We began Chapter 2 in our religion series, "I Can See." We discussed all of the wonderful things that we can see because God blessed us with eyes.
We continued to practice identifying the color red. We played "I Spy" several times. One of the first objects the children spotted was the American Flag!
This week, I introduced the nursery rhyme "Humpty Dumpty." I was pleased that a number of children already new this one! We practiced putting the events of the nursery rhyme in order. Miss Jessica also brought an egg to class, so that we could recreate the story. Miss Anita video taped it so we could share it with you.
Next Tuesday, we will be celebrating International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Children are welcome to come dressed in piratey clothes, an eye patch, etc. Please do not send hooks, swords or weapons of any kind.
We began Chapter 2 in our religion series, "God Made Families." The children are very excited to share activities they do with their families and jobs that each have in the home. God is great to give us families! Next week, we will be making Family Trees. It would be helpful if you could send us a list of your immediate family or relatives that live with you so we can be sure to spell all names correctly.
This week, we started learning about the letter a. The children have been learning to identify the letter and its sound. We found the letter a in our names, played a game to identify words that begin like apple, sponge painted an alligator, and learned to write the letter a. Students wrote the letter in the sky with their finger, on white boards and traced it on a paper. Along with each letter, we will be learning about a saint from The ABCs of Saints by George Nippert. I have pruchased clip art that corresponds with this book and we will be sending home a coloring paper each week about the saint. This week, we met St. Anne, Mary's mother. The children were surprised to meet Jesus' grandmother!
We were very busy this week with many special activities! Mrs. Bortner had physical education class for us on Wednesday and we played a game called "From House to House" to practice using personal space. On Friday, we visited Ms. Keffer in the library for story time. We will do this a few times each month.
We practiced our fire drill this week. On Wednesday, we learned how to line up quietly and follow our class to our meeting spot. On Friday, we participated with the rest of the Elementary School in a fire drill. We will learn more about fire safety in October.
Our four year old friends will have physical education class every Wednesday. Mrs. Bortner asks that all students wear sneakers this day for safety reasons.
Next Wednesday, we will be celebrating International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Children are welcome to come dressed in piratey clothes, an eye patch, etc. Please do not send hooks, swords or weapons of any kind.
Updates & Reminders...
ASAP. If you need a new copy, you can download one by going to "Forms" under the
"Resource" tab or I can send a new one with your child.
* Snack money for September is due. If you have not done so, please send $5 in an
envelope with your child's name and "snack" written on the front. Please send snack
money seperately from tuition!
* This week, I sent home a reading log for September. Many students we excited to have
"homework" like their older siblings. While I strongly encourage you to read with your child
and return the reading log each month, this is not actual homework. Students who do
return the reading log will earn a prize.
* Please remember to send your child's take home folder and tote bag to school each day.
* On Mondays, from September 17 through November 17, Genova's will sponsor our school
in a fundraiser by donating 10% of sales made from St. Joseph School families. I
encourage you to support our school and help us to add to our technology department by
attending this fundraiser!