Ms. Coolidge Newsletter
Sept. 18 - 22, 2017
We’ve been soaking up these last few warm days of Summer and are beginning to look forward to the crisp, colorful days of Fall. We love being outside and making the most of this wonderful weather! Wednesday we took a refreshing “Story Walk/Nature Hike”, looking for signs of Fall, and using all of our senses along the way. The children are learning about being scientists and what they do: they ask questions, observe, measure and record.
Back in the classroom we’ve been drawing/writing about what we will miss about Summertime and what we are looking ahead to doing this Autumn. We have been learning about the life cycle of the apple, making applesauce, and having fun with apple math. Next week we will celebrate Johnny Appleseed’s birthday. Please send in an apple or two, if you have any to spare - thanks.
In Math we have been focusing on the #1-6, practicing forming the numerals, pointing to each object counted, and exploring the different combinations that make up those numbers. “Last One Standing” is a favorite game, although it can be hard when you’re not the winner!?
We’ve had fun exploring various “Brain Breaks” using our Smart Board, to perk us up between lessons. At Rest time after lunch, I’ve been playing classical music and the children have been very good about reading books on their mats and coloring quietly. Most children are pretty worn out by the afternoon and staying focused on the tasks at hand becomes more challenging…
Please check your child’s backpack for papers every day. It would help to lighten your child’s load by removing any extra crayon boxes, notebooks etc. as we have all we need for now. Thanks!
*Thurs. Oct. 5 Open House 6-7:30 p.m. PreK/K-Gr.8*
I hope you all enjoy a relaxing, fun weekend with your families.
Be well and keep in touch.
Ms. Linda B. Coolidge