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!

color sorting - Teaching Mama

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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:

Roller Coaster: Frazee, Marla: 9780152057442: Amazon.com: Books

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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Week of October 25-29

What we learned about this week!

The preschoolers had a fun filled week of learning. This past week we were learning all about pumpkins. We had the students pick out their pumpkins from our school garden. The students investigated pumpkins by looking at the different sizes and shapes. We even looked inside and saw that the pumpkins have pulp and lots of seeds.

722,661 Pumpkin Stock Photos, Pictures & Royalty-Free Images - iStock


This is a reminder that there is no school on Tuesday, November 2.

Parent teacher conferences are November 4, November 9 and November 11. Please be sure to see me to sign up for conferences.

Letter of the week

We learned about the letter Ee this week. Talk to your child about words that begin with e. We have three friends in our classroom whose name begins with E.

Fun weekend activity idea

Are you looking for a fun activity this weekend? Go outside for a nature walk. Look at the leaves on the trees! Ask your child to tell you what they see. This helps to build their oral language skills.

Fun math song

Week of October 18-21, 2021

Published by Jeanne Lawson on October 22, 2021

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Hello Room 107 Families,

This was a great week of school! We are learning so much and we love playing with our friends! As always, thank you again for your support to help your child have a great year in preschool. Here are some announcements and reminders…


  • If your child is going to be absent from school, you MUST call the classroom (313) 827-6573 BEFORE school starts. I know we can get busy, however, this is very important.
  • Please send your child to school with EXTRA MASKS. We understand that masks get dirty easily and we want to make sure your child has an extra mask if they need one.
  • School starts at 8:15 AM and dismissal is at 3:00 PM. An adult who is at least 18 years old AND listed on their emergency card must be with your child at all times.
  • Blankets were sent home on Thursday. Please wash your child’s blanket and bring it to school on Monday.

Fall Festival this Thursday!

Thursday, October 28 is our Fall Festival! This is a kids-only event during the school day. We will be playing fun fall games and decorating pumpkins that your child can take home!

November 2021 Calendar

Fun Weekend Activity!

We started practicing cutting with scissors this week to build the students’ fine motor skills. This weekend, I encourage you to find some junk mail or magazines and have your child practice cutting them!

Clip Art: Scissors: Cutting Zig Zag Color I abcteach.com | abcteach

Alphafriends Song

FiFi Fish

Subitize Up to 5

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Week of October 11-15, 2021

Published by Jeanne Lawson on October 15, 2021

How to make Sensory Bag for Child Sensorimotor development


Hello Room 107 Families,

WOW! What a great week of school! The students completed another full week of school (except for Thursday) AND we had our first Parent Meeting of the year! It was a great success! Thank you all for your participation and cooperation this week as we continue to work together to give your child a successful school year.

At our Parent Meeting, we talked about Social-Emotional Development. We talked about what Social-Emotional Development is, as well as strategies to help your child with their development at home. One way we did this was by creating sensory bags. We made these bags together using these three ingredients:

  • Hair gel
  • Sequence/sparkles
  • Beads

We are looking forward to the next Parent Meeting on Thursday, January 13.

Next Week

  • Monday, October 18-Thursday, October 21: Full day of school 8:15 AM-3:00 PM
  • Friday, October 22: Parent University

Parent University

What is Parent University? Parent University is a fun event to attend with your child! You will meet other preschool teachers from the district, families within the community, and play fun activities with your child! More information will follow.


  • Please make sure you read the blog when I make a post. There is a lot of important information in the blog. For directions on how to translate the blog, click here: https://iblog.dearbornschools.org/thompsonl/2021/10/05/how-to-translate-the-blog/
  • School starts at 8:15 AM and dismissal is at 3:00 PM. An adult who is at least 18 years old AND listed on their emergency card must be with your child at all times.
  • Blankets were sent home on Wednesday. Please wash your child’s blanket and bring it to school on Monday.
  • NO PERSONAL FOOD OR DRINK should come to school (*unless your child has food allergies and we have discussed accommodations*).
  • NO TOYS OR MONEY should come to school.
  • If your child will be absent, please call the classroom (313) 827-8067.

What Did We Learn About This Week?

We learned about letter L this week! The children practiced making letter L in many ways, such as using popsicle sticks and Play-Doh. The children wrote about things that start with letter L in their writing journals.

Fun Activity Idea

Looking for a fun activity to do with your child? Go for a walk with your child and find some sticks. When you get home from your walk, practice making the letter L with the sticks your child found!

Alphabet On Green Spring Grass Made Of Wooden Sticks: Letter L Stock Photo,  Picture And Royalty Free Image. Image 74898307.

Parent meeting


Published Jeanne Lawson on October 12, 2021

Parent Meeting on Thursday, October 14!

Hello Room 107 Families,

The first Parent Meeting is on Thursday, October 14 at 8:30 AM and/or 9:30 AM. Please bring your child with you to the meeting.

There is no school after the Parent Meeting.

Please let us know if you have any questions about the meeting. We are looking forward to seeing you and your child there!