Drawings by Me is due on May 14th. Your child’s artwork was sent home with an order form on Sunday, May 7t. They will be delivered to UAS on June 12th, well in time for the holidays. For further details, you can follow this link to a video about Drawings by Me: Drawings by Me Important Note: If you wish to provide a different artwork than the one sent home, please make sure it is created on a white A4 sized paper, in ‘Landscape’ orientation, and with your child’s complete information written on the back. Please ensure that you include it in the envelope if you are providing new art work.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the American, Canadian, Pakistani and Filipino mothers!
This will be the last week for the literature bags. We have been through the rotations and most kids have taken home almost every bag!
If you want a copy of your child’s performance, please send in a flash drive. They are too big for me to send.
What We Did This Week
This week we read many versions of Little Red Riding Hood. We re-told this story in our own words, acted it out, sorted characters that are in the book and not in the book and compared the different versions we read. At centers, we worked on building words and identifying the beginning, middle and ending sounds, finding the missing number in a sequence, using 2 color blocks to make many combinations of a number (2 red and 3 yellow, 1 red, 4 yellow, etc. all make 5) and creating patterns. We worked on beginning adding stories. I am not expecting the children to learn the adding tables; I am expecting them to understand the concept that when we add more the number gets bigger. The language we are using in the classroom is, “How many do we have all together?” On Wednesday, a guy from Science Made Fun came in to do some science activities with the children related to the 5 senses. We read a version of Little Red Riding Hood where the wolf does not want to eat Little Red Riding Hood but wants to eat what she has in her basket (wheat berry muffins). We followed the recipe in the book and made this special treat. On Thursday, we watched the Hag El Leila parade and two moms came in to pass out treats to the class.
What’s Coming Up Next Week
Next week, we will be reading many versions of The Three Little Pigs. At centers, we will be making puppets, playing some literacy games, creating adding stories, playing adding and subtracting games, working on number recognition and drawing about how we can be caring and principled. Mr. Fields will be coming to do a counselling lesson.