Ms. Coolidge Newsletter
It was a pleasure to see so many of you at our Open House last night. The children certainly seemed pleased to show you around, share their work, introduce you to their new friends, and watch our slide show of a school day in the life of a PreK/K student!
We have been reviewing the letters Mm and Aa this week, along with the high frequency words “I, we, can, the”. (Some say “thu” and some say “thee” but it’s always spelled T-H-E!) Kindergartners have been working on some colorful little “I am…”, “I can…”, and “In the Fall” books, and when completed I hope they’ll practice reading them to you and anyone else at home (grandparents, pets, stuffies…).
We’ve been enjoying some apple poems - rediscovering the star in the middle, when it’s cut just right, and “...when you bite, listen for the crunch of boots on snow”, and “5 Red Apples in a Basket by the Door”.
One of the highlights of our week was reading the Big Book “Pouch!” which we hope to act out together- such fun!
Kindergarten Math has been focusing on the numbers 0-8
(8: make an “S” and close the gate; that’s the way we make an eight), and number comparisons, greater than vs. less than.
We try to have our afternoon snacks out in the Secret Garden on warm days, and always watch out for Monarch butterflies and other signs of Autumn. We finished our Science Observations of the Monarch, and did some leaf rubbings. Ask your child to sing our little “I’m a Nut” song for you :) and the leaf song too.
I hope you all have a restful, refreshing long weekend, outdoors with your families as much as possible. My daughters gave me an assortment of 100 daffodil bulbs to plant, so I’ll be busy tucking them!
Keep in touch and enjoy the lovely bursts of bright Fall colors (more coming soon...) and the warm, sunny weather as long as it lasts!
Ms. Linda B. Coolidge