Mrs. Koplin's 4K News

News for the week of September 19th

Apple Theme

*The next two weeks we will be learning all about apples. We will taste them and graph our favorites, we will paint with apples, and next week we will make applesauce in class! Even our dramatic play area will be turned into an apple orchard!

* We will read the book Ten Apples Up On Top and make a silly picture with 10 apples on top of our heads!

*We will learn the fun math number identification game “Where’s the Worm?”. The students will be taking home a copy of the game this Thursday to keep. You can play this fun game to practice identifying numbers. If your child is having trouble recognizing the numbers put them in order and help them count up to the number they wish to guess. You can also start with numbers 1-5 to make it easier and then add numbers when they are ready!

Jolly Phonics

This week we will start our Jolly Phonics curriculum! Each week we will learn a new letter, sound, and action. This multi sensory approach is very effective at helping students learn their letters and the sounds they make. Our first jolly phonics letter of the week is "L". The action for the letter "L" sound is to hold your hand up to your mouth and pretend to lick a lollipop and say /l/ /l/ /l/. Click on the video below to hear the letter "L" Jolly Phonics song sung by some of our 4K students from last year! The second video is a L video from youtube.
Jolly Phonics L
JOLLY PHONICS l song from Read Australia - Having FUN with phonics

Class Pictures

Mat Man

From classroom personality to storybook hero, Mat Man is a favorite among young children. Our class first met Mat Man through the HWT Build Mat Man activity. Mat Man teaches important readiness skills:

  • Body awareness
  • Drawing & pre-writing
  • Counting
  • Building
  • Socializing & sharing
*Click below for an online game where your child can build mat man on your home computer! Parents just need to sign up for a learning lounge account. It allows to you to build Mat Man along with the Mat Man song!

Fall Field Trip

We will be going on our first 4K field trip of the school year on Tuesday, October 25th to Schuster's Playtime Farm. An information sheet and permission slip will be sent home in your child's folders this week. Please don't hesitate to let me know if you have any questions!


* NO SCHOOL this Friday, September 23rd.

* Homecoming Dress Up Days this week:

Tuesday 9/20-Hat Day

Wednesday 9/21-Clothes or colors from favorite team

Thursday 9/22-Deerfield Spirit Day (maroon & white)

* Please remind your child to bring their library book back from last week. We go to the library on Mondays (tomorrow). The library rule is that they cannot pick out a new book each week unless they bring back their book from the last week.

*September Scholastic Book Orders are due this Thursday, September 22nd. If you would like to place an order you can order online at using the classroom code GP4G8 or send the paper order form back to school.