learned.  You can write the letters on a card and have your child say the sounds.  In addition, you can place three letters out with a vowel in the middle and have your child begin to blend the word.  These words can be real or make believe.  It is okay for your child to read a make believe word because the purpose is to practice blending.

In math, we are beginning our geometry unit.  Children will be introduced to 2-dimensional shapes.  This week we will be studying circles and squares.  Children will work on comparing and contrasting these shapes.  We are also working on counting to 40.  At the conclusion of the 2nd quarter all children are required to count to 50 and by the end of the year to 100.  These next few weeks for our table work at the beginning of the day will be working on number writing.  Our goal is to have all children counting to 100 as quickly as possible.

Have a great week!

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