We have been focusing on name recognition since the first day of school by having children move their attendance cards from the “home” side of the attendance chart to the “school” side as well as locating their cubbies labeled with their name & a picture that begins with the 1st letter of their name. The children have also been “signing in” upon arrival. Whether they scribble, trace or write their 1st name, they are exercising their fine motor skills while holding a pencil as they practice “signing in.” Additionally, our art projects the past 2 weeks have included painting the 1st letter of their name then decorating with buttons as well as painting their whole name & also decorating with buttons. Repeated exposure to their names helps them learn name identification as well as the letters in their names. Our 4’s have also been learning the sounds of letters A through F as well as the difference between uppercase & lowercase. Next week will move on to the letters/sounds of Gg & Hh.
We celebrated Elizabeth’s 4th birthday on Wednesday with delicious Entemann’s Pop’ems. Elizabeth also sent home spider rings & stickers for her friends. Thank you to her family for these treats. Happy 4th Birthday, Elizabeth!
Songs We Sang:
Haunted House (Learning Station); Monsters Stomp Around the House (The Kiboomers); Halloween Freeze Dance (The Kiboomers); Criss Cross Applesauce; Hickey Picky Bumble Bee; Jump Up & Down (transition song); The Goodbye Song; Goodbye, Day-O
Books we read:
From Head to Toe (Eric Carle); Clap Your Hands (Lorinda Bryan Cauley), The Foot Book (Dr. Seuss), Happy in Our Skin (Fran Manushkin)
- Our Fall/Halloween party will be held on October 31. The sign up sheet will be posted outside our classroom door beginning on Monday.
- Please join us in giving back to the community this Thanksgiving! Let’s see how many families we can feed together! Creative Kids Center has teamed up with Our Place Newspapers to sponsor a food drive. Food pantries are usually at a low this time of year & really need our help. The food drive will run from October 5-November 16. Please place non-perishable food items in the box located at our door at your convenience. Food donations will be delivered to local food pantries. Thank you for your support in making a difference in the lives of our neighbors.
- We are very excited for our field trip on Tuesday, October 16. We are open our usual time for arrival in the morning & afternoon. Please return to the school at 9:15 or 12:45 to drive your child to the firehouse, or you can meet us there at 9:30 or 1:00. The address is 390 Terry Blvd, Holbrook, NY 11741 (631) 588-0099
- School picture day is Wednesday, 11/7/18. Additional information will be sent home as soon as it is received from the photographer. We have a new photographer this year.
Ms. Sheri, Ms. Joyce, Miss Fabi