Sunday, March 30, 2014

Week of March 31, 2014

Letter of the Week:

This week we will be working on the letter Yy.

Star Word:


The star word and the letter person worksheet will be sent home on Monday in your child's red folder. 

Seasons and Weather:

This is a parent letter from our newest domain:

Over the next several days, your child will be learning about seasons and weather. Each day s/he will hear a read-aloud that is often set in the form of a letter from a fictional fifth-grader named Annie. In her letters, Annie discusses the different seasons and some of the characteristics of those seasons, as well as holidays and other activities that often occur during particular seasons.
Below are some suggestions for activities that you may do at home to reinforce what your child is learning about seasons and weather.
1. Use the Word Characteristics
Your child is learning and using the word characteristics to talk about the different seasons. Ask your child, “What season is it now? What are some characteristics of this season?” Encourage your child to use this word in situations other than ones in which you talk about the seasons. Ask, “What is your favorite animal? What are some characteristics of that animal?”
2. Imagine the Seasons
Have your child close his/her eyes and imagine each season, one at a time. Have your child describe what s/he is imagining, using his/her senses of sight, taste, touch, hearing, and smell.
3. Sayings and Phrases: April Showers Bring May Flowers
Your child will learn the well-known saying, “April showers bring May flowers.” Have your child draw this saying with crayons and paper. The next time your child is having a difficult time, tell your child that “April showers bring May flowers,” reminding him/her that happy times can come after unhappy ones.
4. Draw a Season
Have your child draw a picture of him/herself in the current season. Guide your child to draw the picture of him/herself wearing the appropriate seasonal clothes and doing an appropriate seasonal activity, such as sledding during winter or swimming during summer. Ask your child which season s/he most enjoys and why that season is his/her favorite. 

Recently, the students in K2 have been working on their own "Four Seasons" book. Once their books are finished I will post pictures for you to view!

Thank you for visiting our blog and enjoy your week!

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