Mrs. Bryer's Class Newsletter
September 10, 2012
Bits and Pieces
- We do not have enough parents who use their email regularly to rely on emailed newsletters. I will copy the newsletter as well and put it in the folders. I apologize for the length, I am having difficulty without the limitation of the single page. I want to tell you EVERYTHING that is going on. Please feel free to contact me with questions at any time.
- Please help your child decorate and return their puzzle piece if you have not already. We will place the together in the Safe Place.
- If you have not already sent in your child's change of clothes do so this week. Please enclose them in the baggie sent home with the green ID sheet.
- There is a bathroom in our classroom. Children are free to use the bathroom when needed except when we are together at the carpet. Even then, if they signal to me I will make exceptions. With this being said, we are having a high volume of bathroom accidents in our classroom. Please talk with your child about using the bathroom when needed.
We reached our goal!
Handwriting Without Tears
Our focus for handwriting right now is pencil grip, beginning letters at the top, learning the four strokes (big line, little line, big curve, little curve). I am trying to focus on writing names in small groups right now. This is the one word that they will write everyday. It is important that we establish good habits. Please assist by practicing with your child at home. Verbalize the words for each letter. This is how they learn to write the letters correctly. If you need another copy of the Handwriting Without Tears letter writing sheet please email me. I will be happy to send another copy.
Royalty In the Classroom
Lunch Time Procedures
Continue to be conscious of the containers you pack in the lunchbox. I have been monitoring the children at lunch trying to encourage good table manners and setting expectations. I will begin weening them off my support this week. It is important that they continue to practice the expectations that I have established. Please review with them the following: stay on your pockets, raise your hands if you need help, eat only your food, keep your hands and feet to yourself, and use your manners.
During this first six weeks we will focus on shapes (identifying, describing, sorting), ordinal numbers 1st-5th, numbers 0-6 (identifying, counting sets, and writing), and counting to 30. We will also work on recognizing, continuing, and creating simple patterns.
We Will Become Scientists
This week we will begin our unit on Senses. This really establishes what a scientist does. They use their senses to observe, make predictions, ask questions, and test their ideas. The goal is to have an experiment a week, generally on Fridays. This week we will have to be scientist outside, it's a messy one!