Ms. Missy's Messenger
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December 7 - December 17, 2015
Bears! Bears! Bears!
Related Theme Books
- Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear?, by Nancy White Carlstrom
- Bear Snores On, by Karma Wilson
- Goldy Lucky and the Three Pandas, by Natasha Yim
- Corduroy, by Don Freeman
- Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, by Bill Martin, Jr.
- Touch the Sky, My Little Bear, by David Bedford
- Found, by Salina Yoon
- Bears in Chairs, by Shirley Parenteau
- Hands Off My Honey, by Jane Chapman
- I Love You, Mister Bear, by Sylvie Wickstrom
Ms. Stephie's Speech Spot
Hello! The next two weeks will be all things bears! We will read many different books and work on various skills while learning about bears. Small group activities will enable students to practice skill sets with more concentrated instruction using repetition and peer models. Large group activities will encourage cooperative learning and social skills (turn taking, using words with peers, waiting, eye contact, etc.) to allow the students to work together to complete activities as a group. Skills sets continue to include following directions, listening comprehension, vocabulary development, language expansion, and speech sound production. Activities will incorporate a variety of ways to learn through sight, sound, and touch. Remember to refer to the weekly speech sheet in your child's folder to help encourage answering questions about specific speech and language activities completed in the classroom. Visit the following websites for additional activities and ideas for carryover at home. Sharing books and completing simple art/craft activities are easy ways to encourage speech and language development. Take and have fun with bears!
HSE Illness Policy
- If your child will not be riding the bus, please contact transportation prior to school to let them know at 594-4117.
- Please check your child's notebook daily for important information and/or artwork that is being sent home.
- If you have not already sent in an extra change of clothes for your child, please do so as soon as possible.