Week of January 20- 24

Dear Parents,

I hope you enjoying the long weekend!  The weather hasn’t exactly been kind to us but hopefully it will get better soon, stay warm!  Thank you for your continued support this year!  I appreciate everyone’s engagement during our parent meeting.  I hope you were able to take away some valuable information to share with your children.

What We Are Learning…

Names-
We have been continuing to practice writing our names.  Please make sure you emphasize the letters in your child’s name and the letters in the order in which they go (R-a-j-a-a).

Remember, only the first letter in their name is a capital, all the rest are lowercase (Rajaa).

Letters-
As our letter journey continues, we will learn 2 more letters this week. Students will learn to identify the letters, the sound, recognize the letter in print and write the letter on their own. Please make sure you are checking the blog for updates so you can help work with your child at home. Don’t forget to practice previously learned letters.

Aa- Andy Apple

Vv- Vinny Volcano 

Please review letters- Ll- Larry Lion, Ff- Fifi Fish, Ee- Edna Elephant, Hh- Hattie Horse, Tt- Tiggy Tiger, Ii- Iggy Iguana, Uu- Umbie Umbrella, Cc- Callie Cat, Oo- Ozzie Octopus, Qq- Queenie Queen, Gg- Gertie Goose, Ss- Sammy Seal, Jj- Jumping Jill, Dd- Dudley Duck, Pp= Pippa Pig, Bb- Benny Bear, Rr- Reggie Rooster, Kk- Keely Kangaroo

Shapes-
We have completed our shape book!  Please continue to review shapes the students have learned. You can look around your house, outside and in books to identify the shapes learned.

Please review shapes- circle, square, triangle, rectangle, oval, pentagon, hexagon, diamond, star, heart

Reminders-

No school Monday January 20, 2020

1/2 day- Tuesday January 21, 2020

January 13- 17

Hello Families!!

Our first week back was a little on the rough side.  Please review classroom expectations with your child along with the red and green choice chart.  Please message me if you need that sent to you again.

We have a busy week this week.  We have a parent meeting Thursday so please make sure you can attend and if you can’t, have someone that can.  Be aware of no school and 1/2 days coming up in the next week.  Make sure you review the calendar.

What We Are Learning…

Names-
We have taken the next step and begun writing our names.  Please continue to practice recognizing the letters in your child’s name and the order in which they go (Rajaa- R-a-j-a-a).  Remember, only the first letter in their name is a capital, all the rest are lowercase (Rajaa).

Letters-
As our letter journey continues, we will learn 2 more letters this week. Students will learn to identify the letters, the sound, recognize the letter in print and write the letter on their own. Please make sure you are checking the blog for updates so you can help work with your child at home. Don’t forget to practice previously learned letters.

Rr- Reggie Rooster

Kk- Keely Kangaroo

Please review letters- Ll- Larry Lion, Ff- Fifi Fish, Ee- Edna Elephant, Hh- Hattie Horse, Tt- Tiggy Tiger, Ii- Iggy Iguana, Uu- Umbie Umbrella, Cc- Callie Cat, Oo- Ozzie Octopus, Qq- Queenie Queen, Gg- Gertie Goose, Ss- Sammy Seal, Jj- Jumping Jill, Dd- Dudley Duck, Pp- Pippa Pig, Bb- Benny Bear

Shapes-

Please continue to review shapes the students have been learning.  You can look around your house, outside and in books to identify the shapes learned.

Star

Please review shapes- circle, square, triangle, rectangle, oval, pentagon, diamond, hexagon

Reminders-

Please remember there is a Parent Meeting this Thursday January 16 at 8:00 am

Please make sure your child is dressed for the weather.  They need a coat that zips/ buttons or snaps, hat, gloves and a scarf.  We go outside when it is cold and if your child doesn’t have a hat or gloves, they are cold.  Thank you.

Please be aware that we have some upcoming no school and 1/2 days.  Make sure you pay attention to the calendar.

Monday January 20th- No School

Tuesday January 21st- 1/2 day of school

Week of January 6- 10

Hello Families!!

Happy New Year and welcome back to school!  I am looking forward to a wonderful 2020!  Time seems to keep slipping right past me and I am not sure why…must be because I am getting old.  Please make sure you are continuing to check the blog for important information in regards to what we are working on in class along with dates and reminders.

What We Are Learning…

Names-
We have taken the next step and begun writing our names.  Please continue to practice recognizing the letters in your child’s name and the order in which they go (Rajaa- R-a-j-a-a).  Remember, only the first letter in their name is a capital, all the rest are lowercase (Rajaa).

Letters-
As our letter journey continues, we will learn 2 more letters this week. Students will learn to identify the letters, the sound, recognize the letter in print and write the letter on their own. Please make sure you are checking the blog for updates so you can help work with your child at home. Don’t forget to practice previously learned letters.

Pp= Pippa Pig

Bb- Benny Bear

Please review letters- Ll- Larry Lion, Ff- Fifi Fish, Ee- Edna Elephant, Hh- Hattie Horse, Tt- Tiggy Tiger, Ii- Iggy Iguana, Uu- Umbie Umbrella, Cc- Callie Cat, Oo- Ozzie Octopus, Qq- Queenie Queen, Gg- Gertie Goose, Ss- Sammy Seal, Jj- Jumping Jill, Dd- Dudley Duck

Shapes-

Please continue to review shapes the students have been learning.  You can look around your house, outside and in books to identify the shapes learned.

Hexagon

Star

Please review shapes- circle, square, triangle, rectangle, oval, pentagon, diamond

Reminders-

Please make sure your child is dressed for the weather; jacket, hat, gloves/ mittens, scarf and boots. We will continue to go outside as the weather permits.

Please make sure that you are bringing your child to school on time (8:00) and picking up on time (2:45). Remember that preschool does not participate in late starts.

Next Thursday January 16th at 8:00 will be our monthly parent meeting. Please make arrangements to attend this meeting with your child.

Week of December 16- 20

Hello Families!

Can you believe this is our last week before our Winter Break?  This week is a short one but super busy.  Please continue to work with your children at home on everything we are working on in class.  The long break is a great opportunity to practice all the skills we are working on in class.  You and your child can practice their names, the 14 letters we have learned (uppercase and lowercase) and shapes.  Please take the time away from school to enjoy the winter weather, your families and all the activities you might want to do!

What We Are Learning…

Names-
We are learning to recognize the letters in our name and the order the letters go in. Please practice on recognizing the letters in your child’s name and the order in which they go (Rajaa- R-a-j-a-a). If your child knows the letters in their name and the order they go in, please continue working on writing their name. The first letter in their name is the only letter to be a capital, all the rest are lowercase (Rajaa).

Letters-
We are learning 2 new letters this week!  Students will learn to identify the letters, the sound, recognize the letter in print and write the letter on their own.  Don’t forget to practice previously learned letters.

Jj- Jumping Jill

Dd- Dudley Duck

Please review letters- Ll- Larry Lion, Ff- Fifi Fish, Ee- Edna Elephant, Hh- Hattie Horse, Tt- Tiggy Tiger, Ii- Iggy Iguana, Uu- Umbie Umbrella, Cc- Callie Cat, Oo- Ozzie Octopus, Qq- Queenie Queen, Gg- Gertie Goose, Ss- Sammy Seal

Shapes-

We are learning another new shape this week.  Please practice all the shapes and their characteristics (circle- no sides, no corners, square- 4 sides, 4 corners, triangle- 3 sides, 3 corners).  You can have your child find these shapes at home and in books along with having your child practice drawing them.

Diamond

Please review shapes square, triangle, rectangle, oval

Reminders-

Wednesday (December 18) is Pajama  Day.  Please have your child wear their favorite pajamas to school!

Thursday (December 19) is Parent Fair at Cotter.  Please refer to the notes that have been sent home.

No School December 23- January 3.  Enjoy your time off!!!

Week of December 9- 13

Hello Families!

Time has been flying by very quickly!  We have this week and one more week before Winter Break begins!  Please make sure you pay attention to the calendar, iblog and Remind updates about events that will be taking place before the holiday.

What We Are Learning…

Names-
We are learning to recognize the letters in our name and the order the letters go in. Please continue to practice recognizing the letters in your child’s name and the order in which they go (Rajaa- R-a-j-a-a). If your child knows the letters in their name and the order they go in, please continue working on writing their name. The first letter in their name is the only letter to be a capital, all the rest are lowercase (Rajaa).

Letters-
As our letter journey continues, we will learn 2 more letters this week. Students will learn to identify the letters, the sound, recognize the letter in print and write the letter on their own. Please make sure you are checking the blog for updates so you can help work with your child at home. Don’t forget to practice previously learned letters.

Gg- Gertie Goose

Ss- Sammy Seal

Please review letters- Ll- Larry Lion, Ff- Fifi Fish, Ee- Edna Elephant, Hh- Hattie Horse, Tt- Tiggy Tiger, Ii- Iggy Iguana, Uu- Umbie Umbrella, Cc- Callie Cat, Oo- Ozzie Octopus, Qq- Queenie Queen

Shapes-

We are continuing to learn shapes!  Please talk with your child about what makes up each shape (sides, corners) and talk about how shapes can come in different sizes and still be the same shape.

Oval (no sides/ no corners)

Pentagon (5 sides)

Circle (no sides/ no corners), Square (4 equal sides/ 4 corners), Triangle (3 sides/ 3 corners), Rectangle (4 sides- 2 long, 2 short/ 4 corners)

Reminders-

Please make sure you continue to dress your child for the weather!  It has been quite cold when we are outside so make sure your child has a heavy jacket, hat, gloves/ mittens and a scarf.  Please remind your child to place gloves inside their hat and the hat in their sleeve when at school.  This helps to avoid losing our winter gear.  We love to be outside and explore when the weather permits!

This is an extremely busy month so please continue to check the blog, your calendar and Remind for upcoming dates and events.

Week of December 2- 6

Hello Dear Families!

I hope that everyone had a restful Thanksgiving break and enjoyed the long weekend.  As you know the days are flying by us quickly while we attempt to accomplish many different tasks here at school.  Please continue working with your child at home on their names, letters. shapes, colors, numbers, independence and self-help skills.  The kiddos are showing tremendous growth!

What We Are Learning…

Names-

We are learning to recognize the letters in our name and the order the letters go in.  Please practice on recognizing the letters in your child’s name and the order in which they go (Rajaa- R-a-j-a-a).  If your child knows the letters in their name and the order they go in, please begin working on writing their name.  The first letter in their name is the only letter to be a capital, all the rest are lowercase (Rajaa).

Letters- 

As our letter journey continues, we will learn 2 more letters this week.  Students will learn to identify the letters, the sound, recognize the letter in print and write the letter on their own.  Please make sure you are checking the blog for updates so you can help work with your child at home.  Don’t forget to practice previously learned letters.

Oo- Ozzy Octopus

Qq- Queenie Queen

Please review letters- Ll- Larry Lion, Ff- Fifi Fish, Ee- Edna Elephant, Hh- Hattie Horse, Tt- Tiggy Tiger, Ii- Iggy Iguana, Uu- Umbie Umbrella, Cc- Callie Cat

Shapes-

We have started learning shapes!  Please talk with your child about what makes up each shape (sides, corners) and talk about how shapes can come in different sizes and still be the same shape.

Triangle (3 sides/ 3 corners)

Rectangle (4 sides- 2 long, 2 short/ 4 corners)

Reminders-

Please make sure you continue to dress your child for the weather!  We love to be outside and explore when the weather permits!

Please continue to check the blog and your calendar for upcoming dates and events.

Thanksgiving Post- Week of November 25- 29

Hello Families!

We have a short week coming up this week.  There’s NO SCHOOL on Wednesday November 27 and Thursday November 28.  Enjoy the Thanksgiving Break with your family and friends!  Take time to relax, have fun with those you love and eat lots of delicious food!

What We Are Learning…

Names-

We are learning to recognize the letters in our name and the order the letters go in.  Please practice on recognizing the letters in your child’s name and the order in which they go (Rajaa- R-a-j-a-a).

Letters- 

Letter review this week!  No new letters!

The students love every minute of singing the letter songs, finding letters in their names and around the room.  This week we will review the letters we’ve learned so far.  Students will learn to identify the letters, the sound, recognize the letter in print and write the letter on their own.  Please make sure you are checking the blog for updates so you can help work with your child at home.

Please review letters- Ll- Larry Lion, Ff- Fifi Fish, Ee- Edna Elephant, Hh- Hattie Horse, Tt- Tiggy Tiger, Ii- Iggy Iguana, Uu- Umbie Umbrella, Cc- Callie Cat

Reminders-

There are several important reminders for this week.

  • No School on Wednesday November 27th and Thursday November 28th.

  • We are working on our self- help skills and the focus right now is getting ready for outside time.  Please help your child learn how to put on their coat, hat and gloves and practicing zipping it independently.

  • As the weather continues changing over from cooler days to cold days.  Please make sure your child has a heavy coat, hat, mittens/ gloves, a scarf and boots.  If your child wears boots, please make sure they bring a pair of shoes to change into at school.

Week of November 18- 22

Hello Families!

We have been extremely busy at school especially with the half days, snow day and days off. This month is flying by! Please make sure you are continuing to review what we are working on with your child at home each day. Please keep in the mind the information that was shared with you during conferences. If you have any questions, feel free to let me know.

What We Are Learning…

Names-

We are learning to recognize the letters in our name and the order the letters go in.  Please practice on recognizing the letters in your child’s name and the order in which they go (Rajaa- R-a-j-a-a).

Letters- 

The students love every minute of singing the letter songs, finding letters in their names and around the room.  Students will learn to identify the letters, the sound, recognize the letter in print and write the letter on their own.  Please make sure you are checking the blog for updates so you can help work with your child at home. This week we are learning 2 letters.

Uu- Umbie Umbrella

Cc- Callie Cat

Please review letters- Ll- Larry Lion, Ff- Fifi Fish, Ee- Edna Elephant, Hh- Hattie Horse, Tt- Tiggy Tiger, Ii- Iggy Iguana

Shapes

We are beginning to introduce shapes to the students. Please practice recognizing the shapes and the attributes that make a shape up. Please help your child find the shapes we are learning in the house, out on a walk, in the car or even at the store.

Circle

Square

Reminders-

  • We are working on our self- help skills and the focus right now is getting ready for outside time.  Please help your child learn how to put on their coat, hat and gloves and practicing zipping it independently.
  • As you can tell the weather is changing over from cooler days to cold days.  Please make sure your child has a heavy coat, hat, mittens/ gloves, scarf and boots.

Week of November 11- 15

Hello Families!

We have a short week coming up this week.  Students do not have school on Thursday November 14th, 2019.

What We Are Learning…

Names-

We are learning to recognize the letters in our name and the order the letters go in.  Please practice on recognizing the letters in your child’s name and the order in which they go (Rajaa- R-a-j-a-a).

Letters- 

We will be learning 1 letter this week!

The students love every minute of singing the letter songs, finding letters in their names and around the room.  Students will learn to identify the letters, the sound, recognize the letter in print and write the letter on their own.  Please make sure you are checking the blog for updates so you can help work with your child at home.

Ii- Iggy Iguana

Please review letters- Ll- Larry Lion, Ff- Fifi Fish, Ee- Edna Elephant, Hh- Hattie Horse, Tt- Tiggy Tiger

Reminders-

There are several important reminders for this week.

  • No School on Thursday November 14, 2019

  • Parent/ Teacher conferences will take place on Thursday November 14th, all day.  I will be sending home reminders for conferences on Monday.  Please make sure you are on time for your conference as we are completely booked all day.

  • We are working on our self- help skills and the focus right now is getting ready for outside time.  Please help your child learn how to put on their coat, hat and gloves and practicing zipping it independently.

  • As you can tell the weather is changing over from cooler days to cold days.  Please make sure your child has a heavy coat, hat, mittens/ gloves and a scarf if you choose.

Week of November 4- 8

Hello Families!

Each week just keeps passing by faster and faster!  Please help your child continue to practice the letters we are learning.  The children love the songs and activities we do, but need extra support remembering the letters, letter sounds and finding the letters.  Please review the calendar closely as they are no school days and half days this week and in the upcoming weeks.

What We Are Learning…

Names-

We are learning to recognize the letters in our name and the order the letters go in.  Please continue to practice recognizing the letters in your child’s name and the order in which they go (Rajaa- R-a-j-a-a).

Letters- 

We will be learning 1 letter this week!  Students will learn to identify the letters, the sound, recognize the letter in print and write the letter on their own.  Please make sure you are checking the blog for updates so you can help work with your child at home.

Tt- Tiggy Tiger

Please review letters- Ll- Larry Lion, Ff- Fifi Fish, Ee- Edna Elephant, Hh- Hattie Horse

Reminders-

There are several important reminders for this week.

  • No School on Tuesday November 5, 2019.  Go Vote.

  • 1/2 day preschool on Thursday November 7, 2019.  Children will be dismissed at 10:50.  Please be on time to pick your child up.

  • Parent/ Teacher conferences will take place on Thursday November 7th in the afternoon after students are dismissed.  I will be sending home reminders for conferences on Wednesday.

  • We are working on our self- help skills and the focus right now is getting ready for outside time.  Please help your child learn how to put on their coat, hat and gloves and practicing zipping it independently.