Miss Cleasby's 4K News

News for the week of November 5th

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? What do our families do around the house 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 Jolly Phonics letter of the week is "N". The action for the letter "N" is to pretend to be an airplane, with your arms out like wings, and say "nnnnnnn". We have learned the first 5 letters in the Jolly Phonics sequence (S, A, T, I, P, N). Please help your child look and listen for these letters and letter sounds in different words. We will soon begin to introduce the idea of 3 letter word building with these letters. See below for the Jolly Phonics Letter "N" Song"
Letter 'N'_Jolly Phonics song

Free Emotional Communication Class

Wednesday, Nov. 7th 2012 at 6pm

Advanced Wellness and Education (AWE) 1550 Madison Avenue, Fort Atkinson, WI

Emotion Coaching is a research-based tool developed by Dr. John Gottman that can help you teach your child to manage their emotional experiences. It is a five-step method for guiding your child in how to respond to his or her feelings and how to use feelings while solving problems. Social and Emotional Development helps children:

*Connect with parents and caregivers *Get along with friends *Succeed in future relationships *Increase intellectual potential *Become more self-reliant *Manage their emotions and reduce frustration

Becoming an Emotion Coach for your child will support valuable skills that will last a lifetime!

This class is FREE for 4K Parents/Caregivers. For more information or to register call Sheila at 920-723-0307, or online at www.thrivepsychology.com

Reminders

*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. Look for updated pictures in the slideshow section of the class website: www.myteacherpages.com/webpages/rcleasby

* November Scholastic book orders are due on Tuesday, November 13th. Order online at www.scholastic.com/bookclubs or send the paper order form back to school. If you would ever like the books to be a gift please write me a note or e-mail. Otherwise, they will be sent home in your child's folder and your child might see them.

* Tuesday, November 20th 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.


*See below for some Fall Festival and classroom pictures!