Archive for September, 2011

September 28 Talking Points

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

-Sharing during Morning Meeting (learning how to ask questions using the 5w’s…who, what, where, when, why)
-Days of the week song (sung to the tune of The Adam’s Family)
-Fingerprint PowerPoint and demonstration (for the letter F/Five Senses) by parent volunteer Ms. Yetter
-Marble painting for the letter M
-Introduction to the Counting Jar
-Math games with dice (1 game board went home for you to play with your child, if you’d like)
-Meeting our 5th grade buddies for next week’s Convocation (a school-wide assembly to welcome new students and share class goals)
-Meeting our 3rd grade buddies for the school year and watching their podcasts on C.A.R.E.S. (cooperation, assertion, responsibility, empathy, self-control)
-Buddy reading our M book to 3 friends

September 16 Talking Points

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Ask your child about:

-The books we’ve read:  Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, Martha Shares, Sally’s Room
-Constitution Day memory game
-Macaroni M
-Using math tools such as unifix cubes, pattern blocks, and dominoes
-Decorating their first initial
-Creating our classroom rules
-Free Choice

September 1st Talking Points

Friday, September 9th, 2011

-Patriot Day:  Learning the Pledge of Allegiance and reading/illustrating the Pledge of Allegiance book

-Guided Discoveries:  Pencils, crayons, markers, scissors

-Read Aloud Miss Bindgergarten Gets Ready For Kindergarten:  Ask your child about the class book we created on how Miss Kamm’s Class Gets Ready For Kindergarten.

-Read Aloud Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See:  Students acted out the story using animals.  Then we acted out the story using our classmate’s names.  Ask your child to sing you the words.

-Free Choice:  Dominos, bristle blocks, lincoln logs, trains, coloring, puzzles, logos, bright builders

-Friends:  How many friends in the class can you name?

-Specials:  Art, Music, PE