Ms. Coolidge Newsletter
Dec. 3-7, 2018
*Thursday Holiday Shop*
Our days have been busy, with more than the usual ups and downs it seems. The icy, cold weather hasn’t helped. Many children are under the weather with lingering colds and are often dragging by the end of the day. Strep has been going around too. Hopefully a restful weekend will do us all good. Meanwhile, we are doing our best to keep the spirits bright and pass along some smiles :)
As you can imagine, getting into all of the snow clothes at recess time, has been quite a challenge with 12 children! PLEASE label all snow pants, mittens etc.(extras would be helpful too) and be sure your child has shoes to change into for school. Thanks.
We have been reviewing the sound of short Oo as in octopus and next week will go on to the letter Dd. The high frequency words “you” and “do” have been introduced and the Kindergartners have been practicing reading little books “You and I” with our Gr. 1-2 Reading Buddies. Any practice at home with recognizing the letters and sounds we’ve covered so far ( Aa,Cc,Dd,Ii,Mm,Nn,Oo,Pp,Ss,Tt), as well as the list of high frequency words, would be a great help. Perhaps some of the children could write their own thank-you notes after the holidays, with the help of their older siblings/cousins/friends…?!
In Math Kindergartners have been exploring the tricky teens, working with ten frames, dot cards, and playing “Tricky Teen Bingo”.
On Fun Friday we are looking forward to making Potato Latkes in honor of Hanukkah, and sharing them with our Gr.1 friends, while they read “The Festival of Lights”. We will then join our Gr.2 friends to play a dreidel game.
At Circletime we continue to enjoy the many old favorite songs and stories of this holiday season. I’m hoping we’ll be able to bake some special holiday cookies before vacation as well.
Stay warm and well.
Ms. Linda B. Coolidge