Mrs. Scoca 's News and Notes
WEEK OF ... DECEMBER 11- 15
Reminders and special events
Holiday party is on Dec. 20th in the afternoon. Please send in 22 small items for our stockings.
Math chapt. 4 test is on Thursday or Friday
Morning Meeting/ Closing Circle:
At morning meeting we greet each other with a Hello, or good morning. We "share" on a topic that the teacher picks for that day. This week will be sharing the rules that the children remember from last week. When sharing the children are able to strengthen their verbal skills along with listening skills. We also read the morning message together, while practicing our reading readiness skills. "Closing circle"is when we come together and discuss the day and how we think we did and one thing we could do better. We call this stars and wishes. It is great to reflect on the accomplishments of the day and to hear others say it!
We will be focusing on reading readiness skills such as moving from left to right, what words are and the difference between letters and words. Rhyming using picture cards and nursery rhymes. Hearing beginning sounds in words. We also "clap out" parts of words.
Letters we are learning:
Letters we have learned:
t, b, f, m, n, I, u, c, o, g, a, d, s, r, e, p, j, l, h, k
Words we are learning: Word rings are in the students reading bags.
Words we have learned:
I, am, the, like, and, a, see, we, to
MATH:Chapt. 4 Represent and compare numbers to 10. The children will need to count to that number and write the number and build the number, also they will need to know number words. Please start counting with your child. They will need to go to 25 by December and 100 by June.
WRITING: We will be learning to write our names, and forming the letters in our name correctly. We will begin labeling our pictures. We are drawing and labeling pictures of our families. We are using our trick words, I and am and like, and, etc., in a sentence. We are learning about characters in the stories we write and that stories have a beginning, middle, and an end. We are also learning about spacing between words when we write.
** If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to e-mail me or call or write. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our special's schedule for this week are:
Monday: Day 4 gym
Tuesday: Day 5 library
Wednesday: Day 6 music
Thursday: Day 1 computer
Friday: Day 2 art
Monday: Day 3 gym