Week of October 2-5, 2023

Dear Room 108 Families,

We had another successful week of preschool! The students are learning so much already and are really understanding our routine. Even though it’s been only three weeks, it has been so fun to watch them grow and develop already! To see what we’ve been learning about, keep reading!

What Did We Learn About This Week?

We slowly introduced letters Ll, Ff, and Ee to the students this week. Every morning at Greeting Time/Message Board we introduce a new letter. This week, we simply focused on the letter’s name and what it looks like. As we continue to learn the letters we will learn more about the sound they make, how to write them, and what words start with these letters. I encourage you to talk to your child about these letters at home. Maybe practice writing them with your child! See what they can do!

We’ve been practicing both our fine motor skills AND art skills during small groups. This week we’ve practiced using glue sticks, glue bottles, and scissors. The students have been strengthening their fine motor skills by ripping paper, gluing onto other paper, and cutting with scissors. Check it out!

We read, “Rosie’s Walk,” during Read Aloud this week. We focused on different reading areas throughout the week:

  • Reading the pictures
  • Characters
  • Setting
  • Retelling the story

On Monday, the students practiced their reading skills by just reading the pictures. They talked about the different events that were happening on each page. Here were some of the things they said:

  • “The bees are going to pinch the fox!”
  • “The hen (Rosie) is walking.”
  • “Rosie doesn’t see the fox.”
  • “The fox is trying to eat Rosie!”

On Wednesday, we learned about the characters and the setting of the book. The students learned that the characters are people or animals that are in the story. They agreed that the characters were Rosie and the fox. The setting is where the story takes place. The students learned that the setting of this book was the farm.

On Thursday, the students practiced retelling the story with picture cards. As we read the book, the students put the picture cards in order of what happened first, second, third, etc. They loved the book!

Next Week at Salina…

  • Monday, October 9: School 8:15 AM-3:00 PM
  • Tuesday, October 10: School 8:15 AM-3:00 PM
  • Wednesday, October 11: School 8:15 AM-3:00 PM
  • Thursday, October 12: School 8:15 AM-3:00 PM

Parent Meeting – October 19

Our next Parent Meeting is coming up on Thursday, October 19, 2023 at 8:30 AM. Please remember to bring your child to the meeting. Attendance will be taken this day.

Fun Weekend Activity!

Our students are continuing to work on their fine motor skills. Fine motor skills are the tiny muscles in your fingers and hands. Fine motor development is extremely important in early childhood because their muscles are weak. Fine motor development helps supporting writing, cutting, tying, buttoning and unbuttoning, zipping, and manipulating small objects. A fun way to help build these skills is with Play-Doh! This weekend, have your child play with Play-Doh! Watch as they flatten, pinch, and mold the Play-Doh.

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