Important dates coming up!
Tues. Sept. 16-Back to school night for Pre-K through 2nd grade
Wed. Sept. 17-Back to school night for 3rd-5th grades
Thurs. Sept. 18-Fall individual pictures
Fri. Sept. 19-Mid-Autumn Festival 6:30-8:30
Fri. Sept. 26-Grandparent's day lunch (grandparents are welcome to come enjoy lunch with your child)
Cool weather is finally here! Please enjoy your weekend! Before you take off, check out what we've been up to!
We are practicing counting sets of objects.We are working on using good counting strategies...
- Lining objects up to count them.
- Pushing objects away or pulling them towards us as we count.
- Touching every object as we say the numbers.
- Being careful not to skip objects, or count them twice.
Please practice counting sets of objects (up to 20) at home with your children as often as possible. Here are some ideas of things to count:
- Shoes in your closet
- Books on a shelf
- Forks in a drawer
- Legos that you used to build something
- Coins in your purse or pocket (number only, not value)
- Goldfish in your snack
If your child is already proficient at counting sets up to 20, give them bigger sets! See if they can develop strategies for organizing the objects to make them easier to count (like grouping them in sets of 10).
Here are some fun songs that the children have been enjoying in class. Check them out.
We have been learning how to be safe scientist and exploring how to use the science tools. We explored with magnifying glass and droppers this week. Next week will be balance scales and measuring cups. Here are some pictures of the children being scientists!
Then, we went inside and drew pictures of what we saw. As an extension, children had to match the little pictures with the big pictures using the magnifying glass.
Check out our scientists carefully using droppers to see how many drops of water a penny can hold!
Until next time...as Pete the Cat would say,
"Just keep singing your song, because it's alllllll gooood!"