Ms. Alyssa's update 9-28-17

Ms. Alyssa’s Weekly Update 9.28.17


We have been enjoying our unit on Robotics. The students have loved programming BeeBot to make him drive, learning about the five senses, and “coding” each other to step, hop and turn while we play “Let’s Go Code.” Ask your child what their favorite robot at school has been. I am really looking forward to conferences next week with everyone so we have some time to sit and talk about your child.

This Week:

  • We learned about the color purple. The kids were so excited because they know it is mine and Ms. Diana’s favorite color!

  • We learned about the rhombus and how rhombus is a fancy word for diamond.

  • We discussed the number 5 and practiced recognizing it, writing it and counting to 5. Five is another tricky number to write so we use this song to help students, “Down and around and give it a hat, that’s the number 5.”

  • We met Umber Umbrella Bird (Letter Uu) and Catina Cat (Letter Cc) and practiced the sounds they make and how to write them. The letter Uu is really tricky so extra practice with recognition and the sound at home would be helpful.

Next Week:

  • Color: White

  • Shape: Star and Heart

  • Number: Six (6)

  • Letters: Ollie Octopus (Oo) and Queeny Quail (Qq)

Upcoming Important Dates:

  • September 28th- FREE Parenting Class (6:30-7:45pm)

  • October 2nd-4th- Parent/Teacher Fall Conferences (3:30-8:00pm)

  • October 4th- Makerspace

  • October 5th- PBIS reward: Bubble Party

  • October 6th- Believe Fundraiser Ends (All Packets Due by 4pm)

  • October 10th/11th- Hearing and Vision Screenings at Spark!

  • October 12th- Spirit Day- Dress like a Superhero (Bring $1 for PTO)

  • October 12th- Spark PTO meeting (6:00-8:00pm)

  • October 12th- Computer Lab

  • October 16th-  No School

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions! -Ms. Alyssa and Ms. Diana-

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