We finished up our All About Me week and can’t wait to start our new learning theme! This week we will begin talking about our families. We will learn new songs and read books all about families.
Here is what we are up to for the week.
Everyday Math: We are going on a bear hunt! We will hunt bears hidden around our classroom and each student collect 5 bears each. This activity reinforces the concept of associating one number to one object as well as counting out to a specific number.
Religion: We are learning that God gave us our families and that to show love we can help one another.
Leader in Me: We will be discussing what a habit is. We will then read a story about the first habit – Be Proactive. Together, we will then create a list of ways we can be proactive in and out of school.
Handwriting Without Tears & Jolly Phonics: We are reviewing what strokes we will be using while writing. (Ask us about Big and Little Lines and Big and Little Curves). We will also be practicing our letter recognition by pointing to each letter of the alphabet as we sing our ABCs.
Reader’s Workshop: We are learning about the different parts of a book: front cover, back cover, title, pages, binding.
Writer’s Workshop: This week we will be creating a book cover of our own, remembering to include what we learned during Readers Workshop.
Second Step: We are continuing to use our whole body listening skills we practiced last week. This week we will learn to use our eyes, ears, and brains to focus our attention.
This week’s books are: Me and My Family, Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother Too?, Lucky Pennies and Hot Chocolate, Clifford’s Family, The Listening Walk
Our songs for this week are:
“Families are Nice” (Jingle Bells)
Are the best you see
Our families take care of us
I’m sure that you’ll agree
Families care for us
In the nicest way
Our families all love us
Each and every single day
“All Kinds of Families” (Do Your Ears Hang Low)
There are families
Everywhere that you may go
From the sunny south
To the north in ice and snow
And no matter where our families might be
They love you and they love me!
Don’t forget that Grandparents’ Day is this Sunday, September 8. Come worship with us at a special Family Mass in honor of all the wonderful grandparents!