Hello K1 Families,
It has been a very busy week for K1. The children are doing a good job adjusting to the routine of the day and meeting new friends. The children had their first gym class with Ms. Monica and music class with Miss Tynan , either Spanish with Miss Cimino or library with Ms. Teresa and art class with Ms. Valerie.
Some reminders: Please label all clothing, lunch boxes etc. If your child gets milk at lunch please pack a drink for snack time. Children should have a drink for both snack and lunch. If possible please pack the snack in a separate bag. Please do not send candy for snack or lunch; that would be a nice treat for at home. I am sure you will have concerns as we move forward. If it is something quick we can talk at the end of the day. We ask that you wait until all of the children have be picked up before coming to us. If you have something that you think may take more than a few minutes we can set up a time to meet.
*Please return all important forms that went home.
On Monday we will begin Opening the World of Learning(OWL), Unit 1 Families. Each unit will run for about four weeks. By the end of the week every child will have worked in each center.
Centers for next week:
Science Center:Water table, exploring waters movement, uses simple tools in exploring water.
Art Center: Making Paper Collages using shapes, creates artwork to express thoughts and feelings. Uses basic shapes and forms of different sizes to create artwork.
Block Center: Explores spatial relationships, develops representational skills using 3-D objects.
Dramatic Play: Playing House-- Students will interact with others by cooperating, helping, sharing and expressing interest. They will begin to recognize and respond to the needs and emotions of others.
OWL Books: Oonga Boonga, Peter's Chair and Over in the Meadow
OWL Poems: Ten Little Fingers, Stand Up and Diddle, Diddle Dumpling
OWL Songs: If You're Happy, Eentsy Weentsy spider, Down by the Bay and Open Shut Them
OWL Literacy Games: If your name starts with(name a letter)raise your hand, Chiming in with rhyming words and Let's clap our name.
Letter of the Week--Ll
Religion: My Smile is Special from our religion series, "I Am Special"
We hope this blog will be helpful to you. Have a great weekend!
Mrs. Powers, Miss Johnson and Miss Tempinski
Welcome K1 families to a new school year!
Next week is our first full week of school. These are some of the activities we will be working on:
-Each class will establish classroom rules
-Fine motor manipulative's
-All paperwork should be returned.
-Please bring in the supplies listed in the K1 welcome letter
-Specials begin next week.
-Children need a snack /drink and a lunch/ drink (unless your child is signed up for milk)
-Children should wear sneakers everyday.
-School begins at 8:15 and dismissal is at 2:15 unless your child is signed up for extended day
We are looking forward to a great year!
Mrs. Powers, Ms. Tempinski and Ms. Johnson