STARS Classroom News

September 8 - September 11

What we learned last week...

Our anchor book was Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? During table time we made our own Brown Bear book with all the different animals. We learned to identify the different colors of the animals in the book.

What's happening this week...

We will be starting a new book this week, Pete the Cat: Rocking in my School Shoes,as our anchor book. During table time this week we will be making some fun things that go along with our book. The kids will make a head band so they can be Pete the Cat.
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Matt & Molly

We will start a new Matt & Molly story this week. It is Matt and Molly are on the Playground. They both want to swing, but there is only one swing available. Matt and Molly race to the swing. They both get to the swing at the same time. Matt grabs one rope and Molly grabs the other rope. They both want to swing first. The kids get to pick the ending, they will choose who gets to swing first.

(Matt and Molly stories are simple 4 part social stories used to help facilitate language and increase social skills; this includes sequencing parts of the story, identifying objects/people, and answering questions. Each story has simple yes/no and "wh" questions that go along with it.)

Table time activities

Monday: No school


Tuesday: School Bus - Glue bus on paper; glue squares for windows and circles for wheels. Hand strengthening to squeeze glue.


Thursday: Pete headband - Glue ears, eyes, and nose on paper. pincer fingers to pick up shapes and place on paper, sensory toleration and hand strengthening to squeeze glue.


Friday: School Bus - Tearing yellow paper for hand strengthening, glue on yellow pieces of paper and glue on tin foil circles for wheels. Pincer fingers to pick up paper, sensory toleration and hand strengthening to squeeze glue.

Upcoming information and events

Monday, September 14 and Tuesday, September 15: Health Fair-Flyer was sent home


Thursday, September 17 and Friday, September 18: NO SCHOOL-Home Visits

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Some of our kids having fun

Meet Miss Jill

Hello, I am Jill Jones, your child’s Speech-Language Pathologist in Ms. Amy's classroom. I go by Miss Jill here at Great Beginnings and have been an SLP for 24 years. I am married and have three boys at home ages 11, 17 and 19. My oldest is adopted and has Autism and Down Syndrome, the next two are biological children (surprise!). All three are very active in sports.

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