Miss Cleasby's 4K News

News for the week of November 3rd

Fall Theme

This week we will be starting a fall theme! We will be discussing the changes we see in the weather, plants, and trees in the fall. What do animals do in the fall to get ready for winter? We will be going on a nature walk this week. We will see the leaves falling and hear them crunching under our feet. We will be making leaf art projects and sorting and graphing leaves by color.

Jolly Phonics

Our letter sound of the week is "I". The Jolly Phonics action for the letter /i/ sound is to pretend to be a mouse by wiggling your fingers at the end of your nose, like whiskers, and squeaking i, i, i, i...

Click on the video below to hear/see the the letter "i" jolly phonics song:

JOLLY PHONICS i song from Read Australia - Having FUN with phonics

Turkey Homework

There will be optional family "homework" sent home this week. If you wish, you can decorate a paper turkey with your child. The idea is to disguise your turkey to help make it past Thanksgiving this year. We will display your child's disguised turkeys on a bulletin board in our class! This optional homework is due on or before Monday, November 17th.

4K A.M. Fall Festival Pictures

4K P.M. Fall Festival Pictures

Star of the Week A.M.

Super job as "Star of the Week" Libby! It was fun seeing your pictures and your stuffed animal bunny. Thanks for having your mom come visit and read us the book Ponyella! Great job Libby!

Star of the Week P.M.

Great job as "Star of the Week" Sara! Thanks for showing us your stuffed animal duck and the newspaper that had a picture of you! You were a celebrity! Super job Sara!


*Happy November! Thanks to all parents who sent in treats or helped out for our Fall Festival! The students looked great in their costumes and had a fun time on Tuesday.

*Starting new this month I will be sending out a November Reading Record Sheet. If you read with/to your child for 5-10 minutes they can color in one of the pictures on the record sheet. If the pictures are all colored in by the end of the month send the record sheet back in to school and your child will receive a certificate for a free Subway kids meal!

* November Book Orders are being sent out this week. If you would like to place an order please send back the order form or order online at https://clubs2.scholastic.com/ using the classroom code GP4G8 by Tuesday, November 11th.

* Tuesday, November 25th is our "Thanksgiving Feast". This week I will be sending home reminder slips for those of you who signed up on the volunteer form. Please let me know if you are unable to volunteer for what you signed up for.