Speech & Language: /sk/, Our craft will be making skeletons and our snack will be Skinny Sticks (pretzel thins, sticks) contributed by Claire.
Field Trip: Remember to wear Super K shirts, bring a lunch and water for this Friday's trip to the Noah's Ark exhibit at the Skirball. We will be eating at the Encino Park, so please pack a lunch that is easy to eat. If you signed up to chaperone, please bring a lunch for yourself too.
I would like to give a big thank you to our Art Trek moms, Erin and Anna, who will be teaching the next lesson this Monday. The children love Art Trek time!
Reading: The children are enjoying reading non-fiction books, especially books with great photos and illustrations. They are curious about the world and really like to learn about how things work, and about all of the living things on our planet. Consider checking out some non-fiction books from the library or buying some at our upcoming Book Fair.
Thank you to the majority of you who arrive everyday on time, or better yet, 15 minutes early. It really helps us get a quick start to our instructional day. On Friday, we encourage all of you to attend the 8:00 morning assembly. There is a lot of information given during the assembly and often there are performances by children at different grade levels.
We have a new class job-camera person! We are making a video for our class and each child will have the opportunity to take video. Mr. Cortez, our Planet Bravo teacher, is going to help me with editing. Nick, Echo's dad, is going to compose a score for the movie. It will make a great memory for us all.
Mr. H and his happy hair will be our Letter Person of the week. How many things can your child find around the house and the neighborhood that begin with the sound of the letter "H"? How about going on an "H" hunt? Bring in a list, photos or drawings of these things to share with the class.
There is a Time & Place for most behaviors. When I give the "time" signal (like a sports "time out") I remind the children to consider the time and place. "Where are we?" School "Why are we here?" To learn. Please reinforce this with your children when you are out in public places, visiting or having visitors, eating, etc. It is very important for children at this age, to learn appropriate social-skills. These include, cooperation, respect and polite behavior. Children will live up to our expectations!
Lunches-Children love apples, but often cannot eat entire, large apples. Please cut apples into small slices. If you put them back together (touching) and wrap them in saran wrap or rubber band them together, they will stay fresh and not turn brown. Harold, Isabel's dad, taught me this trick! Remember, small portions and variety work best, but include enough food to satisfy your child. You would be shocked at the amount of food that the children either try throw away to or succeed in throwing away.