October 9-12, 2018

Weekly Newsletter

Snapshot of the week:
      We've been hard at work practicing our classroom and school rules, following the 4Bees and earning Caught Ya Cards. We will keep focusing on safe bodies, respectful behavior and using our words to share our feelings. We're also practicing "non-verbal signals". You can ask your child to show you these: bathroom, please stop, quiet, sit, quiet coyote, connection, and too loud.
      We are working hard on learning our letters and proper formation, remembering to use "bite-rest" when gripping the pencil. Next week we will be working on Cc-cat-/c/ and Oo-octopus/o/. This week, we learned and reviewed Tt, Bb, Ff, Nn, Mm, Ii and Uu. You can help your child practice these at home using the learning packets that are sent home on the first day of each week. Help your child practice Tt-top-/t/, Bb-bat-/b/, Ff-fun-/f/, Nn-nut-/n/, Mm-man-/m/, Ii-itch-/i/, and Uu-up-/u/.
       Our field trip to the fire station will be Wednesday, October 10th. We will be leaving MSS promptly at 9:40. If you plan on walking with us, please be at MSS no later than 9:30. Make sure your child dresses in weather-appropriate clothing as well as comfortable walking shoes. We are going to have so much fun! 

What's coming up next week?
Theme(s):  All About Me, Fire Safety
Letter(s): Cc, Oo
Math: number formation and identification

Important Dates:

10/8 No School -- Columbus Day
10/10 Field trip to Exeter Fire Station
10/17 Early Release --Dismissal at 12:45
10/19 Scholastic Book Club due -- Code: P3BVF
10/26 End of Quarter 1
10/26 Halloween Party/Parade (details to come!)
11/2 Report Cards
11/7 Early Release -- Dismissal at 12:45
11/7 Parent Conferences
11/14 Early Release -- Dismissal at 12:45
11/14 Parent Conferences
11/21-11/23 No School -- Thanksgiving Break

Reminders:
• Please consider ordering from the October Scholastic book club. There are so many great books at great prices, and every purchase earn points to choose free books for our classroom! 
• Thank you for all of your generous donations of snacks and supplies! 
• Please look for an email in the next few weeks from our room parents, Kim Chute and Tegan Lister, about our upcoming Halloween plans.