I hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend!
Today we welcomed a new student named Coco. We are very excited to have another friend to get to know.
We sang the I Am Special song today. Ask me to sing the song to you! There is a copy of the song in your child's backpack. We talked about how everyone is special in their own way. We passed our talking fish and remembered that when we hold the fish we can talk, and when we don't have the fish we are a listener. Being a listener is often even more important than being the talker! We are working on using a loud voice for everyone to hear, holding our head up and looking at our classmates, and not putting our hands in front of our mouth. These are things good speakers do so that everyone can hear and understand them.
We had a special visitor to our school today, courtesy of the Bells Mill PTA. Dr. Recess came today and had an assembly where he taught several simple games to the students. He was at recess today and will be here all week. This is a great opportunity for children to learn new games and possibly interact with different students. Please encourage your child to look for Dr. Recess and learn some new games! Ask me to tell you one game Dr. Recess taught during the assembly!
We came in a few minutes early from recess, so I put a Charlie and Lola video on that has a really good lesson for kindergarteners. The story is called Will You Please Stop Messing About. The lesson in this story about sticking to a task without getting distracted. I know as an adult this is hard! If you have time, you might want to watch this again with your child and talk about the natural consequences of getting distracted and not working to complete a task or chore.
We began a unit about weather in Science. We played Stand and Deliver to show important weather words we already know. We stood around the edge of the carpet and said one word about weather. It was important to listen to what others said so words were not repeated, and to get ideas for other weather words. Then we listened to Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett. When we heard a weather word on a page, we put our thumb up and named the words at the end of the page. This is such an enjoyable book! We shared ideas of what we would like to rain down if we lived in Chewandswallow! Ask me to tell you about Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs!
Have a nice evening!