January 7 – January 11
Happy first week back!
I would like to start by saying that our kids had a great week. I was afraid that after the break they would have forgotten our rules and routines, but they rocked it. Only two students had to go to stop and think all week.
This week we learned how to apologize the “right way” and read the book “Sorry, I forgot to ask” by Julia Cook. I would highly recommend this book if you think your child could use some practice in asking for permission and saying sorry. If you would like more strategies to use at home please let me know.
We practiced the following:
How to apologize…
- Look the person in the eyes
- Say, “I’m sorry (person’s name) for (say what you did).”
- How will you fix it? (ex: Next time I will be more careful. Next time I will ask for permission.)
- Say, “Thanks for listening to me.”
- Give the person a hug, handshake or high five.
This week we were scientists like Ada Twist (great book). We did an experiment about the states of matter and what causes things to change. We discovered that heat makes things turn from a solid to a liquid. They were so excited to use the new vocabulary that they learned. Maybe at the dinner table ask them what on the table is a solid what things are liquid.
We also read “The Mitten” by Jan Brett and made snow. It was magic. F.Y.I. you can find a similar products at Virgin Mega stores if you are interested in having snow at home.
This week we we began learning our new set of letters (o, j, g, p, d, c, s, q, b), but we are still reviewing the old ones (e, f, h, i, l, t, u).
Our letter rhyme this week is for the letter Bb. Here’s a video of the kids practicing. Feel free to have them practice at home. I will post the new set of letters and nursery rhymes in the next two weeks.
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Literature bags will begin going home again beginning next Tuesday.