Sunday, October 14, 2012

Welcome to the third week of October!  The children have been busy practising their patterning skills individually and through group activities.  I have introduced the concept of the "core" of the pattern, which is the part that repeats.  You can't have a pattern without a core.  The children also had the opportunity to create and reproduce their patterns on Thursday.  They did a wonderful job of transferring their pattern onto a strip of paper and describing it.
We began the "Jolly Phonics" program on Friday.  Through this program we introduce and review letter sounds which are important for reading and writing.  Each Friday, your child will bring home a sound review sheet to practise the sound learned that week.
This week we will discuss some changes during the Fall season.  I will also introduce the number 5.  The number 4 formation poem is on the right side of the blog.  We will also continue patterning activities.
Thanks so much for your patience with the September Scholastic book order.  This delay is truly a mystery. The orders usually arrive within a week of placing the order.  It was being brought to the attention of the supervisor when I phoned last week.  I will investigate again this week and once again I am very sorry for the delay.  I know that everyone is looking forward to their new books.
On Friday, October 19, there will be a Terry Fox Assembly to celebrate our fundraising.  There will also be Mystery Pails dumped on 4 teachers including myself.  The afternoon class will be attending as part of our day.  Morning children are invited to attend with their caregivers. The assembly will begin at 2:10 pm in the gym.  I will post any time changes on the blog.  Cross your fingers for a non-sticky and non-messy pail!!

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