Thursday, September 27, 2018

September 24-28, 2018

Important words to remember from Mr. Rogers!

Last week, we began our first directed drawing activity. Directed drawings are ways for students to create their own artwork by following step-by-step instructions. They help to strengthen students' confidence and listening skills while encouraging student to pay close attention to details. Check out our super scarecrows for fall!

The Pre-K students continue to LOVE working in their handwriting books! This week, we learned how to write left to right lines. We practice together as a group before the students work on their own in their books. 

Unfortunately, the video doesn't mirror their work, but I promise they were going left to right! They were so proud of themselves and love to see themselves on video, so I had to share.

We had our first science lesson this week - we explored apples with our 5 senses! The boys and girls described how the apples felt, looked, smelled, and tasted. 

We then made a graph of our favorites! They were great science explorers and already asking when we can do science again!

Miss Hoffman, our 3rd grade teacher, shared a great post last week on her blog that I also wanted to share with you. The article is called 50 Questions to Ask Your Kids Instead of Asking "How Was Your Day?" It has some great ideas for specific questions to ask:
  • What was the best thing that happened today?
  • Who did you play with today?
  • What was the book about that your teacher read?
  • What made you feel happy?
  • Can you tell me an example of a kindness that you saw/showed?
  • Who did you play with today? What did you do?
For the full article, click here.  Another great idea, is to refer to our class schedule that we gave out at Back to School night and ask about specific classes during the day.

Our first class bulletin board is complete! The Pre-K students made
some unique crayons to help decorate.


  • There is no Show and Tell next week. We will have Show and Tell on Day 6 of the cycle.
  • Please join us on Thursday, October 4, at 8:15 am for the Blessing of the Animals. (Rain date is Friday, October 5, at 8:15 am. Bring your pets! 
  • Save the date for our Halloween Mission Party on Wednesday, October 31. More information will be coming soon!

  • We love lunch time, but please don't forget to pack
    spoons/forks and napkins!

    Please remember to have your child wear
    sneakers everyday!

    Have a great weekend!