Friday, November 1st,
During our shared reading time this week we read 2 stories.
The first story we read was I like Pumpkins by Jerry
Smath. We made jack-o-lanterns and wrote descriptive words
about them. The second story we read was Itís pumpkin
time by Zoe Hall. This story taught us about how a
pumpkin grows. We colored the different stages of the life
cycle of a pumpkin and glued them in order on a paper plate.
During phonics this week we completed a Pp tongue twister,
put some new words on our word wall, illustrated a
Zoophonics book and practiced reading the book.
In math this week we continued our unit on shapes. We put
together some shape sentence frames, made a special shape
robot book, completed a shape sort, and made pattern block
A class list with phone numbers went home this week. Please
let me know if you did not receive one and I will be sure to
get you a copy.
It was brought to my attention that the letter formation
paper I sent home to you is different from the way the
children are writing some of their letters. The paper I sent
home is the developmentally appropriate order to introduce
the letters, but I teach the DíNealian style. I sent home a
copy of the way DíNealian letters should be written for your
reference. I apologize for the confusion.
We are having a crayon crisis in our room. The big box of
crayons that I ordered at the beginning of the year is just
not going to last. If anyone is willing to donate some
crayons I would really appreciate it. If you are unable to
donate, but could buy a box just for your child that would
I would like to thank all the parents that helped with
donations for our Halloween party as well as those who
attended and helped with the kids. It was a fun afternoon!
Pictures will go up on our website soon.
Have a nice weekend!
Questions to ask your child this
week are the following:
Can you tell me 3-5 words
that begin with Pp?
Can you tell me about the
life cycle of a pumpkin?
Can you find any shapes
within your Halloween candy?
Mrs. Lyman's Class for September -
November 12, 2013