Week of November 29-December 2, 2021

Published by Mrs. Lawson on December 3, 2021

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Hello Room 107 Families,

I hope you all had a wonderful break last week and I hope you rested well! I cannot believe it is already December! The students have been learning so much and we are excited for them to continue to learn.

Reminders

  • Masks:
    • Masks must be worn by both students and adults while in the building.
    • Please make sure you send your child to school with extra masks in their backpacks. Masks get lost and/or dirty easily. We want to make sure your child is kept safe at all times.
  • Blankets were sent home yesterday. Please wash them and return them to school with your child on Monday.
  • As we approach winter, the weather is getting colder. Please send your child to school with winter gear (heavy coat, snow boots, snow pants, hats, gloves/mittens, and scarves). Snow pants and snow boots may be kept at school and sent home on Thursdays.

Next Week at Salina…

  • Monday, December 6: School 8:15 AM-3:00 PM
  • Tuesday, December 7: School 8:15 AM-3:00 PM
  • Wednesday, December 8: School 8:15 AM-3:00 PM; PPAC Meeting on Zoom 9:30 AM-10:30 AM (*NOTE: If you signed up to attend, a Zoom link will be sent to your email).
  • Thursday, December 9: School 8:15 AM-3:00 PM

Winter Fair: December 16, 2021

Our Winter Fair is on Thursday, December 16! The fair will be held in our classroom. We will be playing winter games and making winter crafts! There will be two times to sign up: 8:30-9:15 AM and 9:30-10:15 AM. One parent/guardian may come with their child to participate in the fair. No siblings, please.

What Did We Learn About?

This week, we learned about letter U! We practiced making letter U with Play-Doh! We also read books about words that start with U. After we read about letter U, we wrote about things that start with letter U in our writing journals.

We also learned about the Gingerbread Man! The Gingerbread Man is a fun story to read to kids! We read, “The Gingerbread Man,” by Eric Kimmel and, “The Gingerbread Girl,” by Lisa Campbell Ernst. We talked about the characters in the story, as well as the problems. The students increased their gross motor skills by dancing like gingerbread men and pretending to chase after the Gingerbread Man.

The students practiced their fine motor skills by weaving string through gingerbread men and decorating them! They also practiced measuring gingerbread men with Unifix cubes. This helped introduce basic measuring skills, as well as supported their one-to-one correspondence counting.

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PPAC and LAHC Forms

Published by Jeanne Lawson on November 30, 2021

Hello Room 107 Families,

Two important forms will be going home with your child today. Please read them both and send them back to school with your child.

Parent Advisory Council Meeting (PPAC):

Cotter is hosting a PPAC meeting on Wednesday, December 8 on Zoom. The purpose of the meeting is to collaborate with families and community members about issues that involve GSRP. All families are invited! If you wish to attend, please complete the form and turn it in to me by Thursday, December 2!

LAHC:

The LAHC program is visiting our classroom this year! LAHC is a non-profit organization that teaches students about health education. The students are learning about healthy foods and how to take care of themselves. Today we sang the ABC’s as we washed our hands before eating our food.

Winter Gear!

Published by Jeanne Lawson on November 29, 2021

Hello Room 107 Families,

It is getting colder and we are starting to see snow! Please send your child to school with the following items:

Heavy coat

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Snow boots

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Hat

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Gloves/Mittens

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Scarf

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Snow pants

Toddler Girl Columbia Snowslope II Bib Snow Pants

These items can stay at school and get sent home at the end of the week to wash.

Week of November 15-18, 2021

Published by Jeanne Lawson on November 19, 2021

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Hello Room 107 Families,

I cannot believe it is the middle of November! The students have been learning so much this year. Thank you all for your continuous support throughout the school year.

What Did We Learn About?

This week, we have been learning about the letter I! The students practiced making letter I with wiki stix, as well as writing about things that start with I in their writing journals (igloo, ice cream, etc.).

We also learned about turkeys! We created books about turkeys in our small groups. The turkeys were doing different things (under the tree, on the fence, etc.). We also read books about turkeys! We read, “Turkey Trouble,” by Wendi Silvano. As we read the book, we talked about the title (name of the story), the problem, and the characters.

Next Week…

  • Monday, November 22: School 8:15-3:00
  • Tuesday, November 23: School 8:15-3:00
  • Wednesday, November 24-Friday, November 26: NO SCHOOL – THANKSGIVING BREAK!

December 2021 Calendar

Winter Fair: December 16, 2021

Our Winter Fair is on Thursday, December 16! The fair will be held in our classroom. We will be playing winter games and making winter crafts! There will be two times to sign up: 8:30-9:15 AM and 9:30-10:15 AM. One parent/guardian may come with their child to participate in the fair. No siblings, please.

Fun Weekend Activity Idea!

Winter will be here before we know it! I encourage you to help your child practice putting on their winter gear by themselves! Encourage your child to put on their snow pants, coat, hat, gloves/mittens, scarves, and boots on independently. Let your child practice zipping up their coat!

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Week of November 8-11, 2021

Published by Jeanne Lawson on November 12, 2021

Hello Room 107 Families,

It was so great seeing you all at Parent-Teacher conferences this week! It was great talking to and showing you all the amazing lessons your child is learning.

What Did We Learn About This Week?

This week we have been learning about the letter T. We practiced making the letter T with Play-Doh, wikki stix, and dry erase boards. We talked about the sound T makes and wrote about things that start with letter T in our writing journals.

We also talked about healthy eating. During Work Time, the students looked through newspapers and cut out different types of food. We talked about if the food was healthy or unhealthy. We also explored healthy eating through literature by reading, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.” As we read the book, we talked about the different types of food the caterpillar ate and how it helped him turn into a beautiful butterfly.

Next Week…

  • Monday, November 15: School 8:15-3:00
  • Tuesday, November 16: School 8:15-3:00
  • Wednesday, November 17: School 8:15-3:00. PICTURE DAY! Envelopes were passed out during conferences. If you did not receive your envelope, please see me on Monday. If you are choosing to purchase pictures, please put the EXACT amount inside of the envelope. LifeTouch Photography DOES NOT give back change. You may turn in the envelope to me ahead of time.
  • Thursday, November 18: School 8:15-3:00

Fun Weekend Activity Idea!

Go for a walk this weekend! As you walk, collect different types of leaves on the ground. Take them home and practice sorting them. You can sort them by color, size, and leaf type!

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Week of November 1-4, 2021

Published by Jeanne Lawson on November 5, 2021

Hello Room 107 Families,

We had such a fun week of learning! This week, we learned about letter H. We practiced making the letter H with wiki sticks. As we made the letter, we practiced making the letter sound H makes. Furthermore, we wrote about things that start with letter H in our writing journals (examples: hat, hippo, hamburger, house, and more!)

We also started learning motion and movement by exploring roller coasters. First, we read a book about roller coasters. We read, “Roller Coaster,” by Marla Frazee:

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As the students read the book, they talked about what roller coasters need (example: tracks, tunnels, roller coaster trains, etc.).

The students pretended to ride a roller coaster by pretending to ride Koo Koo Kangaroo’s roller coaster.

The students made a blueprint to build a roller coaster. They worked together during Writing Time and drew a plan to build a roller coaster. They included tracks, tunnels, and a roller coaster train.

Last, it was time to build a roller coaster! The students looked at their blueprints during Small Group and followed it to make their roller coasters!

Next Week…

  • Monday, November 8: School 8:15-3:00
  • Tuesday, November 9: School 8:15-3:00 & Parent-Teacher Conferences 3:15-6:30
  • Wednesday: November 10: School 8:15-3:00
  • Thursday, November 11: NO SCHOOL! Parent-Teacher Conferences 8:15-6:30 PM

Fun Weekend Activity Idea!

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Have your child find things in your house that start with letter H! What can they find that starts with letter H?

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