Team Mitchell Newsletter - Week 1
August 15 - August 19
Sharing can be a challenging skill at this age. They begin to learn that their actions have an impact on others: good and bad. Our focus this week is all about sharing. We will be reading and discussing Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister. Throughout the week we will be discussing why it is important to share. How do we feel when we do/don’t share? What does it mean to share? Sharing is a great value to have and it allows us to feel good about ourselves. At the end of the week, your child should know what it means to share!
- glide: To move smoothly, without effort
- shimmer: To shine with a flickering light
- shocked: A sudden feeling
- admire: To look at with delight
- wise: Smart
Jack & Jill
Jack and Jill went up a hill
To fetch a pail of water;
Jack fell down and broke his crown,
And Jill came tumbling after.
Week "I Can Statements":
-I can identify the characters within the book.
-I can state what it means to share
This weeks letters & movements:
Letter Aa: Student places hands on cheeks.
Letter Bb: Student “plays” a bongo.
Letter Cc: Student crosses arms and shivers.
Letter Dd: Student “plays” the drums.
Letter Ee: Students places hand to ear.
Students will begin their first love for writing with free writes/drawings.
We will also be learning how to write letters Aa through Ee.
Tuesday- Learning how to use Teddy Bear Counters/Recognize colors/sizes of teddy bears
Wednesday-Learning how to use snap cubes/recognize colors/sizes of snap cubes
Thursday-Learning how to use Dot Cubes (Dice)
Friday - Review of math manipulatives - Practice using manipulatives with math partners
- Make sure you have signed up for Class Dojo
- Make sure you have signed up for BLOOMZ
- Behavior Charts will be coming home this week. These need to be signed daily!
Optional Literacy Activities:
Here are a few activities you can do at home with your child this week!
- Bake some cookies together and share with the family.
- Color a picture together by sharing the crayons.
- Ask your students what it means to share and why it is so important.
Optional Phonics Homework Below!
Dates to Remember
Monday, August 15th ORANGE
Wednesday, August 17th PURPLE
Friday, August 19th PINK
Tuesday, August 23rd BROWN
Thursday, August 25th BLACK
Monday, August 29th WHITE
Wednesday, August 31st RED
Friday, September 2nd YELLOW
Tuesday, September 7th BLUE
Thursday, September 9th GREEN
Tuesday, September 13th GREY
Thursday, September 15th RAINBOW