Miss Cleasby's 4K News

News for the week of January 14

Winter Theme

We will finish up our "Winter/Snow" theme this week! This Thursday we will be making a "Warm Snowflake" cooking project. Thanks to those of you who volunteered to bring ingredients. We will also be making more snow themed art projects. Below is a video of "The Snowy Day" by Ezra Jack Keats which we read last week in class!
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

Recess

Thank to those of you who sent in "snow gear" for students last Tuesday! They had a blast playing outside. I had said that students will not need their "snow gear" (snowpants, boots,etc..) unless a note is sent home prior to that certain date. Upon further review we have decided that we will make Tuesdays our winter recess day. Please send your child to school in "snow gear" every Tuesday and recess will be first on our schedule that day. Thank you for being understanding about this issue. If you have any questions don't hesitate to call or e-mail!

Jolly Phonics

Our Jolly Phonics letter of the week is "G". The action for the letter /G/ sound is to spiral your hand down, as if water is gurgling down a drain, and say /g/ /g/ /g/ /g/. The song that helps students remember the letter /g/ sounds is below:

To the tune of Jimmy Crack Corn:
The water gurgles down the drain.
The water gurgles down the drain.
The water gurgles down the drain.
with a /g/ /g/ /g/ /g/ /g/.

Click below to see a video of the Jolly Phonics action for the letter /G/:

East Morton Primary School Phonics Letter Sounds G

Planning Ahead: Valentine's Day

A Valentine class list will be sent home this week! The list includes each child's name and a number. This number will be on a special valentine box they will make. This will make our Valentine Exchange into a math number matching game. Please send in one shoe box to school by Monday, February 4th or earlier. We will use the shoe boxes for their special valentine box.

Reminders

*Scholastic Book Orders are due this Thursday, January 17th. Go to www.scholastic.com/bookclubs if you would like to place an order.

* If your child received a "Traveling Book Bag" this past week please return it by tomorrow (Monday, January 14th). That way we can check in all the book bag items and send the book bag home with another student on Tuesday. I hope that if you received one you found the books, activities and items worthwhile.