THANK YOU parents who were able to come and help out on Friday during our 50s party! Everyone seemed to have a great time! Now comes Operation “Keep Them Busy” as we move into the Holiday Season. I will be looking for volunteers to help in and out of the classroom, if you are interested in an opportunity please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Saturday, I attended the Salem State Best Practices in Education Conference. It was well worth a Saturday because there were so many amazing teachers there! The last course I went to was on Family Engagement, and it inspired to me to do another family at-home project before Thanksgiving. The information will be coming home today in the backpacks. Have fun, be creative and enjoy your time with your child!
Use this website as a resource. Scroll to the bottom of her page and you will see lots of examples and the information for the “Turkey in Disguise Project.”
Last week, I began to put children into small reading groups. They are doing well with this. It is encouraging to see them light up when they are reading. We have also begun to work on some sight words as we continue through the alphabet in our Fundations Program. Children are excited when they “know a word.” Many report you have flash cards at home (awesome)! Keep up the practice!
Sight Words Practiced so far are:
We are also practicing number writing and rote counting each day and we will do some seasonal science and social studies this week as we finish up before the Thanksgiving Holiday.