Miss Cleasbys 4K News

News for the week of January 19th

Rhyming Theme

The first few days of this week we will finish up our "Pizza" unit. Thank you to those of you who donated ingredients for our mini pizzas last week. They were a hit! Later this week we will begin a unit focusing on "Rhyming"! Learning rhymes as young children is more than just a pastime; the ability to rhyme is a reading readiness skill. Rhyming helps teach both the sound and letter patterns necessary for reading and spelling; hot, spot, pot…fan, can, ran etc. There are many fun games and activities that you can do with your child that can help facilitate their phonemic awareness. Below is an article with different examples of things you can do at home. Also see below for a fun video that can help teach kids about rhyming words. The next two weeks we will be incorporating rhyming into all aspects of our school day.
Rhyme Time (From Hooked on Phonics)

Jolly Phonics

Our Jolly Phonics letter of the week is "J". The action for the letter /J/ sound is to pretend to be jello wobbling on a plate and say /j/ /j/ /j/ /j/. See the letter "J" video below!
JOLLY PHONICS j song from Read Australia - Having FUN with phonics

A.M. Class Pictures

P.M. Class Pictures

Parent Craft Night

The craft night will be held on Tuesday, February 10th at the Elementary School cafeteria from 6:00- 7:00pm. All three 4K classes will be combined for this fun event. We will be making a valentine craft and singing a few songs :) We thought it would be nice to have a get together in February when life is a little less hectic than around the holidays. If you have not yet RSVP'd for this fun event please click on the link below:

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Star of the Week A.M.

Jack did an awesome job as "Star of the Week"! We enjoyed seeing Jack's transformer toy and pictures for show and tell. Thanks for having your dad visit with your fluffy puppy "Bear". Super job Jack!

Reminders

* No 4K AM or PM classes this Friday, January 23rd due to an Early Release at the Elementary School.

* If you have not yet done so please send a shoebox to school for our valentine boxes (undecorated so we can decorate them at school). If you have any extras please send them our way in case some families don't have any. Thanks! :)