IN THIS WEEK’S UPDATES: 1st Day Photos, Art, Math, Writing, Classroom Rules Recess/Snack/Cafeteria, Music, Facebook, Reminders
Welcome to this week’s updates! Each weekend I’ll be putting out a newsletter/update to tell 206 families about our week. Typically the e-blast will come out on Sundays so you can read it on your weekend. If it is a holiday/vacation, the blast make come out later.
Please take time to read or skim these posts as some information is very significant to events, holidays, date/times, etc.
1st Day Photos
My sweet and talented husband came in the first day to capture your sweet children on film! Here’s your official 1st Day Photos!
Lots of Art This Week
This week, we did many pieces of art this week! Some of the art was to celebrate this first week. Other pieces were 2-fold in that they practiced a skill, such as cutting, or following directions in addition to creating a piece of personalized art!
This week, we made 1st Day of TK Headbands, we decorated foam frames which were then used to house our photographs. We made our own EBS Penguin, and followed specific directions to draw a self-portrait. Finally on Friday, we made mosaic art, by building our name with small, colorful pieces of paper. The students tried their best and enjoyed making some colorful and stunning art!
This week in Math, we focused on sorting and classifying. We discussed what sorting is and practiced grouping different math manipulatives by color and by shape. We will continue discussing classifying next week and practicing with different manipulatives.
We started our week with writing on the first day of school! We started off our writing week, with the realization that WE ARE ALL WRITERS! Each child told a story of their own. (These are currently hanging on the back wall by the door). In the days following we learned how to date stamp our papers, and discussed that when we tell/write our stories, we
- Come up with a topic
- Draw a picture (to help tell the story)
- And add words
Over a couple of days we collected a few pieces of writing and needed a way to store our writing. On Friday, we each got our own folder to keep our writing that was finished (red dot side) as well as our writing that we aren’t finished working on (green dot side). It was such an exciting week of writing! We can’t wait for next week!
As spoken about at Back to School Night, we had a discussion about how to be kind, fair and safe at school. We developed these rules together and we have referred back to these each day as situations arise to remember:
- Respect others (nice, kind, polite)
- Respect our school (take care of our class, materials within and the school grounds)
- Respect yourself (do your best!)
On Friday, each child received some information regarding the cafeteria. One paper gave your Child’s PIN number and a practice keypad they can use. The purple paper listed some important information about purchasing meals. If you plan to purchase meals from the cafeteria, please make sure to tell or email us for the first time so we are aware and able to help them through the process. Thank you in advance!
On Thursday we had our first music class. The students met our wonderful music teacher, Mr. Waczek (/vawt/ /seck/). The students loved their first class and go to music every Thursday!
Facebook Page…Join the fun!
If you haven’t joined our FB page, please join! We have up to 20 members as of now. I have been posting special pics that don’t come out anywhere else! You don’t want to miss out. If you need to get added, please email me and we can add you to the Private Group.
In addition, please add in your own posts and photos! Its a place we can all share about these sweet kiddos!
Assessments? What are they for?
If you’ve been wondering about the assessments that we had last week after school, no worries. Since all the students are coming from different backgrounds with different personalities, it allows us a little one-on-one time to get to your know child a little better, along with knowing what their next steps are.
To make our days continue to run smooth, below are a few reminders:
- Please make sure you have your child use the restroom before school.
- Don’t forget to label your child’s name on everything.
- September 12th – Monthly AFP Meeting @ 6:30 pm, MPR
- Movie Night – 9/15/17 (Movie: Boss Baby) @ 6:30pm
- October 3rd – Picture Day TK – 2nd Grade
- October 4th – Picture Day, Grades 3 – 5
The Week Ahead…
Monday – 9/4/17
- Labor Day – NO SCHOOL
Tuesday – 9/5/17
- Mrs. Leatherwood teaches
Wednesday – 9/6/17
- Library Day – 12:00 – 12:15 (every other week)
Thursday – 9/7/17
- Whole School Dismisses at 12:30
- Computer Lab @ 11:00 am
- Music @ 9:00 am
Friday – 9/8/17
- EBS Spirit Days: Wear Red & Black or any EBS shirt!
- Scholastic Book Orders Due (these went home last Friday, Code: G6LT6)