Fun With Friends!

Last week we talked about what it means to be a good friend.  We discussed our feelings and what to do if a friend makes you mad. We also learned about our classroom "safe place" and different ways to breath in order to help us feel better. Our classroom now has a “kindness tree” and several of our students have already shown acts of kindness and placed a heart on our tree.

 Last Wednesday, Ms. Missy and I began teaching the students how to efficiently hold a pencil using a tripod grasp.  This grasp involves 3 "busy" fingers (thumbkin, pointer and middleman) holding the pencil and 2 "sleeping" fingers (ringman and pinky) holding onto a pillow (for ex. a cotton ball).  We will be working on efficient tripod grasps with your child at school this year, but feel free to reinforce these concepts at home.  I will have some handouts for you on efficient grasps and children's fine motor development at the parent/teacher conferences in October, if you are interested in learning more.  Fall conference sign up is now available.

 Please click here to sign up for a fall conference.

I hope your child enjoyed our Friendship Fair last Thursday.  A heartfelt thanks to our parent volunteers, Tori, Jennifer and Bryce, for making this event possible and to Leigh for providing snack!  I've added a few more pictures to our class photo album from our week for your viewing pleasure!

Please click here to see them.

The play dough sign up sheet is complete, but we still need several volunteers to bring in library books. Chapel Hill Library has book kits that correspond to our themes. Each book kit contains 15 books, so it’s as easy as checking out 1 thing! If you aren’t a member at a local library, you can also provide 15 books from your personal home collection. Thank you to those who have already signed up. If you are willing, you may sign up to bring books more than once.

Please help our class by clicking here to sign up to bring books.

This week, we will be learning more about each other's families.  Thanks everyone, for providing pictures for our upcoming "family flower pot" project and a fun "baby guessing" game.  Also this week, your child will have a chance to earn their skill ring token for knowing their birthday. This is one of the 3 tokens that may need some extra help from home.  

We are excited to be celebrating Emery, our star of the week! Finally, thanks to Thomas C’s family for providing snack this week, thanks to everyone who took and completed a triple P project and thanks to the generous parents who bought items from our Wally Wish list!  Blue Whale families are the best!

Linda