The Week in Review

Quotes from the Week:

Jason (September 9)

I dont normally revel in someone else’s pain… unless it involves the Packers.

M (September 9)

I’ve been so good… unless I’ve been bad

Jason (September 9)

Tomorrow is monday, you have been warned

Jason (September 11)

Ruminate is an under used word. As is masticate.

M (September 12)

I’ve been a doctor for 25 years.

M (September 14)

Mommy, I love you as much as lollipops and candy.

Jason (September 15)

Snow White should have been arrested for trespassing.

Weekly Newsletter from M’s teacher:

Dear FDPS Families,

Our class is getting into a routine, which is great. Some of the students are getting a bit too comfortable so we have had a few time outs. The boys & girls are learning that I shouldn’t have to remind them or ask them something more than 1 time. We are working of being better listeners!

I hope to see you tonight at the Pot Luck. If you can’t make it, we have many other events for you to participate in over the school year.

Culver’s Night is 9/17. Bring the flyer and enjoy a meal served by your [school name removed] Staff.

Picture Day has been changed to October 2 & 3.

½ Day on 9/19 with dismissal at 10:45. Please be sure you have signed up for Child Care. Dismissal will be the same as any other day…stay on the tile until the hallway is pretty clear of students. You are doing a great job!

Some of our preschoolers are overdoing it with the hand sanitizer. Please remind your child not to over use it here or at home.

I hope you are all washing the bedding that comes home on Friday. Can you also please wash gym shoes that are worn without socks? This may sound funny, but our room smells like stinky feet during rest time and I think it is coming from all the shoes that are worn without socks. Thanks

JESUS TIME-This week we learned the story of Noah and the Ark…a children’s favorite. We read a few books about Noah. No, No Noah was a big hit. We also glued Froot Loops to a rainbow. Ask your child why God sent the rainbow? A man from Walcamp talked to us in Chapel and told us
all the fun things they do there. Thanks for sending in your offerings and food pantry items!

LETTERS, NUMBERS, SHAPES & COLORS-Our letter of the week was D
as in Dominic, dog, and doughnut. We traced and practiced this letter and made a list of D words. This week, we counted students and carpet squares. Our shape of the week was the SQUARE, which was harder to find than you might think. Many of the shapes we found were really rectangles, but we counted them anyways. Our list of SQUARE things took awhile to come up with. Our color of the week was YELLOW. We painted YELLOW cars and made a YELLOW collage.

ART-We painted 4 different types of vehicles to go along with our Transportation unit. We marble painted, Q-Tip painted, sponge painted, and water colored. Next week, we will finish 6 different vehicles and put them into a book to take home.

THIS & THAT-This week, we practiced cutting with scissors. I told the class to practice at home but only on paper and ask before you cut anything up. We also worked with glue sticks and bottles of school glue…all skills we need to accomplish before Kindergarten. Most of our class recognizes their names but some still need to work on that. We began using nametags at snack to help with this task. Next week, we will work on name writing, especially with those who are beginners. For the older students, we will work on upper case for the first letter and lower case for the rest.

SONGS & FINGERPLAYS

Good-bye Song

Goodbye Friends, Goodbye Friends, Goodbye Friends, It’s time to say so
long.

School is over, School is over, School is over, It’s time to end the day.

We’ll be back tomorrow, We’ll be back tomorrow, We’ll be back tomorrow,
To start a brand new day.

Joy, Joy, Joy

I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart.

Down in my heart, Down in my heart.

I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart.

Down in my heart to stay.

Bicycle Fingerplay

One wheel, two wheels on the ground.

My feet make the pedals go round and round.

Handle bars help me steer so straight.

Down the sidewalk, through the gate.

Thanks for sending your child to [our school]. I enjoy spending my days with
them!

God’s Blessings,

Pam Johnson

I know my child has to be one of the culprits with the hand sanitizer, because I know I have to get on her on that myself (and I don’t advocate a lot of use of it!).  She has also been wanting to play a lot of games that you can tell she is picking up from school, like “the line-up game”!

This week the girls have started wanting to say their OWN prayers at mealtimes, instead of the standard mealtime prayer. This I love, because I want them to know how to pray from their heart, not just by rote. And M does such a great job at it. Her little sister is trying really hard to copy, and does awesome at the “Amen!”

Sunday School started on the 9th, and I have volunteered to teach the 2 & 3 year old’s again – with C in attendance this year. M is on her own in the older classes for the first time, but she did great!

We had a school potluck on Friday where I was able to meet some of the other students that M talks about and their parents. This was nice, so I can recognize them when I am dropping her off in the morning. It was a bit chaotic, but I can see why they do it.

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