I enjoyed meeting you during the Parent Teacher Interviews! It was nice to actually sit down and chat with you. 🙂
I promised some parents I would post a few links to some of the learning songs we do in class!
Jolly Phonics song about the sounds of each letter- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ei0iFs5uF6w
Letters start at the top- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=um096Twf3lQ or with children singing it– https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcAYnrh6fdw
This week in KB:
Sight word- GO
Math- #6 and part part whole activities (PPW)
What is Part Part Whole? Part part whole relationships (PPW) involve seeing numbers as being made of two or more parts. Many researchers have said this is the major conceptual achievement of the early years. A strong understanding of PPW has been shown to increase understanding of subsequent work with place value, number concepts, and word problems.
After students learn to count, they need to work on part part whole relationships before beginning addition and subtraction. The Hands On Math program follows this order.
As in the other number relationships, students use counting as a scaffold to form their ideas about PPW. When students are exploring parts of a number, they need to work with one number in a variety of ways and with a variety of concrete materials. We also want to use a multisensory approach, which requires visualization and begins to move students away from relying on their counting skills.
Christmas Families and Spirit Day Fundraiser – Our students will be involved in a spirit day fundraiser to support our Christmas families. We are asking parents who would like to do one cash donation to our Christmas Family Program to send their contributions to the school before December 15.
Hers’s the list of Spirit Days!
November 24th-PJ Day
December 1st Crazy Hair/Hat day
December 8th Red, Green and White Day
December 15th Backwards Day /Bubble gum day (I will be giving them bubblegum to chew in class)
December 22nd Christmas/Winter Sweater Day! (no donations)