Thank you to all those who came to visit our classroom on Sunday during Open House. It was so nice to see so many families. We took some really fun pictures. We are in week 2 of our theme Ready for School. This weeks BIG idea is...... I will make friends at school. Children will continue to learn the expectations, routines, and behaviors of school. Our social emotional focus will be on cooperation. We also learned one way to be BIG in the classroom is to use the 3 step Ready, Set, Listen! Step 1-quiet mouth, step 2-quiet body step 3-eyes and ears on the teacher. Please practice this at home.
Last week we learned about scissor safety and how to use our scissors. Please practice with your children at home. Some may need some hand strengthening. A good idea is to clip clothes pins onto a hanger and have your child practice unclipping them and clipping them back on.
This week, we will learn to use our glue bottle. Please make sure that your child has the Crayola Washable School Glue. It is in the green and white bottle and it is available at Hobby Lobby or Michaels, you can use a coupon for a discount. This glue is really the most helpful to your child. It doesn't clog and cuts down on their frustration when they go to use it. Please check your child's school supply box. Some are too small and they are spilling over.
This week we will also begin signing in during the morning. Our classroom opens at 7:45am. Please have your student arrive by 7:50 so that they have time to practice their name writing. Class will begin at 8:00am. Please practice the 3 finger grip with your child at home. It is explained on the handout that we provided on Meet the Teacher night. If you need another, please let us know. Please remind children that all letters start at the top.
Parents, please remember to sign your child in with a full signature every morning and at pick up time. Please check your child's file box daily for information going home. Mrs. Mary has put a blue folder with a questionnaire that needs to be filled out at home and sent back. There is also a snack calendar if your family would like to sign up to provide a snack.
Next week on the 29th and 30th we will have picture day. If your child attends on Wednesday, they will take their picture that day. If they do not attend on Wednesday, they will take it on Thursday. Please remember to turn in the picture packet order form.