Hi Parents,

We had a great first week back! Our letter for the week was the letter S. Here is a snapshot…

On Tuesday our theme was Sports. In morning centers, the kids worked on a sports I spy, they cut out their own jersey and put their last name and a number on it, and they tossed cotton balls into tiny plastic baseball helmets. In afternoon centers, the kids worked on tracing numbers, they built with connecting sticks, and they did a cutting project for their eval binder. We ended the day by doing a ‘hey riddle riddle’ activity for the letter S. Mrs. Christy and I would read a riddle and the class had to figure out which picture the riddle was talking about (the pictures were up on the wall). We have done these a few other times and will continue to with different letters!

On Wednesday our theme was Stars and Space. In morning centers, the kids counted ‘moon rocks’ (foil balls) on to 10 frames, they cut out stars and decorated them, and they cut out the letter S and stuck different sticker shapes on them. In afternoon centers, the kids played with space figures in kinetic sand, they put together puzzles, and they completed a number order sheet by cutting and gluing the missing numbers. We ended the day with books, magna tiles, and coloring while I started some of our midyear evaluations. Our goal is to complete the evaluations by the time we have conferences so we can see what your child has learned since the beginning of the year.

On Thursday our theme was Superheroes. This is one of my favorite days! In morning centers, the kids graphed with superheroes, they finished a creative writing page, “If I were a superhero my superpower would be…”, and they cut out a mask and decorated it. I posted the class picture on GroupMe with their masks on! In afternoon centers, the kids made towers with Duplo blocks and put superheroes on top, they created pictures with rubber bands on GEO boards, and they build a superhero out of shapes. Those turned out so cute! We ended our day with art. The kids water colored a city scene and colored superheroes. I then attached the superheroes to popsicle sticks. Once the scenes are dry, I’ll cut a line in the page and put the popsicle stick behind the line and it will appear that their superhero is ‘flying’ over the city. I’m really excited about these!

Next week we will talk about the letter W. Looking forward to it!

Take Care,