I would like to remind you that our next Parent Meeting will be on Thursday, October 19th, from 8:45-9:45 a.m. Mrs. Abdallah and I will answer individual concerns after the meeting. We will address bedtime routines and fine motor skills. You will also have the opportunity to sign up for parent conferences in November, so please bring the times of your other children’s conferences.
Our conferences are scheduled for:
Thursday, November 9, afternoon and evening conferences. (students will have 1/2 day)
Wednesday, November 15th are evening conferences, starting at 3:45 p.m.
Thursday, November 16th are afternoon and evening conferences. (Students will not have school on this day).
Meet George, our classroom Betta fish! We just couldn’t keep calling him Fish. The first step was to brainstorm a few names. The children first voted on either Lulu, Henry, George, Bob, or Joe. Through the first voting process, Lulu and Henry received the most votes. The students who had voted for George, Bob, or Joe had to decide between Lulu or Henry. Henry won by a margin of 7 to 8. The children participated in the community of the classroom,made a classroom decision built relationships with each other, resolved some conflicts, expressed themselves using language, recognized and used number words, as well as counted votes!
We have been in school for an official two weeks of full days!! I’d like to give you a glimpse of what happens after you sign your child in and say good-bye. After the door closes, LOL, the students continue establishing relationships with each other, us, and problem solve conflicts that may arise. They are building a sense of community.
After arrival time, it’s greeting time. We sing our welcome song, and sit down to hear the morning message. In morning message, we do attendance, introduce new areas, and share today’s plan with the children. Then the helper of the day chooses a friend to go and wash their hands so we can eat breakfast.
After breakfast, we clean up the tables and get ready for outside time.
Sometimes we play on the black top, or go to the “mountain.”
We go back to the room for a water and bathroom break before we start small group. Small group is an adult initiated learning activity based on children’s interest and developmental needs. The children interact with materials, make choices and have discussions. We interact, converse with and scaffold their learning. As we complete small groups, the children start planning using different strategies to describe where and what materials they will use during work time.
Then, we work together to put our classroom materials away. The students recall using similar strategies during planning time. Now, it’s time to wash our hands and get ready for lunch.
I just wanted to remind you that tomorrow, Monday, September 18th, is our first parent meeting from 8:45 – 9:45 am. Please remember to bring your child’s blanket and extra set of clothing.
For the rest of the week, the children will report at 8:40 am and be dismissed at 11:45. You have 7 days to accept the subscription to our blog page or it is canceled. If you should have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.