The Lower Grades had a smaller group this week as there are a couple different “bugs” in the air. Extra rest is a huge help for wellness! We had a busy week working with the numbers seven through eleven through stories, movement songs and using gems. They students heard stories, drew pictures and created many addition equations using gems or dice. The hundreds chart was introduced to some students as they work on larger number addition and subtraction equations. Next week, we will work with the number 12 and begin a place value game that clearly shows how and why we change from nine to 10 as well as 99 to 100. In Language, we played sight word bingo and they are learning to recognize more sight words. We also started a sight word wall so they can access these words quickly and easily when writing. During this time, we are also now breaking into small groups to work on our reading, writing and phonics skills.
Friday, November 2 is our First Friday assembly. The Lower Grades will be hosting, which means they will be introducing each class as they come up onto the stage to share what they have been working on this past month. It will be a half-day, so please plan on meeting your child at the picnic tables between 12:15-12:30 for early pick-up or sign your child up for our Aftercare program.
We have had a quick jump-start into early winter! Please send your child with warm clothes and update their extra clothing in their backpacks. When it rains, the playground is muddy and extra clothes are often needed after a fun time outside! We usually stay outside for our morning circle after morning playground, and being dressed appropriately makes for a better experience. Boots are still always needed! We have a storage chest outside the doors for boots to be stored. Please keep check that your child has boots and please take them home over the weekends for cleaning and drying out as needed.