Mrs. Collier's Kids
Themes: Show n Tell, Water Days, Feelings, and Fairy Tales
The first few weeks of school have been filled with learning the routines, rules, and how to get along with others. We are working hard at learning about ourselves and how we act at school. This week we will have WATER DAYS. Please send your child in their swim suit, with a change of clothes and sunscreen already applied. Send in a towel and shoes that can get wet. MARK THEIR NAME ON ALL ITEMS J Next week, we are talking about our feelings and how we cope with different ways we feel.
Don’t forget to do a background check so you can join us as a parent volunteer in the classroom. Your help is always appreciated and the kids love when parents are able to come in and see what they do at school! Once the background check is complete, you can sign up in our parent helper book. The book is always available whenever you need to sign up!
Some of the Activities We Will Be Participating in Over the Next 2 Weeks...
*Introducing Mat Man using “little line, big line, little curve, big curve” (Handwriting Without Tears (HWT): body awareness & recognizing shapes)
*Discuss how we feel during different situations (Language)
*Using fingerpaint to show what color we are feeling after reading “My Many Colored Days” (Art)
*Match friends’ names to their picture and play “Friend Bingo” to become familiar with our friends (Social/Literacy)
*Tell about show and tell items and answer questions from peers (Social Skills/Language)
*Practicing scissor skills by cutting on different types of lines (Fine Motor)
*Describing items using the concepts: same/different, more/less, sorting rules (Growing with Math (GWM))
*Find letters in the sand (Sensory/Letter Recognition)
* Reviewing ways to be SAFE & KIND during dismissal through our Positive Behavior
Support Program (PBS)
* Water Days are Wednesday (26th) and Thursday (27th) (see above) (Social)
*Create a class book with pictures from Water Day (Language)
*Read "Little Miss Muffet” & “One, Two, Buckle My Shoe” during RHYME TIME (Communication Arts)
August 26th & 27th – Water Days (see above)
August 26th & 27th – Scholastic Book Orders Due – this date has changed since there is no school on Friday (flyers were sent home last week)
August 28th – No School – Professional Development for teachers
September 7th – No School – Labor Day
September 8th -11th – Duckling Days – wear your Hackmann Duckling shirts or blue and yellow!
September 18th – NO SCHOOL – Professional Development Day for Teachers
Some of the Books We Will Read...
“Show and Tell” by: Anne Rockwell
“The Crayon Box that Talked” by: Shane Derolf
“My Many Colored Days” by: Dr. Seuss
“Good Days, Bad Days” by: Catherine Anholt
Look Who is Turning "5" in SEPTEMBER...
Jaxon Bowen – September 1st
Nate Dannegger – September 4th
Avery Ross – September 17th
*If you have not sent in your $5.00 party fee, please do so. If your child attends for 4 or 5 days, we would appreciate if they could send in money for both days they come to school. We use those monies for separate parties. Thank you!
*Please keep the blue folder in your child’s book bag. We use the folder daily to send information to and from school. Any information, art projects, etc. that pertain to our class will be put in the blue folder. We are teaching responsibility with use of the folders. You can send tuition payments in the child’s folder or drop it off in our tuition “drop box” located at the office window.
Play “I Spy” to locate various colors around the house. Ask your child to locate colors that are the same and then different to reinforce activities we have been doing at school.
Duckling shirts are available to order! We are sending the order forms home this week! We will have a designated week each month for the children to wear their duckling shirts!
Social Skills Curriculum
One of the most important skills your child will learn in preschool is how to be social with their peers and cooperate with others. We are starting a new program in our classroom entitled, “Second Step-Social Skills Curriculum”. Since the beginning of school, we have spent time learning how to listen at circle time, how to welcome new friends into our classroom, and discussing what we like best about school. Ask your child about our newest friend, Max! We will be sending home new information about this exciting program soon!