Hi Parents,

What a great first week of school! I have enjoyed getting to know your kiddos. I’m sure they are exhausted from 3 full days of school. It will take some time for everyone to get used to it, including me! For the entire week the theme was ‘All About Me.’ Here is a snap shot…

On Tuesday in morning centers, the kids made numbers with snap cubes, used cookie cutter shapes in kinetic sand, and filled out their ‘first day of school’ sheets. They wrote their name, colored and drew a picture of themselves. In afternoon centers the kids worked on writing/tracing their names, build with pattern blocks, and put together wooden puzzles. We ended the day with a few books, including ‘The First Day Jitters,’ and did a matching activity with emotion cards. The kids were able to play with toys for the last 15 minutes before we got ready for dismissal.

On Wednesday in morning centers, the kids rolled a die and popped a pop-it whatever number they rolled, they made shapes with popsicle sticks, and they said, spelled, and found the letters for their names. In afternoon centers, the kids drew their families, built with blocks, and used number and shape stampers in kinetic sand. We ended the day by finishing some coloring and playing with toys.

On Thursday in morning centers the kids, sorted colorful plastic bugs with tweezers, cut lines to school supplies, and looked in the mirror and drew a self-portrait. These turned out great and are hanging in the hallway outside our classroom. In the afternoon the kids cut out circles and ovals and sorted them, they built with LEGO’s, and they worked on some more name writing/tracing. We ended the day with show and share. The kids came to the front of class one at a time to show their ‘all about me’ paper and tell about their family, what they want to be when they grow up and how old they are. They did a really great job sharing, even the shy ones!

I’m looking forward to another great week next week. Our theme is apples for the letter Aa!

Take Care,