Monday Note – October 15th, 2018
A big THANK YOU to those who sold cookie dough this year! If you sold cookie dough, please pick it up THIS Wednesday, the 18h, from 3 to 5:30 PM. This is important, as there is no freezer storage at Zion for any that is not picked up.
Our Bible lessons this week are about Joseph and his brothers, especially emphasizing God’s plan for Joseph and God’s people throughout each stage of Joseph’s life, the good and bad. God has plans for each of us! Our new Bible verse is Romans 8:28 “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good…”
We move on to “Ff” this week. Keep practicing the name of each letter, the sound it makes, and how to write it. “Ff” is an easier sound to remember, but we’ll still have fun learning it. We’ll graph fruit loops, learn more about fire safety, and write a class book about feelings. Please check to see if your child can write the letters Aa through Ff, and if they can write them if you say a word beginning with a sound they make. A few minutes a night can make a world of difference to those having a little difficulty.
In Writing Workshop they are now working on writing little booklets or stories about themselves and those little moments that can make a good story. They are encouraged to “stretch” out each word and write what they hear. They’re also learning where to find help for some words, such as on our word wall, and in picture dictionaries, etc.
Keep working on October’s Book It. When the month is over just send the form back and they will receive a prize. Ask them to show you a period and tell you what it’s for. They are also learning about question marks, exclamation points, and quotation marks. Talk about the plot of the story, and see if they have any connections to their own life or to another book. This helps with comprehension skills later on when they are reading on their own.
Now is the time of year, that parents have asked if their child can walk into school by themselves. They most certainly can! This is a great time to learn independence and organizational skills. Just watch that they enter the building, they should be good to go from there! Students should be carrying their own backpacks and be responsible for their books and such. Love and logic allows them to make mistakes but have consequences when they forget.
Our math activities involve much counting and recording how many. We are also comparing sets of things, noticing how many more or less one set has than another. We are working on counting books, too, that they design. Keep playing that guess my number math game I put in the homework bag last week. Number bingo is also a good one for number recognition.