News for the week of January 6th

Miss Cleasby's 4K News

Winter Theme

Welcome back again! :) This week was cut a bit short by the frigid weather. I guess this was a good example of our week's theme of wintery weather! We will continue talking about winter and snow the rest of this week. We will have snow in the sensory table. We will also be making a snowman ruler art project.

Name Writing

This month the 4K students will be starting to learn how to write their names the "Kindergarten Way". This is with the first letter of their name an uppercase letter and the rest of the letters lowercase. We will be specifically teaching them using our "Handwriting without Tears" language. Look for a reference sheet soon in your child's folder. Thank you in advance for helping your child with this important pre-Kindergarten skill. If you have any questions about name writing please don't hesitate to contact me.

Jolly Phonics

Our Jolly Phonics letter of the week is "G". The action for the letter /G/ sound is to spiral your hand down, as if water is gurgling down a drain, and say /g/ /g/ /g/ /g/. Click below to see a video of the Jolly Phonics letter "G" song.

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


A Valentine class list will be sent home this week! The list includes each child's name and a number. This number will be on a special valentine box they will make. This will make our Valentine Exchange into a math number matching game. Please make sure that when your child glues their classmate's names onto their Valentines that they include the number. Please send in one shoe box to school by Monday, February 3rd or earlier. We will use the shoe boxes for their special valentine mailboxes.


* Due to no school this past Tuesday we will start to send home our "Traveling Backpacks" starting next Tuesday, January 14th. They are then due back the following Monday, January 20th. Please remind your child that the activities in the backpacks are meant to be done together with an adult. If you have not yet sent in the sheet replying "Yes" or "No" to the traveling backpacks please do so as soon as possible.
* Scholastic book orders are due Tuesday, January 14th. You can order online at using the classroom code GP4G8.