October 9, 2011

I'm back!

Sorry for the absence in updating my blog but I have been very busy! So far we have learned the sight words- I, see, we, will, like, and can. This week we are learning "a", usually pronounced /uh/ but I tell them both ways. Next week's word is "in". We continue to learn our numbers to ten and count objects and explore patterns. Last week and this week we are learning about pumpkins. We learned that pumpkins grow from a seed, into a sprout, a vine, a flower and then into a little pumpkin. They seem to really love science! Next week we start our journey into farm animals.

We have worked hard on getting a baseline of your child's skills in letter recognition, sounds, numbers, and shapes. As soon as they are complete I will send home an unofficial progress report before the official one in November! If you could help your child practice the skills they need it would really help him/her. Remember, this shows you what they did for us in class and maybe they do more at home but we have to have them produce at school too. :)

Our Pumpkin Patch field trip is this Friday! If you haven't returned your child's permission slip with their $5.00 please do so as soon as possible. Also, if you wanted to volunteer and didn't get a volunteer paper on Monday (10th) then email me to let me know you want to come. I have to have you on my approved list before you can be a volunteer. I really need more parents for the afternoon trip! Thank you!

Many of you have expressed an interest in volunteering in our classroom. I hope to have a schedule out soon. We just got our official assistant's schedule last week and I am working on how best to use the time for your children. I will be out of the class next week and have a terrific substitute but don't want to start volunteers when I'm not there! Thank you for your patience!

Don't forget this is our first late start on Wednesday (12th) and there will NOT be school for the morning class and the afternoon class will start at 10:15 a.m. The children will be eating lunch at school and will need a lunch from home or be signed up to receive hot lunch at school. If you have already been approved for free/reduced lunch you won't have to do anything. Remember that the children don't have access to a microwave or refrigerator. If you have any questions about his just email me or call the office.

Thank you,
Andrea Parsons :)

Here is a little alphabet song I found on youtube through another blog:

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