Monday, September 26, 2011

Blending sounds

One of favorite activities in skills block is blending words. Last week we played "Guess that Word". Kids listen to a set of individual sounds and blend them together to make a word. Then they find the picture that matches. You can play this game even without pictures. Here are some examples of words you can use:


Science All Around

Last week we started our new unit in Science - Our 5 Senses. This is an exciting unit as kids learn how to make observations all around them. We began our unit with a simple piece of popcorn. The kids were able to see, smell, and touch their popcorn. Then the best part of all came when they were able to taste it! That's when they could finally hear the popcorn too. As a group we discussed all the ways we could describe one simple piece. This is a fun activity that you can do at home with your child! Now that we have learned about all our senses, ask your child what their senses are and what part of our body we use with them.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Open House

Thank you to all the families that joined us last night for Open House. It was so nice to see many moms and dads (and grandma's too). We hope that it was informative yet fun. The kids were very excited about showing your their work and around our room. We look forward to a great year!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Back To Football Friday

Tomorrow is Back to Football Friday. Students can wear their favorite team clothing. If students buy lunch tomorrow they are able to choose from grilled hamburgers and hotdogs from the cafeteria. There will also be free cheese sticks for all students sponsored by the Dairy Council.

Can't wait to see everyone's football spirit!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Skills Block

Well we are starting our 3rd week of school. By now the kids are starting to really get settled in the routine. In our Skills Block we are heavily working on phonemic awareness (how do sounds work together to make words). We are working on our nursery rhyme unit and so the kids are learning a new nursery rhyme each week. Last week we finished Jack and Jill. We also work on this through our Star Student activities. Make sure you ask your child who was Star Student for the day and what words begin with that same sound. This is a great opportunity to reinforce what letters / sounds we are working on in class at home each day.