# Mrs. Cunningham's Class News

## Thank you!!

Thank you all for the birthday wishes! It made for such a special day. I appreciate all the cards and gifts. It was such a sweet surprise to walk out to all the class singing me Happy Birthday. I love my class gift as well. My girls will be so excited to share in my birthday love.

## Turn in Technology agreement please!

As you are aware, we had a new online registration process. Some of you may have already done this, but missed one important step. After you verify your information and complete the registration you need to print a "Data Confirmation Page." I am attaching a picture for those of you who may be confused on how to print this page. If you need further assistance, please see the front office staff. There are only a few of you missing this, however, part of this is the technology agreement. Without this I will not be allowed to let your child on an ipad or computer.

Directions to print "Data Confirmation Page"

1. Once you are logged in, click on the Student Info Tab

2. Under "Student Info" click on "Data Confirmation"

3. Then click on the link "Print, Sign, & Return Data Confirmation Form"

## Counting Collections

Counting Collections help provide the foundation for understanding numbers and for computation skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division). Counting teaches children the names of numbers, the sequence of numbers, one-to-one correspondence, relative size, efficient and accurate counting strategies.

Currently students are working on ways to organize their counting so they don't loose their place. We are working on recording our thinking. You may have seen some pictures and videos on Seesaw.

## Handwriting Without Tears

We are practicing how to write letters using the proper letter formation. The program that we are using, Handwriting Without Tears, developed by an occupational therapist, introduces letters in a very particular order. We are focusing on "frog-jump" letters, F, D, E, and P and the numbers 1 and 2. If you ask your child to make the letters, like the F for example, they will use language like Big Line down. Frog Jump. Little line, little line. Children get to practice using 3 tools. First on a small chalk board, they use a wet sponge. Next, they dry the letter exactly how they formed the letter in the first place. Last, they use a small piece of chalk to write. This is called, Wet, Dry, and Try. After this, they put their pencil to paper and practice on a worksheet. Here are some kids in action.